Maryland Pastel Society events


Desmond O'Hagan Workshop Oct 12-13

October 12-13, 2017 at Artists & Makers Studios 2, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD

The Maryland Pastel Society is sponsoring a 2-day indoor pastel workshop with Desmond O’Hagan October 12-13, 2017. The workshop will include discussions on materials, surfaces, and developing one’s painting style, as well as demos emphasizing composition, color and technique. There will be daily individual critiques of students’ works in progress. Although Desmond is comfortable painting all subjects, we are expecting him to focus on urban landscapes, Students will work from their own photographs.

A professional artist for 30 years, Desmond is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, a member of the “Master’s Circle” of IAPS, and in the Hall of Fame at the Art Institute of Colorado His work has a unique impressionistic style and has been featured in several art books and magazines. Desmond has won numerous awards in prestigious shows and exhibitions. He has also judged many national shows and he has conducted workshops for pastel societies across the United State. See www,desmondohagan,com

Desmond O’Hagan workshop fee is $250. Accommodations and meals are additional. This workshop is open to students at all levels of experience, and priority is being given to MPS members in good standing. To enroll, please follow instructions in the attached registration form.