Mixed Media in New York City!

A guest post by Lisa L. Cyr

If you are in New York City or plan to be there in March, I have several mixed-media events and a workshop that may be of interest to you! Start the weekend off at The Art Students League of New York  with a two day workshop that will get your creative juices flowing. EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING: Inspirational Approaches in Mixed Media is a highly visual, hands-on workshop that 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 techniques will be covered, including employing alternative working grounds, using 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. 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.


215 West 57th Street (between Seventh Ave. and Broadway)
New York, NY 10019


March 22 & 23 2014

Saturday–Sunday 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Weekend Intensive Workshop; Limited to 12 Students
Register:  212.247.4510  info@artstudentsleague.org



Following the mixed-media weekend workshop, I will be giving an exciting lecture on Using Exploratory Processes to Create Imaginative Works to be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at The Society of Illustrators in New York City from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

A book signing will follow the lecture. This highly visual lecture will explore the development of imaginative, fantasy-inspired works using a content-driven, mixed-media, multidisciplinary mindset. Throughout the lecture, exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques will be shown, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore! There will also be a book signing after the lecture. The mixed media bestselling books entitled Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches in Mixed Media  and Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators will be available for purchase and signing.



128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

March 25, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Tickets: (212) 838-2560 http://www.societyillustrators.org/Product.aspx?id=11187



The visually-compelling, fantasy-inspired works of multidisciplinary artist and author Lisa L. Cyr (www.cyrstudio.com) use symbolism, metaphor and allegory to create a new reality with a more expressive, symbolic arrangement, transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary. A poetic synthesis of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage, Cyr’s visually tactile, mixed-media compositions employ historical, cultural and mythological references that are taken out of their ordinary context and reorganized, overlapped and juxtaposed to illuminate an underlying message-driven concept.




Exp PtgCyr’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, universities and at industry organizations, including traveling shows with the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, books, videos and online, including features in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Cyr writes for many of the creative industry’s leading art publications and has authored seven books and three videos on art and design. In addition, Cyr’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Illustration as well as in private collections.




Artist Network Videos by Lisa L. Cyr:



Creative Explorations in Mixed-Media: Collage Techniques for the Mixed-Media Artist








Transforming the Surface with Mixed-Media Painting Techniques









Assemblage Accents: Employing Faux Finishes and Patinas!




Copyright 2014 Lisa L. Cyr, Cyr Studio LLC


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One Response to Mixed Media in New York City!

  1. I found the idea of experimental painting highly interesting, for it will not only help people like me to become more familiar to mixed-media art, but also stir our creative side. Artists who are looking for better opportunities in order to explore the field of mixed media will also find visually-stimulating demonstrations highly inspiring. I will want to purchase and go through ‘Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators.’ Also, I hope your speech on creating imaginative work is going to be super-duper-hit! Good luck.