the encaustic center

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

Michael David’s 3-day Photo Encaustic Workshop: Theories and Practices



Friday May 17, Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19th, 2019

10:00 to 4:00 each day


The cost is $675.00 which includes many supplies (supply and registration info below)



This three-day immersive workshop will concentrate on the use of photography and the Encaustic technique, focusing on the beautiful aspect of memory found in both media. We will open the workshop with a discussion tracing the historical relationship between painting and photography, tracing a line from early tintypes to Degas, Muybridge, Cornell, Rauschenberg, the Starn Twins, Kiefer and to its present day uses. We will be demonstrating techniques of pouring, fusing, working on different papers as well as exploring deconstructing and distressing our images. In addition, we will discuss archival techniques, methods of presentation, step-by-step instruction in the use of proper substrates, use of different papers, digital and collage techniques, as well as presentation – a “Digital for Dummies” (everything you were afraid to ask) to help you to create and produce your images. An individualized materials list will be provided in advance after two one-hour Skype consultations with the instructor prior to the workshop to make sure you are prepared to maximize our time together. In these consultations we will prepare and discuss your choice of imagery, any pre-production (digital and/or distressing) you may need to do, choice of papers, collage elements, and substrates with which you need to be prepared to bring with you to the workshop. An email communication outlining what to expect and how to best prepare prior to these consultations will be sent prior to these consultations.




Provided Supplies (with additional supply options)

  • Medium
  • Heat Guns and torches
  • Encaustic paint but you are welcome to purchase additional paints at The Encaustic Center
  • A few pigment sticks but you are welcome to purchase additional pigment sticks at The Encaustic Center
  • Paper towels
  • Three sheets of Arches 22x30 printmaking paper
  • Four encaustic gessoed painting panels 8" x 10"


Student Supply List: Students should purchase/bring the following materials with them:

  • Blue tape
  • Sketchbook or drawing paper
  • Note book
  • Closed toe shoes for safety in the studio




Michael David has exhibited widely throughout the United States for over 30 years and has been the subject of much historical and curatorial acclaim. His first one-person exhibit was at the historic Sidney Janis Gallery in 1981 and then he exhibited at M.Knoedler &Co for the next two decades and Bill Lowe Gallery in Atlanta. His work is included in the permanent public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn New York, the Denver Museum in Denver, the Houston Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston and many prominent private collections. The critically acclaimed New York artist Michael David built his early career on abstraction, the dominant aspect of his practice he continues to explore, but since 1999 he has also successfully experimented with representational painting and traditional photography.


Payment info:

The cost of the workshop is $675.00

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:

April 12th, 2019: $575.00


Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the April 12th, 2019, paid balance payment of $575.00; $565.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $575 balance by April 12th, 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 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