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 Jane Cornish Smith 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 ($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. Saturdays 10:00 to 4:00. Most Saturdays and additional days where noted; 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 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. Or schedule in for an Assisted Workday by choosing a skill you'd like to work on, then email Bonny to confirm a time; $20 per hour. Saturdays only.

 

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 ($16.00 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

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 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.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Guest Artist Workshops:

 

2018

 

 

Jane Cornish Smith - October, 27 and 28, 2018 -

Cold Wax Portraits

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maureen Brouillette – November 9, 10 and 11, 2018 -

Finding Your Voice with Mixed Media Collage - acrylic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Cornish Smith - November 16, 2018 -

Cold Wax Creations - Abstracted Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Schowachert - Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 2018 - The Art of Tools

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

Bonny Leibowitz – January 18, 19, and 20, 2019 -

Big Mixed Media workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skyler McGee - February 2 and 3, 2019 - Style and Substance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Pressman - March 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2019 - Cold Wax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Schowachert -  Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2019 - Organic Fusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayla Barker - Photography and Encaustic 1 Day workshop - Saturday, August 17th, 2019 OR Sunday, August 18th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Emily LaCour – Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st, 2019 – Transparencies and Opacities; Compositions in Oil painting

 

 

Michael David - May 17 -18 and 19th -2019 - Photo Encaustic Theories and Practices

Michael David - May 20, 2019 - talk

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela Caughey - September 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2019 - Cold Wax

 

 

 

 

 

Miles Conrad - October 25, 26, and 27, 2019 - Off the Wall: Encaustic in 3 Dimensions

 

Dietlind Vander Schaaf  - November 8th, 9th 10th, 2019

 

2020

Jean Pederson - May 8, 9 and 10, 2020 - Acrylic Mixed Media

 

2021

Ahavani Mullen - March 12, 13 and 14, 2021 - Mixed Media Encaustic

 

 

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

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