Artist-Instructor Lisa Pressman
• September 11 - 18
Workshops in Durfort, France
Join Lisa Pressman and Norma Hendrix
where we will explore the stunning landscape
and textures of Southern France.
Our Destination is the Village of Dufort, also known as the Village of Copper. Lodging, meals and studio space will be in one lovely location; the charming La Cascade.
Our exploration of the region will be our inspiration and
resource for a week of creative investigation.
Durfort is nicknamed Cité du Cuivre (the copper city), for the prosperous copper artisan
trade that exists there, in addition to artisan trades in leather, glass, basket-making and jewelry. Durfort is home to Musée du Cuivre (the copper museum), established in 1986, to document five centuries of
the local copper craft.
ABOUT LA CASCADE:
La Cascade is our 17th century
house situated in a tiny medieval village in southern France. It lies on the banks of a small river that
flows between between the steep walls of the valley. The village fans out of the valley onto rich surrounding
planes which have been fought over by a succession of Francs, Romans, Visigoths Vikings, etc. The longest
period of peace was under the Romans, but there was also a period of peace that accompanied the rise of
a mysterious dissident Catholic sect called the Cathars. After a couple of centuries of prosperity, they
were wiped out by papal decree in the 12th century. (read more)
Lisa Pressman has envisioned this workshop to guide us into focusing on ways to use traveling as the source of sensory information that will get translated into artmaking. Cameras or I-phones, sketchbooks and assignments focusing on specific art fundamentals will shape our France experience. On our outings we will photograph and draw while being mindful of all our senses. In the studio, using our outings as inspiration, we will be experimenting with a range of materials including: R&F pigment sticks, oil paint, cold wax, graphite, ink, and pastels. (read more)
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