Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr www.cyrstudio.com
This highly informative online workshop will explore experimental approaches to figure painting in thematic settings using a mixed media approach. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques will be covered, including employing alternative working surfaces, transparent and opaque painting techniques, texturing the surface with additive and subtractive processes, building the visual architecture, working in bas-relief and utilizing innovative mixed-media techniques to create intriguing effects.
In addition, ideation and conceptual development strategies will be covered, including developing personal content through journalism, research and reference gathering techniques, utilizing an inspiration wall and producing value and color studies. To assist artists in their own creative path, topics on nurturing the creative spirit within, embracing a multidisciplinary mindset and creating message-driven art will also be covered.
For figurative artists who are looking to push their work to the next level, this exciting online workshop will reveal valuable insights and techniques that will remain an ongoing source of creative inspiration!
Course registration comes with digital downloads of :
Experimental Painting by artist and author Lisa L. Cyr
Start Date: January 6, 2015
Course Length: 6 weeks
What You’ll Learn:
- How to create signature, content-driven figurative work, utilizing experimental, mixed-media approaches
Who should take this course:
- Intermediate and advanced artists that are interested in taking their figurative work to the next level
- Artists who are interested in knowing how mixed-media techniques can add that magical, transforming element to their work
Week One: Ideation & Concept Development
Taking a Journalistic Approach
Storytelling with Pictures: Narrative vs. Poetic
Building a Picture Reference File
Creating an Inspiration Wall
Week Two: Compositional Development
Thumbnails & Sketches
Pictorial Point of View
Character Development & Point of View
Week Three: Value & Color Studies
Temperature: Using Warm & Cool
Theatrical Color Effects
Creating a Mood
Week Four: Preparing the Working Ground
Exploring Alternative Working Surfaces
Texturing the Surface with Additive & Subtractive Processes
Altering the Topography of the Visual Landscape
Unique Constructs and Assemblage Accents
Working in Bas-relief
Week Five: Figure in an Environment
Working in Grisaille vs. Alla Prima
Automatism & Freeform Painting
Transparent & Opaque Painting Techniques
Week Six: Work in Process
Artist Network Videos & Online Courses by Lisa L. Cyr:
Painting the Mythical Figure in Mixed Media
Recorded Webinar and Bonus Video and Materials will soon be available for download in the North Light Shop!
- Creative Explorations in Mixed-Media: Collage Techniques for the Mixed-Media Artist
- Transforming the Surface with Mixed-Media Painting Techniques
This online workshop will investigate exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in mixed-media art. Throughout the workshop, 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 techniques will be covered. 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. Course registration comes with a digital download of Experimental Painting by artist and author Lisa L. Cyr.
This online workshop will explore alternative, innovative ways of conceptualizing and creating content-driven mixed-media art that is on the cutting-edge. Throughout the workshop, 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. 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.
This online workshop is for artists that are looking to create a professional portfolio of work. The instructor will work one-on-one with artists, refining their skills to create professional works for the fine and commercial art marketplace. In addition, discussions regarding personal outlook, growth and development will help each attendee to explore and expand upon their own creative process as well as establish successful business goals for the long term. Course registration comes with a digital download of Incite: Dreams Realized The Best in Mixed Media.
Lisa L. Cyr (www.cyrstudio.com) is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist and author with a content-driven approach. Her highly imaginative, fantasy-inspired works use layers of metaphor and allegory to stimulate curiosity, provoke thought and encourage further inspection. A poetic, rhythmic synthesis of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage, Cyr’s visually tactile, mixed-media work is composed to collectively create a new reality with a more expressive, symbolic arrangement. An artist member of the Society of Illustrators NYC and the International Society of Experimental Artists, Cyr’s work has been featured in numerous magazines, books and online. She has authored seven books on art and design and writes for many of the creative industry’s leading art publications. In addition, Cyr gives workshops across the country and teaches in several of the top MFA graduate programs.