the encaustic center

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

The Encaustic Center PROUDLY Announces Guest Artist / Instructor

Kayla Barker's

Photography and Encaustic


Two 1-day Workshops ... (two date choices... please let me know which date you'd like to sign up for and I'll confirm availability)

Saturday, August 17th, 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Sunday, August 18th, 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


The price of the workshop is $310, (per 1-day workshop) including MANY supplies and professional printouts of your images.


Click on an image below to see a slideshow from the workshop.


See all of the images from the workshop in our Flickr album




Join fellow artists and photographers for a full day of learning the art of encaustic wax to enhance your photography. Teacher and award-winning and published photographer, Kayla Barker will teach you how to turn your photography into wax infused photographs which are encapsulated with a mixture of hot beeswax and tree sap and enhanced with oil paint. This process, known as encaustic, is one of the oldest forms of painting. During this workshop, Kayla will be sharing the history, art form and steps to using encaustic wax to enhance your imagery. Join Kayla for a full day of learning the art of encaustic wax to enhance photography. The day will include instruction for the creation of six pieces and learning about:


  • history of encaustic
  • supplies and types of wax
  • choosing the right photographs
  • brushing and layering
  • adding texture and collaging
  • pouring and scraping
  • adding color with pigment sticks and oil
  • working large scale
  • preservation and care
  • framing and presentation
  • six 8x10 encaustic works using your photographs




Provided supplies:

  • Encaustic medium and wax
  • Two gessoed 8x10 cradled boards
  • Two gessoed 8x10 flat boards
  • Two sheets high quality Hahnemuhle photo rag paper (You will be sending photos directly to Kayla to have your images printed and ready for the workshop)
  • PVA mounting glue
  • Trays and candle pouring pots for pouring techniques
  • 3 pigment sticks of Kayla's favorite colors to share; these and many more colors may be purchased here at The Encaustic Center at 20% off
  • Scrapers
  • Heat Gun
  • Brayers
  • Collage and texture supplies


Supplies to bring:

  • oil painting brushes
  • collage and texture supplies
  • xacto knife or straight razor blades

Send images to Kayla:

In preparation, Kayla asks that you send her 6 jpegs of photos you would like her to print out for this workshop. The jpegs should be high resolution (at least 2000 pixels on the long edge). Please send color and black and white. Images with a strong focal point and no busy details work best.


Please contact Kayla directly for questions and any further information on sending your images.


Suggested Supplies if you'd like to purchase your own:

  • PVA mounting glue
  • ruler or straight edge
  • brayer
  • candle pouring pot
  • tray or cookie sheet with lip for pouring
  • paper towels
  • rubber gloves
  • scrapers




Kayla Barker is an award-winning and published film photographer based in Midland, Texas that travels around the world for her commissioned work. Kayla uses film cameras, old and new, that range from $40 to $4,000 as her medium to photograph places and details that inspire her. Kayla especially loves the nostalgic look of film for her work.


Her fine art film photography is available for purchase as wax infused photographs which are encapsulated with a mixture of hot beeswax and tree sap and enhanced with oil paint. This process, known as encaustic, is one of the oldest forms of painting. Kayla uses encaustic to fuse together her realistic view of the world and parts of her imagination. She layers and distorts the wax to bring texture, depth and feeling to her photographs and art.


Small glimpses captured on film and forever documented in how they existed at that time, Kayla’s artwork is an expression of how she views the world. Through her work, she lets the past continue to live on and evoke emotions in the present.



View Kayla’s encaustic work at and her photography at


Due to the space requirements, we can only have 12 people in this workshop. Spaces fill quickly! Please confirm availability and send your deposit to hold your space.


Cost and payment:

The cost of the workshop is $310.00

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

Please register asap; these spaces fill up quickly!


Balance due:

July 6th, 2019: $210.00


Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the workshop is paid in full by July 6th, 2019; $200 will be refunded only if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.


Non-payment of the $200.00 balance on or before July 6th, 2019 could result in the loss of your space. A reminder will be sent for your payment.


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:




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