Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Florida Artists Group Annual Exhibition and Symposium

I am judging and keynote speaking at the Florida Artists Group Annual Exhibition and Symposium. 

I will also have an Artist Talk on my work and process called FIGURE OF THE IMAGINATION: Using Exploratory Processes to Create Imaginative Works on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 2:45pm in the auditorium at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota Florida. Open to the Public. If you are in the area come by!


Friday, March 8, 2019

Collage & Mixed Media Workshop at NH Institute of Art!

This hands-on class will investigate exploratory approaches in collage and mixed-media art. In-depth demonstrations will provide an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques will be covered, including creating custom tools for signature mark-making, building a tactile working environment, employing collage and custom treatments to paper surfaces as well as a plethora of other mixed-media painting techniques!



Prerequisite: None 
Manchester Campus / DEC037-MA 
Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr 

March 23 – April 27, 2019 six weeks
Saturdays 10am – 1pm 


Sign up now! 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

AUDIO INTERVIEWS

The  audio interview was done in 2009 between illustrator and author Lisa L Cyr and Hall of Fame illustrator Marshall Arisman for an artist profile entitled Content-Driven Approach featured in the book Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators written by artist and author Lisa L. Cyr and published by North Light Books, an imprint of F+W Media Inc. 

"Over the years, I've had the privilege to speak with Marshall Arisman not only about his creative process and approach but also about the industry at large. His work, words and insights are an inspiration to us all."






This interview between Hall of Fame reportage illustrator Franklin McMahon and illustrator and author Lisa L. Cyr was originally conducted in 2007 for an article on reportage Illustration called Visual Journalism for the Communication Arts magazine Illustration Annual. 



The audio interviews and the content are copyright of Lisa L. Cyr Cyr Studio LLC all rights reserved. For permissions contact lisa@cyrstudio.com www.cyrstudio.com 



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Saturday, December 1, 2018

COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA Workshop

NH Institute of Art 
March 23 – April 27 Saturdays, 10am – 1pm 
 
This hands-on class will investigate exploratory approaches in collage and mixed-media art. In-depth demonstrations will provide an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques will be covered, including creating custom tools for signature mark-making, building a tactile working environment, employing collage and custom treatments to paper surfaces as well as a plethora of other mixed-media painting techniques!


REGISTER HERE:
https://scan.nhia.edu/cafeweb/CourseListing?handler=public&mode=1&sem=201932&dept=DEC&fbclid=IwAR0KPSc9puC1o9txhKb9Ugwa9SqvGolggAKwuQaITRhjmSB8Z91CuKGjGQM 



Friday, October 5, 2018

Mixed Media Workshop in NYC!

Coming soon at the end of the month...This workshop is only offered one time a year so don't miss out!

REGISTER HERE:
https://www.theartstudentsleague.org/workshop/experimental-painting-inspirational-approaches-mixed-media/















Above is a video about The Art Students League of New York!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Just Imagine: Creative Storytelling in Journals and Sketchbooks at the Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum will present the workshop Just Imagine: Creative Storytelling in Journals and Sketchbooks at Norman Rockwell on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lead by award-winning illustrator Lisa L. Cyr, this hands-on workshop will focus on the development of personal content through journaling and sketching in handmade and custom-altered books. Mixed media techniques and creative writing exercises will be explored, providing an array of possibilities for artists and writers.



“Stories come to me unbidden, flowing out in a dream-like stream of consciousness,” notes Cyr. “Guided by my intuition, I begin to paint, further straddling the edge between fantasy and reality.”


Admission to the workshop costs $35, $25 for Museum members. To register, please contact the Museum at 413.931.2221 or register@nrm.org


Lisa L. Cyr writes for many leading art publications and has authored seven books on art and design, including Experimental Painting and Art Revolution. She teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and Illustration MFA programs nationwide. Learn more about her work at www.cyrstudio.com


https://www.nrm.org/event/just-imagine-creative-storytelling-journals-sketchbooks/


Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

On view through May 28, 2018

Known for his successful book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tony DiTerlizzi is widely celebrated for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites, and goblins. Never Abandon Imagination showcases over 150 original paintings and drawings, from the games Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, to his many fantasy and children’s books, in addition to artworks from his childhood and college years. The exhibition highlights the artist’s influences and artistic process, and includes original art from such award-winning books as The Spiderwick Chronicles; Ted; The Spider and the Fly; The Story of Diva and Flea; and The WondLa Trilogy, which have inspired a new generation of young readers.

