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 ($120, 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 bonny@theencausticcenter.com.

 

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 ($60 for 3 hours). Most Fridays and Saturdays. Please see the Assisted Workday page and email for availability bonny@theencausticcenter.com.

 

And/or:

*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 ($15.00 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

Sunday: noon to 3:00

 

Please email for availability bonny@theencausticcenter.com.

 

* The Encaustic Center also offers 3-day guest artist workshops, specialty workshops, and mini workshops. Please join the mailing list for monthly announcements: bonny@theencausticcenter.com.

 

Workshop Supplies

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.

 

 

 

Featured Artist

Nancy Ferro

 

 

 

nancyferro.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Stover's 3-day Encaustic Workshop

Pattern and Repetition: Fabric and Wax

 

Friday May 19th, Saturday May 20th, Sunday May 21st,  2017

10:00 to 4:00 each day!

 

The cost is $475.00 which includes MANY supplies (supply and registration info below)

 

 

Pattern and Repetition: Fabric and Wax

Pattern and repetition are an integral part of our everyday lives. Visually we find it in nature, textiles, architecture, and objects in our environments. Physically we use it in rituals, ceremonies, and meditations. Audibly we hear it in music, mantras, and machinery. Using encaustic in combination with surface design and mark-making techniques on fabric, this workshop will explore pattern and repetition in art. Students will explore their own interest in this topic and encouraged to develop personal images, motifs and marks. This class is intended for those with working experience of encaustic at an intermediate or advanced level. Instruction will be given on silk painting, sun printing, batik, tjanting tools, layering, and stenciling to create patterns and unique marks on silk and paper and how to incorporate it into encaustic. Students will create a series of repeated images on small panels and individual pieces that address their interests and ideas. Discussions and examples will include uses of pattern and repetition conceptually as well as compositionally.

 

 

Supply list:

1 yd. white silk habotai (8mm)

1 yd. white organza (5mm)

favorite scraping and incising encaustic tools

freezer paper

apron

iwatani torch (if you have one)

soft paint brushes for water-based paints, a few different sizes

gloves

scissors

exacto knife and new blades

white plastic ice cube tray

regular size or travel iron

bag of newspapers (if you are local and can bring some)

cutting surface… healing pads or cardboard etc; if you have

variety of drawing pencils

sketchbook

several pushpins

small 8oz. jar of Elmer’s Carpenter Wood Glue

 

Optional:

In addition to those provided; I will have some cradled boards available for sale. If you want to be sure you are stocked up on boards (12x12 and under only) you can order boards at:

Cheap Joes (unprimed) or: Jerry's - Ampersand encausticbord

stencils

rice paper

other bits and bobs you might want to incorporate or embed i.e. rusty parts, threads and fibers, shapes or small forms that can be embedded and absorbed by wax, wood, silicone candy molds,etc.

 

What we provide:

six 4 x 4 cradled panels

four 12x12 flat ply boards

medium

encaustic paint - if you have some encaustic paints you'd like to bring; please do. Other than the provided; additional colors will be available for purchase at The Encaustic Center at 20% off. If you'd like to be sure you have your favorite colors; you can pre-order R&F or Enkaustikos paint with Bonny at 20% off list price.

Dye-Na-Flow silk paints

tjanting tools

wax stamps

wood blocks and rope to make wax stamps

pigment sticks – some pigment sticks will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own and The Encaustic Center has these for sale.

wax brushes and tins

mylar for stencils

stencils

iron to share - but please bring one of your own, if possible

parchment paper

saral paper

various charcoal, wax pencils, markers

encaustic tools to share

 

Susan Stover ... Her Vision:

"I have a passion for textiles, patterns and objects made by traditional techniques. I love mystery, ritual, history and art that exudes these qualities. Travel enables me to experience new sights, sounds, textures and colors of other places and to filter these inspirations into my work. By combining these traditional textile processes with encaustic, my work is a response to these impressions. Teaching some of these traditional, cross-cultural techniques, I feel a connection with people of other cultures, past and present, as well as being part of a continuum of artists handing down and sharing knowledge of processes that have been used for centuries."

 

 

Susan Stover received a MFA from California College of Art in Oakland, CA and a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with both degrees concentrating in a combination of textiles and painting. Among her professional experience is faculty at U.C. Davis, lab technician at CCA, and 10 years at Jacquard Products, a manufacturer of textile pigments and dyes. She has presented at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) and NAMTA (National Art Materials Trade Association) trade shows, the International Encaustic Artists conference and teaches workshops nationally and internationally. Her paintings are in many private collections. This year she was commissioned for several pieces for American Ag Credit headquarters in Windsor, CA. Her work was recently featured on the cover and in the lead article of the Surface Design Journal. Her work has been included in Encaustic Revelation by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Studio Visit, Wax and Paper Workshop by Michelle Belto, Gathering Clouds - A Magazine of Contemporary Art, FiberArts and American Craft magazines.

www.susanstover.com

www.facebook.com/susanstoverart

Instagram: susanstoverart

 

 

The cost of the workshop is $475.00

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.

