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Cold Wax Portrait Workshop with Jane Cornish Smith! Sat., Oct. 27th & Sun., Oct. 28th

The Encaustic Center and The Bonny Studio are thrilled to announce:
Jane Cornish Smith‘s 2-day 
Cold Wax Portrait Workshop

Saturday, October, 27th and Sunday, October 28th, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
The cost is $385.00 which includes MANY supplies (supply and registration info below)
Discover the versatility, translucence, and depth of cold wax in portraiture! Mine the possibilities of it’s buttery consistency combined with oil paint, mineral spirits, pastels, mark-making tools, brushes, scrapers, and NO heat to reveal layers of luminous color. Artist Jane Cornish Smith will demonstrate and guide participants through portraiture creations. The hands-on exploration of composition, shape, and value allows for an understanding of the medium and dynamic expressive work.  All levels are welcome. Most supplies are included; see below:

and Supplies to bring below:  


2 encaustic gessoed 11×14 cradled boards … I will have more boards for sale at the workshop.

6 sheets of Arches oil painting paper but you can buy more here: http://www.cheapjoes.com/arches-oil-paper-pads.html

Messermeister Squeegee: Provided for use at the workshop: Bowl scrapers: If you’d like to purchase one of your own, here’s the link: Messermeister Squeegee https://www.amazon.com/Messermeister-Silicone-Bowl-Scraper-Blue/dp/B003J373TQ

Brayers: Provided for use at the workshop: Brayers: If you’d like to purchase one of your own, here’s the Inovart link: https://www.amazon.com/Inovart-Snap-Soft-Rubber-Brayer/dp/B0044S8CWM/ref=sr_1_11?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1494607031&sr=1-11&keywords=rubber+brayer

or Speedball in various sizes:


Provided for use at the workshop:

Squeegees – Provided for use at the workshop: if you’d like to purchase one of your own, here’s a link:


Incising tools Provided for use at the workshop: but please feel free to bring more of your own: various incising tools: wood skewers, palette knives and toothpicks  

Palettes and wax paper – provided but you are welcome to bring more

Turpentine or mineral spirits Provided

Cold Wax medium Provided: 12 ounces of Cold Wax medium but if you’d like to buy some of your own, here’s a link: http://www.cheapjoes.com/gamblin-cold-wax-medium.html

Charcoal and sandpaper Provided

Silicone spatulas Provided for use at the workshop —2 GLOUE silicone spatulas  but here’s a link if you’d like to buy your own: https://www.amazon.com/Cooptop-Premium-Silicone-Spatula-Set/dp/B01FX8K3CI/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1494717115&sr=1-2&keywords=cooptop+spatulas

Scraping tools: Provided but you are welcome to bring more cardboard and mat board squares for scraping.    

Stone Paper Provided

Mat board to mount Stone Paper Provided

Alcohol Inks: Provided  but you can buy more here: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_9_11?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=adirondack+alcohol+ink&sprefix=adirondack+%2Cgarden%2C155&crid=199CTLWWLWVHW  Jane’s favorites: adirondack rust/stonewash/pitch black

Containers for turp  Provided


Bring Oil paint (any brand) – this can be a variety of your favorite colors but be sure to have a good range and lots of white, also cadmium red, cad yellow light, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, raw umber, burnt sienna, and any other colors you may have on hand.

Bring four 8.5 x 11 inch photocopies of your favorite photographic headshots or selfies with good contrast of lights and darks. 

Bring: Paper towels – one roll per person provided but please bring more

Bring: Tape – blue or green, 1- 1.5”

About Jane
Originally from Canada, Texas-based artist Jane Cornish Smith’s nomadic childhood, along with her artist mother, fostered an appreciation for creative expression from a young age. Jane produces paintings and sculptural work with diverse materials and subject matter, but has concentrated in recent years on cold wax and encaustic mediums.  She has attended artist residencies at the International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy; Vermont Studio Center; and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and earned BFA, MLA, and MFA degrees. An award-winning artist, her work hangs at the University of Texas at Tyler, Brookhaven College, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery in Wales, the Cancer Support Community of North Texas, and others. She enjoys teaching, and making art from her glass-lined studio in rural Lone Oak, Texas. www.janecornishsmithart.com


Payment and Registration info:

Only 12 spaces available so please let me know right away if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability. Spaces fill up quickly!

The cost of the workshop is $385.00

Please pay in full or make a $100.00 deposit to hold your space.

Balance Due; September 22nd: $285.00

Please pay (via the below options)

Payment Options (after space 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

Cancellation policy:

The $100 deposit is non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, after the workshop is paid in full; $275.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. I’ll be sending email reminders belfore the due date. Non-payment of the $285 by the due date may result in someone from the waiting list taking the space, so please be on the lookout.

