Lectures:

FIGURE OF THE IMAGINATION: An Artist's Journey

Speaker: Lisa L. Cyr 

This highly-visual lecture explores the development of imaginative, fantasy-inspired works using a content-driven, mixed-media, multidisciplinary mindset. Within the artist’s inner world of the fantastic, visual tales of quests to worlds unknown evoke transcendental experiences for those who are willing to enter into the pictorial drama.

From fantastical dreamscapes and realms to supernatural beings, winged guardians and underworld deities, Cyr's visually-compelling, mixed-media works use symbolism, metaphor and allegory to create a new reality with a more expressive, symbolic arrangement. A poetic, rhythmic synthesis of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage, the artist's multi-layered, visually tactile work transforms the ordinary to the extraordinary. Through Cyr's multilayered visual narrative, you will journey to a world beyond, where the awakened subconscious leaves one spellbound and wanting more. 

 

Lecture: 2.5 hours with Q+A
AV Req: Digital projector, screen and electronic pointer

Demonstration: a custom step-by-step demonstration can be added to the programming. (1 hour)

Book Signing: Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches in Mixed Media and Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators  will be available for purchase and signing.

Bonus Materials: attendees will receive access to downloadable wallpapers, online demos, interviews and much more!

Contact: Lisa@cyrstudio.com for available dates and fee.

See a list of Speaking Engagements at Colleges, Universities and Organizations.

JUST IMAGINE: Creative Storytelling in Journals and Sketchbooks 
Speaker: Lisa L. Cyr 

 

“Stories come to me unbidden, flowing out in a dream-like stream of consciousness.

Guided by my intuition, I begin to paint, further straddling the edge between fantasy and reality.”

 


This highly-visual lecture will focus on the development of personal content through the exploration of visual storytelling and creative writing, establishing a portal to the world within. Journalistic writing and automatistic sketching and painting inside handmade and custom-altered books with engaging layouts and formats, unique bindings, clever folds, intriguing die-cuts and visually stimulating add-ons will be shown. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques will be explored in interesting combinations to enhance creative exploration, providing an interesting array of possibilities for artists and creative writers.
 

Lecture: 2.5 hours with Q+A
AV Req: Digital projector, screen and electronic pointer

Demonstration: a custom step-by-step demonstration can be added to the programming. (1 hour)

 

Bonus Materials: attendees will receive access to downloadable wallpapers, online demos, interviews and much more!

Contact: Lisa@cyrstudio.com for available dates and fee.

See a list of Speaking Engagements at Colleges, Universities and Organizations.

EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING: Using Exploratory Processes to Create Imaginative Works

Speaker: Lisa L. Cyr 


This highly-visual lecture will investigate exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in mixed-media art. Throughout the presentation, many exciting in-depth examples and demonstrations will be shown, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques will be covered, including employing alternative working grounds, creating custom tools, toning the painting surface in imaginative ways, creating a tactile ground, building the visual architecture and utilizing innovative mixed-media techniques to create intriguing effects. To assist artists in their own creative path, topics on nurturing the creative spirit, developing personal content through journalism, embracing a multidisciplinary mindset and creating message-driven art will also be discussed.


Lecture: 2.5 hours with Q+A

AV Req: Digital projector, screen and electronic pointer

Book Signing: Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches in Mixed Media and Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators  will be available for purchase and signing.


Demonstration: a custom step-by-step demonstration can be added to the programming. (1 hour)

Bonus Materials: attendees will receive access to downloadable wallpapers, online demos, interviews and much more!

Contact: Lisa@cyrstudio.com for available dates and fee.

 

See a list of Speaking Engagements at Colleges, Universities and Organizations.

ART REVOLUTION: Reinterpret, Reinvent & Redefine

Speaker: Lisa L. Cyr 

We are currently in the midst of an artistic revolution. No other time has seen such innovation in the way art can be intellectualized, produced and presented into the culture. Artists are breaking from conventional approaches, reexamining the fundamental methodology in which they work. They are becoming much more forward-thinking, almost entrepreneurial, venturing out with a content-driven approach to discover new pathways for their work to flourish and prosper. The traditionally accepted roles of art and the artist are being reinterpreted, reinvented and redefined to embrace a new paradigm, opening the door to a more progressive social consciousness. Throughout the highly visual lecture, stellar, multi-media work by groundbreaking talent will to shed light on signature processes and techniques. There is a rich amalgam of media available to creatives today, offering a wide range of possibilities for exploration and experimentation.

Lecture: 2.5 hours with Q+A

AV Req: Digital projector, screen and electronic pointer

Book Signing: 
Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches in Mixed Media and Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators  will be available for purchase and signing.

Demonstration: a custom step-by-step demonstration can be added to the programming. (1 hour)

Bonus Materials: attendees will receive access to downloadable wallpapers, online demos, interviews and much more!

Contact: Lisa@cyrstudio.com for available dates and fee.

See a list of Speaking Engagements at Colleges, Universities and Organizations.


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