Friday, October 28, 2011

Mixed-Media Weekend Workshop: The Art Students League of New York

MIXED MEDIA with Lisa L. Cyr
This highly visual, hands-on workshop 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.

The Art Students League of New York
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019


 April 28 to 29, 2012

10:00am to 4:30pm

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mixed Media Demo: Voyage to Michaelania

This three-part demo covers several mixed-media techniques, including texturing the working ground, employing ink transfers, transparent and opaque painting, monoprinting, creating multidimensional accents, using die-cut and debossed paper, infusing pattern and texture, employing a patina, dry brushing, sponging, sgraffito, spattering, custom debossing using a handmade stamp, altering hardware and adding a patina to vintage assemblage accents.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Using Self-leveling Clear Gel

Self-leveling clear gel is poured into a flat plastic mold. Ultramarine Blue and Phalo Green liquid acrylic as well as Gold metallic paint are dropped into the wet medium and swirled with a sharpened stick, creating a unique design. It is left to harden in the mold for several days and later removed. It can serve as a stand-alone piece or be added to another work as an accent.

For a downloadable wallpaper that uses self-leveling clear gel, go to: