A guest post by Lisa L. Cyr
Looking for inspiration? Explore the dynamic world of mixed-media art during this exciting two-day workshop with accomplished artist, author and educator Lisa L. Cyr. Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches for Mixed Media Art will investigate exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in mixed-media art. Throughout the highly visual, hands-on workshop, many exciting in-depth demonstrations will be shown, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional mixed media techniques will be explored. Some of the topics will include: employing alternative working grounds, using altered, repurposed and 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 venturing out on their own creative path, topics on nurturing the creative spirit within, developing personal content through journalism, embracing a multidisciplinary mindset and creating message-driven art will also be explored. For artists that are looking to push their work to a new level, this workshop will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration.
The Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Cost: $125; $95 members
Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lisa L Cyr is an artist who writes for many of the creative industry’s leading publications and has authored seven books on art and design, including Experimental Painting and Art Revolution. She also teaches in several of the nation’s top illustration graduate programs.
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