Embrace the Daily Practice of Painting

Lisa Daria Kennedy, 3 days

  • Starts Aug 20
  • 650 US dollars

Service Description

This workshop will embrace the painting process and the importance of daily practice as a path to improving creativity and image making skills. Over the course of the workshop students will paint at least 10 panels, guided by an artist who has made over 3900 daily, consecutive, paintings- so far! A combination of demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction will teach students techniques to create fresh, deliberate marks. Using acrylic or oil paint students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated. The path to daily painting starts with you!. Learn how to loosen up, connect with your personal style and stay motivated and inspired. All levels welcome. Lunch & refreshments included in registration fee. www.lisadariakennedy.com ABOUT LISA Lisa Daria Kennedy grew up along the northeast edge of the Hockomock Swamp in Massachusetts. She received her 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). Kennedy creates product designs and surface illustrations for the international giftware industry. She is affiliated with Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI as the Design Editor for the literary publication, Mount Hope and is an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. THE DAILY PAINTING PROJECT I’ve been making one small painting every single day for the last 3600 days. After ten years, I've no intention of stopping. Having cancer as a young adult, I discovered living is not just surviving. At age 29, I was a lead artist in the giftware industry when I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After six rounds of chemotherapy, one month of radiation, and now, years of monitoring to make sure I’m still cancer free, my perspective has changed. Young and faced with an existential crisis, I questioned, who am I? What does it all mean? Psychologically, existentially, transcendentally - what can a life amount to? I was acutely aware of all the time I’d wasted and the things I put off - like painting. But, like a lot of artists, I had trouble working up momentum. After all I had been through, the idea of starting an artistic project and failing was terrifying. I had a moment of clarity and pared the creative process down to this one idea - show up for the job.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Payment and Refund Policy • Enrollment is only guaranteed with registration and full payment • We use PayPal and QuickBooks for your online payment and refunds. Keeping your financial information secure is absolutely our top priority. Please contact us if you prefer to pay by check or money order • The full payment must be received 30 days before the first day of the workshop • A minimum of 10 students is required per workshop. If the minimum is not met 30 days before the start date, the workshop will be cancelled. Students will be notified via email. A full refund will be issued. It is recommended that student not make non-refundable travel or lodging arrangement prior to 30 days • If Santa Fe Artists Getaway cancels the workshop for any reason, students shall receive a 100% refund • Student cancellations must be submitted in writing, and received by btoddarts@gmail.com • Cancellations made 30 days before the first day of class receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee • Any cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first day will receive no refund, unless there is a wait list and another student takes that place; then the student shall receive a 100% refund less a $50 processing fee • No refund, credits or transfers will be applied on or after the workshop start date • No refund, credit or make-up will be offered for missed days • A $50 fee will be charged on all returned checks

Contact Details

402-297-4843

btoddarts@gmail.com

Studio Raven, 83 Apache Ridge Road, Santa Fe, NM, USA

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