Lisa Daria "Every Day Painting" Workshop | March 18-19th 2017

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I mark each day with a painting.After 2300 days (including Christmas) I've no intention of stopping. I use painting as an insistent act of documentation and with it, record weeks, months, and years. Collectively, painting for mebecomes a timeline of choices and happenstance.

Having cancer as a young adult, I discovered living is not just surviving. I want to embrace each day, no matter how typical, so without excuse or hesitation, I begin each day by painting. The on-going nature of my practice leaves me rooting for the next day, while the parameters of my work keep me focused on the simplicities of my immediate surroundings.

The small, intimate paintings of ordinary subjects create a structural framework of self-preservation. Each of these daily exercises is a vital component of the project’s ongoing, infinite progression.

My two-day workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques I use to create fresh, deliberate marks. Using acrylic paint students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated.

Continuous painting is by far the most effective way to improve creativity and image making skills. I will share examples of how the discipline of daily painting produces personal growth. The class will delve into the principles of design, composition, value and color. We will examine color mixing, mark making and personal voice. Lastly we will discuss practical strategies to painting every day (or almost every day).


Lisa Daria Kennedy grew up along the northeast edge of the Hockomock Swamp in Massachusetts. Since 2009, she has been committed to an on-going daily painting project in which she creates one small acrylic painting a day. As a young adult cancer survivor, she discovered living is not just surviving. The small, intimate paintings of everyday subjects seek to give a voice to the fiber of the everyday.

Kennedy received a 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). She has worked as a product and surface designer in the international giftware industry. Currently she is the Design Editor for the literary publication, Mount Hope and an Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA.





Event Schedule
Saturday March 18th 2017 10am-5:00pm

Sunday March 19th 2017 - 10am-5:00pm

Workshops Policies : Half-day, full-day, multi-day workshops, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Once you purchase a workshop you will be enrolled.

Due to limited class size, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will put you in contact with the first person on the list to whom you can offer your class spot. If the person on the list accepts, then that person will need to pay you for your spot and once that transaction is complete and both parties are satisfied, we will transfer your spot to the other person. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.

Emergency Cancelations : In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. In this situation, all fees will be reimbursed to students in full.

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