Artist Lisa Pressman is known for her intuitive and conceptual abstract paintings – always with a subconscious narrative that reveals itself along the way. She has a unique gift of working with her students and helping them to discover underlying themes or emotions in their work. Her workshops are often transformative, as she helps her students excavate what is “really going on”
in their work. This master class is an opportunity to bring your individual work and intentions to a place with other advanced artists. Students will come from many points in the US or International locations in order to come together to do their creative work, have centered conversations, see other art and ideas and grow deeper in their work, guided by Lisa Pressman as guid and facilitator.
Artists who want to take their painting to a higher level of commitment and meaningfulness are invited to submit the easy application for Lisa’s Master Class.
Held in the advanced painting studio at Western Carolina University, artist will each have their own studio space to develop a small body of work and or experimentation with new ideas.
“My focus with the Master Level Workshops will be on content, inspirations and moving out of your comfort zone. We will be revisiting the fundamentals of design along with “freeing up” exercises, group collaborations, power points and demos that show new ways to approach your paintings. My interest is working with each artist to encourage new self-discovery and to push their work to the new level. Professional Development, Websites, getting your work out of the studio and into the gallery or other exhibitions will be covered.”
As is always the case when working with Lisa Pressman, expect the unexpected as her excellent intuitions and insights guide her teaching.
Applications are accepted until 12 students have been accepted.
To APPLY: Send an email with the following addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your Website URL
- a couple images of current work - sized at 1200px at the largest dimension, (only if you do not have current work posted on your website)
- A brief artist bio (again, only if you do not have this up to date on your website)
- A brief description of any recent projects - recently completed or in progress
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.
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST:
Bring what you need to work on your art. The lab fee covers materials Lisa has selected for experimental projects during this