Friday, October 28, 2011

Mixed-Media Weekend Workshop: The Art Students League of New York

EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING: INSPIRATIONAL APPROACHES IN
MIXED MEDIA with Lisa L. Cyr
This highly visual, 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 techniques will be covered, including employing alternative working grounds, using custom tools, toning the painting surface in imaginative ways, creating a tactile ground, building the visual architecture 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. For artists that are looking to push their work to a new level, this workshop will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration.

The Art Students League of New York
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

212.247.4510

 April 28 to 29, 2012

10:00am to 4:30pm

http://www.theartstudentsleague.org/Workshops.aspx

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mixed Media Demo: Voyage to Michaelania

This three-part demo covers several mixed-media techniques, including texturing the working ground, employing ink transfers, transparent and opaque painting, monoprinting, creating multidimensional accents, using die-cut and debossed paper, infusing pattern and texture, employing a patina, dry brushing, sponging, sgraffito, spattering, custom debossing using a handmade stamp, altering hardware and adding a patina to vintage assemblage accents.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Using Self-leveling Clear Gel

Self-leveling clear gel is poured into a flat plastic mold. Ultramarine Blue and Phalo Green liquid acrylic as well as Gold metallic paint are dropped into the wet medium and swirled with a sharpened stick, creating a unique design. It is left to harden in the mold for several days and later removed. It can serve as a stand-alone piece or be added to another work as an accent.




For a downloadable wallpaper that uses self-leveling clear gel, go to:
http://www.artistsnetwork.com/free-bonus-materials-experimental-painting