the encaustic center

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

The Bonny Studio – right next door to The Encaustic Center

Bonny Leibowitz


580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262 Richardson, TX. 75080



Painting Classes with Bonny

Enjoy individualized attention as I help you find and develop what it is you are interested in painting, guiding you through techniques to best achieve your ongoing goals. Find your unique abilities, vision and means to expression! Learn and build your skills concerning washes, color mixing, blending, texture, foreground/background interplay, various brushes and strokes, palette knife use, shading, contrast, composition, form, creating your own personal library, borrowing elements from the greats and the freedom to enjoy creating ..... with friends!

Beginners to Advanced. We do not have children's classes.

See pics of student work here

We also have workshops in Encaustic, Mixed Media, Acrylic and Cold Wax! Please scroll down the home page at to learn about upcoming workshops and please be in touch to join our email list for notifications! The Encaustic Center is right next door to the Bonny Studio!


On-going Painting Classes with Bonny

Start anytime!

Four classes $150.00

Eight classes $262.50 (includes one free class)

Twelve classes $375.00 (includes two free classes)

Sixteen classes $487.50 (includes three free classes)

Twenty classes $600.00 (includes four free classes)

Twenty four classes $712.50 (includes five free classes)

Every time you go up a 4 class package increment you get an additional class free! Prices include the use of the odorless turpentine, linseed oil, paper towels and a few squishes of studio paint as needed.

Never pay for a class you do not take (see cancellation policy below)

Mondays 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm

Mondays 7- 9:30 pm

Wednesdays 10:00 am -12:30 pm

Wednesdays 7- 9:30 pm


Painting Supplies:

The Asel art supply stores listed below are familiar with the supply list and offer 20% discount on supplies not already on sale by mentioning you are in class at The Bonny Studio!

Asel in Richardson at the SE corner of Beltline and Coit near Jason's Deli:

101 S. Coit - 972-690-6320

Asel in Plano at the SW corner of Custer and Parker near Kroger:

2929 Custer #340 - 972-596-0123

Traditional Oils or Water soluble are acceptable and work well together too! Other acceptable mediums: Cold Wax, Acrylic and acrylic mediums and gels or Pastels.

Water Soluble Oils: Grumbacher's Max - alizarin crimson, titanium white, gold ochre hue, cadmium barium yellow orange, diozonine purple, ultramarine blue or cobalt, cad barium red deep, cerulean blue, payne's gray, burnt sienna, sap green, raw umber & ivory black. And: Holbein Duo: Cadmium Yellow Light Hue And: Windsor Newton's Artisan: thalo green, magenta and naples yellow hue. And (not water soluble): Winsor Newton, Winton: Cadmium Orange Hue

If any of these are unavailable, or if you're searching for an alternative; Winsor & Newton Winton oil color may be a good less expensive choice.

Choose any traditional or water soluble oil paint or acrylic brand you like of: alizarin crimson, titanium white, gold ochre, cadmium barium yellow orange, diozonine purple, ultramarine blue or cobalt, red, cerulean blue, payne's gray, burnt umber and raw umber, ivory black, magenta, naples yellow hue, thalo green, olive green, viridian green, sap green, cadmium yellow pale hue, pthalo green / blue and Winsor Newton, Winton: Cadmium Orange Hue. Add to the list as you like.

Odorless paint thinner (provided at the studio)

Linseed oil (provided at the studio) and/or liquin

Brushes: Get a good variety of the following Hog Hair and Synthetic rounds, filbets and brights in a variety of sizes.

Richeson Hog Hair Round #9617 round sizes 6, 8, 10, 12

and or Princeton Round Hog Hair #5200 sizes 6, 8, 10, 12

Richeson Hog Hair bright #9627 sizes 6 and 8

Richeson synthetic filberts #9165 sizes 6, 8, 10, 12,16 and 20.

and or Silver Brush synthetic filberts #1903 sizes 2, 4, 6, 8

Silver Brush #1900 synthetic rounds sizes 0, 1, 2, 4

Silver white synthetic #1514S Edgewater Wash 2".

Princeton Select Black Mop synthetic size 1" and or 3/4". For soft blends.

Princeton Round Hog Hair #5200 sizes 6, 8, 10, 12

There are many great brushes on the market. You may like to experiment. Test the hairs to be sure you are not buying one that sheds! A few small brushes I like are Princeton Select lunar blender, Chisel blender, filbert grainer and spotter. Rigger brushes in other brands for thin lines are great.

Canvas: You may like to choose gallery wrap so the staples don't show: 11x14, 16x20 or 18x24 to start. I also sell canvasses here at the studio.

Pastels in a variety of color are also a great choice to work with

Please call or e-mail for class registration:


The Bonny Studio 580 W. Arapaho #262 Richardson, Texas 75080

Additional favorite oil paint colors not on the "must have" list:

Holbein, Duo; Leaf Green

Holbein, Duo; Lavender

Holbein; Compose Green

Holbein; Blue Grey

Holbein, Duo; Brown Pink

Holbein, Duo; Viloet Grey

Holbein: Turquoise Blue

Holbein; Coral Red

Holbein, Duo; Pink

Amsterdam: Yellowish Green

Rembrandt: Nickel Titan. Yellow Lt

Rembrandt: Deep Gold

Rembrandt: Copper

Rembrandt: Cinnebar Green Light

Rembrandt: Yellows are nice and soft

Any: Viridian

Any: Prussian Blue

Williamsburg: Turquoise

Grumbacher Max: Flesh Hue (I didn't name it; I'm just the messenger)

Grumbacher Max: Thalo Yellow Green

Richeson: Ice Blue

Classico; King's Blue

Winsor Newton, Winton: Cadmium Orange Hue

Winsor Newton, Winton: Cadmium Red Medium

I also love all Williamsburg paints!


Class Policies:

Cancellations must be made BEFORE 4 hours of the scheduled class time or a class credit will be used. Please, however, let me know asap, as a courtesy, so I can set the room up properly and allow others to join in. There is no charge for a cancellation due to an emergency. I can be reached by email: or by phone call, voicemail or text: 214.405.5993

If you would like to jump in on a class you have not yet scheduled in for; no problem; just email, text or call and I will get you in if there is room, even last minute!

You are welcome to keep your painting(s) stored here at The Bonny Studio while they are in progress and you are an active student. Any canvasses left after 60 days of inactivity will be discarded or recycled unless other arrangements are made. The Bonny Studio takes the utmost care with your art and cares about your work and safety. Although there have not been any accidents; by attending classes, you agree to hold the Bonny Studio / Bonny Leibowitz LLC free from any liability in the event of accident or injury to yourself, your canvas or personal belongings and agree to the above policies.

Phone calls during class: Although we have a very relaxed atmosphere here; during class it is most appreciated if you'll please take phone calls in the hallway or outside, if need be, and please the ringer down or off so as not to be interruptive to the class.


Thank you and I look forward to having you here!! Bonny







The Bonny Studio

Bonny Leibowitz


580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262

Richardson, TX. 75080

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