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Bethany in Portland Part 3: Class with Linda Robertson

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Bethany in Portland Part 3: Class with Linda Robertson

Embracing Encaustic: Wax Transfers with Linda Robertson In my final post about my trip to Portland we are back in Linda’s studio. I was lucky to have taken classes from Linda before, both in person and online, and she is a pleasure to learn from. If it is in person, everything you need is there in her studio and if it is online she is just an email away for questions. Linda describes the class, “Transferring images and drawings onto wax gives a crisp magical look or a beautifully rustic effect depending on a few simple choices. I'll also show...

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Exploring Encaustic 2016 - Dates Announced!

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Exploring Encaustic 2016 - Dates Announced!

Exploring Encaustic 2016 May 19-23, 2016 (5 Day Class)  Please join me for 5 full days of painting with encaustic. This course is perfect for students of all levels. For those who are new to encaustic it is a full immersion into encaustic painting and techniques. For those who are more experienced it is an opportunity to deepen your practice and refresh your skills. Over the 5 days we will cover: Studio set up and safety Basics of painting and fusing Creating Texture Mixed Media & encaustic Images & encaustic (new version) Studio Day - open time to bring everything...

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Fun with Kelowna Gals

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I just spent the last 2 days with the best group of ladies from Kelowna! We had so much fun in the Exploring Encausitc: 2 Day Intro class at the Leir House in Penticton, BC. These gals were no novices. All had prior experience in other mediums, predominantly mixed media, and it really showed how easily skills from other disciplines can cross over to working in encaustic. Plus my mom joined us for the weekend! It is always fun to have her in the class. (That's mom 2nd from the left) We started by going back to basics working with the primaries,...

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My CanwaxWest Weekend

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Friends, Fun & Wax! Last weekend was 3 days of encaustic fun. I got to hang with my tribe, meet old friends in person for the first time and learn some new techniques. A banner time was had by all! Friday night was Lake Country artist Angela Hansen’s talk “Finding My Voice in Wax: the progression of personal imagery while exploring the encaustic medium”. A graduate of Emily Carr and an art teacher for high school and private practice students, Angela shared her journey with us and spoke to the deep connection and meaning that she places into her paintings....

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Halloween Treats!!! (and upcoming classes)

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Every order between today and October 31st gets one free Jack O' Lantern medium puck with every order! Just type HALLOWEEN in the notes section. The 2 day Intro to Encaustic class is next weekend. This 2 day class is a great way to get the basics on working with encaustic using the hotplate as a palette. You will learn about studio safety, workplace set up, fusing, painting with medium and pigmented beeswax, and have lots of fun! I am offering a 1 day Christmas Cards workshop using the painting iron and mixed media techniques plus a special bonus lesson!...

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