Positive Creations Workshop with Chris Dyer

May 5-7, 2014

CoSM Event Link:

Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
46 Deer Hill Rd.
Wappinger, NY

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: