the encaustic center
580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, Texas, 75080
Learn to paint with wax
The Encaustic Center is a unique facility where instructors Bonny Leibowitz and Deanna Wood teach the art of painting with wax.
We offer a variety of ways to learn:
*Start out with a 1-day Introductory Beginner Workshop ($100, all materials included). In these Beginner Workshops you will be learning a variety of techniques including how to build layers, fuse, texture, work with grids, stencils, embed objects, incise, transfer, collage and much more along with a working knowledge on how to melt and mix wax, a bit about the history of wax painting, a working knowledge of supplies and how to create your own workspace! All supplies included. Most Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 to 4:00. Please see the schedule page and email for availability firstname.lastname@example.org.
For pics of the many techniques you'll be learning, click here.
*Once you've taken an introductory / beginner workshop, come for Assisted Workdays for help on your work, delving further into processes and learning techniques such as pours, texture, collage, transfers, painterly effects, monotype, 3-D, and hot tool use with step-by-step instruction ($50 for 3 hours). Most Fridays and Saturdays. Please see the Assisted Workday page and email for availability email@example.com.
*Once you've taken an introductory / beginner workshop, come back for Independent Workdays to create without any formal instruction using all of our equipment and supplies ($12.00 per hour - the charge for a workday starts at the time you schedule in for).
Monday: noon to 3:00 or 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 to 1:00 or 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 to 4:00 or choose your hours
Saturday: 10:00 to 4:00 or choose a 3 hour increment
Please email for availability firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The Encaustic Center also offers 3-day guest artist workshops, specialty workshops, and mini workshops. Please join the mailing list for monthly announcements: email@example.com.
All supplies are included but you might like to bring special papers, leaves, Xerox and inkjet prints, drawings, unglazed ceramic pieces, stencils, stamps, threads, etc. We supply plywood boards and have cradled boards for sale. Check our schedule to find a class that works for you. We also sell encaustic supplies and painting panels.
PAULA ROLAND'S 4 Day
MARK-MAKING / CARBON LAB MASH-UP!
at The Encaustic Center
Friday March 24th, Saturday March 25th, Sunday March 26th and Monday March 27th
10:00 to 4:00 each day!
The cost is $875.00 which includes MANY supplies (supply info below)
Mark-Making / Carbon Lab Mash-Up workshop description:
Two of Paula Roland’s most popular topics are combined in this workshop adventure. The emphasis is on meaningful mark-making with carbon based materials (ink and graphite) combined with encaustic.
We begin with a Zen approach. While engaging the breath with whole body movements, we use big brushes, mops, and brooms to apply India ink marks on large paper. Adding to this freeing experience, we use found tools to develop a personal language of marks. These will inform our paintings, monotype prints, and warmed drawings, on and off the Roland HOTbox™ for the next days. In this laboratory-style workshop participants are encouraged to be inventive and develop outside-the-box thinking. Working with inks and graphite in several forms, we freely combine and layer carbon materials with encaustic. Experiments in fusing with heat lamps and other devices reveal surprising effects such as migration of graphite and ink. Discussions emphasize composition and explore carbon’s historical and environmental implications for artists during climate change. Our goal is provide context and inspiration for your studio practice.
Must have experience with encaustic in painting and monotype printing. Watching Paula’s 2 ½ hour instructional monotype DVD will help prepare you. If you'd like to schedule some time at The Encaustic Center with instruction or independently, in preparation, please contact Bonny.
We supply medium/beeswax; carbon materials; paper for printing and ink painting; Roland HOTboxes to share, and basic shop supplies (heat guns, paper towels, rags, gloves etc.). We also supply the following R&F colors for your use: White, Indian Yellow, Alizarin Orange, Dianthus Pink and Malachite Green.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST:
ROLAND HOTbox™ :
If you would like to purchase a Roland HOTbox you may order directly from RolandWorkshops.com. She can send it directly to the Encaustic Center for you to use. Or, we can send to your home/studio for you to get a head start!
If you have a hotbox and can bring it to the workshop it would be most appreciated. Let Bonny know.
Paula Roland, MFA, is the recipient of an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and two installation grants/solo exhibitions from the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. She is widely exhibited with 25 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions. Public collections holding Paula’s work include Agilent Technologies, R&F Handmade Paints and the American Embassies in Uganda and South Africa. Notable figures in art, including Lowery Sims, Roberta Smith, Susan Krane, Louis Grachos, Lisa Phillips, James Surles, and Joanne Mattera, have selected Paula’s works for exhibition and award. Her works and interviews are featured in many books and magazines, including The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera. Her works and interviews are featured in books by Joanne Mattera, Lissa Rankin, and Daniella Woolf, and others. Her residencies and fellowships include VCCA in Virginia and France, Anderson Ranch, and Santa Fe Art Institute, working with Lynda Benglis and Elizabeth Murray. Roland is a ten year presenter and teacher at the International Encaustic Conference. She was awarded the La Vendeenne Award for Innovation in 2012. Read the Surface Design Journal Blog article for more about how Paula developed the Encaustic Monotype: Paula Roland_Encaustic Monotype
The cost of the workshop is $875.00
Please let me know right away if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability. Spaces fill up quickly!
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit holds your space.
February 10th, 2017: $775.00
In the event of cancellation after the February 10th, balance payment of $775.00; $765.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $775 balance by February 10th may result in someone form the waiting list taking the space so please be sure to watch for the balance due email announcement and please be in touch if there are any changes. Thank you!
Payment Options (after availability is confirmed:)
* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to firstname.lastname@example.org or please request a paypal invoice from me.
* By check to The Encaustic Center, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, TX, 75080
* By credit card; call Bonny at 214-405-5993
* By cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center, please call or email Bonny to schedule a time: email@example.com or 214-405-5993
Upcoming Guest Artist Workshops:
Paula Roland - March 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2017 - MARK-MAKING / CARBON LAB MASH-UP
Two of Paula Roland’s most popular topics are combined in this workshop adventure. The emphasis is on meaningful mark-making with carbon based materials (ink and graphite) combined with encaustic
Susan Stover - May 19, 20 and 21, 2017 - Encaustic with fabric and paper
Sarah Rehmer - October 13, 14 and 15, 2017 - Encaustic Mixed Media
David A. Clark - March 23, 24 and 25, 2018 - Encaustic Printmaking
Jerry McLaughlin - May 18, 19 and 20, 2018 - Cold Wax
Jean Pederson - November 1, 2 and 3, 2019 - Acrylic Mixed Media
Contact Bonny to get on the notification list to be contacted early!