Desmond O'Hagan

Sat, April 9 to Wed, April 13 2022

Advance Your Pastel & Oil Painting Techniques with Desmond O’Hagan

Medium: Pastel/Oil

Level: All Levels

Location: Plein Air & Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website:

  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
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This three-day workshop will include a slide presentation and lecture on painting in pastels and oils including people, still lifes, interiors, urbanscapes, and landscapes. Followed by discussions on painting materials, surfaces, developing your painting style, and working methods unique to pastels and oils. Desmond will conduct daily demonstrations emphasizing composition, color, and technique while providing daily individual critiques of each students’ works in progress.

Additional topics explored include solving common painting problems, experimenting with new approaches to painting, working from photographs, studio lighting, framing pastels and oils, and making use of the internet in your career.  Also included is a lecture on creative ways to promote and sell your art. This workshop is designed for each student to work at his/her own pace while enjoying the experience of painting with pastels and or oils.


About Desmond O’Hagan

Desmond O’Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and was raised in the United States. He enjoys working in a variety of media, but his primary focus is pastels and oils. Constantly challenging himself has translated into a fulfilling career in fine art encompassing several one-man shows and participation in group exhibitions in the United States, Japan, China, and France. He is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. O’Hagan has won several awards at the Pastel Society of America’s annual shows in New York City.  He has also won the George Innes, Jr. Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club.  At the 1999 International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibition held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, O’Hagan was awarded the Prix’d Pastel Award (Best of Show). In May of 2005, he was inducted into the IAPS “Masters Circle”.

O’Hagan’s paintings have also been featured in several books including Rockport Publisher’s, The Best of Oil Painting and The Best of Pastel, Quarry Books’ The Best of Pastel 2, and Painting with Pastels  by Maggie Price. His art is in public and private collections in the United States, Japan, Canada, and Europe. O’Hagan’s paintings are represented by galleries in Denver, Colorado, Charleston, South Carolina, and Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $445.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,213.00-$1,325.00* + Service Charge & Tax

*3-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 3 full class days, 4 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

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