Thursday, October 24, 2019


Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr 

Transform the working surface with expressive painting techniques! Throughout the workshop, lushly painted passages and rich transitions using waterbased media (acrylic paint in various viscosities, interactive acrylic, acrylic-ink and acrylic-gouache) will be employed onto the  painting surface in creative combinations. Fluid techniques such as staining, pouring, dripping, marbling, dissolving and resist treatments as well as creative manipulation of heavily-applied paint and mediums with a painting knife, comb and other non-traditional tools will be employed in this exciting, hands-on workshop.

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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 acrylic paint (heavy body, ink, interactive and acrylic-gouache), matte medium, gesso, brushes, illustration board, tape, metal ruler, pencil, spray bottle, palette and container for water. Feel free to email, if you have any questions.

Looking forward to a great workshop!

Heavy Body Acrylic Paints (suggest: cadmium red, cadmium yellow, 
viridian green, phthalo blue, dioxazine purple and unbleached titanium white )

Acrylic Ink: (suggest: black, metalic of your choice and one or two bright colors of your choice)

Interactive Acrylic (suggest: ivory black, paynes gray, burnt umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre and titanium white)

Acrylic-Gouache (suggest fluorescent or pearlescent color of your choice)

Acrylic Matte Medium - Liquitex preferred

Acrylic Matte Gel Medium - Liquitex preferred

Acrylic Pouring Medium - Liquitex preferred

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

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.

Legion Yupo Heavyweight Watercolor Paper Pad - 9'' x 12'', 10 Sheets

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!)

White Tissue Paper

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”

Spray Bottle (small mist spayer)

Plastic Comb: wide-tooth or Plastic Fork

Small Paper Cups for pouring paint

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

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