Thursday, April 30, 2015

Throw Pillows Now Available!

The Courageous
The fantasy-inspired throw pillows are made of 100% cotton and are available in sizes 14" x 14" up to 26" x 26". Each side is printed with the same image. There is an enclosed zipper and a washable insert option also available.


The Messenger
Voyage to Michaelania

Out of the Dark


Between the Worlds


Out of the Dark
The Orient

Fluidity

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Got Texture?

Lots of great stuff going on in the studio! Texture, texture and more texture! If you are interested in working with me online, sign up is available now and classes will start  Monday May 4th!  The Spring May 4th online session will be the last one I do until November. Check out these online workshops:

Mixed Media Masterclass is an online month-to-month workshop is for intermediate and advanced artists that are looking to refine their skills to produce professional works for the fine or commercial art marketplace. 

Artists will work on their own self-generated projects at a pace they feel comfortable with. In addition to weekly assistance with portfolio development, the class will cover a variety of topics from professional business practices, promotional strategies, merchandising, social media and public relations to studio practices, experimental and traditional painting techniques and an exciting multitude of artistic inspirational resources. 

Artists can choose to work on works of art, start a website, develop an identity package, set up a social media presence, create a video of their work, develop a merchandise line, or a combination of art and business etc. It is up to each artist how they want to use their class time. Discussions regarding personal outlook, growth and development will also help each artist to explore and expand upon their own creative process as well as establish successful business goals for the long term.

Start Date: May 4 to May 29, 2015
Course Length: month to month
Tuition: $180.00 - 4 weeks


The mythical figure has inspired artists for centuries. Let it inspire you too! This highly informative online workshop will explore experimental approaches to painting the mythical figure in thematic fantastical settings, using both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques. Topics will include drawing and painting the fantastical figure, altering and restructure facial features and body proportions to create believable characters as well as painting magical landscapes and environments using mixed-media techniques.



All projects encourage research and exploration into a multitude of mythological, cultural and historical sources. Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Celtic, Norse, Slavic and East Asian mythology, legends, fairy tales and folklore are just some of the areas of prospective interest. Artists are also encouraged to develop their own mythological stories to illustrate. We will focus on the creation of message-driven art through the use of symbolism, metaphor and allegory as well as anagrams, visual puzzles and hidden messages. The use of story boarding for narrative works in series whether for a gallery wall, book layout, video presentation or online experience will also be discussed. Other topics will include the use of costuming, decorative motifs and ornamentation, cultural iconography and architectural detail in works of the mythical realm.

With visually inspiring imagery, insightful readings, thought-provoking videos, creative exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, artists will discover a plethora of exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques to employ in their own fantastical works. This online workshop is for intermediate and advanced figurative artists who are interested in using mixed-media techniques to add that magical, transforming element to their work!

Start Date: May 4 to June 12, 2015

Course Length: 6 weeks
Tuition: $300.00

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Last Session until November!

The Spring May 4th online session will be the last one I do until November. 

If you are interested in Mixed Media Masterclass or Experimental Figure Painting: The Mythical Realm sign up is available now and classes will start next Monday May 4th!   




Thursday, April 23, 2015

MIXED MEDIA MASTERCLASS ONLINE WORKSHOP!

MIXED MEDIA MASTERCLASS is an online month-to-month workshop is for intermediate and advanced artists that are looking to refine their skills to produce professional works for the fine or commercial art marketplace. 

Artists will work on their own self-generated projects at a pace they feel comfortable with. In addition to weekly assistance with portfolio development, the class will cover a variety of topics from professional business practices, promotional strategies, merchandising, social media and public relations to studio practices, experimental and traditional painting techniques and an exciting multitude of artistic inspirational resources. 

Artists can choose to work on works of art, start a website, develop an identity package, set up a social media presence, create a video of their work, develop a merchandise line, or a combination of art and business etc. It is up to each artist how they want to use their class time. Discussions regarding personal outlook, growth and development will also help each artist to explore and expand upon their own creative process as well as establish successful business goals for the long term.

Since the workshop will be run as a monthly online course, I have set-up a private resource blog to serve as the interactive platform for the class. It will have articles, videos, downloads and links that will act as valuable supplementation to the class critiques. I will be in the classroom Monday through Friday reviewing in-process and finished works. Take this as an opportunity to do something really extraordinary, making an impact on your career for years to come!

