the encaustic center

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

Learn to paint with wax

The Encaustic Center is a unique facility where instructors Bonny Leibowitz and Deanna Wood teach the art of painting with wax.

 

We offer a variety of ways to learn:

*Start out with a 1-day Introductory Beginner Workshop ($100, all materials included). In these Beginner Workshops you will be learning a variety of techniques including how to build layers, fuse, texture, work with grids, stencils, embed objects, incise, transfer, collage and much more along with a working knowledge on how to melt and mix wax, a bit about the history of wax painting, a working knowledge of supplies and how to create your own workspace! All supplies included. Most Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 to 4:00. Please see the schedule page and email for availability bonny@theencausticcenter.com.

 

For pics of the many techniques you'll be learning, click here.

 

*Once you've taken an introductory / beginner workshop, come for Assisted Workdays for help on your work, delving further into processes and learning techniques such as pours, texture, collage, transfers, painterly effects, monotype, 3-D, and hot tool use with step-by-step instruction ($50 for 3 hours). Most Fridays and Saturdays. Please see the Assisted Workday page and email for availability bonny@theencausticcenter.com.

 

And/or:

*Once you've taken an introductory / beginner workshop, come back for Independent Workdays to create without any formal instruction using all of our equipment and supplies ($12.00 per hour - the charge for a workday starts at the time you schedule in for).

Monday: noon to 3:00 or 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 to 1:00 or 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 to 4:00 or choose your hours

Saturday: 10:00 to 4:00 or choose a 3 hour increment

 

Please email for availability bonny@theencausticcenter.com.

 

* The Encaustic Center also offers 3-day guest artist workshops, specialty workshops, and mini workshops. Please join the mailing list for monthly announcements: bonny@theencausticcenter.com.

 

Workshop Supplies

All supplies are included but you might like to bring special papers, leaves, Xerox and inkjet prints, drawings, unglazed ceramic pieces, stencils, stamps, threads, etc. We supply plywood boards and have cradled boards for sale. Check our schedule to find a class that works for you. We also sell encaustic supplies and painting panels.

 

 

 

 

Announcing

PAULA ROLAND'S 4 Day

MARK-MAKING / CARBON LAB MASH-UP!

at The Encaustic Center

 

Friday March 24th, Saturday March 25th, Sunday March 26th and Monday March 27th

10:00 to 4:00 each day!

The cost is $875.00 which includes MANY supplies (supply info below)

 

 

Mark-Making / Carbon Lab Mash-Up workshop description:

Two of Paula Roland’s most popular topics are combined in this workshop adventure. The emphasis is on meaningful mark-making with carbon based materials (ink and graphite) combined with encaustic.

 

We begin with a Zen approach. While engaging the breath with whole body movements, we use big brushes, mops, and brooms to apply India ink marks on large paper. Adding to this freeing experience, we use found tools to develop a personal language of marks. These will inform our paintings, monotype prints, and warmed drawings, on and off the Roland HOTbox™ for the next days. In this laboratory-style workshop participants are encouraged to be inventive and develop outside-the-box thinking. Working with inks and graphite in several forms, we freely combine and layer carbon materials with encaustic. Experiments in fusing with heat lamps and other devices reveal surprising effects such as migration of graphite and ink. Discussions emphasize composition and explore carbon’s historical and environmental implications for artists during climate change. Our goal is provide context and inspiration for your studio practice.

 

 

SKILLS NEEDED:

Must have experience with encaustic in painting and monotype printing. Watching Paula’s 2 ½ hour instructional monotype DVD will help prepare you. If you'd like to schedule some time at The Encaustic Center with instruction or independently, in preparation, please contact Bonny.

 

 

Supply info:

We supply medium/beeswax; carbon materials; paper for printing and ink painting; Roland HOTboxes to share, and basic shop supplies (heat guns, paper towels, rags, gloves etc.). We also supply the following R&F colors for your use: White, Indian Yellow, Alizarin Orange, Dianthus Pink and Malachite Green.

 

STUDENT SUPPLY LIST:

  • Bring or purchase several colors of encaustic other than the above supplied, to personalize your work. The Encaustic Center will have some colors on hand for sale but will be happy to pre-order your colors at 20% off if you'd like to choose from the color chart attached:  Pre orders must be made by February 17th. We are providing white encaustic, medium, graphite and ink, so think of colors to compliment black and white in addition to the Indian Yellow, Alizarin Orange, Dianthus Pink and Malachite Green provided. For painting: translucent colors work well. For printing: colors that have not been diluted with medium, a mix of opaque and translucent are preferred. Do not bring encaustic in pans for printing; instead bring (or order) any size of encaustic blocks.

 

  • We provide 6 small uncradled panels and two small cradled panels 10” or smaller on longest side. We will also have some for sale at The Encaustic Center. There are links below if you'd like to order directly and stock up. Gesso is optional but use encaustic gesso if you do. We sell encausic gesso at The Encaustic Center. If using Ampersand boards, get Encausticbords, not their gesso boards. (We also supply some Stonehenge paper for painting on.)

