Encaustic & Mixed Media with Linda Robertson

$170.00

Registration Deposit: $170
Total cost of Workshop: $520
Dates: Friday, August 23rd – Sunday, August 25th, 2024 (9am-4pm)

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Deposit: $170 (includes $25 registration)
Balance: $350 (due 60 days ahead of workshop)
Total cost of Workshop: $520
Skill Level: All levels welcome

Creating with encaustic wax is a dream come true for mixed media artists! The wax-based paint comes in beautiful colors that you can use to easily add depth and texture to your paintings. It’s one of the most forgiving mediums available, allowing you to “undo” virtually anything, giving you the freedom to be fearless and let your creativity flow. No painting or drawing experience is necessary for this class; just an adventurous spirit!

We’ll collage with wax instead of glue to incorporate thin papers, fabrics, and lightweight ephemera. I’ll share my technique for creating collage materials embellished with my favorite “instant stamps” that you’ll create during class using impressions from natural materials and everyday objects. Encaustic paint can also be paired with a wide variety of materials including pastels, graphite, and artist crayons so there will be time for you to explore that too.

All basic supplies are included except your choice of Encaustibord or wood panels, but feel free to bring your favorite thin papers and rubber stamps with you too. Don’t worry if you haven’t tried anything like this before. I’ll have lots of materials available for you to play with, and you can work in any style you choose.

Even if you’re an experienced encaustic painter, there’s always something new to experiment with. Come with an open mind and ready to create exciting work in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

Instructor Bio: Linda Robertson is a nationally recognized artist, art instructor, and author of the Embracing Encaustic book series. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and has taught art workshops for almost 20 years. Linda has been featured speaker and instructor at numerous art conferences, and her work has been published in books and periodicals including American Art Collector, Authentic Visual Voices, and Professional Artist Magazine.

Linda founded the Oregon chapter of the International Encaustic Artists and is a recipient of their prestigious La Vendéenne Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of encaustic painting. In 2024 she will be returning to Ireland to lead another session of her popular Embracing Magic retreat.

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