How to Paint Pastel Flowers: The Art of Georgia O’Keefeon September 4th, 2012 at 3:15 pm
Come Join award-winning artist Gregory John Maichack, Tuesday, September 11th, from 6:00p.m.-8p.m. for a workshop, “How to Paint Pastel Flowers: The Art of Georgia O’Keefe”, for adults. Space is limited, so please call 508-697-3331 to pre-register for this free, hands-on workshop with all supplies provided.
Mr. Maichack will give participants an engaging hands-on demo/lesson of basic and advanced pastel painting techniques. Beginners to accomplished artists benefit, side-by-side. All will try their hand at starting a pastel painting. Participants are encouraged to freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade hard and soft pastels, and professional pastel paper.
Mr. Maichack’s workshops have been so well-liked, many libraries and senior centers have booked and rebooked him, often twice a year. “What I heard through students’ comments reflects a teaching style that is rare: encouraging, positive and constructive, with information given in a style that students find approachable, accessible, and clear,” wrote Melinda Georgeson, Director of Education, Norman Rockwell Museum.
Maichack, a Massachusetts Gold Star Program nominee, will individually demonstrate the essentials of painting with pastels, and he will display his original pastel artwork to illustrate his talk. His demo of expressive pastel painting shows how to achieve luminous color and volume, how to structure an engaging composition, and tips on creative impact. All will receive help tailored to their projects.
Artist Gregory John Maichack lives in western Holyoke. He is a portraitist and painter working primarily in pastels. Winner of the Award of Merit from the Bennington Center for the Arts: Impressions of New England Show 2003, he also was awarded the Savoir-faire Pastel Award from the Great Lakes Pastel Society. He has been in many national juried shows and was awarded numerous Massachusetts Cultural Council grants. In addition to portraiture, his still lifes and landscapes are represented by galleries from Kennebunkport to San Francisco.
Maichack is a faculty member of the Quadrangle Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, MA. He also teaches at Greenfield and Holyoke Community Colleges in their adult continuing education departments.
Mr. Maichack’s website is available at www.GregoryMaichack.com.
This project is supported in part from a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. It will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level of the library, which is accessible by elevator. Parking is available in back of the library.
For more information or to register for the program, please call Mary O’Connell at 508-697-3331.