This five week workshop is based on prompts and exercises to get to the core of personal meaning. The focus is on exploration, intuition, and pushing out of your comfort zone. We will be experimenting with a variety of media. Directives include formal elements such as line, shape, space, color, and conceptual ideas with fast-paced timing based on discovery rather than finished products.

The first four weeks will be focused on the making. The fifth class will involve the artists curating and installing their work in their studio. That is when the group gets to discover interests, patterns and ideas that have emerged in the process.

During class time, participants will receive directions, demonstrations, and cues to populate many works and to let go of the "precious" mentality.

The goal is for each participant to work on 25 pieces during each session and then have a week to further refine and embellish their pieces. This time frame allows artists to immerse themselves in the process to experiment with different techniques like layering, excavating, collaging and more.


What materials will we be using?

  • Prefer Watercolor or oil paper 6x6 or 8 x8 (if panels - 6x6)
  • inks
  • gesso
  • natural materials
  • stencils
  • acrylic mediums and paint
  • tools and brushes
  • collage and glue
  • tape
  • cold wax
  • R&F pigment sticks
  • and any other materials that you are interested in experimenting with in the class.

"I love teaching this class. It is freeing to discover how materials and process can play a crucial role in helping artists discover their unique visual language." ~ Lisa

By experimenting with various materials such as drawing materials, ink, water media , acrylics, cold wax, and collage elements, participants will learn how different mediums can evoke different emotions and expressions in their work. Additionally, exploring various approaches and techniques will encourage artists to step out of their comfort zones, push their boundaries, and discover new ways of making.

Participants will not only develop their technical skills but also gain a deeper understanding of their artistic style and voice. By immersing themselves in the making process and consistently producing pieces, artists will have the opportunity to reflect on their work, identify patterns, and uncover recurring themes. This self-exploration and reflection are invaluable in helping artists to refine their artistic vision, and ultimately, find their unique visual language that sets them apart as creators.


"Being mentored by Lisa for the past 5 years has been a truly wonderful experience. Lisa has helped me grow my artistic practice by giving me the tools to develop my painting and find my voice.

Always encouraging but honest, her wisdom and vast experience have instilled a confidence in my work that was not present before. Lisa's insight is invaluable and I am proud and honored to have her as both a mentor and friend."

-Sonia M.

"I took the 100 works challenge from Lisa last year and experienced tremendous growth from the process. This truly was a worthwhile project that propelled my understanding of color, color mixing and composition to a new level. I continue to use the lessons learned in my process today."

-Jan M.

"Lisa Pressman is a visionary, a brilliant artist, teacher and mentor to many. That is quite an accomplishment for one individual! It is not easy to find a professional and accomplished painter that is willing and able to so freely share herself and her craft. I took Lisa’s class “100 pieces in 3 days” in June 2023 at Castle Hill-Truro Center For The Arts. Throughout my life I have painted, been involved with ceramics and fiber arts and owned a flower shop in Manhattan and later became a clinician focused on trauma and grief. After raising three children and slowing down my clinical work, I have time to get back to my art, something that was always there and part of me, but I specifically wanting to get back to painting. I needed a re-boot, so I took Lisa’s class. This class, was the perfect conduit for me to explore different approaches to painting, specifically the use of pigment sticks and cold wax, which opened up an entire new medium for me to experiment with. We also worked with charcoal, ink and other miscellaneous materials on 6”x6” inch paper. The class was fast paced, which helped one from getting bogged down in details. Some participants were professional artists, some with art backgrounds and a few wanting to learn something new. Through gestural movements and mark making and the use of many different tools was exciting and fun. Lisa was very generous with her time and helped guide each of us when needed. She gave a talk on abstract art, composition and color, I feel as though I took an entire semester painting class in three days. I am looking forward to taking Lisa’s class on color this spring, she was truly an inspiration for all us that took her class."

-Priscilla C.

(work from previous students)

(work from previous students)

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Who is this class for?

Adventuresome beginners to professional artists.

What is the outcome?

Participants will come away with works that can be finished works on papers or sketches that generate ideas for the studio.

What If I miss a class?

Classes will be recorded and you will be able to work along with the video.

I have more questions. How do I reach you?

Email me at [email protected]

Please review our refund policy below:

  • Enrollees are eligible for a full refund within 14 days of the date of purchase.
  • Refund requests made after the initial 14 days will incur processing fees.
  • Cancellations made within 2 weeks before the course start date are subject to a 50% refund. 
  • No refunds will be given once a class has started.
  • Instead of a refund, you may opt to use your purchase as credits for a future class.

To request a refund, please contact us at [email protected] within the specified time frames. Include your [Course Name], and the reason for the refund request in your email. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our refund policy, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

We appreciate your understanding and commitment to One Hundred Works. Happy learning!

About Lisa

Lisa Pressman’s artistic career is marked by exploration: testing the boundaries of the expressive potential latent in a variety of mediums, among them oil, encaustic, cold wax, and mixed-media collage. Her work is abstract, conceptually based, and process-driven. Lisa’s artworks feature marks, forms, colors and patterns that are evocative rather than overt.

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