Maryland Pastel Society events


WORKSHOP FULL:  Desmond O'Hagan Workshop - November 6-8, 2014

Indoor Pastel Workshop at the Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD

The Maryland Pastel Society is sponsoring a 3-day indoor pastel workshop with Desmond O’Hagan November 6-8, 2014 at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, Maryland.  


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 over 20 years, Desmond  is a Master Pastelist with the PSA, and a member of the “Master’s Circle” of IAPS.  His work has a unique impressionistic style and has been featured in several art books and magazines.   He has won awards in numerous shows and exhibitions and he has also judged many national shows and conducted workshops for pastel societies throughout the United States.