the encaustic center

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

Sarah Rehmer

The Constructed Image: Paper Rusting, Collage and the Layered Photo

Friday, June 26th, Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th, 2020

10:00am to 4:00pm each day


The cost is $650 which includes boards, medium, paint, tools, ink, additional papers and many supplies (supply and registration info below)


This workshop will provide a comprehensive look at working with collage materials and image transfers combined with encaustic paint. We will start the workshop, the first day, with creating some of our own papers to work with through processes such as rust printing and mark making with walnut and India inks. I will be demonstrating / creating multi process papers/rust prints as well. From there will be working with both the papers we have made, as well as other types of purchased papers to create richly layered backgrounds to transfer photographic based imagery onto. The end result will be a hybrid work that touches on elements of painting, collage, and photography. Throughout the workshop there will multiple demos on technique as well as best practices from combining multiple materials for best adhesion and surface finish. I will also present tips for what to look for when choosing images to work with for a successful transfer both from a technical and aesthetic standpoint.



Provided Supplies:

Two Encaustic gessoed 8" x 10" cradled panels and three 5” x 7” cradled panels

Encaustic Medium - provided

Encaustic Paint - provided

R&F Pigment Sticks: A few to share but you will be able to purchase more at The Encaustic Center - 20% off

Heat Guns and Torches: provided

Pottery loops


Irons: large and small tacking irons provided but please bring one if you have

Burnishing tools/brayers: a few provided, please bring if you have

Rusty objects for printing, along with the paper and supplies

Walnut and India ink/ink pens for additional mark making, along with some mark making objects to share

Some other papers to collage with

Sewing needles and various color threads to create patterns in papers



Laser prints of your images to transfer

- more detailed information to be shared after registration

Blue tape

A notebook


Rusty metal/ objects to print with

A spray bottle for water

A roll of Viva or blue shop towels

x-acto knife and blades




You are welcome to bring other collage materials/papers (we will address how to work with them individually,) dried and press plant materials to embed, etc. And as much rusty material as you can find ie: found metal objects with a flat(ish) surface to print with - garages, ebay and flea markets, etc. are a good source.


Rusted Papers:


Sarah Rehmer:


Sarah Rehmer was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, where she still resides. In 2003 Rehmer earned her BA in Graphic Design and Photography from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She found her love for working with pages from old books while auditing a class post-graduation at the university. Rehmer is a FY2012 Illinois Arts Council - Professional Development Grant recipient and her work is held in private collections in around the United States, Canada, Italy, and Norway, as well as Institutional and Corporate collections in Illinois and New York. Rehmer teaches classes and workshops around the Midwest.


Cost and payment:

The cost of the workshop is $650.00

After confirming space availability; You can pay the amount in full or make a $100.00 non-refundable, non- transferable deposit which holds your space.

Balance due: May 22nd, 2020: $550.00


Payment Options (after space availability is confirmed:)

- via Zelle to

- 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


Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the workshop is paid in full; $540. will be refunded only if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.

Non-payment of the $550.00 balance on or before May 22nd, 2020: could result in the loss of your space. A reminder will be sent for your payment.


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