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Sag Harbor, NY: 5-Day Workshop with Lisbeth Firmin


  • 1649 Millstone Road Sag Harbor, NY, 11963 United States (map)

Join noted artist Lisbeth Firmin this Fall, as she teaches Dr. Betty Edwards’ intensive 5-day drawing workshop at master printer/artist Dan Welden’s beautiful Studio-Gallery complex in Sag Harbor, New York.  The course takes place from October 28 through November 2, 2018.  Tuition is $550 and includes the DRSB Workbook.  Ms. Firmin has worked with Dr. Edwards and Brian Bomeisler over many years, is an experienced instructor in the DRSB methods, and has had her own teaching practice as well as widely exhibiting her artworks.

This is an intensive immersion course, full of demonstrations and studio exercises that pack a semester-long art course into five days!  You will develop the perceptual skills you need to draw with confidence, whether you are a novice or want to expand your artistic capabilities.  Students will explore:

  • The relationship of drawing and creativity to specialized functions of the right- and left-brain hemispheres and how to connect to a completely new way of seeing!
  • A carefully sequenced learning process designed to unleash your creativity and perception, enabling you to produce accomplished drawings from life.

Registration for this course is limited to 15.  Students are asked to check in on Sunday, October 28, between 1 and 4pm.  There will be an orientation and ‘meet and greet’ in the workshop space at 6pm. Workshop hours are Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4:30pm.  Friday the workshop will run from 8:45am to 1:00pm.

Right next-door to the workshop studio is a large house (Air BnB) with 6 bedrooms.  This house will be available for our students on a first-come first-serve basis.  Rent ranges from $75 to $135 a night, with a discount for couples.  There is also an option for camping, if you prefer to “rough” it!  Please email or call Hampton Editions Ltd.’s Event Coordinator, Nina Souther (nina.souther@gmail.com) for more information and booking your housing option.

Not only will students be working in a wonderful open gallery space, but there are going to be yoga and tai chi classes (optional) in the upstairs “Barefoot” room, after or even before the drawing class.  Moreover, there is a wood-fired Sauna!

PLEASE NOTE:  You cannot register for this workshop on the DRSB website.  For more information and to register, please contact Nina Souther, at 781-223-3732 at nina.souther@gmail.com.  Or feel free to contact Lisbeth Firmin with any questions through her website – http://lisbethfirmin.com/

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Lisbeth Firmin ( http://lisbethfirmin.com/) is a contemporary American realist whose paintings and monotypes explore the relationship between people and their urban environment, while simultaneously capturing the energy and light of a specific moment in time.  Her urban landscapes, following in the tradition of earlier realists such as John Sloan, George Bellows, and Edward Hopper, depict a feeling of human solitude, of people headed somewhere undisclosed.  She is not interested in producing a literal translation of her subject matter, but aims instead to ride the line between abstraction and realism, letting the viewer provide the final interpretation.

Firmin has been painting since childhood, and studied independently with printmaker Seong Moy, and painters Philip Malicoat, Victor Candell, and Leo Manso in Provincetown in the early 70’s.  Her art has expanded from early depictions of lonely highways done from solitary road trips, to painting the neighborhoods and street scenes surrounding her downtown New York City apartment, where she lived for more than 25 years.  Firmin’s work evolved further after a move to upstate New York in 2000, as the figure, instead of the landscape, gradually became the focal point of her paintings.  For the last four decades, her work has been in hundreds of solo and group shows in this country and abroad.

Firmin has been the recipient of many grants and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Printmaking (Lily Auchincloss Fellow), a Community Arts Funding Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, and full fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, National Seashore Cape Cod Dune Shack Residency, Vermont Studio School, and Saltonstall Arts Colony.

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