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

$400.00 

March 20 to May 8, 2021

1:00pm to 3:30pm EST online video conferencing

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

This exciting online workshop explores texture-building and bas-relief techniques onto the painted surface. Students will have private access to a highly-visual class blog, containing lectures and step-by-step demonstrations with high-definition videos through online streaming. Throughout the workshop, the artist demonstrates working with various gel and fluid mediums as well as pastes, grounds and crackle texture to create a unique topography in layers. Lushly painted passages and rich transitions using acrylic paint in various viscosities are employed onto the painting surface in creative combinations. To further build the relief, the sculptural application of various cloth, trim and other materials as well as matter painting with sand are employed, creating a highly-dimensional painting environment. Incorporating assemblage accents and unique sculptural details using molds onto the surfaces of a unique construct are also demonstrated. Both additive and subtractive processes are shown, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore! 

 

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 the class!

 

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

March 20 to May 8, 2021

​Live Group Chats:  10:00am to 12:30 EST online video conferencing, every other Saturday 
 

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. Students will have private access to a highly-visual class blog, containing lectures and step-by-step demonstrations with high-definition videos through online streaming.
 

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


​Spring 2021 Saturday sessions 
8 weeks

March 20 to May 8, 2021

​Live Group Chats:  10:00am to 12:30 EST online video conferencing, every other Saturday 

                 IMAGINATIVE REALISM: Using Exploratory Techniques to Create Imaginative Works

This exciting online class explores the development of imaginative, fantasy-inspired works using a content-driven, mixed-media, multidisciplinary mindset. From fantastical dreamscapes and realms to supernatural beings, winged guardians and underworld deities, the class shows how to create visually-compelling, mixed-media works that employ symbolism, metaphor and allegory to create a more imaginative reality. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques are explored in creative combinations.

In addition, the class covers conceptual ideation, alternative approaches to value and color studies, costuming with custom embellishments, building props and using photo reference in unique ways to create other worlds with a distinctive mood and theatrical presence. Developing extraordinary color palettes, patterns and textures derived from the natural world will also be explored, reveling mystical insights and hidden messages. Throughout the class, visual storytelling, worldbuilding and cultural mythology are cleverly intertwined with the use of exploratory processes and approaches in artmaking to elevate the creative consciousness. This online class is for intermediate and advanced artists who are interested in using imaginative realism to add that magical, transforming element to their work.

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

Saturday sessions 

Live Group Chats:  10:00am to 1:00pm EST online video conferencing

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. Students will have private access to a highly-visual class blog, containing lectures and step-by-step demonstrations with high-definition videos through online streaming.


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
 

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

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

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


Dec 5 - 6, 2020  Sat - Sun Weekend Workshop 
10:15am to 4:15 pm

CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

© 2020 Lisa L. Cyr, Cyr Studio LLC, all rights reserved.

Figure of the Imagination is a trademark of Cyr Studio LLC

© 2020 Lisa L. Cyr, Cyr Studio LLC, all rights reserved.

Figure of the Imagination is a trademark of Cyr Studio LLC