the encaustic center

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


ALL NEW - VERY BIG 3-D Mixed Media Workshop

Friday, July 31st, Saturday August 1st, Sunday August 2nd and Monday, August 3rd - 2020

10am to 5pm each day

The cost of the workshop is $1500 and includes tons of very expensive supplies - and you'll be able to make some significant work 3 to 5 participants, only.

See some images from prior workshops here.

Because of the huge amount of materials and space required and my interest in a total immersion with you - flushing out individualized techniques with materials and concepts - I'll only be accepting 3 to 5 participants into the workshop.

This workshop is all about materials and ways to combine them into 3-D objects. We'll be working with Tyvek, Fosshape, Wonderflex, Dura-Lar, wire, ink, plaster, acrylic, wood, metal, Vinyl, foam, rawhide more! I'll be showing you ways to hang the work from the ceiling, attach to a wall and how to build a free standing objects. This workshop includes a talk and slide show of artists working today with various materials and installations in exciting ways. We will look at the "why" and various concepts behind the work where applicable

I will meet with each of you via zoom before the workshop to flush out ideas and prepare

Due to the Pandemic we will be wearing masks and distancing.

Importantly; We will be heating and manipulating materials that will require us to wear respirator masks and gloves sometimes. We'll be working outside sometimes. Some of these materials give off fumes and toxins when heated, which we will be very careful to protect ourselves from. Each participant will be required to bring a mask of this type:

Mask 1

Mask 2

Mask 3

Below are some images of my work utilizing these materials and more:

Bonny Leibowitz - Sacred Garden Object 2020 26"x20"x16" wire, plaster,
foam, acrylic, tree branches, shellac and faux fur


Bonny Leibowitz All Together Now  installation - size variable - approx 8'x10'x3' 2020 branches, foam, acrylic, ink, Mulberry bark, Latex, Tyvek, rawhide, sheep skin, metal and Vinyl



  • Provided: Tyvek, Fosshape, Wonderflex, Dura-Lar, wire, ink, plaster, some acrylic paint, wood, metal, Vinyl, various foams - expanding and 2-part, some rawhide, nails, tools, screws, glue, drop cloths etc.
  • Bring: (optional) Anything that personalizes your work: ceramic pieces, found objects - wood, branches, found plastic or metal etc., objects from childhood - toys, items from the hardware store or vintage shop, textiles etc. - we'll discuss this in more detail before the workshop.
  • Some provided but bring more of your own: Acrylic paint
  • Some provided but bring more of your own: gloves
  • One provided but bring your own drill if possible
  • Some provided but bring more of your own: Paper Towels

Wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting really messy.

Each participant will be required to bring a mask of this type:

Mask 1

Mask 2

Mask 3


About Bonny:

Leibowitz’s work explores the inner workings of consciousness, the transitory nature of thought and the qualities and origin of their deeper essence. She utilizes a variety of materials including Tyvek, Plaster, Vinyl, plastics, foam, wax, pigments, ink, found objects and more.

Her solo exhibitions include The Neon Heater in Findlay, OH., No.4 Studio in Brooklyn, NY, Liliana Bloch Gallery in Dallas, TX, Art Cube Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA, The Museum of Art, Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX, Cohn Drennan Contemporary in Dallas, TX.

Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including those Matera, Italy, Akko, Israel, Brooklyn, New York, Baltimore, Maryland, Dallas, Texas and Art Basel Satellite Art Fair, Miami, Florida.

Leibowitz has participated in residencies with Judy Pfaff and Michael David culminating in group exhibitions in Brooklyn, NY at M. David & Co.

Reviews and interviews of her work have been featured in Art Spiel, The Houston Review, Vassari21, Maake Magazine, Pleat, Studio Critical, Curating Contemporary, Mixed Media Tapes, Luxe Magazine, Modern Dallas, Art F City, Dallas Morning News, Art Funk and Papercity.

Originally from Philadelphia, Leibowitz lives in Dallas TX where she maintains her studio practice.

Recent and Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • Grey / Gray (Matter) a global and postal social experiment curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Divisible Projects, Dayton Ohio, 2020
  • Exquisite Corpse at Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX, August 13-22, 2020
  • Changing a Point of View, Sculpture & Installation Online Exhibition curated by Christina Massey of the @WoArtBlog at All She Makes 2020
  • USPS Art Project curated by Christina Massey at Pelham Art Center, NY, 2020
  • Featured in Joanne Mattera’s Art Blog - The Corona Sidestep: A Virtual Exhibition 2020
  • Featured in @quarantonics 2020
  • Featured in Joanne Mattera’s Art Blog - Art in the Time of Pandemic 2020
  • Interview in Etty Yaniv’s Art Spiel – Artists on Coping, 2020
  • The Blues curated by Lisa Pressman and Kathy Cantwell at The Painting Center, Chelsea, NY, 2020
  • Appearances in a Placeless Place at The University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Belton, TX, 2020
  • Terra Unfirma Exhibition at M. David & Co., Brooklyn, NY, 2020 - Postponed due to the Pandemic
  • New American Paintings - West, 2019, issue 144 click on link:
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  • Masterclass with Judy Pfaff at M. David & Co., Brooklyn, NY, 2019





Cost and payment:

The cost of the workshop is $1500.00 Please call 214-405-5993 or email to confirm availability

Please register asap so I can order all the supplies in time!

Payment Options:

▪ via Zelle to

▪ via PayPal by logging into PayPal and sending your payment to

▪ via PayPal by requesting 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: or 214-405-5993

Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the workshop is paid in full, $1390.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.


Bonny Leibowitz

for registration and questions



The Encaustic Center

580 W Arapaho Rd. #271

Richardson, TX. 75080




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