Demos & Critiques


Art Demonstrations at Lyme Art Association are a great way to learn about an artist and their process. Art demos are on Saturdays from 2 – 4 pm, (unless noted otherwise with a (*). All demos are free and open to the public.

RSVPs are recommended for each art demo.

See list below for art demo speakers, dates and topics.

Diane Cadrain, "Solstice Snowpath", felted yarn
Diane Cadrain Demo
The Felted Landscape
Saturday, March 25th
2 - 4pm

Working with the softest of materials, wool roving, Diane Cadrain will use a special barbed needle to create an original felted work of art on a backing of raw silk.

Kimberly Monson Talk & Demo
Making a Sculpture
Sunday, April 16
3 - 5 pm*

At 3 pm, Kimberly Monson will begin with a talk on her art making process followed by a demonstration of how she makes her artwork from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.   

*Please note: there has been a schedule change for this demo. The date and time of Kimberly’s talk & demo has changed from April 2 to Sunday, April 16 at 3 pm.  If you RSVP’d for April 2nd, your reservation has been moved to the 16th.

Karen Israel, "Contemplating Emily", pastel
Karen Israel Demo
The Animal Portrait in Soft Pastel
Saturday, April 22
2 - 4 pm

Karen Israel will demonstrate painting an animal portrait using soft pastels on a textured, dark surface. Karen will also share her process and what materials she uses as she conducts the demonstration.

Gigi Horr Liverant, "Tree Line", pastel
Gigi Horr Liverant Demo
Color Dynamics
Saturday, June 10
2 - 4 pm

In this demonstration, Gigi will share her method of developing artwork, particularly her process for choosing color. After first composing the foundation of a painting, she lets color interplay articulate the painting’s emotional impact.

The demonstration will be done using pastels, but concepts apply to all paint mediums.


A critique of your work is one of the most powerful tools to improve your art. Critiques at Lyme Art Association are done by one of LAA’s elected artists, whose experiences as artists and teachers, will engage and help artists of any level grow.

Critiques are limited to 10 attendees and the cost is $20 per person.

Artwork Critique with Bernie McTigue

Sunday, April 16 from 1 – 3 pm


Attendees should bring at least three (3) pieces for review.

Limit: 10 attendees

About the artist: Bernie McTigue