Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr 

This 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, collage and assemblage techniques will be covered, including texturing the working surface with collage, employing additive and subtractive processes to establish an interesting topography, using transparent and opaque painting techniques to create richly painted passages, utilizing alternative and custom tools to produce signature mark-making and so much more.

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Bonus Materials: attendees will receive access to downloadable wallpapers, online demos, interviews and much more!
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Note: Many supplies are optional and not required but will be demonstrated by the instructor. For the first class, bring collage supplies: gesso primed surface(s), acrylic paint, matte medium, glue, brushes, paper, wax paper, brayer, tape, metal ruler, craft knife, spray bottle, palette, water container, tissue and collage ephemera. If you have more, bring them! Feel free to email, if you have any questions.

Looking forward to a great workshop!

Heavy Body Acrylic Paints

Black Waterproof Ink

Acrylic Matte Medium - Liquitex preferred

Acrylic Gel Matte Medium - Liquitex preferred (optional)

Molding Paste - Golden Brand preferred (optional)

Bookbinder’s glue: PH neutral preferred (or regular PVA/Elmers Glue or similar will do for practice studies but not archival)

Gesso: white - prefer Dick Blick Professional gesso (thick) but any gesso will do

Synthetic Brushes: (at least a small round, flat (large and medium size) and a fan brush - bring more brushes if you have them)

Painting knife: wide flat tip

Embossing Stylus (optional)

Plastic Palette (or several cleaned meat and egg containers)

Natural and Synthetic sponges (optional)


Sponge Roller (approx 4” long) with handle

Craft Knife: with new blades

Metal Ruler

Wooden Stick or back of paint brush: sharpened at tip

Old Toothbrush

Hair Dryer (there will be one available in class but you would be sharing it/wait times)

Illustration Board (gesso primed) cut into panels EIGHT 8“ x 10” approx. You can also use cardboard or any hard surface if you just want to experiment (not archival). Bring scrap board if you have it.

Printmaking paper - one sheet (optional)

White Tissue Paper

Cotton Cloth or Gauze Cloth, Burlap, Heavy Lace, Cheesecloth, Interfacing, etc. white prefered  (optional)


Graphite Pencil (HB or regular #2 pencil is fine) and Kneaded Eraser

Two Containers for Water: large yogurt containers or coffee cans work well (nothing too small or shallow)

Printed Ephemera (newspapers, magazines, ticket stubs, wallpaper scraps, old letters, sewing pattern tissue, doily paper, etc. Bring as much as you can!)

Plastic Grocery Bags

Paper Towels and Soap 
(suggest for quick clean up, as some facilities can run out)

Cotton Swabs (cheap brand works better)


Painter’s tape: 1”

Wax Paper

Sand or Saw Dust (optional)

Aluminum Foil: heavy-duty (Do not get non-stick)


Spray Bottle (small mist spayer)

Plastic Comb: wide-tooth or Plastic Fork

Inkjet Prints (2 - 3) of your color work or sketches (printed in reverse) to use as ink transfers (optional)

Anything with a low relief embossed surface (wood or metal accents, etc.)

NOTE: You can put liquid mediums in small travel bottles and pastes in small plastic containers that you can get at the dollar store or drug store.


  1. This class sounds wonderful. Wish I didn't live so far away!

    1. I will be doing a similar workshop in April 2020 and again in May 2020 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston if that is closer.