 

unprimed panels:

Cheap Joe's

primed panels:

Jerry's Artarama

 

  • We provide pans for paint. Disposable aluminum loaf pans are fine. Please bring more.
  • Bring a good quality disposable paper dust mask (particulate).
  • Bring Subtractive mark-making tools to use on HOTbox, bring a few of any of these--  Colour Shapers “Cup Chisel light grey firm” (any sizes) and Colour Shaper “Wide” Painting Tool Firm Curve 1.5” to 3” are my faves (available from Cheap Joes or Jerry’s Artarama) Silicone bowl scraper or Catalyst hand tools, cooking spatula, old credit cards, squeegee, etc. (No metal tools, they scratch the plate.)
  • Bring a few assorted small water-color type brushes, inexpensive, to use with India Ink and graphite/alcohol mix. (no wax on these)
  • Brushes, several to use with encaustic (1”- 2” Hake or hardware store bristle brushes) We provide hardware store bristle brushes and have a few hake brushes here for use and some for sale. You may like to come with your own supply.
  • Bring Smock or long sleeve cover-up – carbon is messy!!
  • Bring Plastic spray bottles or water bottle for cleaning plate
  • I have two Surface Thermometers - but you'll likely want your own. Infrared is preferred: surface thermometer
  • Baren-(Japanese baren for printmaking) I have several but you may like your own:  baren from Utrecht
  • Bring Your favorite painting / scraping / incising tools (metal) for encaustic.
  • Bring Disposable gloves, several pairs.
  • Optional: Torch for fusing.
  • Optional: Found tools: Odd tools/sticks, screening/mesh, plastic jar tops, any texture stuff… Whatever you think may work with drawing/stamping, mark-making expressively on the hotbox and in india ink.
  • Optional: Box for your paintings and cardboard portfolio (18” x 24”) for paper, in order to get your works back home. Or bring an 18” tube instead of portfolio.
  • Optional: Oil pastels, graphite pencils, colored china markers, etc. , drawing materials that you have on hand. We will have large graphite sticks by Lyra.

 

ROLAND HOTbox™ :

If you would like to purchase a Roland HOTbox you may order directly from RolandWorkshops.com. She can send it directly to the Encaustic Center for you to use. Or, we can send to your home/studio for you to get a head start!

If you have a hotbox and can bring it to the workshop it would be most appreciated. Let Bonny know.

 

 

BIO:

Paula Roland, MFA, is the recipient of an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and two installation grants/solo exhibitions from the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. She is widely exhibited with 25 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions. Public collections holding Paula’s work include Agilent Technologies, R&F Handmade Paints and the American Embassies in Uganda and South Africa. Notable figures in art, including Lowery Sims, Roberta Smith, Susan Krane, Louis Grachos, Lisa Phillips, James Surles, and Joanne Mattera, have selected Paula’s works for exhibition and award. Her works and interviews are featured in many books and magazines, including The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera. Her works and interviews are featured in books by Joanne Mattera, Lissa Rankin, and Daniella Woolf, and others. Her residencies and fellowships include VCCA in Virginia and France, Anderson Ranch, and Santa Fe Art Institute, working with Lynda Benglis and Elizabeth Murray. Roland is a ten year presenter and teacher at the International Encaustic Conference. She was awarded the La Vendeenne Award for Innovation in 2012. Read the Surface Design Journal Blog article for more about how Paula developed the Encaustic Monotype: Paula Roland_Encaustic Monotype

 

The cost of the workshop is $875.00

Please let me know right away if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability. Spaces fill up quickly!

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit holds your space.

 

Balance due:

February 10th, 2017: $775.00

 

Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the February 10th, balance payment of $775.00; $765.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $775 balance by February 10th may result in someone form the waiting list taking the space so please be sure to watch for the balance due email announcement and please be in touch if there are any changes. Thank you!

 

Payment Options (after availability is confirmed:)

* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to bonny@theencausticcenter.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

 

* By cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center, please call or email Bonny to schedule a time: bonny@theencausticcenter.com or 214-405-5993

 

 

 

Susan Stover's 3-day Encaustic Workshop

Pattern and Repetition: Image and Wax

 

Friday May 19th, Saturday May 20th, Sunday May 21st,  2017

10:00 to 4:00 each day!

 

The cost is $475.00 which includes MANY supplies (supply and registration info below)

 

 

Pattern and Repetition: Image and Object

Pattern and repetition are an integral part of our everyday lives. Visually we find it in nature, textiles, architecture, and objects in our environments. Physically we use it in rituals, ceremonies, and meditations. Audibly we hear it in music, mantras, and machinery. Using encaustic in combination with surface design and mark-making techniques on fabric, this workshop will explore pattern and repetition in art. Students will explore their own interest in this topic and encouraged to develop personal images, motifs and marks. This class is intended for those with working experience of encaustic at an intermediate or advanced level. Instruction will be given on silk painting, sun printing, batik, tjanting tools, layering, and stenciling to create patterns and unique marks on silk and paper and how to incorporate it into encaustic. Students will create a series of repeated images on small panels and individual pieces that address their interests and ideas. Discussions and examples will include uses of pattern and repetition conceptually as well as compositionally.

