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!
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Course Length: 6 weeks
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
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
Lisa L. Cyr () 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.