The exhibition is sponsored in part by The Keator Group, LLC and The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. Additional support provided by Simon & Schuster, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Gotham Group, The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, and The Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Media sponsor: WGBY Public Television.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

DEMONSTRATIONS & RESOURCES!

Create a Customized Paint Roller
https://lisalcyr.blogspot.com/2013/01/create-customized-paint-roller.html



Dimensional Substrates and Treated Surfaces
https://lisalcyr.blogspot.com/2013/01/dimensional-substrates-and-treated.html













Mixed Media Painting Demonstration Video Series using both 2D and 3D Techniques:

https://lisalcyr.blogspot.com/2011/10/mixed-media-demo-voyage-to-michaelania.html


Journey of Experimentation:
http://lisalcyr.blogspot.com/2015/02/journey-of-experimentation.html

When working outside the norm, it is important to begin with the right mindset and attitude. Check out my "Work as Play" excerpt from Experimental Painting in the above link and video below!


Living the Creative Life
Check out my two-part video interview with the fabulous Madeline Faiella of Maddy's Girlz!!! I discuss my work and life as an artist, sharing insights and experiences.

Check out the Videos:
http://www.madelinefaiella.com/video-interviews.html

Article:
http://www.madelinefaiella.com/blog/interview-with-the-outstanding-lisa-cyr


The Art of Storytelling
https://lisalcyr.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-art-of-storytelling.html




BOOKS:
Experimental Painting investigates exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in mixed-media art. Throughout the highly visual book, many exciting in-depth demonstrations are featured, documenting cutting-edge mixed -media painting processes from concept to final execution. To offer an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques are covered in a range of subject matter. Conceptual and thematic approaches include using symbolism, metaphor and allegory, incorporating pluralism and non-linear storytelling, utilizing automatism and freeform painting and employing costuming, props and theatrical settings. Developing works both in multiples and in a series is also included. In addition, special sections on creative exploration detail the playful act of experimentation, utilizing alternative tools, materials and techniques. By delving into the myriad applications of mixed-media painting, the creative process is reignited, opening up a gateway for artistic works to grow and flourish.

To assist artists in venturing out on their own creative path with a unique voice and vision, topics on nurturing the creative spirit within, developing personal content through journalism, embracing a multidisciplinary mindset and creating message-driven art provide insight into the development of an artistic personality. The book closes with a chapter on creative self-promotion, revealing the latest marketing and presentation strategies for the working artist. 



Art Revolution is at the forefront in exploring alternative, innovative ways of conceptualizing and creating art that is on the cutting-edge. Throughout the highly visual book, insightful and thought-provoking profiles of leading artists and illustrators accompany stellar, multi-media work. The book also provides insight into the historical influences behind contemporary thinking and approaches, investigating the origins of alternative, unconventional picture making throughout the decades. In addition, exciting splash spreads featuring demonstrations and behind-the-scene looks at groundbreaking artists at work help shed light on signature processes and techniques. There is a rich amalgam of media available to creatives today, offering a wide range of possibilities for exploration and experimentation. Art Revolution reveals 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, the book includes a directory of the manufacturers and suppliers used by the featured artists so that sources for materials, access to health and safety procedures and additional information on unconventional techniques and approaches are easily accessible. For artists that are looking for an edge, wanting to push their work further, this book is a valuable asset and ongoing source for inspiration.


This highly visual presentation takes the viewer on a fantastical artistic adventure! Utilizing innovative two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques, the webinar covers how to paint the fantastical figure in an imaginative environment. Topics include character development using props, costumes and models, employing theatrical color schemes, painting skin tones of fantastical beings in dramatic settings, drawing techniques, rendering patterned cloth, using hair to create form and movement and adding bas-relief details and assemblage embellishments. 

Bonus videos and other downloadable materials included! Exciting in-depth demonstrations shown in live action by the artist. Techniques such as building a signature surface with collage, texturing the painting ground in imaginative ways and working in bas-relief to create multidimensional accents provide an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Other bonus materials include downloadable articles, interviews, step-by-step demonstrations and more! Watch a preview below!





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