I had the pleasure of teaching a week long encaustic class at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts a few years ago so I know these places that are so close to the fire. It’s a stunningly beautiful campus filled with uniquely creative spaces and kind people. Sending my best thoughts for everyone there and all of those affected by the wildfires.


“The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, a Gatlinburg institution for generations, was among the many structures threatened Monday night by fire but has “survived.”
Bill May, executive director of the beloved school, posted photos on his Facebook page of flames consuming structures at the visual arts center. On Tuesday morning, he posted new pictures showing the aftermath. He said all buildings except Hughes Hall and Wild Wing survived with what appears to be little damage.
“We are OK,” May wrote, “Much destruction and loss in our community, many hurting. Thankful the school survived. Thankful for Arrowmont’s friends everywhere. Please get the word out that Arrowmont is still here.”


Linda Robertson is the author of the Embracing Encaustic Book series and she offers live encaustic workshops in her Portland, Oregon studio as well as online encaustic classes.


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RobertsonWorkshops.com online video classes bring Linda Robertson, an art teacher with international experience, right into your studio. Work at your own pace and watch the videos as many times as you want for a whole year.


My Books: Embracing Encaustic Series

There are now two books under the Embracing Encaustic title, Learning to Paint with Beeswax and the new title Advanced Techniques for Mixing Media, each focusing on specific encaustic techniques. Between the two books there are a total of 70 artists who share their work, reveal their personal painting methods and explain why they are compelled to make the work they do.Find out more and purchase them online here.

Embracing Encaustic: Learning to Paint with Beeswax
By Linda Robertson


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