Painting the Streets
May 18, 2024 @ 10:00 am – May 19, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
Urban landscape painter Lisbeth Firmin will be taking students into the streets of Stamford, instructing them in working quickly with big brushes and bold color to capture the light and shadow of Main Street action. This workshop is structured for both beginners and advanced painters who want to expand their painting skills. Firmin will be giving a demonstration at the beginning of each class, and there will be a critique at the end of each session. Students will meet at the Headwaters Building, 66 Main St at 10 am on the beginning of the first day. There will be a one-hour lunch break each day, and we will conclude the session at 4 pm.
Class fee for both days is $125. Single day fee is $75. Class is limited to 10 students. Students must be 14 years or older.
Oil/Acrylic Paints (pls note that any water-based medium is also fine, i.e. gouache/watercolor) Lisbeth will be demonstrating in acrylics.
Headwaters will have easels for your use. Please bring several Masonite or wood panels, canvas boards or stretched canvases–gessoed–(bring several supports of choice, students will be producing multiple studies & paintings each day), oil or acrylic paints, palette knife and portable palette, medium, turpentine, brushes (be sure to bring BIG brushes) & rags. For water-based medium, watercolor blocks are good, water & cans, brushes, (again bring big ones). Wear old clothes and bring a hat w/a brim.
LISBETH FIRMIN – BIOGRAPHY
Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary American realist known for her urban landscapes. For over five decades her work has been in hundreds of solo and group show across the country and internationally. Honors and awards include inclusion in” “New Prints 2018/Winter, IPCNY, “2017 North American Print Biennial”, 2017 solo exhibition at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a 2017 Printmaking Residency @ Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, Printmaking Residency @ Tides Institute in Eastport ME (2016), a NYFA Fellowship (2007), Pollock-Krasner Grant (1999), full fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, National Seashore Residency, the Vermont Studio Center and Saltonstall Arts Colony. Her paintings and prints are in several public collections including the New York Historical Society, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Munson Williams Procter Arts Institute, Arnot Museum, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Fleming Museum, University of Texas, Cape Cod Museum, and Hofstra University. Firmin moved from downtown NYC in 2000 to a small village in upstate NY, where she paints every day.
Her work can be found on her website: www.lisbethfirmin.com
Firmin is primarily represented by 1053 Gallery, Fleischmanns, NY where she will be having a solo show in the fall of 2024 – 1053gallery.com/artist-lisbethfirmin