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Program name: Paint the Starry Night in Pastel
Program category: History
Visual Arts- Painting
Program length: 2 hours plus 1 hr set-up and 45-min. pick-up
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: usually 20/flexible
Program description: Hands-on program in the art of pastel with Gregory Maichack, partner in Maichack Arts with Mary Jo Maichack. He teaches attendees how to handle pastel painting through lecture, demo, and hands-on practice. Beginners to adults. Focus on techniques of van Gogh--other programs feature pastel techniques of Signac, Monet, O'Keeffe's flowers and many more. Visit He also offers this workshop for older teens. Rave reviews/former faculty in pastel and portraiture, Springfield MFA, Boston MFA, more. Positive only with lots of humor.
Space/special requirements: a room with 4-5 tables.
Travel restrictions: usually within 2 hours of western Mass., but ask
Program fee: $501- $1000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.58
Notes about the fee: Please call and ask.
Other notes: Libraries in Massachusetts find most don't even have to advertise to fill registration, once Greg's workshop is known. This is a sophisticated program interweaving pastel technique with interesting anecdotes about the artists; deeply researched and thoughtfully designed so beginners to advanced can benefit and enjoy it all at the same time, and take home their own pastel paintings. Please do visit to see! Thank you!
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Capital District
Program last updated: 01/31/2019
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Performances, Workshops & Residencies; also Gregory's art of pastel workshops
Performer name: Mary Jo (and Gregory) Maichack
Phone: 413 532-3667; cell: 413-563-3950
Mailing address: 58 Longfellow Rd
Holyoke, MA 01040
E-mail address:
Website: AND for pastel painting workshops:
Performer's agent: Maichack Arts
Previous appearances at: Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA Stephanie Plunkett, Chatham NY Public Library, Monterey MA Library (Mark Makuc), Colonial Theatre Pittsfield with Cabaret to Go, Springfield Library/Jean Canosa-Albano, Diane Houle
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Performer information last updated: 01/31/2019


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