the encaustic center
580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, Texas, 75080
One on One or Small Group Sessions - Zoom or In-person
Would you like a few focused hours or days on a particular technique or medium or a deep dive into pushing your work in new ways? Lets design something just for you! This can be as short as one hour or we can book several hours or days or even weekly sessions. We’ll talk and see what best fits your needs and schedule in accordingly. I love working directly with artists, honing in on their interests and strengths and building a springboard for artistic practice moving forward. These sessions are so rewarding!!
"I highly recommend a specifically designed workshop with Bonny! Find out what makes your soul sing and learn how to make it sing louder!" Diane Page Harper
Please see some of the offerings and pricing below and let me know your area(s) of interest and we'll customize something just for you. Depending on your focus, some supplies will be provided and participants may receive a PDF or a PowerPoint Presentation and reference and supply links.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, more info and to schedule your session. Please include your phone #.
Landscape painting - nice and loose:
Play around with approaches to landscape painting from literal to abstract in oils, acrylic, ArtGraf and or inks.
Bonny Leibowitz - Landscape - ArtGraf Viarco Pigmented Tailor Chalk on Yupo
Bonnie Tollefson - Landscape - ArtGraf Viarco Pigmented Tailor Chalk on Yupo
Liz Braman - oil on canvas
Abstraction in Oil or Acrylic:
Explore the elements of composition, color, molding paste textures, washes, splashes, opacity, form, line and so much more. This session includes a PDF on abstraction and exercises to help develop your personal vision.
Bonny Leibowitz - Oil (demo)
Bonny Leibowitz - Painting on textured surface using brush and palette knife - can be done with acrylic or oils
Bonny Leibowitz - Painting on textured surface using palette knife - can be done with acrylic or oils
Drawing with ArtGraf Viarco Pigmented Tailor Chalk on Yupo paper:
In this session we'll be working with this beautiful water soluble material, ArtGraf Viarco Pigmented Tailor Chalk, using additive and subtractive methods to create a variety of line quality, washes and form which can be applied to abstraction, non-representational or image based work.
Bonny Leibowitz - "Homogeny" ArtGraf Viarco Pigmented Tailor Chalk on Yupo
Trey Hoffmann work from our ArtGraf on Yupo mini session
Melissa Amoros - work from our ArtGraf on Yupo mini session
Alcohol Inks, Brusho Inks (and collage optional) on Yupo:
In this session we'll be manipulating inks with various tools to create transparent overlays, utilizing the natural reactions of ink on Yupo to lead the way. The paper can then be cut to collage.
Bonny Leibowitz - Alcohol Inks, Brusho Inks and collage on Yupo
Encaustic Session: Painting, Fusing, Incising and Excavating Shapes
In this session we'll be using a heat gun, incising and loop tools and an iron to create a variety of textures and shapes.
Bonny Leibowitz - Encaustic (demo)
Encaustic Portrait / Figure Painting
In this session, we'll be mixing paints on a palette and using pigment sticks along with various natural brushes to work with the figure. You'll be invited to work from photography, drawing and / or imagination.
Bonny Leibowitz - Encaustic (demo)
Photography and Encaustic:
In this session, I'll be sharing the best papers I've found for printing which also receive encaustic wax and techniques for collage (and scaling up, if interested). We'll work with pigment sticks and paint to enhance the image.
Bonny Leibowitz - Engage, 2012 30x30 photography, encaustic wax and pigment
Encaustic, Collage and Texture:
In this session, we'll be using various papers, and natural elements such as grass and fibers with encaustic to create a textural surface.
Bonny Leibowitz - Encaustic with grasses, inks and paper (demo)
In this session we'll explore various natural fiber - hand made and machine made papers. We'll be working on the HOTBox with Encaustic paint and embellishing with inks, if desired. This is a very freeing, intuitive and active process.
Bonny Leibowitz - 2013 30x56 encaustic monotype and photography on seichosen
Abstraction in Encaustic Painting:
Explore the elements of composition, color, washes, splashes, opacity, form, line and so much more. This session includes a PDF on abstraction and exercises to help develop your personal vision.
Bonny Leibowitz - Nature of the Beast 2020 33.5" x 42.5" x 1" monotype, encaustic paint and pigment on cradled board
In this session, well be using acrylic, alcohol inks, various papers, collage, speedball inks, scrapers, brushes, brayers and simple monotype processes to create dynamic compositions.
Bonny Leibowitz - acrylic, alcohol inks, various papers, collage, speedball ink (demo)
Pricing for One on One sessions or Small Groups:
All In-Person sessions include mask wearing and distancing.
All supplies included for In-Person Participants: - *see info for larger projects below
One hour: $100
Book more than six hours at $90 per hour. Sessions can be broken up into various days / weeks.
One hour: $90
Book more than six hours at $80 per hour. Sessions can be broken up into various days / weeks.
*In-Person participants may need to purchase or bring some supplies for larger projects - ie: large boards, Pigment Sticks or Medium for pours etc. We'll determine if there are any additional materials needed when we plan your session.
Times and Days are flexible - including some evening hours.
Let's talk and brainstorm a session for you. Please reach out at: email@example.com.
- via Zelle to firstname.lastname@example.org
- via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to email@example.com 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
One on One Consultation Sessions:
These Consultation Sessions can cover a broad range of topics. We'll customize your consultation session(s) to meet your needs.
Helpful positive discussion with clear suggestions on individual pieces and how to bring them to fruition.
Helpful positive discussion on building a consistent yet evolving body of work.
How to photograph your work and size it for web sites, Facebook or Instagram etc.
How to use Photoshop
Pricing your work
Pursuing exhibition opportunities
Unlike the technique based sessions, these consultation sessions are $100.00 per hour - there are no discount packages for booking multiple hours.
Many thanks and I look forward to having some fun in sharing just some of the many processes and materials I've used over the years.
The Encaustic Center: www.theencausticcenter.com
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
The Bonny Studio Classes: www.thebonnystudio.com
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080