EMBRACE THE PRACTICE
DAILY • THE BIGGER PICTURE • SKETCHBOOK • ILLUSTRATION
Simplify the Path to Painting Every Day (or Almost)
Loosen up, connect with your personal style, and ways to stay motivated and inspired
Sept 18 Plein Air Painting, Premier Coup/First Attempt Technique OUTDOOR* Summer Painting Series at Weir River Farm/Hingham, MA - in person/outdoors CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
10-3 Focus on painting the landscape using the Premier Coup Technique. We’ll put a mark down, leave it and finish the painting in one session. This technique aims to simplify the process, of seeing, color mixing, and composing, and includes pared down materials list. Through a combination of demos and in-class assignments we’ll learn approaches to create direct, energetic paintings. All levels welcome, demos will be in acrylic. *Workshop held outside w/indoor studio access, masks required inside building.
Sept 11 & 12 Paint the Bigger Picture Click here to register
Sept 25 & 26 Embrace the Practice - DAILY PAINTING Click here to register
Oct 30 & Nov 1 Embrace the Practice - DAILY PAINTING Click here to register
Dec 4, 11, 18 Intro to Illustration in December Click here to register
NEW YEAR's Resolution Workshop - Virtual - EMBRACE THE PRACTICE - DAILY PAINTING
January 1, 2022 and January 15, 2022 - New Year's Resolution/Daily Painting Project- - Let's start a daily painting practice together on New Year's Day from 11-3EST. We'll gather on Zoom to make our first daily painting of the year together . We'll learn how to simplify the process, create a daily ritual, and how to stick with it. We'll meet up via Zoom two weeks later to learn more painting tricks, circumvent obstacles, and maintain momentum. In between during those two weeks, we'll post and engage frequently (daily or almost daily) on a private Facebook page during, where I'll provide feedback and comments and we'll create accountability for our practice. Let's start this year off painting every day! $300 Click here to register
EMBRACE THE PRACTICE - DAILY PAINTING Tuesday - Thursday, January 4 - 6, 2022; 9am - 4pm Call to Register (239) 495-8989 Bonita Springs Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL Demo: Monday, January 3, 2022; 3pm - 5pm | $25 Demo - Only (Demo free for workshop attendees)
The path to daily painting starts with you. This workshop is geared to simplify the process of painting every day (or almost). Learn how to loosen up, connect with your personal style and ways to stay motivated and inspired. We’ll embrace the painting process and the importance of a regular practice as a path to improving creativity and image making skills. Acrylic or oil welcome, all levels of painters are welcome, demos will be done in acrylic.
HOST ME - I teach different workshops, see below for descriptions.
Workshops (2 types)
The Daily Painting Workshops/Embrace the Practice - 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, email@example.com
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.
POSTPONED TO 2022 - Art Makers Denver. 2 Days of Embrace the Practice Daily Painting & 1 Day Bigger PicturE
TBA- Warehouse 531, Nashville, TN - Embrace the Practice, Daily Painting Workshop
July 15, 16, 17 - Art Makers Denver. 2 Days of Embrace the Practice Daily Painting & 1 Day Bigger Picture
TBA Winslow Art Center and Gallery - Bainbridge Island, WA, Embrace the Practice/Daily Painting
August 20, 21, 22 - Santa Fe Embrace the Practice/Daily Painting
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.
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
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 - Sunday, March 22 - Milton, One Day Intensive Painting Class
POSTPONED - April 18, 19 - Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra, FL - The Bigger Picture Workshop
POSTPONED - May 30 & 31 - Warehouse 521, Nashville, TN - Embrace the Practice, Daily Painting - June 12/13 2021
POSTPONED July 8 & 9 Ann Arbor, MI - details to follow - tbd dates in 2021
POSTPONED 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 - Shreveport, LA - details to follow
POSTPONED Oct 4 - Milton, One Day Intensive Painting Class