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  • 2019 Snow Hill - Lisa Pressman - Expanding Your Vision with Pigment Sticks, Dry Media, Oil and Cold Wax

    September 12 -16, 2019

    Medium:  Mixed Media
    Level: All Levels
    Tuition:  $725 | Lab Fee: $50

    "Expanding Your Vision with Pigment Sticks, Dry Media, Oil and Cold Wax"

    This workshop is for intermediate /advanced artists that have worked with oil and cold wax. We will be expanding your personal vocabulary and vision through a series of exercises that that are 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 be discussed. Demonstrations include using R&F Pigment sticks, pastels and other materials along with excavating, monoprinting, glazing, mark making and editing. We will focus on content, how to see and moving your work forward. Students 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. The workshop includes Power points with discussions of contemporary art.

    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.

    Supplies Provided by Cullowhee Arts:

    • Pigment Sticks provided - Gamblin Solvents provided
    • Disposable 2" sponge paint rollers provided
    • Gamblin Cold Wax provided
    • Drawing materials; art graf and stabilo graphite/pencils provided
    • Paper Towels provided (optional: bring more)
    • Tissue paper, newsprint
    • Unscented baby wipes provided (optional: bring more)

    Students Bring:

      • Baseball Cap or other wide brim hat
      • Sunblock
      • Iphone or camera
      • Sense of adventure and humor
      • Small Sketch Book and Pencils and /or micro pens and /or creta color packet, graphite
      • Sharpener
      • Erasers
      • painters tape for masking
      • brushes
      • Scraping tools

      What are we working on?

      • 20 sheets (16 x 20 or smaller)/or a watercolor block.
      • Paper palette
      • Cheap bristle brushes

      • Sennelier oil pastels 48 count Assorted Set or any other brand.
      • Extra Colors: If you want to add to the set these are suggested for landscapes:
      • At Jerry's in the Holbein brand single sticks of color are sold. Buy two extra white #32A-5. Also I would highly recommend picking up Holbein's # 38J-5 (sky blue), #38G-5 (true blu lt),  #45E-3 (ive green), and #26A-5 *(ox yel 5).  It’s always a good idea to pick up a few extra light colors because the sets always have a lot of strong colors that will need to be grayed or lightened or both depending on what you are painting.

      • SOFT pastels: If you already have some bring them. I recommend the Sennelier brand 80 half stick Plein Air set. This provides a good range of natural colors as seen in the landscape. I also like Rembrandts.

      • Hard pastels: If you already have some, bring them. I recommend the Prismacolor Nupastel sticks, set of 24 or 36.

      • Pan Pastels with sponges, good for laying areas of color down

      • Neocolor crayons by caran d'ache  become like water colors, water color brushes
      • Stencils, in a variety of your favorite shapes
      • Various mark making tools: fruit bags, placemats, string, rubber bands; Anything that you think might make interesting texture—nothing fancy or expensive, they will get paint on them.
      • Cardboard (pizza boxes) for transporting wet work home


     Thursday, Sept 12 


     Travel to Snow Hill
    5:30 pm - Opening Wine Reception; Firehouse Studio
    6:00 - 6:45 - Artist Presentation: Alice Ballard
    7:00 pm - Dinner Suggestion - The Crusty Crab

    Friday, Sept 13

       9:30 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Upstairs Studio
    6:00pm - 6:45 - Artist Presentation: Lisa Pressman
    7:00pm - Dinner Suggestion - The Blue Dog

     Saturday, Sept 14   


     9:00 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Upstairs Studio
     OPTIONAL - Dinner Party at Christie Taylor and Freddy Sprock's Home 
    ($25 for appetizers & dinner - BYOB) 

     Sunday, Sept 15
       9:00 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Upstairs Studio
    Dinner Suggestion - To Be Announced

    Monday, Sept 16


     9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Workshop, lunch, wrap up session
                     4:30 pm - clean up, pack up, depart

    Recommended Housing in Snow Hill
    The River House B&B
    The Mansion House B&B

    Housing in Nearby Berlin
    The Atlantic Hotel

    Lodging List - Near to Snow Hill

    * Many students have searched for airbnb's and have been successful finding suitable lodging in Snow Hill and nearby.


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    Registration and Payments:

    • Registration is made by making a 50% deposit through our on-line secure payment system. You may use any major credit card when checking out.
    • The balance is due by 6 weeks out from the workshop start date.
    • Registration is open until the workshop is filled, at which point we open a waitlist. Often students on the wait list are able to take the workshop due to unanticipated circumstances of another enrollee.
    • All workshops have caps for attendants. In order to reserve your spot, it is advisable to enroll as soon as possible.
    • We cannot run under-enrolled workshops. Therefore, if you are planning to book a flight, we recommend waiting until we make the final call on a workshop at 6 weeks out from the travel in date. However, as soon as the workshop meets minimum we will inform all participants.

    Refund Policies:

    • A full refund is made when a workshop that is canceled or already full at the time of registration.
    • An email or letter cancellation is required for withdrawals. Students who withdraw 6 weeks prior to the workshop start date receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% cancellation & processing fee.   
    • If a cancellation is made later than 6 weeks prior to the workshop, the deposit is forfeited, but a credit for the amount may be applied to another workshop that same calendar year. You may also transfer your deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a tax-deductible donation to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. 
    • Students who withdraw within 4 weeks of the workshops will forfeit their payments, even if workshop was paid in full, but can transfer the payments made to another workshop during the calendar year, or transfer their deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year, or make a tax-deductible donation to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS.
    • We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event of an unforeseen medical issue.

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