Thank you so much and looking forward to having you!! Bonny 

The Encaustic Center: theencausticcenter.com
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
Schedule: http://theencausticcenter.com/schedule.html
Bonny Leibowitz
Deanna Wood
Directions: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=The+Encaustic+Center&hl=en&hq=The+Encaustic+Center&hnear=Denton,+Texas&t=h&z=10

The Bonny Studio Classes: thebonnystudio.com
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080

Bonny Leibowitz

The Encaustic Center: theencausticcenter.com
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080

Schedule: http://theencausticcenter.com/schedule.html

Bonny Leibowitz



Deanna Wood



Directions: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=The+Encaustic+Center&hl=en&hq=The+Encaustic+Center&hnear=Denton,+Texas&t=h&z=10

The Bonny Studio Classes: thebonnystudio.com
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080

Bonny Leibowitz



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Dramatic Portraits in Colored Pencil


Learn how to create a dramatic, realistic portrait in this intensive “Super Workshop” with award-winning artist Jesse Lane.

Jesse will share his signature portraiture style, including special tips for creating nuanced skin tones, compelling eyes and realistic hair.

Take your art to the next level as everyone shares their love of colored pencil in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Dates: Nov. 2-5

Location: Maureen Killaby’s Art School in the charming town of Lindale, TX,  about 90 miles east of Dallas.

Cost: $465

$150 deposit to secure your spot.  Mail to Maureen Killaby at 520 Woodside, Hideaway, TX 75771

Full workshop details: http://www.maureenkillaby.com/invited-artist-workshops

See Jesse’s art:



Submitted by Jesse Lane. Email: jesse@jesselaneart.com

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Mixed Media Portrait Workshop with Katherine Baronet May 26

Registration (required) holds your space in the workshop.
Space is limited so workshop fills up fast, only 7 spots left.

Saturday, May 26 at 11 AM – 4 PM

Continental Gin Building

3309 Elm St, Dallas, Texas 75226

Contact: Katherine at kbaronet@minsdpring.com

In this workshop students will create a self-portrait made from a variety of new and old materials. Student will take ordinary objects and used it other than what is was designed for to create an abstract face. IE; use a bottle cap for an eye, wired to make a pair of classes, painted matchsticks that become hair, your shirt is made of paper or cardboard. Students will incorporate their own face and personal items of meaning. Student may bring their own fabric, paper, paints, beads and objects in a variety of shapes and sizes. Glue, paper, paint and other found stuff will be provided.

*Student MUST bring a good photograph or head shot of themselves or who you will be painting to be used to develop this portrait (to small will not work). The face must fill up an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

$155.00 if paid by Check, if Paypal $167.00

Submitted by Katherine Baronet. Email: kbaronet@mindspring.com

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Anna Rose Bain Workshop April 6 – 8

3-Day Workshop with Anna Rose Bain
“Alla Prima Portraits and Figures in Oil”

With a Portrait Demo the Evening Before

Workshop Dates: Friday, April 6th, Saturday, April 7th, and Sunday, April 8th
from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day (1 hr lunch from 12-1)

Cost: $450 (includes model fee)    Flyer: April2018DallasWorkshopFlyer (2)-1

We will be working from live models all three days. The first day will be focused on portraiture, and days 2 and 3 will be painting the figure. Some background in drawing is a must if you plan to take this class! Anna will demo each morning from the live model, and workshop attendees will have the opportunity to paint from the same model during the afternoon (we will have different models each day). As always, Anna will carefully
explain her thought process as she paints, and will give articulate, individualized instruction based on where you are in your artistic journey.

Demo info: Thursday evening, April 5th
(time TBA)   Cost: $25

The demo is a separate event from the workshop and anyone attending must RSVP to Carol
Devereaux at dallasstudiod@gmail.com, and pay the demo fee.

Workshop & Demo Location:
Studio D–northwest corner of Spring Creek Valley
Shopping Center, corner of Beltline and Coit in Richardson. 7989 Beltline Road.

To reserve your place in the workshop, please email Anna to let her know you
are attending at annarosebain@gmail.com. Then, send a check for the full amount
to: Anna Rose Bain, 9596 West 89th Place Westminster, CO 80021, or pay via
Paypal to: annarosebain@gmail.com. Please include your phone number and
mailing address. Once you are registered, you will receive a materials list and
regular email updates leading up to the event. No cancellations two weeks prior to
the workshop start date.

