Friday, July 27, 2012

Instructor Spotlight - Lisa Pressman

Photo by Amelia Panico 
We're very excited to welcome Lisa Pressman as an instructor at Shake Rag this fall.

Based in West Orange, NJ, Lisa is an abstract painter whose work  incorporates oils, collage, wax and other mixed media. Her work has been featured in numerous one-person exhibitions, group and juried shows throughout New Jersey as well as in New York City.

Lisa has taught workshops for R&F Handmade Paints, manufacturer of encaustic paint and Pigment Sticks, and at various art centers around the country. In her article, Encaustic: Art ,Craft, Hobby, Joanne Mattera offered this description of Lisa's workshop as one of  "Two Stellar Examples of Teaching": 

Photo by Joanne Mattera
"In Post-Conference at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, I visited Lisa Pressman’s Introduction to Pigment Sticks and Encaustic and was impressed by the ease with which she demonstrated and then introduced a series of one-minute exercises designed to get students actively involved in the possibilities of the medium. There was none of the chitchat that often accompanies workshops; students were fully engrossed. Returning at the end of the day, I was bowled over by what the group had achieved. In many instances, their results were finished works of art...Given a choice, who wouldn’t want to study with a teacher so able to elicit this kind of work?"

Whether you paint in oil or love encaustic or cold wax, don't miss an opportunity to expand your horizons with an exceptional instructor in Lisa's workshop at Shake Rag Alley:
Expanding  Your Vision with Oil and Cold Wax 
Sept 8-11, 2016

Here's a video in which Lisa talks about her art processes:

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