A guest post by Lisa L. Cyr
If you love mixed media and want to move your work into the three-dimensional realm, this online workshop is for you! Invigorate your work in the new year with The Artists Network University’s online class called Creative Explorations in Mixed Media: 2D, 3D and Beyond! It starts on January 7, 2014 and runs for four weeks. Check out this link for more details.
The online workshop explores alternative, innovative ways of conceptualizing and creating content-driven mixed-media art that is on the cutting-edge. Throughout the workshop and book, insightful and thought-provoking profiles of leading artists and illustrators accompany exciting in-depth, step-by-step demonstrations, shedding light on signature processes and techniques. The workshop also provides insight into the historical influences behind contemporary thinking and approaches, investigating the origins of alternative, unconventional picture making throughout the decades.
Offering a wide range of possibilities for exploration and experimentation, this workshop will reveal how alternative, mixed media aesthetics is uniting the disciplines of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, digital and new media art in inventive combinations.
I structure my online classes differently than what is detailed in the Artists Network University guidelines. Instead of making comments only once a week on finished work, I review work in-process everyday during the work week. I believe it is more important to help artists, both seasoned and new comers, along the way than to simply comment at the end. This has proven to be a very helpful approach for many that have attended my online workshops in the past. Many artists from all over the globe continue to connect with each other even after the class has finished.
Every week, I will have readings from the book and a project to work on. In addition, there are videos and other demonstrations that I will have for you. On Tech Tip Thursday of every week, I provide technical information to build skills that are being introduced. Fun Friday is a weekly inspirational posting where I share thought-provoking and insightful articles, creating food-for-thought as students work over the weekend. The Weekend Wrap-up sums up the work for the previous week and draws attention to special areas of interest by the attendees.
Since there are no grades given for this workshop, there is absolutely no pressure to meet the deadlines that are posted in the class. I encourage my students to work at their own pace. It does not matter to me if you finish the project for week one during week one or week four. I want everyone to feel comfortable working and not worried about meeting deadlines.
For those wanting to venture outside the norm, this workshop will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration. Course registration comes with a digital download of Art Revolution by artist and author Lisa L. Cyr. www.cyrstudio.com
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