Maryland Pastel Society events


Liz Haywood Sullivan

3-Day Inside/Outside Workshop

Liz Haywood Sullivan

Liz Haywood Sullivan
Plein air and Studio Workshop

April 27, 28, 29, 2022

Columbia Art Center

6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, Maryland 21045 MAP

Inside/Outside: The Best of Both!

Explore both studio and plein air pastel painting with instruction by internationally acclaimed artist, instructor, and author Liz Haywood-Sullivan. This fascinating workshop starts with one day in the studio where we will begin with her Good Bones structural system to painting and discussion of portability with pastels. The next two days we move into the springtime Maryland landscape. Our daily plein air studies will involve direct observation of the landscape with instruction in choosing your subject and composition from life. We will cover correct drawing, value choices, aerial perspective and how to make underpainting work for you. Importantly, we will work on how to observe more acutely and focus on using the camera less. Each day will start with a demonstration and there will be plenty of one-on-one instruction at your individual easels.


Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA-MP, IAPS/EP, 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 the current president of the North River Arts Society in Massachusetts. She is the author of the popular book Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel. Her pastel paintings have won numerous awards and have been featured in numerous books and magazine articles, and they have appeared in national, international and museum exhibitions worldwide. Visit her website at


Workshop fee: $376.00. This workshop is open to students with all painting skill levels; Beginning to Master. Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to MPS members. Receipt of $150 deposit and registration information will place you on the roster using the postmark of the US mail service or online through PayPal. OPENING REGISTRATION DATE will be announced to members via email. A confirmation email will be sent to you as soon as your registration is received. Accommodations and meals are not included. The remaining balance will be due by March 27, 2022.