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  • Lisa Pressman - Advanced Encaustic: Layers, Richness and Personal Vision

    June 18—23, 2017
    Medium:  Encaustic 
    Advanced - Master's 
    Tuition: $725 | Lab Fee: $95 

    This 5-day advanced, intensive encaustic workshop, will take experienced students to the next level in technique and expression. A major goal for Lisa for this workshop is to give individual direction and to help students develop  personal vision with an emphasis on revisiting art fundamentals.  Pressman will use guided exercises to lead students through an intuitive creative process, developing a new body of work that is richly layered in content and concept. Exercises are grounded in abstraction; attention will be paid to the use of personal symbols and markings that could develop into a deeper visual dialogue.

    The collective growth Lisa fosters in her workshops makes this a perfect environment for students looking to get feedback and problem-solve in a group dynamic. Color application, fusing, mark making, pigments stick, pastels, graphite, working large are techniques that will be covered. Encaustic equipment, history and safety will be revisited. Activities will include exercises, informal group discussion, and individual support. Prerequisite: at least one teacher-led encaustic workshop and a year of working with encaustic materials.  

    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, 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, Palazzo Dell’Annunziata, Matera, Italy and R&F Gallery, Kingston, NY.

    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.

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    • An email or letter cancellation is required for withdrawals. Students who withdraw before April 30 receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% registration & processing fee. Any housing and meal deposits will be refunded in full.
    • If a cancellation is made after April 30, 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. (There are some workshops that may have earlier cut off dates due to demand - this will be noted in your confirmation email).
    • Students who withdraw after May 1 even if workshop was paid in full, receive  no refund  but can transfer 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. 
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    Resident Price (On-campus housing/meals): Tuition & lab fee - $820 plus  Housing and Meal Plan 

    Commuter Price (staying off-campus): Tuition, lab fee & meals: (opening reception, 2 dinners,  5 lunches) - $980

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