Sept 12 to 19 2020

Advanced  Encaustic Painting : Building History, Layers and Luminosity 

 This class helps participants develop a greater understanding of the subtleties of painting with encaustic.l.Lisa begins demonstrating how opacity and transparency plays a role in dynamic layering. Hands on exercises will help students understand how to layer for optimal color saturation and luminosity. She emphasizes the importance of the language of art and design including composition, scale and variety. Mark making and surface development is addressed using Pigment sticks for glazing and transfer, Pan Pastels and drawing materials.You are encouraged to identify personal symbols and markings to develop into a deeper visual dialogue. The focus is on how can encaustic add to your visual language.Encaustic equipment, history, and safety will be reviewed.


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LET’S TAKE A JOURNEY TO A MAGICAL LANDI’m so excited to invite you to join me for an Art Escape to the west coast of Ireland where magic, mystery and myth enchant the very soil! This 7 night/8 day all inclusive creative journey will be hosted by The Essence of Mulranny Studio, run and operated by artist, Lora Murphy and located in the quaint coastal village of Mulranny! A place full of rugged beauty, fascinating history and endless inspiration!

 


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Lisa Pressman, an American abstract painter, was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1958. She earned a BA in Art from Douglass College of Rutgers University and an MFA from Bard College. Recent exhibitions include Susan Eley Fine Arts in New York, NY; Addington Gallery in Chicago, IL; and Circa Gallery in Minneapolis. Others include: The Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton NJ; The Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts in Dennis, MA; and OTA Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM. In 2020 Lisa will be having a solo show at the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, KS. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad. Numerous private and public collections feature her paintings.

In addition to teaching hundreds of independent workshops and private mentoring programs, Lisa’s credentials include: R&F Handmade Paints Core Teaching Artist and instructor for Gamblin Artists Colors. She is an annual presenter and educator at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. Her teaching goal is to cultivate the visual voice of each student in the mediums of encaustic, oil and cold wax throughout the U.S. and Europe.

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From our host Lora Murphy..

We invite you to imagine standing on the panoramic hillside of our studio, taking in the spectacular views of Clew bay and Croagh Patrick (Ireland’s holy mountain).

Open your heart to the profoundly moving drama of constantly shifting Atlantic skies, reflecting an ever changing light show on the bay. The wildness and drama of this spectacular area belie the peace and connection you will feel to Ireland and to this very special place.

Lay on a blanket in the heather and watch the stars emerge on a clear night or walk along the rocky shores, to gather shells, driftwood and memories. Find yourself letting go of the stress of everyday life, feel the mystery and beauty of this land, awakening your senses.

This unspoiled place provide a safe place of inspiration and experimentation to stretch your skills in whatever medium you are working on, in an amazing state of the art studio..

YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO STAY AWHILE!


THE EDGE OF EUROPE

Being in Mulranny is all about being on the edge, on the edge of Europe, on the edge of land and the great ocean seas and the edge of yourself. Edges lead to new boundaries when invited to expand.

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EXPLORE THE HISTORY

Dream about the history of past times, evident in every field with old stone walls, every stoic castle and each abandoned cottage.

LOCAL VILLAGES

Meet the local people, warm, friendly and always happy to chat and share a story or a cup of tea. Shop in our local village of Westport and pop into a local pub or two!

CONNECT WITH NATURE

Finding something to inspire you is not hard with the richness of the various eco systems surrounding Mulranny - from marine to mountain landscapes, with grasslands, bog and heather hills - this enchanted land casts a spell on any artist.

ENRICHING EXCURSIONS

Visit historic sites, Learn about the infamous Irish Pirate Queen and visit one of her many castles. Hear the story of our Stone Age ancestors and experience the myths and magic of Irelands spiritual roots while standing in one of the ancient stone circles. This is indeed a land of legends!

FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

Bring your camera , your sketchbooks and prepare to lose your heart in it all, your mind full of inspiration.

EOM STUDIOS ,STATE OF THE ART ENCAUSTIC VENUE

EOM STUDIOS ,STATE OF THE ART ENCAUSTIC VENUE


Your time with lISA

Your 8 days will be a beautiful blend of studio time, delightful excursions, cultural experiences and of course, plenty of free time to rest and explore! You can arrive, unpack your suitcase (and your art supplies) and truly relax, at the gorgeous Essence of Mulranny Retreat center, run and operated by artist, Lora Murphy.

EOM Studios are dedicated Encaustic studios with state of the art ventilation and 24/7 access

We will be visiting enchanting villages, strolling along the beautiful coastline, touring ancient castles and ruins, picnicking in the heather fields and creating all along the way! The creative inspiration will be all around you!

DATES: September 12- 19, 2020

PRICE:

$2995 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM/SHARED BATHROOM

$3450 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATHROOM

($500 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR PLACE)


Excursion DESTINATIONS




YOUR HOME FOR THE WEEK

This beautiful learning center is complete with well equipped mixed media/encaustic art studio, private bedrooms, a cozy gathering room with fireplace and group kitchen for those midnight snacks! All meals will be included and prepared by an on-site private chef and will focus on delicious, healthy cuisine. For larger groups we house students in the village, in apartments with spectacular views.


DATES: September 12- 19, 2020

PRICE:

$2995 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM/SHARED BATHROOM

$3450 USD FOR A PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATHROOM

($500 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR PLACE)

View from EOM Studios

View from EOM Studios

INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT

  • Workshop instruction

  • Some supplies (we will be specific closer to trip)

  • 7 nights lodging

  • Transportation from Westport to the Studio (it is recommended to fly into Dublin airport and get a train to Westport where we will collect you ! )

  • All meals except - 2 lunches & 1 dinner

  • All tour & excursion fees

  • Wine and beverages with dinner

  • New friends and an art tribe!

  • WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

    • Travel costs / Airfare

    • Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable

    • Additional nights lodging