October 12, 26, November 9, 23, December 7, 21, 2021

12:00 -2:00 CST



Are you ready to move your work and professional presentation to the next level?

This on-going seminar is offered quarterly with six 2 hour meetings for artists to engage in a critical examination of their work and online presence. This is for artists who have accomplished a certain level of mastery over their mediums and want to push their work forward, develop a cohesive body of work, and hone their presentation materials. The FOCUS is the work, with the majority of the time spent developing concepts and critiquing work. Ample time will be provided to address artist statements, bios, website review and other vital topics. This is a small group course for the artist who desires a supportive environment to develop critical thinking as well as building the skills to discuss and present their work. Limit 12 artists per session.


Topics and Discussions include:

  • Conceptual development and importance of research

  • Writing and art

  • Developing a series

  • How to write a compelling artist statement

  • Organizing your website

  • Contemporary artists and historical references

  • Building an image library

  • Passion and persistence

  • How to push through creative blocks

  • Letting go of preciousness

  • Options for installing work in galleries or alternate locations



Instructors

Lisa Pressman

Lisa’s teaching style is process-oriented. Get ready to get messy as you have fun exploring her intuitive and improvisational approach. While Lisa is known for encaustic, she considers herself a “media-ologist.” Combining and flowing between various mediums, she layers and excavates the rich surfaces of her pieces revealing the history of ideas, images, and mediums contained within. You will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the various mediums in her classes as you explore each one’s potential while developing your own visual language. Lisa nurtures you as an artist, honoring your artistic vision while also giving you detailed formal assessments of your work that are critical to your growth as an artist. Lisa is a Silver Brush Educator and R&F Core Instructor.

"Lisa creates an environment that replicates being with her in person. That is - a place to gather to not only learn amazing techniques but a place where we all feel connected in a time where there is such disconnect. Her teaching style exudes not only passion for her own work but a deep desire to share her vast knowledge with her students. In essence she has the uncanny ability to create contagious effervescence in every class regardless of the setting. I have taken many classes with Lisa and always come away with excited to continue my work and looking forward to her next class. If you want to feel connected to other like minded artist along with an exceptional teacher, I highly recommend studying with Lisa Pressman. - Paula"

Susan Stover

Excavating the ideas that inform your work is an important element of Susan’s teaching. She helps you focus on the “why” of your work while you master technical skills. Take advantage of her extensive background in a variety of media including textiles, painting and sculpture. Susan’s insightful suggestions will help you open up new ways of seeing things. She is interested in connecting histories, personal and cultural, to each student's intentions and concepts. As a teacher, she delights in these moments of awakening in her students. She is eager to help you discover and use the best materials to express your ideas. You will marvel at how easily Susan moves between mediums integrating 2D and 3D elements in her work and you will find inspiration in how you can also incorporate that agility into your own practice. Susan Stover is a R&F Paints Core Instructor and a Silver Brush Educator.

"We really love to teach this kind of seminar. It becomes a learning process for everyone. The insights and discussions challenge everyone to dig deeper into their inspirations and motivations. We have seen a tremendous amount of growth in these intimate and supportive group settings." - Lisa and Sue

Focus: Studio and Professional Practices



FAQ

  • Do I need to work in a specific medium?

    No, all mediums welcome.

  • How do I access the live sessions?

    Once you purchase the class, you will have access to the welcome section of the course content. There you will find the supply list, description of how the class will flow, and the link to the first class meeting. The class is a combination of recorded videos and live sessions. The live sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the course for replay. The best part is you don’t have to worry about frantically taking notes but can focus on the live sessions and watch the replay to capture the key points you want to take notes on.

If you have any other questions, you can reach out to us at lisapressmanmorepaint@gmail.com or sue@susanstover.com.