Exploring Your Visual Language with Pigment Sticks

Class Level: Intermediate-Advanced.

Please give us a call at 845.331.3112 if you would like to be added to the wait-list, or check out our 2019 schedule (this class will return in December of 2019).

In this workshop participants use R&F Pigment Sticks to create layered, expressive, richly surfaced paintings. We will be experimenting with a wide range of materials including: oil paint, cold wax, graphite, ink, and pan pastels. R&F Pigment Sticks allow the artist to draw or paint onto a surface with freedom and directness. In class Lisa highlights a variety of techniques, tools and exercises are used to explore personal imagery abstract as well as representational. Students will be encouraged to use alternatives to brushes for their mark making. Layering, excavating, edge, line, texture, mark making, color and the concept of “editing” will be addressed.  Working on multiple panels in a series liberates the creative spirit so that a personal language and vision can develop. Individual attention is given to each student, the beginner as well as the professional will get insightful feedback. Group discussions of contemporary art, professional and career support accompany this class. Click the title above to read more.

Exercises are grounded in abstraction, attention is paid to the use of personal symbols and markings that could interface with any imagery. An intuitive painting method is encouraged and participants will return to their studios with refreshed confidence, new ideas, and a variety of new expressive tools. 

  • Health and safety.
  • Supports, and how to prepare them.
  • Layering.
  • Using cold wax.
  • Building a surface.
  • Stenciling.
  • Mono-printing.
  • Transfers.
  • Mark making.
  • Combining with oil paint with Pigment Stick and cold wax.

Class focus will be on personal presence, art fundamentals and working in a series. A complete selection of paint will be provided, though students will be required to bring a selection of working surfaces, papers and various incidental studio tools. 


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Instructor: Lisa Pressman
Price: $550.00