Maryland Pastel Society artist opportunities


Lisa Mitchell, Exploring the Nature of Pastels, Studio Class begins October, 2010

Lisa Mitchell Exploring the Nature of Pastels Studio Class begins October 2010

Sweeping the Hill, 16 x 20

Lisa Mitchell is now offering pastel classes in her home studio in Northern Baltimore County.

This class is for pastel artists, (beginner to intermediate) wanting to improve their drawing and painting skills in an encouraging, relaxing and fun-filled small group setting with plenty of individual attention.

This is an ongoing pastel class. You'll become an "artistic problem solver" as you take on drawing and painting challenges created to strengthen your knowledge of design techniques. Pastel is a vibrant medium that offers the artist an array of expressive possibilities. You'll experiment with different surfaces, under-painting techniques and subject matter. Now and then, weather permitting you'll venture outdoors into the artist's garden or nearby rural locations to paint en plein air.

A variety of source material will be used as reference including, painting from direct observation, photography and sketches that you prepare in the studio or in the field. Help will be provided with photographing, selecting and editing images.

Class Schedule:

The class meets each Friday from 10 am til 1 pm.
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Cost: $140./4 week session. This class is designed to be ongoing but you may sign up for one session at a time and then register for additional sessions should you decide to continue the full Fall/Winter course of study.
If you miss a class you may come at a later date and you'll not be charged for that missed class.

If you have questions or would like to register for this class please send an email inquiry to, or phone: 410-472-0001 (studio)
To see more of Lisa's artwork please visit her web site,

Lisa was educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), majoring in illustration and graphic design. She has studied with many highly respected artists including, Doug Dawson, Bob Rohm, Richard Mckinley, Susan Ogilvie, Kenn Backhaus, Kim English and David Laffel.  Lisa was a portrait artist for twenty years painting hundreds of children's portraits in the medium of pastel and oil. She is a national award winning artist and has been juried into regional plein air competitions including, Plein Air Easton, Paint Annapolis, Havre de Grace Plein Air and Mountain Plein Air in Cumberland, MD. She has been a Signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society for the past 9 years. She served as the society president from 2005-2007 and is currently on the board as the web site administrator. Lisa is also affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and is a Signature member of the Maryland Association of Portrait Painters.