the encaustic center
580 W. Arapaho, Richardson, Texas, 75080
Learn to paint with wax
The Encaustic Center is a unique facility where instructors Bonny Leibowitz, Deanna Wood, Brett Dyer, Mary Wright, and Susan Sponsler 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.
*Come for Assisted Workdays for help on your work, choosing processes, techniques and developing imagery with step by step instruction. ($50 for 3 hours)
*Come back for Workdays to create without any formal instruction using all of our equipment and supplies ($50 for up to 6 hours, $25 for up to 3 hours).
*Once you've got the basics, join us for a variety of Intermediate Workshops ($110), where you will delve further into texture, monotypes, stencils, drawing, painting, or photography techniques.
All supplies are included but you might like to bring special papers, leaves, zerox and inkjet prints, drawings, unglazed ceramic pieces, stencils, stamps, and threads etc. We supply plywood boards and have cradled boards for sale.
Featured Artist: Ken Womack
encaustic on cradle - 30" x 30"
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Once you've done a beginner workshop you may like to take our Assisted Workdays!
Ways you might enjoy assisted workdays:
1 - Learn processes and tools you've been wanting to try out such as texture, transfers and using wood burning tools and sealing irons. It's your chance to ask all kinds of questions about process and materials.
2 - Bring in pieces you have been working on and need help with so we can suggest areas to develop and go step by step through processes to bring the piece to fruition.
3 - Bring an idea or look through our books for ideas and inspiration and we will assist you by recommending and working through techniques to create your vision.
Three hours $50
Most Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 to 2:00, noon to 3:00 and 1:00 to 4:00
Assisted Workday Supplies:
All supplies are included but you might like to bring images on a flash drive to print out here, special papers, leaves, zerox and inkjet prints, drawings, unglazed ceramic pieces, stencils, stamps, and threads etc. We supply plywood boards and have cradled boards for sale.
Please email to schedule in.