For more about the instructor, see her website: https://www.artworkbyannarose.com/

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3-DAY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP with Gene Dillard Aug. 18-20, 2017

3-Day Portrait Workshop by Gene Dillard will help you unlock secrets of developing vibrant color within value patterns in portraits. To conveniently pay online, go to www.dfwartworkshops.com.

Friday, August 18, 2017 9:00 AM
to Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4:00 PM

Rail Station Studios
1013 15th Place, St. 101, Plano, TX (map)

DFW Portrait/Figurative Workshop Meetup

Plano, TX
173 Portrait/Figurative Artists

PURPOSE These workshops are gatherings where motivated artists come together to practice and learn how to draw and paint people. The sessions include hands-on training by pro…

Check out this Meetup Group →


Submitted by GEN. Email: gene@legacyportraitpaibters.comGENELEGgen

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3-Day Portrait Workshop: Color May 19-21


May 19, 20, 21
Workshop lead by Gene Dillard
At Rail Station Studios  1013 15th Place, Plano, Texas 75074
9:00 am till 4:00 pm

Seems the most common challenge for aspiring (and sometimes accomplished) portrait painters is the mystery and mastery of color especially when it comes to skin tones. In this workshop we will not only study the theory of color but some very direct hands-on mixing techniques. The subtle blends of warm and cool temperatures can bring magic to a face because flesh color is not the color of flesh it it the color of light reflecting on a face…a very different idea.

We will be painting three different models, each with distinctly different skin tones. These exercises should be fun for both accomplished painters and those early in the struggle with color.

Cost for workshop is $300. A $100 deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. Payment can be made online at www.legacyportraitpainters.com  (WORKSHOPS)

Submitted by Gene Dillard. Email: gene@legacyportraitpainters.com

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Xiang Zhang Portrait Workshop April 13, 14 & 15 in Bedford

xiangzhangportraitsXiang Zhang – Portrait Workshop

April 13, 14 & 15, 2017

Renowned artist Xiang Zhang will present a portrait workshop with live models April 13, 14, &15, 2017 at Trinity Arts Guild; Bedford Boys Ranch in Bedford, TX. 

Workshop times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost of the workshop will be:

     $375 for members of Trinity Arts Guild

     $425 for non-members

Minimum class size is 10 participants; maximum class size is 15 participants.

A deposit of $150 is required at time of sign up. This deposit will be non-refundable except in case of emergency.

To reserve your space sign up at trinityartsguild.org or contact Beverly Richmond via email ; phone/text 817-408-0719

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Special One-Day Portrait Workshop Feb. 25


Special One-Day Portrait Workshop
D U E L I N G   E A S E L S
Gene Dillard and Don Mullins
February 25

This will be a unique one-day workshop. It will be primarily a day of
demonstration and instruction.
Gene and Don will paint a day-long portrait side by side from a live model.
Lots of commentary, explanation of process, tips on techniques, color mixing, the whole works.
Expect lots of banner back and forth between the two artists
…long term painter friends.
Attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work and receive expert critiques.
They are also welcome to sketch or draw from the model (in dry media only).
The workshop is sponsored by the Plano Art Association
and a portion of the fees will go to support the organization.

The Plano Art Association Gallery
1013 15th Place #105
Downtown Plano, Texas 75074
(Adjacent to the DART Rail Station)

Date and Time
Saturday, February 25
9:00 AM till 4:00 PM (with an hour break for lunch…great lunch spots in Downtown Plano)

Fee and Registration
The fee is $100
To register, make payment and reserve your attendance, go to
www.dfwartworkshops.com and click on payment options.
Or email
and confirm that you will be attending and will pay at the door.


Workshop Leaders

Don Mullins www.donmullinsfineart.com
Don has a long string of awards and recognition including the
Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, The Artist’s Magazine,
Salon International, and the Lyme Academy of Fine Art alumni show to name a few.
Trained at the prestigious Lyme Academy in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Don lives in New Mexico with his wife Karen.
He conducts workshops in figurative art, painting and drawing.

Gene Dillard  www.legacyportraitpainters.com
Gene has conducted workshops and demos for a number or art clubs though
out Texas plus workshops at several universities.
He is on the board of directors of the Plano Art Association.
He manages the Rail Station Studio and Gallery in Downtown Plano.
He leads a weekly painting and drawing group that meets at the PAA gallery.
Gene is a resident of Plano with his wife Louise.

Submitted by Gene Dillard. Email: gene@legacyportraitpainters.com

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Laurie Goldstein-Warren Watercolor Portrait Workshop April 18-20


The Laurie Goldstein-Warren workshop is scheduled for April 18 – 20, 2017! 9am to 4 pm. Sponsored by the Society of Watercolor Artists. Laurie is also the juror for SWA’s 2017 International Juried Competition.

