Positive Creations Workshop with Chris Dyer

Enjoy two ways to study with Chris!

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Join in this fun workshop where Chris Dyer will teach you as much as he is able about a number of different things!! Focusing mainly on painting, we will use a skateboard as a canvas (an old used one to recycle), but he will go over way more than just skate art ‘n graphics.

The workshop starts with a slideshow presentation of the short yet interesting history of skateboard art, to get you all stoked ‘n inspired. He will then explain his personal process of painting. His own art career started by recycling the old broken skate decks he was done riding and giving them new long-lasting life as wooden artworks.

 

Students are encouraged to bring an old skateboard, or if you prefer any other found object is cool too. Skateboards will be provided if you can’t find one to bring.

 

Chris will go step by step through the process of sketching the ideas, priming, drawing on the board, achieving quality graphic line work, painting, layering effects, color theory, polishing and varnishing.

Ideally we all end up with masterpieces at the end of the sessions, but either way you will learn much about how it’s done and have a blast jamming with crazy Chris!!

 

Other than sharing his inspirations and knowledge of technique, and guiding you through the skate painting jam, Chris will do 2 more slide show speeches, to teach you how to succeed at the artistic lifestyle and also how to make a solid career out of your art.

If art is more than a hobby for you, and you’d actually like to live off your passions, these presentations have all of Chris’ knowledge and secrets he’s accumulated over his 13-year career.

Visionary Graffiti Workshop: Extra Day Option

After this 3-day workshop, Chris will be offering an additional 1 day Visionary Graffiti Workshop for workshop participants. In this optional session he will give a slideshow presentation about the history of graffiti and street art culture, his own points of view of where this movement is going and also teach about the technical side of the spray paint medium.

He will spend most of that afternoon giving a demonstration, by spray painting some pieces in lower yards of CoSM, where he’s been building an installation the last few years. Students are welcome to help him with that or can get the feel for spray painting on a separate surface. This extra class is an extra $75 (includes lunch & dinner) per person on top of the regular workshop fee.

Sign up for the 3 Day Workshop here

Sign up for the extended day featuring the Visionary Graffiti workshop here

About Chris Dyer


Chris Dyer is a Peruvian artist residing in Montreal, Canada for the latest half of his life. He is a well-respected artist that expresses his soul in different art movements including the street art, visionary art and Skateboard ones. He started skateboarding at age 7 (1986) and still does today and has been doing skate artwork since the year 2000. Commercially he has served as Artistic director for California’s Creation skateboards and has done a bunch of work for other brands including Satori Movement, Skull Skates, Think, Sk8 Mafia, Ace trucks, Vans, Laced, Paradox, etc.

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Schedule
Day 1 – Friday
5pm – Guests should all arrive
6pm – Dinner
7pm – Introductions
7:30 – Slideshow presentation. General Introduction / Presentation about the history of skate art and how to go about your paintings in my style.
9pm – Nighttime art session- sketches n drawings stages.

Day 2 – Saturday

8am – Continental breakfast
10am – Slideshow Presentation – “How to be a better Artist”
12pm – Arting
1pm – Lunch
2:30pm – Afternoon painting session
6pm – Dinner
7pm – Nighttime painting session

Day 3 – Sunday

8am – Continental breakfast
10am – Slideshow Presentation- “The business side of an art career”
12pm – Arting
1pm – Lunch
2:30pm – Afternoon Painting session followed by group pictures
6pm – Dinner
7pm – Nighttime painting session

*Optional Day 4 – Monday: Visionary Graffiti

10am- slideshow presentation – “Visionary Graffiti”
11am – In the field technique speech and spray painting Demo
1pm – Lunch
2:30pm – Afternoon Demo and painting session
6pm – Dinner
7pm – Class is officially over

 

Accommodations

Rooms are available for rent in Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.

To book accommodations for this event, please call 845 297 2323 ext.104 or email us at hospitality@cosm.org.

Library

Guest Room Photo

The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists are on display in the guest house.

 

The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.

 

Location

CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

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