Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack will present “Jean Francois Millet’s Dandelions: How to Pastel Paint,” a virtual pastel painting workshop for adults and teens Designed for both new beginners to advanced participants.
In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants will have fun producing their own original pastel painting of Millet’s elegant “Dandelions.” Gregory Maichack visited the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston, which has the largest collection of Millet’s pastels, and he took pictures of “Dandelions,” which is in their permanent collection. Participants will create their own smaller version, choosing parts from Millet’s pastel painting that inspires them. All attendees will see why Vincent van Gogh was enamored with Millet's work and why Vincent did plant studies inspired by Millet. As always, all will keep their pastel paintings.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.