This month I had the pleasure of hosting two customized workshops in my private Portland, Oregon studio.

The first, a group from a retirement community, joined me for my beginning Encaustic Painting class. We talked about the mediums they work with now and how encaustic can be combined with so many of them including watercolor, oil, fiber and glass. They have a small studio at their facility and enjoyed the class so much that they asked me to consult on how to reconfigure their space so they can continue working with encaustic. I’m excited to help make that happen!


The second event was requested by an artist who attended my Encaustic & Collage class last month and was so excited that she gathered her friends to come back with her for more fun. They even brought their own wine and snacks and made a real party of it! My classes are small enough that people get to know one another quickly, but if they are already friends there is a special support that emerges immediately and that’s what happened here. It’s pretty magical.

Each group came with open hearts and ready to experiment, so we had a great time! Some who hadn’t created for years left ready to continue and explore new ways to express themselves. This is a BIG part of why I love what I do. If you’d like to plan a customized workshop for your group give me a shout and we’ll work it out.


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

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Online Encaustic Classes 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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