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7/18/2011 - Learn to paint pastels with Greg Maichack 6pm at the Agawam Public Library

On Monday, July 18 at 6 p.m. Greg Maichack will conduct a pastel class “The Art of Georgia O’Keeffe” at the Agawam Public Library in the Community Room.  

Become inspired to create beautiful pastel paintings by exploring America's foremost modernist pastel painter of flowers. Focusing on the calla lily, participants work in tandem with the artist. Also, topics such as her landscapes, shells and more will be covered. From sheer beginners with no experience to advanced students, all will experiment with hundreds of my pastels learning pastel handling techniques O'Keeffe used in her pastel art. Scumbling, feathering, blending, slurring, edges, and layering will be mastered in this direct tactile medium of pure and nuanced color. How layering is accomplished without fixatives for achieving O'Keeffe's "clean" look will be a focus as well as building an abstract foundation through Leonardo da Vinci's revolutionary drawing technique.   Materials provided are an array of professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, Rembrandt pastels, and assorted Canson pastel paper.

Seating may fill up quickly, so please register by calling 789-1550, ext. 109 or visiting www.agawamlibrary.org.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Agawam Cultural Council and the MA Cultural Council.