Friday, May 22–Friday, June 19, 2020
10:15 am–3:15 pm
Classroom (Classroom 305D)

Occurs every Friday

Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2020-05-22 10:15:00 2020-05-22 15:15:00 Expressive Painting in Water-Media Intensive 05/22/2020 10:15 am Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Transform the working surface with expressive painting techniques! Using water-based media, experiment with lushly painted passages and rich transitions onto the painting surface. Explore fluid techniques such as pouring, dripping, marbling, dissolving, and resist treatments as well as creative manipulation of heavily-applied paint and mediums using a painting knife, comb, and other nontraditional tools.

Class will break for a short lunch.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list here.

Course Number
Mixed Media
Painting: Acrylic
All Levels
Number of Sessions

Ticket Information

Registration for February, April, and Summer vacation week classes ends at Noon the Friday before the class starts.

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Due to the building’s historic architecture, the third-floor classrooms, 305A, 305B, 305D and 305E, are not wheelchair-accessible and must be accessed by stairs. Please let us know in advance if the student has limited mobility; we can make accommodations, including relocating the class to an accessible space.

To inform the Studio Art Class program of any access needs, please e-mail or call our office at 617-369-3295.

About the Instructor

Lisa L. Cyr is a mixed media artist, using symbolism, metaphor, and allegory to stimulate curiosity. A graduate from Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA), Cyr's artistic oeuvre has been exhibited in museums and galleries, including traveling shows with the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in magazines, books, and online, including numerous features in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, AcrylicWorks: The Best in Acrylic Painting, and Incite: The Best in Mixed Media. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Illustration in New York City as well as in private collections.

Cyr writes for many of the creative industry's leading art publications and has authored seven books on art and design, including Experimental Painting and Art Revolution (North Light Books). She teaches at The Art Students League of New York and in several of the top MFA graduate programs across the country. Cyr is an artist member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City.