 

 

Supply list:

1 yd. silk habotai (8mm)

1 yd. organza (5mm)

favorite scraping and incising encaustic tools

freezer paper

apron

iwatani torch (if you have one)

soft paint brushes for water-based paints, a few different sizes

gloves

scissors

exacto knife and new blades

white plastic ice cube tray

regular size or travel iron

bag of newspapers (if you are local and can bring some)

cutting surface… healing pads or cardboard etc; if you have

variety of drawing pencils

 

Optional:

In addition to those provided; I will have some cradled boards available for sale. If you want to be sure you are stocked up on boards (12x12 and under only) you can order boards at:

Cheap Joes (unprimed) or: Jerry's - Ampersand encausticbord

stencils

rice paper

other bits and bobs you might want to incorporate or embed i.e. rusty parts, threads and fibers, shapes or small forms that can be embedded and absorbed by wax, wood, silicone candy molds,etc.

 

What we provide:

six 4 x 4 cradled panels

four 12x12 flat ply boards

medium

encaustic paint - if you have some encaustic paints you'd like to bring; please do. Other than the provided; additional colors will be available for purchase at The Encaustic Center at 20% off. If you'd like to be sure you have your favorite colors; you can pre-order R&F or Enkaustikos paint with Bonny at 20% off list price.

silk paints

tjanting tools

wax stamps

pigment sticks – some pigment sticks will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own and The Encaustic Center has these for sale.

wax brushes and tins

mylar for stencils

stencils

iron to share - but please bring one of your own, if possible

parchment paper

saral paper

various charcoal, wax pencils, markers

encaustic tools to share

 

Susan Stover ... Her Vision:

"I have a passion for textiles, patterns and objects made by traditional techniques. I love mystery, ritual, history and art that exudes these qualities. Travel enables me to experience new sights, sounds, textures and colors of other places and to filter these inspirations into my work. By combining these traditional textile processes with encaustic, my work is a response to these impressions. Teaching some of these traditional, cross-cultural techniques, I feel a connection with people of other cultures, past and present, as well as being part of a continuum of artists handing down and sharing knowledge of processes that have been used for centuries."

 

 

Susan Stover received a MFA from California College of Art in Oakland, CA and a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with both degrees concentrating in a combination of textiles and painting. Among her professional experience is faculty at U.C. Davis, lab technician at CCA, and 10 years at Jacquard Products, a manufacturer of textile pigments and dyes. She has presented at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) and NAMTA (National Art Materials Trade Association) trade shows, the International Encaustic Artists conference and teaches workshops nationally and internationally. Her paintings are in many private collections. This year she was commissioned for several pieces for American Ag Credit headquarters in Windsor, CA. Her work was recently featured on the cover and in the lead article of the Surface Design Journal. Her work has been included in Encaustic Revelation by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Studio Visit, Wax and Paper Workshop by Michelle Belto, Gathering Clouds - A Magazine of Contemporary Art, FiberArts and American Craft magazines.

www.susanstover.com

www.facebook.com/susanstoverart

Instagram: susanstoverart

 

 

The cost of the workshop is $475.00

Please let me know right away if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability. Spaces fill up quickly!

 

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit holds your space.

 

Balance due:

April 7th, 2017: $375.00

 

Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the April 7th, balance payment of $375.00; $365.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $375 balance by April 7th may result in someone form the waiting list taking the space so please be sure to watch for the balance due email announcement and please be in touch if there are any changes. Thank you!

 

Payment Options (after availability is confirmed:)

* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to bonny@theencausticcenter.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

 

* By cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center, please call or email Bonny to schedule a time: bonny@theencausticcenter.com or 214-405-5993

 

 

 

Upcoming Guest Artist Workshops:

 

Kayla Barker - January 22, 2017 - photography and encaustic

 

Paula Roland - March 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2017 - MARK-MAKING / CARBON LAB MASH-UP

Two of Paula Roland’s most popular topics are combined in this workshop adventure. The emphasis is on meaningful mark-making with carbon based materials (ink and graphite) combined with encaustic

 

Elizabeth Schowachert - April 8 and 9, 2017 - Organic Fusion

 

Susan Stover - May 19, 20 and 21, 2017 - Encaustic with fabric and paper

 

Elizabeth Schowachert - September 16 and 17, 2017 - Ink, Brush, Paper Encaustic workshop

 

Sarah Rehmer - October 13, 14 and 15, 2017 - Encaustic Mixed Media

 

David A. Clark - March 23, 24 and 25, 2018 - Encaustic Printmaking

 

Jerry McLaughlin - May 18, 19 and 20, 2018 - Cold Wax

 

Brenda Zappitell - March 1, 2, and 3 2019 - Building An Abstract Series - Acrylic

 

Jean Pederson - November 1, 2 and 3, 2019 - Acrylic Mixed Media

 

 

Contact Bonny to get on the notification list to be contacted early!

 

 

Bonny Leibowitz

for registration and questions

bonny at theencausticcenter.com

214.405.5993

 

additional contact for questions:

Deanna Wood

deanna at theencausticcenter.com

972.345.9968

 

The Encaustic Center

580 W Arapaho Rd. #271

Richardson, TX. 75080

214-405-5993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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