Maryland Pastel Society events


Sally Strand Pastel Studio Workshop

April 21 – April 24, 2020

Sally Strand Pastel Studio Workshop

A 4-day studio pastel workshop with Sally Strand is scheduled for April 21 – April 24, 2020. It will take place in Rockville, Maryland.

A native of Colorado now residing in California, Strand has been exhibiting professionally as an artist for over 35 years. Strand was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, the highest commendation of the Pastel Society of America, New York, NY. She is the recipient of numerous top awards, including the PSA Master Pastelist distinction and the IAPS Master Circle Medal. Widely published in books and magazines internationally, her work is also represented in many private, corporate and museum collections including the Butler Institute of American Art. You can visit her website at

Focusing on color and light, Sally discusses optical mixing of layered color and how to truly see and identify color, especially subtle color. The effects of light on color, composition, and perception, as well as the use of different types of light are explored. Painting from costumed models and still life, each student receives individual attention and critiques. Demonstrations, lectures, and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color.