Ah Haa School for the Arts

FOCUSING YOUR VISUAL VOICE WITH ENCAUSTIC: An Advanced Workshop – Lisa Pressman (adults)

FOCUSING YOUR VISUAL VOICE WITH ENCAUSTIC: An Advanced Workshop with Lisa Pressman

LISA PRESSMAN

Monday – Friday  |  10:00am – 4:00pm  |  $1575
March 21 – 25, 2022
Students must bring required materials on their own.

Join Instructor Lisa Pressman to find the distinctive mark and voice in your paintings. The qualities that make encaustic a captivating material also create technical and compositional challenges for painters. In this class, you will learn various mark making techniques and develop dynamic surfaces using encaustic paint, mixed media including R&F Pigment Sticks. Lisa encourages students to employ application alternatives to strengthen your unique visual language. The workshop will emphasize the importance of compositional elements such as point, line, weight, and space. Learn to control a surface, hone torch fusing skills, understand palette organization, and embrace compositional awareness. With an emphasis on building surfaces, Lisa will guide students using a palette that combines opaque and translucent colors adding visual depth to the finished work. Students will be challenged with exercises that keep you moving around your panels and encourages a steady workflow. Beginning with a prearranged palette all participants will begin at the same pace and then branch out into unique personal directions. Lisa will guide students using a palette that combines opaque and translucent colors adding visual depth to the finished work. Students will be challenged with exercises that keep you moving around your panels and encourages a steady workflow. Conversations surrounding contemporary art, career support, and establishing visual narratives in your work will be themes throughout the class. This class is ideal for artists with an intermediate to advanced understanding of encaustic.

Registration for this workshop does require application. Please complete the application in the link below. Names of interested students will then be sent to Lisa Pressman in the order received. Approved students will be contacted by Ah Haa to complete the registration process.

Given the changing nature of the Delta variant of the Coronavirus, we are now requiring everyone who participates in an Ah Haa class be vaccinated and upload a copy of their vaccination card at the time of registration. Further, masks should be worn in public spaces within the building. Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy!

Online Application