RESCHEDULED Focus on the Landscape Sky

w/ Liz Haywood Sullivan

3 day workshop

Friday, Saturday & Sunday  - March 20, 21 & 22

NEW DATES October 23, 24 &25

9AM- 4PM



The sky is the most emotional aspect of any landscape painting. It sets the mood, time of day and the attitude of the painting. In this studio workshop we will explore how to capture the character of the sky, from sunny and bright to moody with precipitation, from early day to brilliant evening. Work on techniques for clear skies and creating believable clouds. Each day will start with a demonstration and there will be plenty of daily individual instruction at your easel.    

 Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA-MP, IAPS/MC, is a representational artist specializing in pastel landscapes. Dedicated to working in the pastel medium since 1996, she teaches nationally and internationally, and is a sought after judge and demonstrator for pastel societies and arts organizations around the world. She is a President Emerita of the International Association of Pastel Societies (2013-2017) and is the author of the popular book Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel. Her pastel paintings have won numerous awards, have been featured in national, international and museum exhibitions, and are included in private and corporate collections worldwide.

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RESCHEDULED Value Lessons from Velazquez and Sargent w/Juan Jr. Ramirez - 2020 Focus on Figure Juror

3 day Workshop

April 1,2 & 3 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday





Velazquez and Sargent exemplified naturalism in portraiture. They studied values to create realistic portraits that were so lifelike that people considered their paintings to be life itself. Over the years I've studied realism intensely and I learned that there was far more to values than I had ever thought. In this workshop, we will focus on the elements of Values and techniques to capture them accurately.


Topics that will be covered in this workshop -


1.     Philosophy - naturalism, realism, and optical impression

2.     Palette/colors

3.     Brushes, Brushstrokes, bravura

4.     Opacity, Impasto, and Layers

5.     Method and Techniques

6.     Drawing 

7.     Values 

8.     Edges

9.     Color, Chroma, Temperature

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CANCELLED to be rescheduled to a later date

Painting the Boundaries of the Landscape! w/Laurinda O'Connor

1 day workshop

Saturday, April 25                   9AM-4PM



Let’s push the boundaries and explore new ways to approach our paintings. Starting the day with small studies, we will let what captivates us about the scene drive us through our exercises into a larger painting. We will highlight our style through gesture, value, composition, color, and mark making. There will be a demonstration and plenty of individual instruction. Perfect for intermediate and advanced artists using soft pastels, oil, or acrylic paints. Please bring your own photographs. 


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1 day workshops coming soon - June, July & August

5 student min. /10 max. 
With a focus on intense and vibrant color, combined with a conversation about design and composition as we explore collage.
We will work with bright color.
We will explore ways to loosen and work with spontaneity.
We will generate small works that will form a visual vocabulary and finish with a piece that is approached in a slow organized process.


157 Old Main Street

P.O.Box 307

Marshfield Hills, MA 02051

781 837 8091

office hrs:  M-F     9 - noon

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