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The Bonny Studio 
Bonny Leibowitz
580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262 Richardson, TX. 75080

Painting Classes with Bonny
Enjoy individualized attention as I help you find and develop what it is you are interested in painting, guiding you through techniques to best achieve your ongoing goals. Find your unique abilities, vision and means to expression! Learn and build your skills concerning washes, color mixing, blending, texture, foreground/background interplay, various brushes and strokes, palette knife use, shading, contrast, composition, form, creating your own personal library, borrowing elements from the greats and the freedom to enjoy creating ..... with friends!

See pics of student work here:

We also have workshops in Mixed Media, Acrylic and Cold Wax! Please join our email list for notification! If you'd like to try Encaustic Wax Painting, please let me know and visit which is next door to the Bonny Studio! Beginners to Advanced. We do not have children's classes.

Classes are on-going so start anytime!
Four classes $150.00
Eight classes $262.50 (includes one free class)
Twelve classes $375.00 (includes two free classes)
Sixteen classes $487.50 (includes three free classes)
Twenty classes $600.00 (includes four free classes)
Twenty four classes $712.50 (includes five free classes)
Every time you go up a 4 class package increment you get an additional class free! Prices include the use of the odorless turpentine, linseed oil, paper towels and a few squishes of studio paint as needed.

Never pay for a class you do not take (see cancellation policy below)

Mondays 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm
Mondays 7- 9:30 pm
Wednesdays 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Wednesdays 7- 9:30 pm

Painting Supplies:

The Asel art supply stores listed below are familiar with the supply list and offer 20% discount on supplies not already on sale by mentioning you are in class at The Bonny Studio!
Asel in Richardson at the SE corner of Beltline and Coit near Jason's Deli:
101 S. Coit - 972-690-6320
Asel in Plano at the SW corner of Custer and Parker near Kroger:
2929 Custer #340 - 972-596-0123
Traditional Oils or Water soluble are acceptable and work well together too! Other acceptable mediums: Cold Wax, Acrylic and acrylic mediums and gels or Pastels. 

Water Soluble Oils:

Grumbacher's Max:
alizarin crimson, titanium white, gold ochre hue, cadmium barium yellow orange, diozonine purple, ultramarine blue or cobalt, cad barium red deep or cad barium medium red, cerulean blue, payne's gray, burnt sienna, sap green, raw umber & ivory black.
And: Holbein Duo: Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
And: Windsor Newton's Artisan: thalo green, magenta, naples yellow hue, olive green, cadmium yellow pale hue. If any of these are unavailable, get very similar colors in Windsor Newton's Artisan, Grumbacher Max, Holbein Duo or any regular oil paint.

Traditional Oils or Acrylic:
Any oil paint or Acrylic brand you like of: alizarin crimson, titanium white, gold ochre, cadmium barium yellow orange, diozonine purple, ultramarine blue or cobalt, red, cerulean blue, payne's gray, burnt umber and raw umber, ivory black, magenta, naples yellow hue, thalo green, olive green, viridian green, sap green, cadmium yellow pale hue, pthalo green / blue. Add to the list as you like.

Odorless paint thinner (I have some at the studio)
Linseed oil (I have some at the studio) and/or liquin


Richeson #9617 round size 4, #9626 filbert size 8 and
#9627 bright size 10. (Great for dry brushing, scrubbing in and laying on heavy layers)

Richeson brushes #9165 filberts size 6, 8, 10, 12,16 and 20.
(Great for blends, a must!)

Silver white #1514S Edgewater Wash 2".
(Great for washes)

Princeton Select Black Mop size 1" and or 3/4". For soft blends.

There are many great brushes on the market. You may like to experiment. Test the hairs to be sure you are not buying one that sheds! A few small brushes I like are Princeton Select lunar blender, Chisel blender, filbert grainer and spotter. Rigger brushes in other brands for thin lines are great.

Canvas: You may like to choose gallery wrap so the staples don't show. 11x14, 16x20 or 18x24 to start.

Pastels in a variety of color are also a great choice to work with

I encourage you to buy your own supplies but if need be; It's an additional $25.00 per class including 16x20 canvas, oil paint, linseed oil, odorless turpentine and the use of studio brushes.

Please call or e-mail for class registration:


The Bonny Studio 580 W. Arapaho #262 Richardson, Texas 75080

Additional favorite oil paint colors not on the "must have" list:

Holbein, Duo; Leaf Green
Holbein, Duo; Lavender
Holbein; Compose Green
Holbein; Blue Grey
Holbein, Duo; Brown Pink
Holbein, Duo; Viloet Grey
Holbein: Turquoise Blue
Holbein; Coral Red
Holbein, Duo; Pink
Amsterdam: Yellowish Green
Rembrandt: Nickel Titan. Yellow Lt
Rembrandt: Deep Gold
Rembrandt: Copper
Rembrandt: Cinnebar Green Light
Rembrandt: Yellows are nice and soft
Any: Viridian
Any: Prussian Blue
Williamsburg: Turquoise
Grumbacher Max: Flesh Hue (I didn't name it; I'm just the messenger)
Grumbacher Max: Thalo Yellow Green
Richeson: Ice Blue
Classico; King's Blue
Winsor Newton, Winton: Cadmium Orange Hue
Winsor Newton, Winton: Cadmium Red Medium
I also love all Williamsburg paints!

2018 Class Policies:
Cancellations must be made BEFORE 12 hours of the scheduled class time or a class credit will be used. There is no charge for a cancellation due to illness up to 3 hours prior to class but please let me know asap, as a courtesy, so I can set the room up properly and allow others to join in. There is no charge for a cancellation due to an emergency. I can be reached by email: or by phone call, voicemail or text: 214-405-5993.

If you would like to jump in on a class you have not yet scheduled in for; no problem; just email, text or call and I will get you in if there is room, even last minute!

You are welcome to keep your painting(s) stored here at The Bonny Studio while they are in progress and you are an active student. Any canvasses left after 60 days of inactivity will be discarded or recycled unless other arrangements are made. The Bonny Studio takes the utmost care with your art and cares about your work and safety. Although there have not been any accidents; by attending classes, you agree to hold the Bonny Studio free from any liability in the event of accident or injury to yourself, your canvas or personal belongings and agree to the above policies.

Phone calls during class: Although we have a very relaxed atmosphere here; during class it is most appreciated if you'll please take phone calls in the hallway or outside if need be. Thank you!


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