the encaustic center

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


Miles Conrad - Off the Wall: Encaustic in 3 Dimensions

Friday, October 25th, Saturday, October 26th, and Sunday, October 27th, 2019

10:00 to 4:00 each day


The cost is $675.00 which includes many supplies (supply and registration info below)



Workshop Description:

In this lively, hands-on workshop, students of all levels will learn basic sculptural techniques combining encaustic with simple materials to create several projects ranging from handheld elemental forms to increasingly complex freestanding forms and panel-mounted assemblages. Students will reflect on their finished work by participating in a supportive feedback session with the instructor and their fellow artists. Course content will cover design, structure, assembly, mounting, surfacing, finishes, presentation, storage and shipping.



above: Student work by Eileen Braun


Provided Supplies:

Card Stock - White - 5-10 (per student)

Foam Core - White

Cotton Muslin- Natural, Neutral color- (1/4 yard per student)

1” Natural Hog Bristle- (2-3 per student)

Parchment Paper- (6 per student/per day)

Cradled Board 10x10x1 (3 per student)


Garden Twine- Jute

String- Cotton

Baling Wire- Heavy Gauge

Galvanized Wire- Fine Gauge


Plastic Wrap

Odorless Mineral Spirits + squeeze bottles


Natural colored (unbleached tissue paper)

Simple geometric shapes and outline templates provided

Please bring:

RF Pigment Sticks if you have some. We'll provide a few and have the full line for sale here at The Encaustic Center at 20% off!

Pencil, Ruler, Xacto Blade- (1 per student)

Needle & Thread, Neutral Color- (1 per student)

Scissors, Metal- (1 per student)

Sheer Pantyhose- (1 pair per student)

Bring your own favorite selection of found papers and small found objects

Bring your own favorite natural elements such as: Pods, twigs, driftwood, dried grasses, or other regional favorites

Bring your own favorite simple geometric shapes and outlines - templates provided




Miles Conrad: Bio

Miles Conrad is a curator, educator, and a foremost practitioner in contemporary encaustic. He creates paintings, sculpture, and immersive environments exhibited nationally. Miles currently works from a studio granted by the Artist-In-Residence program at Process Museum in Tucson, Arizona. His work was featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial in participation with the Occupy Museums Debt Fair Project. He received the Tucson Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Society ’Award of Excellence’ for his work in the Arizona Biennial 2011.


Miles earned his BFA from CalArts in 1992 and his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2009. For the past 13 years, Miles has presented comprehensive workshops nationally; teaching students innovative techniques in 3D encaustic. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Encaustic Artists Association in 2016.


He is the founding director of Conrad Wilde Gallery. Renowned for having hosted innovative exhibitions in Tucson as well as at several international art fairs in Los Angeles, New York and Miami. He now operates MicroGallery in Tucson, AZ and serves as a private career consultant to artists nationwide.




Payment info:

The cost of the workshop is $675.00


A $100.00 non-refundable non-transferable deposit holds your space.


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


Balance due:

September 13th, 2019: $575.00


Cancellation policy:

In the event of cancellation after the September 13th, 2019, balance payment of $575.00 is made; $565.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $575 balance by September 13th, 2019 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.


Payment Options (after 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 credit card; call Bonny at 214-405-5993

▪ By check to The Encaustic Center, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, TX, 750

▪ By cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center, please call or email Bonny to schedule a time: or 214-405-5993




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