the encaustic center

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

The Encaustic Center PROUDLY Announces Guest Artist / Instructor

Dale Roberts

for a 3-day Workshop

Creative Use of References in Encaustic Painting

Friday, September 14th, Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th, 2018


10:00am to 4:00pm each day

The cost of the workshop is $575

Many supplies included! Details below!



This workshop will address several possibilities and strategies for using references as a source of subject matter in encaustic painting. The tactile, almost visceral beauty and response to the encaustic medium is often an uneasy vehicle for translating various references into paint. The image of a painter happily confronting the subject, palette and brush in hand gives way to a cumbersome arrangement of hotplates, cords and essentially an unwieldy set-up. For some 35 years I have confronted this reality with each painting session, and during that time I have explored a wide range of approaches to the challenge.


This class will focus on the process of opening possibilities in the presence of limitation. Highly personal and diverse methods are encouraged and celebrated as the search for moving expression in painting. The use of a variety of reference material will be the starting point for a lively visual dialogue with the goal of equipping the painter for future interaction with various subjects.


Painting is ultimately concerned with using the "how" to communicate and the "why" of visual pursuits. This search for "how and why" is the foundation for fruitful encounters for the artist and viewer of the finished painting.


The process of moving from the first idea motivated by the reaction to a reference and the practical exploration of planning and executing a painting will be explored. A strong emphasis on working within a step by step process to achieve success is the main goal.



Provided supplies:

Encaustic medium and paints

    - participants can purchase Enkaustikos and R&F paints in addition to colors provided

Heat gun

Four 16"x20"x1" encaustic gessoed boards


Provided but please bring more:



paper towels

scraping tools


Please bring:

Reference material; this can include still life objects, drawings, color studies, and photographs

Tape - blue 1"

Palette knives

razor blades



About Dale Roberts:



The work I am currently engaged in is a continued refinement of a visual dialogue with life. Changing relationships of light, air and color, specific to season and time of day are the foundational structures underpinning my work. A yearning to see and interpret more clearly and truthfully defining qualities intrinsic to each subject has become my obsession. The interactive process of painting itself, with its history, both personal and universal is the backdrop and the lens that places each new effort in context.


The cost of the workshop is $575.00

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.


Balance due:

August 3rd, 2018: $475


Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the August 3rd balance payment of $475.00; $465 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $475 balance by August 3rd may result in someone form the waiting list taking the space so please be sure to watch for the balance due email announcement and please be in touch if there are any changes. Thank you!


Payment Options (after availability is confirmed:)

* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to or please request 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


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