the encaustic center

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


The Shape of Painting Workshop with Susan Stover

Friday, September 17th, Saturday, September 18th and Sunday September 19th

10am to 4pm each day


The cost of this workshop is $775

Are you feeling “boxed in” by the square or rectangle of your canvas or panel? This mixed media and encaustic class focuses on moving away from the traditional format of painting and the possibilities of building and constructing with paper and wood. Participants will explore relationships of shape, image, and mark-making as well as the dimensionality of painting and painting as object. Creating a series of gestural paintings on paper from prompts in class, we’ll cut them up and stitch, staple, weave or glue to build compositions. Working with scraps of wood, students will also build supports and shapes for encaustic or other paint mediums. Discussion and concepts to include how we experience painting, how it exists in space, and possibilities for installation.

Supply list

Please bring:

▪ Water based paints of your choice - 3-5 colors (acrylic, watercolor, house paint, or gouache)

▪ Paintbrushes for water media

▪ Drawing materials (pencils, charcoal, etc.)

▪ Gloves

▪ Apron

▪ Sketchbook

▪ Small bottle of Elmer’s wood glue

▪ Stapler and staples

▪ Bookbinder needles and heavy thread

▪ Scissors

▪ Canson watercolor paper 140 lb. cold press (or similar brand) 9” x 12” pad - link: Pad

▪ 4- 7/8” deep cradled panels - any size 10” x 10” or smaller: link: panels - out of towners can ship to The Encaustic Center, let me know if so.

▪ Encaustic paint if you want a particular color - The Encaustic Center carries Encaustic Paint for sale at 20% off.

▪ If you'd like to bring found wood objects, please do.


Provided and available for sale:

* Scraps of wood

* Sandpaper

* Waxed linen thread

* Encaustic paint - The Encaustic Center carries Encaustic Paint for sale at 20% off.

* Pigment Sticks - The Encaustic Center carries R&F Pigment Sticks for sale at 20% off.

* Miscellaneous supplies


About Susan Stover

Susan Stover is a San Francisco Bay Area artist who creates paintings and sculptures that explore themes of cultural identity and mythology. With the study of ethnic patterns and of utilitarian and sacred objects in non-western cultures, her work embraces ritual, tradition, and meditation through repetitive labor.

Originally from the Midwest, Susan Stover received a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her MFA from California College of Art in Oakland, CA. Both of her degrees concentrated in textiles and painting. Since getting her MFA in 1991, she has taught extensively including being on the faculty at University of California-Davis, taught workshops in Australia, India, Italy, France, Mexico and throughout the U.S.

Susan currently lives in the northern California wine country. Her work often combines traditional textile techniques such as basketry, stitching, batik, and indigo dyeing with encaustic and other paint mediums. She is interested in creating work that has historical and cultural reference at the same time bringing it into a personal and contemporary context. Her inspiration comes from traveling and immersing herself in other cultures, absorbing the colors and textures of a place and learning about local artisan traditions. She is represented by Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY and Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA.


The Shape of Painting Workshop with Susan Stover

Friday, September 17th, Saturday, September 18th and Sunday September 19th

10am to 4pm each day


Registration - Cost and payment:

The cost of the workshop is: $775


Cancellation Policy:

A $100.00 non-refundable non-transferable deposit holds your space. In the event of cancellation after the workshop is paid in full, $665 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. In the case the workshop would need to be rescheduled due to Covid restrictions, a transfer to another workshop or refund will be applied to those unable to attend the new date. By paying for this workshop, you agree to this policy.

Please register asap; these spaces fill up quickly!


Balance due:

August 6th, 2021: $675.


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


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