the encaustic center

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


Kim Bernard's Creative and Professional Practices two day workshop:

January 18th–19th, 2020

9am to 5pm each day


Additionally, Kim will be giving an talk on Creative and Professional Practices, Friday, January 17th at 7pm. The talk will be free and open to the public. You are welcome to invite friends, organizations and art groups.


The cost of this workshop is $495 and you will come away with an incredible amount of information on moving your practice forward! A $100 deposit secures your space. Please confirm availability with Bonny at and please read below for all the details!


Creative & Professional Practice Two Day Workshop

This intensive workshop is designed for artists who want to create a sustainable life making art and advance both creatively and professionally. Creating a strong, body of work is the most important part of being an artist, but how do you pay the bills, juggle time, money, studio and life? This workshop will address the most critical issues in developing a lifelong practice of making art. Issues of how and where to exhibit, documentation, creating a website, grant writing, residencies, developing a supportive community and time management will be thoroughly covered. Participants should be prepared to share images of work for critique, a first draft of their artist's statement, bio and resume, be prepared to examine their studio practice, accept critical feedback on their work and professional development guidance. Work sessions will be broken up with journaling sessions, yoga and dark chocolate breaks..


About Kim Bernard:

Kim Bernard shows her sculpture, installations and encaustic works nationally and has been invited to participate in many exhibits, some of which include the Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Colby College Museum of Art, Art Complex Museum and UNH Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art News and featured in Art New England. Bernard is the recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant, a NEFA grant, several Maine Arts Commission Grants and was an artist-in-residence in the Physics Department at Harvard University in 2015-16 and the artist-in-residence at the University of New England in 2016-17. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987, her MFA from Mass Art in 2010. Bernard mentors emerging artists individually and teaches workshops nationally.





"I've benefited so much from working with you...and when I benefit, then everyone around me does, too. Just like you mentioned with the tide raising all boats.”


"Thank you for being yourself, available, and a great listener that you are."


"Fourteen years ago I took a weekend workshop with you at MECA. I had no idea how the world of encaustic painting would add so many layers and depths to my life beyond the braced panel. Thank you for being a leader and a guid to so many of us!”


"I came home incredibly inspired and set to work changing my life in such a way as to create more room in my home and my head for my art and things are happening as a result."


"This was so meaningful. Thanks so much for holding it and for (gently) encouraging me to attend. Great, comprehensive information. A sharing community of artists confronting the same or similar issues, your wonderful presence and thoughtful and honest advice. This all could not have come at a better time, and has provided the guidance on the next leg of journey, wherever it leads me.


"It means the world to me that Kim is such a professional presenter/workshop leader. I appreciate the huge job it was to keep us on track and moving forward while at the same time sharing conversations and ideas, answereing questions and balancing personalities. I enjoyed our group dynamics and what each individual brought to the table and like the way Kim respected that aspect of our group. Thank you for adding yoga, for me it was a spiritual integration of ourselfves and I enjoyed the movement."


Payment info:

The cost of the workshop is $495.00

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

Please let me know right away if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability. Spaces fill up quickly!


Balance due:

December 14th, 2019: $395.00


Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the workshop is paid in full by December 14th, 2019, $385.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $395 balance by December 14th, 2019, 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.


Payment Options (after availability is confirmed:)

- via Zelle to

- 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



The Encaustic Center

580 W Arapaho Rd. #271

Richardson, TX. 75080








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