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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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 email@example.com.
* The Encaustic Center also offers 3-day guest artist workshops, specialty workshops, and mini workshops. Please join the mailing list for monthly announcements: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Encaustic Center PROUDLY Announces Guest Artist / Instructor
Shawna Moore for a 3-day Workshop
Transparency, Mark Making and Depth...
Allowing the luminous surface of your encaustic painting to be a passage to what lies beneath...
Friday, October 21st, Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
10:00am to 4:00pm each day
$575.00; Many supplies included...details below!
By examining the inherent properties of encaustic paint, colors, and visual layering, we will develop unique sequences and processes to reveal each artist's inner work.
One of the most frustrating parts of using encaustic paint is that it has the tendency to build up in "milky" layers and obscure all the beautiful marks and passages we have created. We will look at this characteristic of wax paint, and learn to work around it and in fact to use this semi-opacity for developing depth.
Students should have a basic working knowledge of encaustic painting as this is a more intermediate to advanced workshop. We will be working with encaustic medium, encaustic paints, oil paint, and pigment sticks to build up sophisticated and mysterious paintings. Expect to learn a whole new way of working with wax and taking home some techniques which will bring the appearance of your work to a whole new level!
Provided Supplies: Encaustic medium, encaustic paint, several iwatani torches to share, several Hangar 9 sealing irons to share but Shawna will be bringing larger irons for sale which are best suited for these processes, four flat 6x6 to 8x8 boards and 3 flat 10x10 to 12x12 1/2 inch plyboards, brushes, rubber gloves, mark making tools to share and a few pigment sticks but the full line of R&F pigment sticks for purchase.
Student Materials list: Students may bring additional flat or cradled boards up to 12"x12" (links will be forwarded to participants), pigment sticks or purchase here, iwatani torch if you have (please let me know if you have one you will be bringing), any encaustic paint color you are fond of but do keep in mind, we do have the full line of Enkaustikos Hot Sticks here for sale as well.
Shawna Moore lives and works in Whitefish, Montana and is a recent recipient of her second Montana Arts Council "Strategic Development Grant," the Catto Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and a scholarship invitation to the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Mass. In 2014 she was nominated for the La Vendeenne Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement and practice of encaustic art by the International Encaustic Artists. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Circa Gallery in Minneapolis, Darnell Fine Art in Santa Fe, and most recently, Park City's Gallery MAR in July of 2015. Her numerous group exhibition include inclusion in the last two Montana Triennials and the Northwest Encaustic Invitational, both at the Missoula Art Museum. The Northwest Museum of Art and Culture represents her paintings in their Art/Work programs and she has exhibited in group and themed shows at NWMAC. Corporate collections include the M.D. Anderson Cancer Treatment Center in Houston and the Zane Ray Group in Whitefish. She is currently working directly with designers and architects to create site specific artworks in commercial and residential locations. Her background in architecture (University of Oregon, 1983-89) and her continual exploration into the role of art and painting in purpose and place have helped create a unique vision in her life and studio.
The cost of the workshop is $575.00
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: September 2nd: $475.00
In the event of cancellation after the September 2nd balance payment of $475.00; $465.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $475 balance by September 2nd 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!
* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to email@example.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
Upcoming Guest Artist Workshops:
Shawna Moore - October 21, 22 and 23, 2016
Paula Roland - Innovation with Monotype - March 24, 25 and 26, 2017
Susan Stover - May 19, 20 and 21, 2017
Sarah Rehmer - October 13, 14 and 15, 2017
David A. Clark - March 23, 24 and 25, 2018
Jerry McLaughlin - May 18, 19 and 20, 2018
Contact Bonny to get on the notification list to be contacted early!