Workshops to simplify the path to painting everyday (or almost)

Learn how to; Loosen up, connect with your personal style, and ways to stay motivated and inspired

Daily Painting Workshops/Embrace the PracticeAll levels of painters are welcome.
The two day intensive workshops 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. Using acrylic or oil paint students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated. Please email me if you are interested in hosting a workshop,


Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA - April 14 & 15, click here to register

Fort Smith, Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith, Arkansas - June 2-3, 11 - 6,   - click here to register

Concord Art - July 28 & 29 - Click here to register

Cape Cod Art Center - Sept 15 - details to follow 

The Art Guild of Port Washington, NY - Manhasset, NY - Aug 4 & 5 - click here to register

The Bigger Picture Workshop
Painting Miles - Raleigh, NC Nov 3 & 4
This two-day intensive workshop combines demos, in-class assignments, and individual instruction to teach students the techniques to create fresh, deliberate marks on a big canvas.
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Jan 4 - 6 - Demo Jan 3rd - Center for the Arts Bonita Springs, FL - Click here to register - 
March 2 -3 Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Click here to register
June 8 - 9 Santa Ana, CA Studio CRESCENDoh click here to register

Read one workshop participant's account of the weekend;

Lisa Daria Kennedy marks each day with a painting. For over 2700 days, she has been committed to an on-going project of painting one small canvas a day. Kennedy received a BA in graphic design from Roger Williams University and a BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA in 2D at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Kennedy is also a freelance illustrator and designer.  Her clients have included TJMaxx, Marshalls, Cracker Barrel, Mall ofAmerica and Big Y. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor in the Illustration department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an Assistant Professor in the Continuing Education Department. 

Teaching Experience 

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Assistant Professor, 2016- present
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Visiting Professor, 2005 - 2106
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Continuing Ed, Boston, MA, Assistant Professor, 2011-2016 

Artists Association of Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, 2015, 2016, 2017Westport Island, ME, 2017Concord Art, Concord, MA, 2016, 2017Painting Miles, Anchorlight Raleigh, NC, 2017Waverly Arts Group, Cary, NC, Visiting Artist, Painting Workshop, 2016Downey Studios, Huntersville, NC, 2016, 2017Bonita Springs Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL, 2012, 2016, 2017Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017IS183, Stockbridge, MA, 2016Tuscany, Italy, 2016Warehouse 521, Nashville, TN, 2014, 2016The General Store Art Center, Unison, VA, 2015Art Center Traverse City, Traverse City, MI, 2015The Art School of Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016Warehouse 521, Nashville, TN, 2014Bolick Studio, Raleigh, NC, 2014North River Arts Society, Marshfield, MA, Painting Workshop, 2012-presentNantucket Oil Workshops, Nantucket, MA, 2013Freeport, ME, 2012