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Spectacular Shellac

Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10am - 4pm, $225 (almost full)
Location: Portland, Oregon
Please review my new rules to keep us all safe

In this class we'll use a shellac based resist to paint on to warm wax then super heat until it cracks, leaving an elegant organic finish that would be impossible to paint by hand. This requires the use of a torch so if you aren't familiar with how to use one you'll learn that too, while I emphasize both creativity and safety. I have mixtures in a variety of colors and will show you several easy ways to make your own custom colors at home.

All supplies will be provided so you can start paintings from scratch, but if you have paintings in progress please feel free to bring them in sizes up to about 11" x 14" so you can get right to experimenting with the shellac mixture.

Confirmation, directions to my studio and additional information will be emailed to each student upon registration. Space is limited to 6 students so classes fill quickly.

This is an intermediate class for those comfortable working with wax. If you haven't taken a beginning encaustic class you will have to complete one before learning this advanced technique. Feel free to call me with any questions.

TO REGISTER: Email me to discuss class availablility and to arrange payment

If you have trouble registering online please contact me at (503) 348-9139. Classes must be paid for in full prior to the class to confirm your spot unless otherwise arranged. When your payment is received you will be emailed a confirmation notice, additional information about the classes and a map to my studio in NE Portland.

Safety Policy

Here are some of the new requirements we'll need to follow to keep everyone safe:

* Classes in will be held outside in my carport as weather premits for the best ventilation as suggested by the CDC. Iíll appreciate your patience and flexibility as I create fun and informative classes for you in this new environment.

* To allow for distancing, I'm cutting the maximum number of students in each class to 3 (or sometimes 4 depending on the class), with everyone at their own table.

* With so few spots open Iím processing payments individually once I confirm that the class has enough people to run. Iím requesting payment by cash or Venmo whenever possible. Let me know if you need my Venmo info or to discuss another option.

* Everyone will need to bring your own face covering and wear it during class.

* I'll have gloves and face shields available for everyone who would like to use them.

* I will provide disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer as needed.

* The kitchen will be closed but I can still make coffee and tea. And of course the restroom will be stocked with products for sanitizing after use.

* My studio dog Jack will join us whenever possible and heartily approves of the move to an outdoor space for summer!

I also have a few private classes booked so if you're interested in something like that please let me know and I'll get you the details.

Cancellation and Liability Policies

  • Cancellation at least 14 days before the class date = full refund minus PayPal fees or may change to another class without penalty.
  • Cancellation 14 days or less before the class date = full refund minus a $30 cancellation fee only if the space is filled by another paying student.
  • No show = no refund.
  • By registering for this class you agree to assume all responsibility for non-refundable expenses including but not limited to travel and lodging. Travel insurance is encouraged.
If the workshop is canceled by the instructor, you will receive a full refund. If another instructor must be substituted for Linda Robertson due to illness or emergency you will have the option to attend the class with the substitute instructor or cancel/reschedule without penalty.

Should any injuries occur during or as a result of participation in any class or workshop, the registered student agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Linda Robertson and all employees, instructors and volunteers connected with Linda Robertson Arts.

Not sure what to expect? View blog entries to see photos from my classes. My private studio is located in NE Portland, Oregon. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Questions? Contact Linda Robertson at waxx@
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