the encaustic center

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

Elizabeth Schowachert's Two-and-a-half-day

Ink, Brush, Paper Encaustic workshop


Friday, April 27th, 2018: 1pm to 4pm

Saturday, April 28th: 10am to 4pm

Sunday, April 29th: 10am to 4pm

The cost of the workshop is $425. Many supplies included including...details below!


In this course, Elizabeth will teach a number of specific techniques that combine encaustic medium with ink and or collage.



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


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


We will use traditional Asian Calligraphy tools, such as:

 - Black ink

 - Asian Calligraphy Brush (1 provided)

 - Sumi-E Scroll Paper 13X55 (5 Sheets)



With these tools we will paint on paper to create 13 X 55 inch scrolls and smaller works on paper using Asian Black ink (Sumi-E ink) and Walnut ink.

We will also learn various collage applications using ink paintings, printed/Joss paper and encaustic medium using a hot iron. These will be adhered to a panel.



Provided Supplies

1. 1 12x24 panel

2. 2 12X12 panels

3. 1 10 inch Asian Calligraphy Brush

4. Red Scroll Paper 6.5 X 55

5. Joss Paper to share

6. Black Liquid Ink

7. Sumi-E Scroll Paper 13 X 55 (5 Sheets)


Elizabeth will be bringing special brushes and papers from Taiwan for sale at the workshop!


Elizabeth Schowachert

Born and raised in Northern California, I have always had a deep appreciation and affinity with the sea and the natural beauty of the Northern California coastline. My paintings reflect my bond with nature and deep love of nature and organic forms. For me, discovery and creative exploration are an essential part of making art. My work is as much about the process of discovery, as it is about the articulation of an idea, a feeling or a place. Creating art is an essential part of who I am and my hope is that my work reflects the deep passion and joy I feel when I am painting. I have been working with encaustic medium for a number of years and love the versatility of the medium.


More recently I have incorporated collage, ink on paper and wax resist techniques into my work. This expansion of my creative process has been heavily influence by my life experiences. I have been traveling to Asia for 16 years and over time, and feel a strong pull towards Asia’s rich culture and beautiful and sophisticated art. When I am there, I often find myself immersed in everyday places, markets, temples, neighborhoods and each leaves a mark that eventually finds its way into my work. I also find the tools (Asian brushes, inks and papers) compelling and beautiful each in their own way. I have been traveling to Asia for 16 years and over time have developed a strong affinity with Asian culture, and their beautiful/sophisticated art forms and practices.


The cost of the workshop is $425.00

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:

March 16th: $325.00


Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the March 16th balance payment of $325.00; $315.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $325 balance by March 16th 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:

* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to bonny at 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: bonny at 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