Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Painting the Mythical Figure in Mixed Media is now available for download!

My webinar Painting the Mythical Figure in Mixed Media is available on Northlightshop.com!
This highly visual presentation will take the viewer on a fantastical artistic adventure! Utilizing innovative two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques, the webinar will cover how to paint the fantastical figure in an imaginative environment. Topics will 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. In addition, conceptual development strategies will be discussed, including working in journals and sketchbooks, research techniques and reference gathering to create compelling figurative works that tell imaginative stories. With visually inspiring imagery, insightful tips and innovative approaches, artists will discover a plethora of image making strategies as well as exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques to employ in their own fantastical figurative works. For artists who are looking to push their work to a new level, this webinar will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration!

Bonus videos and other downloadable materials will be included!
Exciting in-depth demonstrations will be 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 will provide an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Other bonus materials will include downloadable articles, interviews, step-by-step demonstrations and more!

http://www.northlightshop.com/painting-the-mythical-figure-in-mixed-media

Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling

My work will be featured in an upcoming book entitled Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling (North Light Books) which displays the best in mixed media art. Look for it in bookstores next year!
http://www.createmixedmedia.com/editors-picks/incite-3-the-art-of-storytelling-winners

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NEW ONLINE PAINTING WORKSHOP: Experimental Figure Painting in Mixed Media with Lisa L. Cyr

Lisa Cyr Mythical Figure Painting
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 :
Start Date: January 6, 2015
Course Length: 6 weeks
Tuition: $299.99
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
Course Syllabus:
Week One: Ideation & Concept Development
Week Two: Compositional Development
Week Three: Value & Color Studies
Week Four: Preparing the Working Ground
Week Five: Figure in an Environment
Week Six: Work in Process
Final Review

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.

Creative Explorations in Mixed Media: 2D, 3D, and Beyond!

Creative Explorations in Mixed Media: 2D, 3D, and Beyond starts January 6!
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, shed 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.
Register Here:
https://www.artistsnetworkuniversity.com/#/courses/creative-explorations-in-mixed-media-2d-3d-and-beyond

See work created in this class:
http://www.createmixedmedia.com/blogs/creative-explorations-in-mixed-media-2d-3d-and-beyond

Friday, October 3, 2014

Incite2: Color Passions


Incite2: Color Passions  I have work featured in this beautiful mixed media book.


Order your copy at Northlightshop.com or be sure to check it out at the bookstores!

Figure of the Imagination: Using Exploratory Processes to Create Imaginative Works


TWO-DAY WORKSHOP:
Figure of the Imagination: Using Exploratory Processes to Create Imaginative Works

Date: Saturday/Sunday Oct 10-11, 2015

This two-day workshop will explore the development of imaginative, fantasy-inspired works using a mixed-media approach. Both 2D and 3D techniques will be covered, including employing alternative working surfaces, using custom tools, toning the painting surface in imaginative ways, creating a tactile ground, building the visual architecture, working in bas-relief 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.

The books Art Revolution and Experimental Painting will be available for purchase and signing by the artist.

Great line-up of workshops at TLC in Seattle for next year!...Honored to be a part of it!
http://www.tlcworkshops.com/p/2014-workshops.html

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Painting the Mythical Figure in Mixed Media!


This highly visual presentation will take the viewer on a fantastical artistic adventure! Utilizing innovative two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques, the webinar will cover how to paint the fantastical figure in an imaginative environment. Topics will 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. In addition,conceptual development strategies will be discussed, including working in journals and sketchbooks, research techniques and reference gathering to create compelling figurative works that tell imaginative stories. With visually inspiring imagery, insightful tips and innovative approaches, artists will discover a plethora of image making strategies as well as exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques to employ in their own fantastical figurative works. For artists who are looking to push their work to a new level, this webinar will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration!

Webinar:                           Nov 18, 2014   1:00pm EST

http://www.northlightshop.com/painting-the-mythical-figure-in-mixed-media-t5397

Bonus videosand other downloadable materials will be included! Exciting in-depth demonstrations will be 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 will provide an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Other bonus materials will include downloadable articles, interviews, step-by-step demonstrations and more!


 

 

 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mixed Media Workshop at The Norman Rockwell Museum!

Experimental Painting:
Inspirational Approaches for Mixed Media Art
with  Lisa L. Cyr

Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Looking for inspiration? Explore the dynamic world of mixed media art during this two-day workshop with accomplished artist/author/educator Lisa L. Cyr. Demonstrations and hands-on experiences in two and three dimensions will offer an array of exciting possibilities for artists at all levels to explore. Employing alternative working grounds; using altered, repurposed and custom tools; toning the painting surface in imaginative ways; building visual architecture; and utilizing innovative mixed media techniques to create intriguing effects are among the possibilities to be explored. The class will inspire artists to honor and nurture the creative spirit within, develop personal content, and embrace a multidisciplinary mindset.

Lisa 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. $125; $95 members.
http://www.nrm.org/ai1ec_event/experimental-painting-inspirational-approaches-for-mixed-media-art/?instance_id=23708

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Using Exploratory Processes to Create Imaginative Works


I will be giving a lecture on Using Exploratory Processes to Create Imaginative Works to be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at The Society of Illustrators from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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.

LECTURE: THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065


March 25, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Here is the link: http://www.societyillustrators.org/Events-and-Programs/Lectures/2014/Lisa/Lisa-L--Cyr--Using-Exploratory-Processes-to-Create-Imaginative-Works.aspx

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mixed Media Mentorship!

NEW ONLINE WORKSHOP:
Mixed Media Mentorship

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.
 http://www.artistsnetworkuniversity.com/courses/mixed-media-mentorship

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Creative Explorations in Mixed Media: 2D, 3D and Beyond..Online Workshop!


CYR_MIST_webIf you love mixed media and want to move your work into the three-dimensional realm, this online workshop is for you! Invigorate your work in the new year with The Artists Network University’s online class called Creative Explorations in Mixed Media: 2D, 3D and Beyond! It starts on January 7, 2014 and runs for four weeks. Check out this link for more details.

The online workshop explores alternative, innovative ways of conceptualizing and creating content-driven mixed-media art that is on the cutting-edge. Throughout the workshop and book, 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.

SEE SOME AMAZING 3D ARTWORK CREATED IN THIS CLASS HERE:

I structure my online classes differently than what is detailed in the Artists Network University guidelines. Instead of making comments only once a week on finished work, I review work in-process everyday during the work week. I believe it is more important to help artists, both seasoned and new comers, along the way than to simply comment at the end. This has proven to be a very helpful approach for many that have attended my online workshops in the past. Many artists from all over the globe continue to connect with each other even after the class has finished.
Every week, I will have readings from the book and a project to work on. In addition, there are videos and other demonstrations that I will have for you. On Tech Tip Thursday of every week, I provide technical information to build skills that are being introduced. Fun Friday is a weekly inspirational posting where I share thought-provoking and insightful articles, creating food-for-thought as students work over the weekend. The Weekend Wrap-up sums up the work for the previous week and draws attention to special areas of interest by the attendees.

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Since there are no grades given for this workshop, there is absolutely no pressure to meet the deadlines that are posted in the class. I encourage my students to work at their own pace. It does not matter to me if you finish the project for week one during week one or week four. I want everyone to feel comfortable working and not worried about meeting deadlines.

ArtRevolutionFor 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. www.cyrstudio.com

Artist Network Videos by Lisa L. Cyr:

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


PaintingTechniques
Transforming the Surface with Mixed-Media Painting Techniques


AssemblageAccents
Assemblage Accents: Employing Faux Finishes and Patinas!




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