Workshops:

MIXED MEDIA MENTORSHIP

ONLINE

Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr

 

Throughout the online class, artists will work in the comfort of their own studios on mixed-media painting and drawing projects at a pace they feel comfortable with. The instructor will provide weekly assistance and guidance through live group chats. Discussions regarding artistic growth and development, nurturing the creative spirit, developing personal content, embracing a multidisciplinary mindset and creating message-driven art will also be included as a way to assist artists on their own creative path.

 

In addition, this exciting online workshop will provide private access to the instructor's Mixed Media Masterclass blog, which covers a variety of topics from professional business development and promotional strategies to studio practices, experimental and traditional painting techniques as well as a vast array of inspirational artistic resources. This online workshop is for intermediate and advanced artists.

Required: Computer with video and audio, access to the web and a gmail account

Saturday sessions - 8 weeks

$350 US EARLY BIRD

sign up early to get the discount

$400.00 after Dec 31, 2020 midnight EST

Jan 16 to March 6, 2021

1:00pm to 2:30pm EST online video conferencing

JUST IMAGINE: Creative Storytelling in Sketchbooks + Journals
Instructor: 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 exciting online workshop 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 as well as drawing 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 and demonstrated. In addition, the online workshop will cover creative writing techniques, sequential storytelling, artistic book design and layout, experimental typography and unconventional approaches to drawing and painting. 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.

 

This online workshop will also provide private access to the instructor's blog JUST IMAGINE: Creative Storytelling in Sketchbooks + Journals, which contains video content as well as a vast array of inspirational artistic resources. This online workshop is for creative writers and artists of all levels.
 

Required: Computer with video and audio, access to the web and a gmail account

REGISTER HERE:

The Institute of Art & Design at New England College
CERegistration@nhia.edu
(603) 836- 2564

Fall 2020 Saturday sessions 

8 weeks

Sept 19 to Nov 7, 2020

Live Group Chats:  1:30pm to 4:00pm EST online video conferencing

WORKING IN RELIEF ON THE PAINTED SURFACE!
Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr

This video-driven workshop will explore bas-relief techniques onto the painted surface. Students will have private access to four high-definition videos through online streaming. In the first video, the artist demonstrates working in various gel and fluid mediums to build texture onto the painted surface. She also shows how to employ pastes, lava gel, gel pens, matter painting and crackle texture to the dimensional surface in layers. In the second video, the artist demonstrates the sculptural application of various cloth and trim to the working surface to create a unique topography. In addition, she will show how bas-relief techniques can be used to make a custom collagraph plate for embossing watercolor paper that can later be painted in acrylics. In the third video, the artist employs assemblage accents, creates flexible accents from molds, incorporates unique sculptural details and applies custom textures onto the surfaces of a unique construct. The final video in the series demonstrates how to create unique faux finishes onto assemblage accents.

In addition to the unique video access, Live Group Chats with the artist will be conducted every other Saturday to discuss each participant's work that has been created in relief, as a result of the insights and techniques gained from watching the videos!

 

Required: Computer with video and audio, access to the web and a gmail account

SUPPLY LIST

REGISTER HERE:

The Institute of Art & Design at New England College
CERegistration@nhia.edu
(603) 836- 2564


​Saturday sessions 
8 weeks

Jan 16 to March 6 

​Live Group Chats:  10:00am to 12:30 EST online video conferencing, every other Saturday 
(4 Videos and 4 Live Chats)

MIXED MEDIA, COLLAGE + ASSEMBLAGE 

Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr 
 

This hands-on workshop will investigate exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in

mixed-media art. Throughout the workshop, many exciting in-depth demonstrations will be shown,

providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both two-

dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media, collage and assemblage techniques will be covered, including texturing the working surface with collage, employing additive and subtractive processes to establish an interesting topography, using transparent and opaque painting techniques to create richly painted passages, utilizing alternative and custom tools to produce signature mark-making and so much more.

Bonus Materials: attendees will receive access to downloadable wallpapers, online demos, interviews

and much more!


