Maryland Pastel Society newsletter


Joyce Lister, 5-Day Summer Workshop, Aug. 17 - 21

Joyce Lister 5-Day Summer Workshop Aug 17 - 21
Expressive Portraits & Figures
in Pastel

When: August 17 - 21, 2009,  9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Where: Mitchell School of Fine Art
             6247 Falls Rd.. Baltimore, MD 21209
Fee: $325.00 (includes model fee)
To enroll: Call Joyce at (410) 561-2494  or email:

This 5-day intensive portrait and figure workshop is suitable for all skill levels and will give interested artists an opportunity to acquire and practice techniques and strategies for creating lively expressive portraits and dynamic figure paintings in pastel.  Each day will be divided into a morning and afternoon session and students will work from live models for most of the time, with two exceptions:  one session will focus on self-portraits; and another session will deal with working from photos.

Topics to be covered include: pastel materials and application techniques; facial structure and anatomy; measurement guidelines; working with color for skin tones in light and shadow; using values correctly; planning and design; painting hair, clothing, and backgrounds; and creating the illusion of depth.  Techniques for transporting, storing, and framing pastel paintings will also be discussed.

A list of recommended supplies and materials will be provided to students who enroll.
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Joyce graduated as an art major from Bennington College and now works exclusively in pastel.  Painting portraits and figures has been an enduring interest and she also enjoys painting  landscapes. She feels fortunate to have taken workshops with a number of nationally acclaimed pastel artists such as Albert Handell, Doug Dawson, Susan Ogilvie, Margaret Dyer, and Richard McKinley, among others.  Joyce teaches  pastel classes throughout the year, as well as a summer workshop.  She is Treasurer of the MD Pastel Society and an active member of the MD Art League, Women Artists' Forum, MSPGS, and other art organizations.  Her work has been exhibited widely and has won several awards and prizes in national and international juried shows..

For a printed version of this information as well as a printed registration form please scroll down on this page and click on the downloadable files.