Sept 15 Loosening Up Workshop w/ Lisa Daria Kennedy

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Sept 15 Loosening Up Workshop w/ Lisa Daria Kennedy


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Loosening Up Workshop
Instructor: Lisa Daria Kennedy
Date: Saturday, September 15th
Time: 10am-4:30pm
Cost: $115 Members | $145 Members (includes materials fee)
Let’s paint the bigger picture. This one-day intensive workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques to create loose, fresh and deliberate marks on a big canvas.
Using observational painting as our launching point, we’ll begin the workshop with energetic painting exercises designed to tap into each participant’s personal voice. The practice of working direct from life results in a heightened awareness and a lasting impression of the moment. Combining still life and interior painting creates an interconnectivity with our immediate surroundings. We’ll paint freer and bolder and let our personalities inspire what we see in our immediate surroundings. Through painting and observational exercises we’ll analyze what influences our choices and how to incorporate our personal voice in our work.
Using acrylic paints students discover approaches to fill a big canvas.

Materials List – Loosening Up

Sturdy cardboard for taping paper to on the easel – check w/art center.


Recommended Brand – Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic

Colors – Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent • Cadmium Red Medium (Cad free is fine) • Cadmium Yellow

Light (Cad free is fine) • Cadmium Yellow Medium (Cad free is fine) • Phthalo blue (green shade)

Ultramarine Blue (green shade) • Titanium White • Quinacridone Magenta Medium

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2 Winsor and Newton University Bright Long Handle size 8 brushes

1 Winsor and Newton University Bright Long Handle #12 Series 237 –

1 Two-inch house painting brushes from the hardware store – nothing fancy

Poly foam brushes

1″, 2″ and 4″ – two of each – available at hardware store

Painting Surfaces

Two 18″ x 24″ Masonite Panels

Disposable Palette

Spray Bottle

Paper Towels

Still Life Objects – Anything – we’ll be using the items as a group – so bring what you can!

Magazine Cut-outs – a variety of subjects, interiors, fashion, what have you.


Artist Bio:
Lisa Daria Kennedy grew up along the northeast edge of the Hockomock Swamp in Massachusetts.
Since 2009, she has committed to an on-going daily painting project. As a young adult cancer survivor, she discovered living is not just surviving. Each painting seeks to give a voice to the fiber of the everyday.
Kennedy received a BA from Roger Williams University, and a BFA and MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 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.

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