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!


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!

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.
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