Thursday, October 16, 2014

Teaching Schedule


A Day in the Catskills, encaustic, encaustic from Mapping a Place at Susan Eley Fine Art, NYC

               2014-2015 WORKSHOP INTENSIVES:
 November 19–20, 2014
Advanced Encaustic
R&F Handmade Paint, Kingston , NY

This two-day advanced encaustic workshop will take experienced students to the next level in technique and expression. Individual direction and development of a personal vision will be a goal of this class with an emphasis on freeing the creative spirit. I 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. Activities will include exercises, informal group discussion and individual support. 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. 




December 10-12, 2014

Exploring Your Visual Language with R&F Pigment Sticks

R&F Handmade Paint, Kingston , NY
R&F Pigment Sticks are oil paint with just enough wax added for the paint to be molded into stick form. They allow the artist to draw or paint onto a surface with freedom and directness. This workshop introduces you to pigment sticks and allows you to explore a wide variety of mark making, creating rich layered surfaces. Exercises are designed to help beginners and professionals alike free themselves from preconceived ideas of painting. Emphasis will be on using the techniques to heighten and enhance the artist's own visual language. Individual attention is given to each student so the beginner as well as the professional will get the feedback needed to bring back to their studio. Power point presentations, discussions of contemporary art, professional and career support are all offered.


  2015
Journey, oil and pigment stick encaustic from Mapping a Place at Susan Eley Fine Art, NYC





Sunday January 4
Introduction to Pigment Sticks and Mixed Media
Waterstreet Studios, Batvia, IL


Jan 15, 16,17,18  SOLD OUT
Jan 18,19,20,21   SOLD OUT
THE ALCHEMY OF PROCESS 
with Elise Wagner & Lisa Pressman


February 6-8

Layered Media: Finding Your Mark using Cold Wax and Mixed media  

South Shore Arts Center

Cohasset, MA


Feb 20-22

Layered Media: Finding Your Mark using Cold Wax and Mixed Media  

Visiting Artist Program,

Hirst  Printmaking

Oakland, CAEmail for information: jeff@jeffreyhirst.com


March 13-15

Layered Media: Finding Your Mark using Cold Wax and Mixed Media  

Ringling College of Arts

Sarasota, FL


April 27-May 1
Layered Media: Finding Your Mark using Cold Wax and Mixed Media  

Pacific Northwest Art School

Whidbey Island, WA



Chanting, oil on paper encaustic from Mapping a Place at Susan Eley Fine Art, NYC
 
 
June 8-9
Advanced Encaustic : Layers, Richness and Personal Vision
9th International Encaustic Conference
Provincetown, Mass


July 12-18
To Be Announced
Cullowhee Mountain Arts
Cullowhee, NC
 
August 13-18
To Be Anounced
Ah Haa School of Art
Telluride, CO


 

Mentoring Offered: Please email for information

Recommendation from artist Bridgette Guerzon Mills
"I came to Lisa Pressman with a specific set of goals in mind that I wanted to address in my art and my art career goals and she was a wonderful soundboard and guide. I really appreciated the way she looked at my work and my goals and helped me hone in on what is essential to my visual voice, as well as pushing me to really think and delve further. Months later, I am still referring to my notes I took during our sessions and our email exchanges. Doing the mentorship with Lisa was like being given a toolbox full of resources and reflections that I have taken with me and will keep with me for a long time. "