Here is a blog post from Cullowhee Mountain Arts about a workshop I am teaching with my fellow artist and friend Sara Mast Thanks to Norma Hendrix for putting it together!
The FUSE workshop taught by Lisa Pressman and Sara Mast was an extraordinary experience for me! Not only did it take place in the gorgeous and inspiring setting of Sara's private Montana studio (along with very delicious food and other fun activities, too), but the class itself was extremely worthwhile. Lisa and Sara are both such wonderful instructors -- incredibly talented and knowledgeable artists who are so generous and nurturing toward their students. I can't say enough about their teaching style. Both are well established artists and teachers, yet they are very down to earth and approachable. Whether the students are experienced artists or relative newcomers to the field, Lisa and Sara are able to relate to them comfortably and guide them in the appropriate direction for their skill level. I came to the FUSE workshop in an effort to deepen my art practice and to open myself to new possibilities in my work. I accomplished this, and so much more! Not only did Lisa and Sara teach technique (and lots of it), but content and personal history as it relates to our work were both important aspects of this workshop. I still have many of the exercises from the workshop in the back of my mind these days, as I'm painting in my own studio. This experience has led me to new, unexpected and exciting avenues in my work. I would highly recommend the FUSE workshop, or any taught by Lisa and Sara, to painters who are looking to take their own work to a deeper and more personal level!