Lisa Pressman



EXPANDING YOUR VISION WITH R & F PIGMENT STICKS, OILS, AND MIXED MEDIA
April 7-9, 2017 10-4 pm
Hirst Printmaking Studio
Chicago, IL
Cost: $600 plus $45 material fee







Expanding Your Vision with oil and cold wax
This workshop will focus on a painting approach using wax and other media to create layered, expressive, richly surfaced paintings. We will be experimenting with a wide range of materials including: R&F pigment sticks, oil paint, cold wax, graphite, ink, and pastels. There is a freedom of gesture, movement and process that occurs when painting with these materials. A variety of techniques, tools and exercises are used to explore personal imagery – abstract as well as representational – and students will be encouraged to use alternatives to brushes for their mark making. The techniques of using of cold wax along with the other materials will be the focus. Layering, excavating, edge, line, texture, mark making, color and the concept of “editing” will be addressed.  Students will work in a series, while revisiting the painting process. Working on multiple panels helps to free the creative spirit so that a personal language and vision can develop into a new body of work. 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 points, discussions of contemporary art, professional and career support are all offered.
All students will be required to read  COLD WAX MEDIUM as a primer.




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, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, Pallazo 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 and teaches workshops in both encaustic and oil and cold wax mediums throughout the U.S.
 
Lisa currently lives and works in West Orange, New Jersey.

There are 3 ways to register:

1)  call Jeff at 612-414-3030 and register over the phone.

2) register using Paypal and use the account: jeff@jeffreyhirst.com

3) send a check to the studio with the workshop listed in the memo.

 The checks are made out to Jeff Hirst.  
        Please send to:
        Jeff Hirst
        1200 W. 35th Street 3A3120 mailbox 150
        Chicago, IL  60609

ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR HIRST PRINTMAKING

CLUB QUARTERS-Central Loop
111 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603

reservations 844-236-1341
Club Quarters has great rates and is located across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago.

OHIO HOUSE
600 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL  60654
reservations 312-943-6000
The Ohio House has free parking at great rates.

Airbnb
Chicago is full of great neighborhoods!  
What neighborhoods to stary in:
Pilsen, South Loop, Loop, Old Town, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square

CTA: You don't need a car to get around the city as the mass transit is excellent.  You can take the CTA "L" and get close to the studio.  
How to get to Hirst Studio: Take the Blue Line to UIC stop and then take a number 8 bus to 35th and S. Halsted.  The studio is 5 blocks west on 35th street from 35th and S. Halsted.

Ridesharing services are easy to use in the city.
It's easy to get and Lyft or an Uber to and from the studio.  

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