the encaustic center

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


Emily LaCour

Layering Color in Oils

Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2019

10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day


The cost is $375.00 which includes MANY supplies (supply and registration info below) Only 12 spaces available



This workshop is for painters, both new and seasoned, wanting to explore luminous transparencies and opacities in oil paint to create dynamic color relationships in their work. Participants will learn new ways of seeing pictorial space by physically manipulating their source material to create a dynamic composition for a work on canvas. Demonstrations, conversations on color theory, and ample time spent individually mixing and applying paint will yield a completed work of art with several small color studies. The composition will be strengthened by passages of transparencies, opacities, and a wide range of guided color combinations. Participants will work on a variety of different surfaces to explore a color’s reaction to its substrate. They will also use a variety of unconventional tools and mediums to apply the paint, mediate their control, and expand the possibilities of layering oil paint. Discussions on improvisation, control, and chance will lead each painter to a better understanding of their own process and collaboration with their materials. These explorations of color and its many exciting, relational properties will provide participants with methods they can apply to all genres of painting.




  • Odorless Turpentine / Mineral Spirits
  • Paper Towels
  • Rags
  • Palettes and Palette paper
  • One 8x10 or 10x12in acrylic primed canvas per student
  • Primed paper
  • Various Oil Mediums
  • Oil primed linen
  • Transparent oxide Red and Yellow oil paint
  • Squeegees and other application materials


Supplies Students should bring:

Bring at least two print outs of landscapes. It could be the same landscape from different angles, or two different images on the same “theme” such as a seascape, or a country scene, a lake or any other favorite scene.

  • Brushes of various sizes (including one large 2in brush)
  • Palette knife
  • Glass jar with lid
  • One 18x24 canvas

     Oil Paints:

  • Titanium White
  • Cad Yellow (hue is fine)
  • Cad Red (hue is fine)
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Prussian
  • Burnt Umber
  • Or any other oil paints you'd like to bring



About Emily:

Emily LaCour’s work is nationally recognized in galleries, museums, and fairs. Most recently, her work has been included at the Torrance Art Museum in California, the Women’s Museum in Dallas, Susan Eley Fine Art in New York, and Artspace 8 in Chicago where she is currently represented. New Orleans born and compelled by painting from a young age, she received training in old masters techniques as a teenager, achieved her BFA in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University, and then continued her studies as a fellow of the Meadows School of Art at Southern Methodist University where she was awarded her MFA in 2014. She currently resides in Dallas where she works as a painter and active educator throughout the Dallas area.



Cost and payment:

The cost of the workshop is $375.00

A $100.00 non-refundable non-transferable deposit holds your space.


Balance due:

March 30th: $275.00


Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation, $265.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.


Payment Options:

• Via PayPal to: or please request a paypal invoice from me.

• Via Zelle to:

• By check to The Bonny Studio 580 W Arapaho Rd. #262, Richardson, TX. 75080

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

* By cash at

The Bonny Studio

580 W. Arapaho #262

Richardson, TX 75080



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