Lisa Pressman

Sun, October 6 to Sat, October 12 2019
Moving Paint: Working With Oil & Cold Wax with Lisa Pressman
Medium: Oil & Cold Wax
Level: All Levels
Location: Studio
Status: Open For Enrollment
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This workshop is designed for intermediate /advanced artists who have worked with oil and cold wax. Over the course of the workshop, Lisa will work to expand your personal vocabulary and vision through a series of exercises based on the various ways of learning, along with drawing and moving paint. The language of art will be revisited: composition, color, tension and space, and scale will all be discussed. Demonstrations include using R&F Pigment Sticks, pastels and other materials along with excavating, mono-printing glazing, mark making and editing. Focus areas will include; content, how to see, and moving your work forward. Participants will be encouraged to work in a series, while revisiting the painting process. Professional practices will be addressed and activities will include exercises, informal group discussion and individual support.

What Lisa brings to teaching is her years of experience with conceptually-driven abstraction and the love of layers of materials. All of her teaching concentrates on content, creativity, art making and of course, technique, with an emphasis on helping participants to discover their unique marks and concepts. Many artists who attend her workshops want and need to revisit the fundamentals of art, including: color, composition, and mark making. Lisa will cover these important aspects of what makes a painting hold together. During the workshop, there will be high-energy sessions featuring experimentation with a multitude of materials. Lisa will schedule fast-paced demos and exercises along with plenty of painting time, personal attention, and group discussions. During the workshop, you look at slideshows Lisa has created that address art history and the development of artwork over time. She will also reference works of contemporary artists she has discovered from her connections in New York City, as well as all the art events, openings and museum shows she has had the privilege to visit annually.

Lisa’s specialty is focusing on each individual’s needs, visual editing and critique. She will provide personal, one-on-one teaching time to participants in order to discuss specific questions and what is happening in their work.

Please note there is a materials fee of $35.00 for this workshop for R&F Products.

About Lisa Pressman

Lisa Pressman, an American abstract painter, was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1958. She earned her BA in Art from Douglass College, Rutgers University and her MFA from Bard College.

Lisa’s paintings have been featured since 1981 in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the USA and internationally including The Hunderton Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR, Susan Eley Fine Arts, NY, NY, Causey Contemporary, NY, NY, The Curator Gallery, NY, NY, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, and OTA Contemporary, Sante Fe, NM.

Lisa is a core instructor for R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston, NY and a workshop instructor for Gamblin Artists Colors. She is an annual presenter and instructor at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA and teaches workshops in both encaustic and oil and cold wax mediums throughout the U.S.

Lisa currently lives and works in West Orange, New Jersey.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $770.00 + $35 Material Fee

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,789.00-$1,957.00 + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or find a buddy and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information your options to enroll here.