Supply List 

REGISTER HERE:

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
617-369-3295
artclasses@mfa.org
Sept 18 to Oct 23, 2020 (6  weeks) Friday sessions
10:15am to 3:15 pm

OR


Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
617-369-3295
artclasses@mfa.org
Dec 5 - 6, 2020  Sat - Sun Weekend Workshop 
10:15am to 4:15 pm

CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

EXPRESSIVE PAINTING IN WATERMEDIA

Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr 

Transform your figurative work with expressive painting techniques! Throughout the workshop, lushly  painted passages and rich transitions using waterbased media, from acrylic paint in various viscosities, interactive acrylic and acrylic-ink to various polymer gels and pastes, will be employed onto the painting surface in  creative combinations. Fluid techniques such as staining, pouring, dripping, marbling, dissolving and  resist treatments as well as creative manipulation of heavily-applied paint and mediums with a painting  knife, comb and other non-traditional tools will be employed in this exciting workshop.  


Bonus Materials: attendees will receive access to downloadable wallpapers, online demos, interviews

and much more!


Supply List

 

REGISTER HERE:
Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

617-369-3295
artclasses@mfa.org
Oct 30 to Dec 11, 2020 (6 weeks) Friday sessions

(no class on Nov 27)
10:15am to 3:15 pm

CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
 

ART AS SANCTUARY

Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr 

 

This exciting workshop will focus on creating works of art in water-based media on canvas, utilizing

a freeform and fluid process that connects the mind, body and hand. For expressive signature

mark-making onto the painted surface, altered, repurposed and custom tools will be employed.

 

Working in a painterly freeform approach, the class will explore automatism techniques and approaches

to ignite spontaneous visceral responses. Through interpretative sound and essential oil stimuli, unique experiences, rhythms and movement create a stream-of-consciousness approach to painting. The  interpretive experience transforms the artmaking process into a performance, where the pictorial

surface becomes a theatrical stage and the paint, mediums and instruments are the dramatic actors

dancing across the surface. Zen-based mindfulness, studio meditation and rituals, yoga ideology and

so much more will be included in this unique workshop.

 

Bonus Materials: attendees will receive access to downloadable wallpapers, online demos, interviews

and much more!

 

All Day Saturday sessions 

8 weeks

9:30am to 12:00pm

and

1:00pm to 4:00pm

EXPRESSIVE MIXED-MEDIA DRAWING TECHNIQUES 

Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr 

 

This workshop will explore alternative, signature mark-making techniques and approaches using altered, repurposed and custom tools in graphite and charcoal. Topics will include turning graphite powder into acrylic paint and applying it to the surface in intriguing ways, employing handmade eraser templates, custom printmaking plates and stencils to create unique textures, using water-soluble graphite to create unexpected results, applying resists and dissolves to activate the drawing surface, uilizing collage techniques and working on a textured ground. Both additive and subtractive processes will be investigated, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. 

Bonus Materials: attendees will receive access to downloadable wallpapers, online demos, interviews

and much more!
 

Supply List

REGISTER HERE:

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
617-369-3295
artclasses@mfa.org


Dec 12 - 13, 2020  Sat - Sun Weekend Workshop 
10:15am to 4:15

CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

WITHIN THE LAYERS: Collage Techniques for the Mixed Media Artist
Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr


In this video-driven online workshop, learn how to employ mixed-media collage techniques to enhance the painted surface. From gluing, sealing, tearing, scoring, punching, die-cutting and custom inlays to wrinkling, creasing, burning, peeling-back, stitching, weaving, embossing and debossing handmade, custom treated and machine-made papers, foils and ephemera, an exciting array of innovative collage techniques will be explored. Students will have private access to high-definition videos through online streaming.  Live Group Chats will be conducted every other Saturday to discuss each participant's work that has been created using mixed-media collage techniques.
 

Required: Computer with video and audio, access to the web and a gmail account

REGISTER HERE:

The Institute of Art & Design at New England College
CERegistration@nhia.edu
(603) 836- 2564


​Spring 2021 Saturday sessions 
8 weeks

Jan 16 to March 6, 2021

10:00am to 12:30

Live Chats: Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 13 and Feb 27

All other dates are video-driven with blog support.

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