the encaustic center

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


The VERY BIG Mixed Media Workshop with Bonny!

Friday September 25th, Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th, 2020

10:00 to 4:00 each day

$550.00 All supplies included...and there are tons of supplies!

Enjoy some pics from previous BIG Mixed Media workshops

Plus A Special Consultation Day Monday, September 28h - $125:

On Monday, September 28th, You will have the opportunity to get valuable feedback including how to incorporate some of the Mixed Media processes into your ongoing body of work. We'll discuss various and inventive ways to hang the work. I'll be showing a PowerPoint for this including artists who do unusual installations. We'll also delve into what's most important to you in your work and creative process and how to build on those concepts including ways to move forward in creating a series. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and will benefit from these mind expanding talks! This will be done in a group setting but the dialog will be individualized and as I look at the work of each person and give feedback. The beauty of this setting is the group dynamic, picking up ideas from my feedback and continuing to build a bond with participants, a community of artists is very important to our art life!

The cost for this day is $125. We'll start at 10am and see how long the day goes up to 4pm. Please let me know if you are able to participate when signing up for the workshop.

Workshop description:

This process oriented workshop will focus on a variety of techniques and materials which can integrate with one another allowing for a broader and more confident way of approaching your work whether you normally work in acrylic, oil, encaustic, cold wax, watercolor or ink. Participants will come away with a working knowledge of products and their use, a sense of how exploration, experimentation and creating in the NOW can enhance your current practice and become the inspiration for new ideas.



Some materials and techniques we will be utilizing:

  • Texture – various gel mediums and molding pastes on canvas (also for use on canvas in preparation for oil painting)
  • Acrylic Paint - palette knife effects, layering, dripping, splashing, thin washes and additive and subtractive approaches
  • Monotypes – gouache, acrylic and watercolor on paper - we'll be doing Encaustic Monotypes on Masa paper as well.
  • Collage onto canvas– monotypes, various tissue and handmade papers.
  • Ink and charcoal – spontaneous mark making techniques
  • Yupo Paper – inks, watercolor and oils
  • Cold Wax
  • Mulberry Paper
  • Speedball inks - Printmaking with carving tools into carving blocks
  • Ampersand Claybords, Gessobords, Aquabords and Pastelbords

It will be a fantastic experience creating and getting to know one another even better! To see more pics from previous BIG Mixed Media workshops, click here

Thank you for being part of the journey and exploring new ideas! Bonny

Due to the abundance of materials and work space needed, there is a 10 person limit.



Please write to me at to confirm availability and to register.

Cost and payment:

The cost of the workshop is $550.00

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

Balance due: August 14th: $450.00

Add the Special Consultation Day Monday, September 28th: $125; non-refundable non-transferable, due at the time of sign up for the workshop.

Non-payment of the workshop amount paid in full by August 14th could result in someone from the waiting list taking the space so please be on the lookout for balance due reminders. Thank you!


Payment Options:

PayPal to  or request a paypal invoice.

Via Zelle to:

Check to The Encaustic Center, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, TX, 75080

Credit card by calling Bonny at 214-405-5993

Cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center holds your space, please email Bonny to schedule a time:

Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation, after the workshop is paid in full, $440.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.

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




Thank you again for such a well-planned, fun, informative, imaginative, and challenging workshop. I just loved listening to you critiques from 1-1 to group. I admire your integration of class and artistic career. I look forward to more opportunities to tap into your resourcefulness!



I have recently been experiencing all parts of my life open up, including my relationship with art.  this workshop would help me loosen up even more and I wasn't disappointed! Bonny was wonderful in all aspects of the workshop. First, our time was exquisitely planned. She had all of the supplies we needed to learn all sorts of new techniques and create some beautiful art. She had every minute planned and motivated us to move and take action where we might have been reticent in the past. The work each day built on subsequent work and the whole 3 days came together very nicely. Although it wasn't the goal, I walked away with some beautiful pieces. The 12 of us who participated in the workshop bonded and had a wonderful 3 days!

It was a wonderful workshop!



This is a really BIG MiXED MEDiA workshop! Lots of new products to experiment with along with introduction to new processes. Bonny organized the workshop so well, great demos with examples, and lots of time to play. The time flew and I came away with lots of new ideas to expand my work. Didn't know work could be so much fun!




Bonny Leibowitz

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The Encaustic Center

580 W Arapaho Rd. #271

Richardson, TX. 75080




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