Start Date: May 4 to May 29, 2015
Course Length: month to month
Tuition: $180.00 - 4 weeks
3 months (12 weeks) $510 (save $30.00)
http://www.cyrstudio.com/masterclass.html


Fall/Winter Sessions:
Nov 2 to Nov 27, 2015
Nov 30 to Dec 18, 2015
Jan 4 to Jan 29, 2016


Check out art created by artists attending my online workshops: 









Sunday, April 12, 2015

EXPERIMENTAL FIGURE PAINTING IN MIXED MEDIA: The Mythical Realm

The mythical figure has inspired artists for centuries. Let it inspire you too! This highly informative online workshop entitled EXPERIMENTAL FIGURE PAINTING IN MIXED MEDIA: The Mythical Realm will explore experimental approaches to painting the mythical figure in thematic fantastical settings, using both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques. Topics will include drawing and painting the fantastical figure, altering and restructure facial features and body proportions to create believable characters as well as painting magical landscapes and environments using mixed-media techniques.

All assignments will encourage in-depth research and exploration into a multitude of mythological, cultural and historical sources. Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Celtic, Norse, East Asian, African and Native American mythology, legends, fairy tales and folklore are just some of the areas of prospective interest. Artists are also encouraged to develop their own mythological stories to illustrate. We will focus on the creation of message-driven art through the use of symbolism, metaphor and allegory as well as anagrams, visual puzzles and hidden messages. The use of storyboarding for narrative works in series whether for a gallery wall, book layout, video presentation or online experience will also be discussed. Other topics will include the use of costuming, decorative motifs and ornamentation, cultural iconography and architectural detail in works of the mythical realm.

With visually inspiring imagery, insightful readings, thought-provoking videos, creative exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, artists will discover a plethora of exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques to employ in their own fantastical works. This online workshop is for intermediate and advanced figurative artists who are interested in using mixed-media techniques to add that magical, transforming element to their work!

The workshop will be run as a six-week online class. I have set-up a private resource blog to serve as the interactive platform for the class. It will have articles, videos, downloads and links that will act as valuable supplementation to the class critiques. I will be in the classroom Monday through Friday reviewing in-process and finished works.


Start Date: May 4 to June 12, 2015

Course Length: 6 weeks
Tuition: $300.00




Check out art created by artists attending my online workshops:
Bas-relief & Assemblage Work

Collage & Mixed-Media Work


Monday, April 6, 2015

Mixed Media Online Class Schedule

Spring/Summer Sessions:

Mixed Media Masterclass
April 6 to May 1, 2015 IN SESSION
May 4 to May 29, 2015


March 23 to May 1, 2015 IN SESSION
May 4 to June 12, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

This Week: Experimental Figure Painting the Mythical Realm!

 It was a great week with my online workshop EXPERIMENTAL FIGURE PAINTING IN MIXED MEDIA: The Mythical Realm!

For week one, we explored Ancient Egyptian Mythology. We also studied the role and influence that history, mythology, literature and the like have had on fantastical world building and imaginative visual storytelling. 

In addition, we studied the creation of message-driven art through the use of symbolism, metaphor and allegory as well as utilizing anagrams, visual puzzles and hidden messages in mixed-media art.  Pluralism and non-linear storytelling were also covered. 


Experimental techniques using graphite and various tools and treatments helped to create unique textural effects onto fantastical characters, as each artist begins to explore compositional strategies and value studies. 

More techniques to come next week, as we employ both two-dimensional and three-dimensional approaches, innovative tools and unconventional materials! Norse Mythology is the focus for next week. Sound like fun? Join us for the next 6-week session!


Experimental Figure Painting in Mixed Media: The Mythical Realm
March 23 to May 1, 2015  IN SESSION
Next Session: May 4 to June 12, 2015


Course Length: 6 weeks
Tuition: $300.00


Coming Up in April:
April 6 to May 1, 2015
This online month-to-month workshop is for intermediate and advanced artists that are looking to refine their skills to produce professional works for the fine or commercial art marketplace. Artists will work on their own self-generated projects at a pace they feel comfortable with. In addition to weekly assistance with portfolio development, the class will cover a variety of topics from professional business practices, promotional strategies, merchandising, social media and public relations to studio practices, experimental and traditional painting techniques and an exciting multitude of artistic inspirational resources. Artists can choose to work on works of art, start a website, develop an identity package, set up a social media presence, create a video of their work, develop a merchandise line, or a combination of art and business etc. It is up to each artist how they want to use their class time. Discussions regarding personal outlook, growth and development will also help each artist to explore and expand upon their own creative process as well as establish successful business goals for the long term.
http://www.cyrstudio.com/masterclass.html

Check out art created by artists attending my online workshops: