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 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 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.
*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 email@example.com.
* The Encaustic Center also offers 3-day guest artist workshops, specialty workshops, and mini workshops. Please join the mailing list for announcements firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Skyler McGee - February 2 and 3, 2019 - Encaustic
Lisa Pressman - March 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2019 - Cold Wax
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
Jean Pederson - May 8, 9 and 10, 2020 - Acrylic Mixed Media
Ahavani Mullen - March 12, 13 and 14, 2021 - Mixed Media Encaustic
Contact Bonny to get on the notification list to be contacted early!