Location: St John’s Episcopal Church 2401 College Ave., Ft Worth

Subject: Limited palette portraits. All levels of experience can participate in this workshop. Cost is $250 for SWA members and $300 for Non-Members. A $75 non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

In this fun and informative workshop, Laurie will show you how you can achieve any skin tone using the same limited palette of four colors. For more information see the Flyer: SWA Workshop Laurie Goldstein-Warren.

Sign up and payment should be made on the SWA website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/workshops

If you have questions, please contact Bill Dale at swaworkshop@gmail.com. A supply list will be added to the website soon. Come join us for what looks to be a great workshop!

For more about Laurie, see her website http://www.warrenwatercolors.com/


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3-Day Portrait Workshop October 14, 15, 16


Gene Dillard will be conducting a 3-day workshop starting October 14. It is another in a series to help folks who are striving for adding to their skill set in mastering portraiture. Because everyone is working at different levels, I strive to provide assistance to help you reach your next level of competency. There are universal challenges we all face and we can all benefit from concentrated instruction and focus.

The workshop will include three full days of instruction and painting from live models.

The sessions will be held in my Rail Station Studio in the downtown Plano Arts District.

The total workshop fee is $300. A refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a spot in the workshop. The balance can be paid at the beginning of the workshop. To conveniently pay online, go to http://www.dfwartworkshops.com

The workshop will focus on all the proven techniques for achieving a likeness in your portraits. That means tackling the entire spectrum of challenges…from getting proportions right to the finesse needed to render skin tones and the landscape of faces. There will be demonstrations, visual presentations and lots of hands-on, one-on-one instruction. (More details to follow. Materials list will be provided when you sign up.)

Submitted by Gene Dillard. Email: gene@legacyportraitpainters.com

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Colored Pencil Portrait Workshop with Noriko DeWitt June 23-26

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Want to draw a realistic portrait?  Learn skills and techniques to breathe life into your artwork, create realistic shine in the eyes, glowing skin, and silky hair that you can almost feel!

In this 4-day workshop, we will learn how to transfer reference image onto paper, step-by-step instruction on the coloring process, and how to create simple backgrounds to complement your subject.  Previous drawing experience (in any subject matter) is a plus.  Please bring a head-shot image of your desired subject printed in color on letter size paper.


June 23 (Thurs)   6-9pm
June 24 (Fri)        6-9pm
June 25 (Sat)       1:30-5:30pm
June 26 (Sun)      1:30-5:30pm

Location: McKinney Art House, 502 N. Kentucky Street, McKinney TX

Age: 12 to adult
Course Fee: $185 plus supplies

Instructor: Noriko DeWitt

Registration: Please visit http://norikodewitt.com/blog/colored-pencil-class/workshop/ for registration


Submitted by Noriko DeWitt. Email: Noriko@NorikoDeWitt.com

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3-Day Workshop: How to use both Face and Hands in successful portraits

This workshop will be lead by Gene Dillard, who is an experienced art teacher recognized for his years of painting portrait commissions. This workshop will be an exciting look into how both the human face and human hands express the character of a portrait subject. As always great emphasis will be given to mastering drawing, nailing values and managing color when depicting the human form.

The workshop will include three full days of instruction and painting from live models.

The total workshop fee is $300. A refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a spot in the workshop. The balance can be paid at the beginning of the workshop. To conveniently pay online, go to www.dfwartworkshops.com

Location: Rail Station Studios, 1013 15th Place, St. 101, Plano, TX
Dates: Friday, April 1, 2016  to Sunday, April 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

If you have other questions call Gene Dillard 214-403-9171 or gene@thedillardgroup.com

Submitted by Gene Dillard. Email: gene@legacyportraitpainters.com

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Portrait Workshop Feb. 3 at Alyce Green’s Art Studio


We will be holding our second Portrait Workshop of the year at Alyce’s Art Studio on Wednesday February 3rd Don’t miss this chance to expand your portrait skills in a casual, encouraging environment with artists of all skill levels.  We will have a live model, coffee & tea, and easels and tables are provided.  Please bring your own materials.

Our model for February is Brian Patrice!

DATE: Wednesday February 3rd

TIME:  9:00am1:00pm

Life portraits session, one pose, $25.00


Alyce Green’s Art Studio, 14330 Midway Road, Suite 205, Dallas TX 75244


Hosted by Jenny Mader 

Please call or text or email to reserve your spot.



Or call Jenny Mader directly at 214-991-4805


Mark your calendars! 

Future Portrait Workshops in 2016:  March 2nd, April. 6th

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