May 11 Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting Workshop w/ Lisa Daria Kennedy

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w/ Lisa Daria Kennedy

May 11  Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting Workshop  w/ Lisa Daria Kennedy



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Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting

Instructor: Lisa Daria Kennedy

Day: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Cost: Members $115 | Non-Members $145 ($5 material fee included)


This one-day intensive workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques Lisa Daria Kennedy uses to create fresh, deliberate marks. Using acrylic paint (or oils) students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated. Continuous painting is by far the most effective way to improve creativity and image making skills. She will share examples of how the discipline of daily painting produces personal growth. The class will delve into the principles of design, composition, value, and color. We will examine color mixing, mark making, and personal voice. Lastly, we will discuss practical strategies for painting every day (or almost every day).

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic
Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent
Cadmium Red Medium or Napthol Red (cad red is often on backorder)
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Phthalo blue (green shade)
Ultramarine Blue (green shade)
Titanium White
Optional color (great for pinks) – Quinacridone Magenta
Painting Surfaces
Masonite/Hardboard Panels, qty 10 – 6”x6” masonite boards/hardboard
Dura-Lar – Matte Film – 1 25 sheet 9×12″ pad
Brush sizes change depending on brand, these below are a good size for loose, expressive
marks. They are also economical brushes that have a good shelf life and
work well with acrylic and oil.
clickTracking=true2 Windsor and Newton University Bright #8 Series 237 –
1 Windsor and Newton University Bright #12 Series 237 –
Paper towels
Spray bottle for water – a travel hairspray bottle for a fine mist is recommended
Disposable palette
View Catcher
Spot light (clip on, from hardware store is fine)
Light Bulb – Sylvania, Halogen – 50 Watt Spot can be purchased at Stop and Shop –
makes a bright, clean light – *it is very important to have a strong light source
Empty container for water to wash brushes in – anything will do –
Turp container for oil only – must be non flammable and sealable –
Easel, tabletop or freestanding – My setup is from
Panel Holder (optional) –
Still life objects – fruit, vegetables, vessels, fabric – we are painting small panels, so make sure
objects/vases are on the smaller size – small jars like honey, mustard, etc. work great.
OIL – all demos are done in acrylic, but oil painters are welcome – all supplies
above/colors/surfaces/brushes transfer to oil*
Recommended Oil Brands
Utrect Store Brand, Dick Blick, Williamsburg, (stay away from student grade)
Oil Medium
1/3 Linseed, 1/3 OMS, 1/3 Stand
*Turp/Odorless Mineral Spirits
Please only use Gamsol by Gamblin – Odorless Mineral Spirits –
Please do not use any other turp from hardware store, or any other brands due to odor.
Also not allowed in class Liquin, Damar Varnish, Galkyd or Japan Dryer for the same reason.
Artist Bio:
Lisa Daria Kennedy grew up along the northeast edge of the Hockomock Swamp in Massachusetts.
Since 2009, she has been committed to an on-going daily painting project in which she creates one small acrylic
painting a day. As a young adult cancer survivor, she discovered living is not just surviving. The small, intimate
paintings of everyday subjects seek to give a voice to the fiber of the everyday.
Kennedy received a BA from Roger Williams University (1995) in Graphic Design, a BFA from Massachusetts
College of Art and Design in Illustration (1998), and an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in
2D (2013). She has worked internationally as a product and surface designer in the giftware industry. Currently, she
is the Design Editor for the literary publication, Mount Hope and an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts
College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. Website Blog

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