 

Balance due:

April 7th, 2017: $375.00

 

Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the April 7th, balance payment of $375.00; $365.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $375 balance by April 7th 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 bonny@theencausticcenter.com 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: bonny@theencausticcenter.com or 214-405-5993

 

 

 

The Encaustic Center PROUDLY Announces Guest Artist / Instructor Sarah Rehmer

for a 3-day Workshop - Encaustic and Paper Intensive, Beyond Collage

 

Friday, October 13th, Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th, 2017

10:00am to 4:00pm each day

$485.00; Many supplies included including 6 boards and MORE...details below!

 

 

Encaustic and Paper, beyond collage Encaustic and paper are an incredibly versatile match. This workshop will begin to explore the possibilities of combining a variety of paper types and weights with encaustic medium and paints, as well as pigment sticks and other materials, to create works with a optical depth and luminosity. We will work with dipped and formed papers to create 3 dimensional elements on the surface of our work from just paper and encaustic without the use of armatures. Encaustic imparts an extra strength to paper that will some times even allow for the work to be hand sewn in areas. We will begin by making a few of our own papers through various processes such as rust printing and ink drawing. Students will be encouraged to also bring a variety of found papers and other materials to include in their work. Students do not need prior experience with encaustic painting, but general art making experience is encouraged.

 

 

Provided supplies:

Encaustic medium and paints

3 12"x12" encaustic gessoed boards

3 9"x12" encaustic gessoed boards

Faber-Casell PITT artist pen “big brush” in black

gloves (but please more)

Shared supplies:

tools

paint brushes

papers

walnut and india inks

some pigment sticks (Please bring more if possible or we also have R&F pigment Sticks for sale at 20% off)

small tack irons

a few large tack irons

self healing cutting mat

needles and various thread colors

You are welcome to bring more of these items on your own as well

 

Students should bring:

x-acto knife and blades

scissors

roll of 1” 3m blue painters tape

an additional roll of shop or Viva paper towels

spray bottle for water

notebook

papers; thin papers that work well with encaustic such as mulberry, kozo and rice paper

 

 

Sarah Rehmer was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, where she still resides. In 2003 Rehmer earned her BA in Graphic Design and Photography from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She found her love for working with pages from old books while auditing a class post-graduation at the university. Rehmer is a FY2012 Illinois Arts Council - Professional Development Grant recipient and her work is held in private collections around the United States and internationally, as well as Institutional and Corporate collections in Illinois and New York. Rehmer teaches classes and workshops around the Midwest at venues such as The John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI), The Peninsula School of Art (WI) and The Figge Art Museum (IA) and is also a regional workshop instructor for R&F Handmade Paints.

 

The cost of the workshop is $485.00

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.

 

Balance due:

September 1st: $385.00

 

Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the September 1st balance payment of $385.00; $375.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $385 balance by September 2nd 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:

* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to bonny@theencausticcenter.com 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: bonny@theencausticcenter.com or 214-405-5993

 

 

 

Upcoming Guest Artist Workshops:

 

2017

Susan Stover - May 19, 20 and 21, 2017 - Pattern and Repetition: Fabric and Wax

 

Bonny Leibowitz – September 8, 9, 10 2017 – Big Mixed Media

 

Elizabeth Schowachert - September 16 and 17, 2017 - Ink, Brush, Paper Encaustic workshop

 

Sarah Rehmer - October 13, 14 and 15, 2017 - Encaustic Mixed Media

 

Elizabeth Schowachert – November 4 and 5, 2017 - Organic Fusion

 

Jane Cornish Smith  - November 18 and 19, 2017  Cold wax portrait workshop

 

2018

David A. Clark - March 23, 24 and 25, 2018 - Encaustic Printmaking

 

Jerry McLaughlin - May 18, 19 and 20, 2018 - Cold Wax

 

Dale Roberts - September 14, 15 and 16, 2018 - Encaustic Painting

 

Lorraine Glessner -  October 12, 13, and 14, 2018 - Encaustic Painting

 

2019

Brenda Zappitell - March 1, 2, and 3 2019 - Building An Abstract Series - Acrylic

 

Jean Pederson - November 1, 2 and 3, 2019 - Acrylic Mixed Media

 

Lisa Pressman - September 12, 13, and 14, 2019 - Cold Wax

 

 

Contact Bonny to get on the notification list to be contacted early!

 

 

Bonny Leibowitz

for registration and questions

bonny at theencausticcenter.com

214.405.5993

 

additional contact for questions:

Deanna Wood

deanna at theencausticcenter.com

972.345.9968

 

The Encaustic Center

580 W Arapaho Rd. #271

Richardson, TX. 75080

214-405-5993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, Texas, 75080