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August 09 - 12, 2023

CXL Narrative Abstraction: R&F Pigment Sticks, Oil & Cold Wax with Lisa Pressman

Ah Haa School • 155 W. Pacific Ave. TellurideCO  81435 Organized by Ah Haa School for the Arts
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All art is narrative. Whether it is a rejection of contemporary culture or processing a personal life happening, we respond to these events, and they appear in our artwork – consciously or unconsciously. In this workshop, life is our subject, and abstraction is our expression. This 4-day workshop will provide a series of experiments to manifest the realization of personal imagery. Exercises will include drawing and mark-making sketches, using a viewfinder and an iPhone to discover compositional ideas. We will explore finding personal color, layering concepts, and personal writing assignments. Questions to discuss include: “How do you start a painting?” – “What do you do when you are stuck?” – and “How do you know when a painting is finished?” The material focus in this workshop is R&F Pigment Sticks, Oil Paint, Cold Wax, Drawing Materials, and more. Each day, Lisa will demonstrate techniques, including layering, excavating, monoprinting, glazing, color mixing, texture, mark-making, and editing. Students will receive individualized attention on their art process to expand their artistic practice. The class will focus on content, how to see, and how to move work forward. Some may find keeping a written journal helpful during this workshop. The journals will not be shared, but you may find your words as touchstones to generating imagery. We will have conversations and presentations around contemporary art during a formal presentation and during our class time. Please see Ah Haa Website for a materials list


August 09 - 12, 2023

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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Ages 18-99


Ah Haa School

155 W. Pacific Ave. TellurideCO  81435

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