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April in Taos: Retreat and Workshops for Artists
April 21 - April 27, 2018
Meet us in Taos, New Mexico for a 7-Day Retreat & Workshop
"Exploring Visual Language: pigment sticks, oil, drawing materials, along with cold wax."all inclusive price:
with Workshop Instructor: Artist Lisa Pressman
$2,600.00 - Private Room with bath
$2,100.00 - Shared Room with bath, per person
(room-mates sign-up together - CMA does not match room-mates)
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Suggested Reading:Mabel's Santa Fe and Taos, Bohemian Legends 1900-1950 by Elmo Baca, Gibbs-Smith Publisher, 2002
Edge of the Taos Desert, An Excape to Reality by Mabel Dodge Luhan, Univ. of New Mexico Press, 1987_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
"Exploring Visual Language: Pigment Sticks, Oil, Drawing Materials, along with Cold Wax"
Lisa Pressman will guide you in the use of non-traditional approaches to drawing and painting while you receive inspiration from the layers, textures and sensations of Taos, New Mexico. Using mixed media, participants will expand their personal visual language and mark-making skills. Experience new ways of seeing, while enjoying a fresh engagement with intuition, freedom, and interaction with the unique qualities of this place – Taos; the high desert and the Mabel Dodge Luhan House and grounds.Plan to uncover new notions of the expressive element of drawing and painting. Materials will include drawing media, water media as well as R&F pigment sticks, oil paint and cold wax. Enjoy sessions of exploration and process rather than production.
Lisa Pressman, 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. Her work focuses on a visual synthesis of stored and personal memory.
Lisa’s paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the USA and internationally including The Hunderton Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR, Susan Eley Fine Arts, NY, NY, Causey Contemporary, NY, NY, The Curator Gallery, NY, NY, Thomas Deans Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Telluride Gallery of Art,Telluride, Colorado, and the Jen Tough Gallery , Vallejo, CA.
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. Lisa teaches workshops in both encaustic and oil and cold wax mediums throughout the U.S; including Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Pratt Institute, Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Art Institute of New York and Cullowhee Mountain Arts. www.lisapressman.net
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Tuition, Studio Support Supplies, Opening Reception and Five Gourmet Dinners, Breakfasts and Lunches Monday - Friday, tickets to the Harwood Museum a mid-week field trip to Abiquiu with tickets to the Georgia O'Keeffe and a visit to the studio and gallery of artists Debra Fritts and Frank Shelton and evening salons and presentations during the week.
Does not Include:
Transportation to and from Taos, ground transportation while in Taos. We will carpool on the day of our Field Trip to Abiquiu.
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