Workshops are held in the Museum Academy classrooms located downstairs in the Museum. Enter on the North Patio – pond side at Big Spring International Park. Look for the Museum Academy entrance!
2017 Master Artist Workshop
Pastels: Inside/Outside – The Best of Both
Wednesday – Saturday, November 8 – 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Explore both studio and plein air pastel painting with instruction by internationally acclaimed artist, instructor, and author Liz Haywood-Sullivan. This intensive pastel workshop starts with one day in the studio where we will cover using her Good Bones structural system to painting and discussion of portability with pastels. The next two days we move into the outdoors. Our daily studies will involve direct observation of the landscape with instruction in choosing your subject and composition from life, aerial perspective, working with underpainting, correct drawing and sky and water value work. In both settings Liz will start each day with a demonstration, and there will be two group critiques. There will be plenty of daily individual instruction at your easel. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Workshop fee is $625 members/$650 non-members.
Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA-MP, IAPS/MC, is a representational landscape artist painting in the pastel medium. Her award-winning paintings are defined by strong contrasts and color, dramatic lighting, and graphic compositions, which often feature the interplay between man and the environment. In 1996, she left the design world to follow her passion for fine art and since then has worked as a professional artist, art educator, and arts advocate. Liz became the Third President of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) in 2013. She is currently working on her third IAPS Biennial Convention and the twelfth IAPS Juried Exhibition during her tenure. She also is the IAPS representative to the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Subcommittee responsible for developing standards for health labeling, performance, and quality of artist materials. She is on the Board of Advisors for The Pastel Journal, and is a Board Member for the China Pastel Network/Ming Gallery of Art in China. She has earned Master Pastelist status with the Pastel Society of America and has her Master Circle designation with IAPS.