the encaustic center

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

Jane Cornish Smith's 1-day Cold Wax Workshop

The Abstracted Landscape


The cost of the one-day workshop is $225.00 and includes MANY supplies (more info below)


1-day Cold Wax Abstracted Landscape Workshops:

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Click on an image below to see a slideshow from the workshop.

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See all of the images from the workshop in our Flickr album



Cold wax is an amazingly fun and versatile medium in which to paint!  Its luscious, buttery consistency combines with oil paint to result in beautiful translucent works of art. Endless possibilities abound utilizing brushes, scrapers, and incising tools to make cold wax paintings that yield dimensional surface textures, layers, vivid color, depth, and a silky patina. The workshop includes basic instruction on composition, color, value and line, as well as a look into the emotive and conceptual aspects of art making.



Provided and Suggested Supply list:


  • 1 encaustic gessoed 11x14 cradled board ... I will have more boards for sale at the workshop.
  • 5 sheets of Arches oil painting paper but you can buy more here
  • Bowl scrapers: If you'd like to purchase one of your own, click here
  • Brayers: Provided for use at the workshop. If you'd like to purchase one of your own, click here
  • or Speedball in various sizes
  • Squeegees - Provided for use at the workshop: if you'd like to purchase one of your own, click here
  • Incising tools Provided for use at the workshop: but please feel free to bring more of your own: various incising tools: wood skewers, palette knives and toothpicks
  • Palettes and wax paper - provided but you are welcome to bring more
  • Odorless Turpentine or mineral spirits Provided
  • Cold Wax medium Provided: 12 ounces of Cold Wax medium but if you'd like to buy some of your own, click here
  • Charcoal and sandpaper Provided
  • Silicone spatulas Provided for use at the workshop -2 GLOUE silicone spatulas. here's a link if you'd like to buy your own click here
  • Scraping tools: Provided but you are welcome to bring more cardboard and mat board squares for scraping.
  • Alcohol inks Provided but to buy more click here
  • Containers for turp



  • Oil paints - this can be a variety of your favorite colors but be sure to have a good range and plenty of white. Any brand will do.
  • Four 8.5 x 11 inch photocopies of your favorite photographic headshots or selfies with good contrast of lights and darks.
  • A sketchbook for notes
  • A lunch or there are places nearby
  • Paper towels - one roll per person provided but please bring more
  • Please bring Tape - blue or green, 1- 1.5"



About Jane

Originally from Canada, Texas-based artist Jane Cornish Smith’s nomadic childhood, along with her artist mother, fostered an appreciation for creative expression from a young age. Jane produces paintings and sculptural work with diverse materials and subject matter, but has concentrated in recent years on cold wax and encaustic mediums.  She has attended artist residencies at the International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy; Vermont Studio Center; and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and earned BFA, MLA, and MFA degrees. An award-winning artist, her work hangs at the University of Texas at Tyler, Brookhaven College, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery in Wales, the Cancer Support Community of North Texas, and others. She enjoys teaching, and making art from her glass-lined studio in rural Lone Oak, Texas.


Payment and Registration info:

The cost of the workshop is $225.00

Only 8 spaces available so 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.


*Friday, January 26th, 2018 workshop

    Balance due: January 5th, 2017: $125.00

*Saturday, April 21, 2018 workshop

    Balance due: March 30th, 2018: $125.00


Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the final payment, $115 will be refunded only if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.

Non-payment of the $125.00 balance could result in the loss of your space. A reminder will be sent for your payment.


Payment Options (after availability is confirmed):

Via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your $100 or in full; $225 payment to bonny at  or request a paypal invoice.

By check to The Encaustic Center, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, TX, 75080

By credit card by calling Bonny at 214-405-5993

By cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center, please email Bonny to schedule a time: bonny at



Bonny Leibowitz

for registration and questions

bonny at



additional contact for questions:

Deanna Wood



The Encaustic Center

580 W Arapaho Rd. #271

Richardson, TX. 75080























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