Virtual Workshops - Workshops are recorded and available for 30 days

New Year's Daily Paining Practice Workshop Jan 1 and Jan 8 11:30-3:30ET  


What's your New Year's Resolution? Let's start a daily painting practice together virtually on New Year's Day (recording available if you can't make it in person). We'll talk about simplifying the painting process, obstacles, habit building, and ways to stay motivated. We'll also hold each other accountable - the class meets virtually twice (Jan 1 and Jan 8) with time in between to get into the habit by posting daily on a private page where I will provide feedback every day and your classmates can too!  Register

Painting the Bigger Picture One Day Intensive Nov 5 -11:30-3:30 ET 


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 fresh, deliberate marks on a big canvas. Using observational painting as our launching point, we’ll embark each day with energetic painting exercises designed to tap into each participant’s personal voice. The practice of working directly 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 environment. 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. Register 

Embrace the Daily Painting Practice  Dec 6 & 13 - 4-7PM ET - register

Intro to Illustration - January 3 & 10 1-3:30PM ET - register

Learn about the field of illustration and how to think and work like an illustrator.A combination of lectures, demos, critiques, and weekly assignments will all add up to one finished line art illustration and some spot and vignette illustrations along the way. We’ll examine how to properly use photo reference, create dynamic compositions, and explore expressive and varied mark making.

Sketchbook Journaling - check back

2024 WORKSHOPS -  - 

Bonita Springs Centers for the Arts Embrace the Practice - January/tba

HOST ME? - I teach different workshops, see below for descriptions. 

Workshops (5 types)

Embrace the Practice, Daily Painting Workshops/- All 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,

Embrace the Practice, The Bigger Picture Workshop - 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.

Intro to Illustration

Embrace the Practice/Sketchbook

Embrace the Practice/Premier Coup/Plein Air Painting


Painting with Lisa Daria by Julia Denos 


BIO/Click here for CV

Lisa Daria Kennedy grew up along the northeast edge of the Hockomock Swamp in Massachusetts.

Since 2009, she has committed to an on-going consecutive 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.

Teaching Experience 


Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Associate Professor, 2021- present

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Assistant Professor, 2016- 2021

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Visiting Professor, 2005 - 2106

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Continuing Ed, Boston, MA, Associate Professor, 2016 - present

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


The Art Guild, Manhasset, NY, 2018, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith, AK 2018, The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 2018, Westport Island, ME, 2017, Concord Art, Concord, MA, 2016, 2017, 2018, Artists Association of Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, 2015, 2016, 2017, Painting Miles, Anchorlight Raleigh, NC, 2016, 2017, Downey Studios, Huntersville, NC, 2016, 2017, IS183, Stockbridge, MA, 2016, Tuscany, Italy, 2016, Warehouse 521, Nashville, TN, 2014, 2016, Bonita Springs Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, The General Store Art Center, Unison, VA, 2015, Art Center Traverse City, Traverse City, MI, 2015, The Art School of Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA, 2015, Bolick Studio, Raleigh, NC, 2014, Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, North River Arts Society, Marshfield, MA, Painting Workshop, 2012 - 2016, The Art School of Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA, 2013, 2014, Nantucket Oil Workshops, Nantucket, MA, 2013, Freeport, ME, 2012


FULL - Jan 7, 8, 9 (demo Jan 6) - Center for the Arts Bonita Springs, FL

FULL - Feb 29 and March 1 - Concord Art, Concord, MA Embrace the Practice, Daily Painting Workshop

POSTPONED/COVID - Sunday, March 22 - Milton, One Day Intensive Painting Class

POSTPONED/COVID - April 18, 19 - Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra, FL - The Bigger Picture Workshop

POSTPONED/COVID - May 30 & 31 - Warehouse 521, Nashville, TN - Embrace the Practice, Daily Painting - June 12/13 2021

POSTPONED/COVID July 8 & 9 Ann Arbor, MI - details to follow - tbd dates in 2021

POSTPONED/COVID August 21, 22, 23 - Santa Fe, Santa Fe 

June 1, 8, 15 -Virtual Class and Studio Visits -  register through Concord Art, limited space, details to follow

POSTPONED/COVID - Shreveport, LA - details to follow

POSTPONED Oct 4/COVID - Milton, One Day Intensive Painting Class