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Book – Art – Object

Live Online Workshop
August 9-October 4, 2022

Are you interested in making books but not sure where to start?

In these five 2-hour live online classes, this introduction to bookmaking will take the participant on a journey through the amazing options for book making. The focus is on the many structural forms a book can take, the book as an art object, and using book elements as materials. Using this as a starting point, participants will be able to manifest their ideas in new and exciting ways.

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Focus: Developing a Body of Work

Live online class
September 27, 2022 - January 10, 2023

In this class we will give you the tools, prompts and feedback to bring your work to the next level. This seminar will consist of six 2 hour online meetings spanning 5 months. As the course moves along you have more and more time in between sessions to work in the studio with occasional check-ins with the group. This is for artists who have accomplished a certain level of mastery over their mediums and want to push their work forward and develop a cohesive body of work. This is a small group course for the artist who desires a supportive environment and community to develop critical thinking as well as building the skills to discuss, execute, and present their work.

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Art, Artifacts and Altars: Day of the Dead in San Miguel – International

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

In person workshop
October 29-November 2, 2022

This 5-day workshop will explore memory, personal mementos, and offerings through art-making. We will learn about Day of the Dead traditions in regards to these concepts and respond to them in our own work. Also called All Souls Day, it is thought of as the day when the veil between life and death is the thinnest and the best time for the departed to slip back to the living for a visit. It is a celebratory and happy day.We will immerse ourselves in the colorful architecture, cobblestone streets, vibrant culture, and culinary delights. In the decorated streets, altars, and cemeteries, we will explore all that this tradition has to offer. Incorporated into this focus is the concept of time, of real or imagined histories, and of faded or foggy memories.

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Mark-Making, Drawing and Encaustic

Tubac School of Fine Arts Tubac, AZ

In Person Workshop
February 18-20, 2023

Drawing and mark-making can help to create a richly layered surface particularly with the medium of encaustic. In this workshop, we will explore several techniques and a variety of materials for drawing and mark-making in combination with encaustic painting. Both Pressman and Stover, who co-teach many classes together, will address many formal and expressive aspects of drawing such as line, texture, form, shape, and depth, variety and scale. Demos will include fusing, layering, incising, transfers, scraping and collage. Students will be encouraged to develop their own voice whether they tend toward representational or abstract work. This class is designed for those with some encaustic experience and want to expand their techniques and explore their ideas more fully.

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Art as Object: Sculptural Constructions

Fountainhead Art Space Atlanta, GA

In Person Workshop
March 16-18, 2023

Utilizing traditional and non-traditional techniques of construction, we’ll explore ways of working 3 dimensionally and in relief. With materials such as cardboard, fiber, wire, wood and plaster, students will be introduced to basketry and construction techniques as well as gestural and intuitive ways of creating forms. Surface explorations include painting with latex and encaustic paints, and leaving the materials to speak for themselves. Students have the option to make work that is 3-dimensional or wall sculpture. Discussions will focus on the objects that we collect, resonate with, and respond to and how that relates to how and what we make. All levels.

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