the encaustic center

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

Hi Friends! Lisa Pressman's rescheduled workshop is now in a Zoom format with two sessions per 10am to 4pm day, including demos, video and independent work time PLUS individual mentoring! Participants have the option of working from their home or coming into the Encaustic Center / Bonny Studio -  with masks and distancing - this option includes supplies as detailed below. We'll be Zooming from here: One screen and speaker per room will be set up for all to work from.

Lisa has generously added the mentoring sessions on top of the Demos, PowerPoints and Videos, she'll be sharing, to make this a highly personalized experience.

I have physical space for 10 people total but can take up to 20 including those working from their home / studio. When responding to this email, please let me know if you would like to work here at the studios (I'll confirm availability) or from your home / studio.

A daily schedule of demos, videos, mentoring sessions and Zoom links over the 4 days will provided as we get closer.

Original Announcement edited with the new detailed and updated info - please read carefully:

So Excited and Proud to be offering this AMAZING

Four Day Cold Wax Workshop with guest artist instructor Lisa Pressman

Moving Paint: Expanding Your Vision with Oil and Wax

Friday November 6th, Saturday November 7th, Sunday November 8th and Monday November 9th, 2020

Zoom - 10:00 to 4:00 CST each day - a schedule of live demos, talks, videos and mentoring times will be forwarded as well get closer.

The cost is $875.00 (supply info below)

For new sign-ups not in Lisa’s original workshop from 2019 who are Zooming from home, using all of your own supplies,: the cost of the workshop is $800.


This workshop is for intermediate /advanced artists that have worked with oil and cold wax. We will be expanding your personal vocabulary and vision through a series of exercises that that are based on the various ways of learning, along with drawing and moving paint. The language of art will be revisited: composition, color, tension and space, and scale will be discussed. Demonstrations include using R&F Pigment sticks, pastels and other materials along with excavating, monoprinting, glazing, mark making and editing. We will focus on content, how to see and moving your work forward. Students will be encouraged to work in a series, while revisiting the painting process. Professional practices will be addressed and activities will include exercises, informal group discussion and individual support. The workshop includes Power points with discussions of contemporary art.

Supplies: (Provided and what to bring below):

Panels / Cradled boards:

Four 12x12 cradled Encaustic Gessoed panels provided for In-person participants (not in the original 2019 workshop). (Also- Participants may also opt to work on the Arches paper only - link below)

Panels / Cradled boards:: Blick

I sell Encaustic Gesso at The Encaustic Center or you can find more online at: R&F Gesso

Some Pigment Sticks provided for all in-person participants - if you would like to use colors not provided; we have more for sale at 20% off. If you have sticks at home you'd like to bring, please do.

Gamblin Solvents provided for In-person participants - here are the links for those of you working at your home / studio:

16.9 oz Gamsol and 8.5 oz Galkyd lite

and Galkyd gel medium

Disposable 2" sponge paint rollers provided for In-person participants. Only two per person needed.

Gamblin Cold Wax provided for In-person participants (optional: bring more or buy for home/studio zooming use - at least 16oz or two of these

Drawing materials; artgraf single carbon squares and Stabilo black option stabilo full pack woody graphite / pencils provided

One Bowl Scraper provided for use during the In-Person workshop or purchase here.

Rubber brayer: Speedball 6 inch soft rubber provided or use during the In-Person workshop or purchase one of your own

Disposable gloves provided for In-person participants / or purchase

Paper Towels 1 roll provided for In-person participants / or purchase

Palette paper or freezer paper provided for In-person participants / or purchase

Tissue paper - wrapping paper type, newsprint for In-person participants / or purchase

Unscented baby wipes provided for In-person participants / or purchase

Bring or purchase:

Oil Paint: bring / purchase Gamblin, Williamsburg, Sennelier and or Rembrandt: One Large tube of Titanium white and a selection of transparent and opaque warm and cool colors (indication on tube or color chart)

3-4 Palette knives bring - purchase

Scrapers: Some provided but please bring or purchase - old credit cards and or shaper tools


bring / purchase one or two pads (especially of you're working on paper only and not boards) of ARCHES oil paper 9x12 for painting exercise

Tape with painters tape with one inch border around and then in half. (trick: lay tape on your jeans to remove some the stickiness so when you pull it up it won’t pull paper) (BEFORE FIRST DAY)

(image of taped paper below and more supply info below it)


bring one roll of blue painters tape

bring Stencils, in a variety of your favorite shapes, these are great

bring Various mark making tools: pottery tools, fruit bags, placemats, string, rubber bands; Anything that you think might make interesting texture—nothing fancy or expensive, they will get paint on them.

bring Cardboard (pizza boxes) for transporting wet work home




Lisa Pressman, American abstract painter, was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1958. She earned her BA in Art from Douglass College, Rutgers University and her MFA from Bard College.

Lisa’s paintings have been featured since 1981 in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the USA and internationally including The Hunderton Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR, Susan Eley Fine Arts, NY, NY, Causey Contemporary, NY, NY, The Curator Gallery, NY, NY, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, and OTA Contemporary, Sante Fe, NM.

Lisa is a core instructor for R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston, NY and a workshop instructor for Gamblin Artists Colors. She is an annual presenter and instructor at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA and teaches workshops in both encaustic and oil and cold wax mediums throughout the U.S.

Lisa currently lives and works in West Orange, New Jersey.

“My work embodies a visual synthesis of stored memory. Personal recollections, both vivid and vague, build and decompose over time. Each painting, with its complex layered surface, elicits a visceral response, reshaping its own new history. “ LP

Lisa Pressman on teaching:

What I bring to teaching is my years of experience with conceptually-driven abstraction and the love of layers of materials. All of my teaching concentrates on content, creativity, art making and of course, technique, with an emphasis on helping students to discover their unique marks and concepts. Many artists who attend my workshops want and need to revisit the fundamentals of art, including: color, composition, and mark making. We cover these important aspects of what makes a painting hold together. We have high-energy sessions that feature experimentation with a multitude of materials. I schedule fast-paced demos and exercises along with plenty of painting time, personal attention and group discussions. We look at slide shows I have created that address art history and the development of artwork over time. I also reference works of contemporary artists I have discovered from my connections in New York City, as well as all the art events, openings and museum shows I have had the privilege to visit annually.

My specialty is focusing on each individual’s needs, visual editing and critique.  I provide personal, one-on-one teaching time to my students so we can discuss their specific questions and what is happening in their work.

Each class is a different experience! It’s thrilling for me to be able to contribute to the art community in this personal way!

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Workshop dates:

Friday November 6th, Saturday November 7th, Sunday November 8th and Monday November 9th, 2020

Cost and payment:

The cost of the workshop is $875.00 For new In-person sign-ups Zooming from The Encaustic Center / Bonny Studio with supplies included as described above

For new sign-ups not in Lisa’s original workshop from 2019, who are Zooming from home, using all of your own supplies: the cost of the workshop is $800.

Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the In-person workshop is paid in full; $765.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.

In the event of cancellation after the Zoom from home workshop is paid in full; $690.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.

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


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




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