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, Deanna Wood, and Leigh Harrison teach the beautiful art of painting with wax.
We offer a variety of ways to learn:
*Start out with a 1-day Introductory Beginner Workshop ($130, 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. Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 to 4:00 as noted on our calendar and by email newsletter. Please join our email list by writing to Bonny at firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll receive the email newsletter featuring our Monthly
1-day workshops, Independent Workdays, 3 and 4-hour Specialty Workshops, Multi day Guest Artist Workshops and more!
For pics of the many techniques you'll be learning, click here.
*Once you've taken an introductory / beginner workshop, come for our 3 or 4 hour Specialty Workshops delving further into processes and learning techniques such as pours, texture, collage, transfers, painterly effects, monotype, 3-D, hot tools and abstraction.
*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 ($17.00 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 your hours
To Register for a workshop or workday:
email Bonny at email@example.com with the info below or call 214-405-5993
Please include the date of the workshop and type - ie:
Please include your phone number in the email
Once your space is confirmed you can make a deposit of $25 and pay the balance at the workshop or pay your workshop in full via the below payment options:
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 announcements email@example.com.
All supplies are included but you might like to bring your own special uncoated papers, tissue, leaves, Xerox and inkjet printout, drawings, unglazed ceramic pieces, stencils, stamps, thread, or thin fabrics, 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.
Upcoming Guest Artist Workshops:
Michael David - Friday, October 2nd, Saturday, October 3rd, Sunday, October 4th, Monday, October 5th, 2020 - Critical Thinking Master Class
Jane Cornish Smith – One Day Cold Wax Intensive - For those who have already taken at least one of Jane’s Cold Wax workshops: – Saturday, October 24th – details TBA
Michael Shemchuk - Friday, December 11th, Saturday December 12th and Sunday December 13th, 2020 (previously scheduled for: Friday, May 29th, Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st, 2020) - 3 over 3, Abstraction by Design Mixed Media Workshop
Ahavani Mullen - Friday, March 12th, Saturday, March 13th, and Sunday, March 14th, 2021 - Mixed Media Encaustic
Sue Stover workshop Friday, April 2nd, Saturday, April 3rd and Sunday, April 4th - 2021
Jane Guthridge - Friday, May 21st, Saturday, May 22nd, and Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Sara Post - Friday, October 15th, Saturday, October 16th, and Sunday, October 17th, 2021 - Surface History: Abstract Layers with Unconventional Materials
Dale Roberts - Friday, November 5th, Saturday, November 6th, and Sunday, November 7th, 2021
Contact Bonny to get on the notification list to be contacted early!
for registration and questions
The Encaustic Center
580 W Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
The Encasutic Center featured in the International Encaustic Artists' magazine; Wax Fusion; The Encaustic Center celebrates 10 years!
Download the pdf or click on the magazine link to see some of the amazing artists who have come to give workshops along with links to their sites and images from the workshops they’ve given here at The Encaustic Center. Please scroll down the home page to see all of our upcoming workshops and write to Bonny to get on the email list at: firstname.lastname@example.org