NEW! Custom Pastel Painting Workshops

WHEN: Summer 2017

WHERE: Artwork by A. Heywood, 808 N. Nobleboro Rd., Waldoboro, Maine

Take some love-to-make-art friends, add a date (or more!) that fits everyone’s schedule, and a description of your “dream” workshop: You have an unforgettable and unique private pastel workshop, and great memories of a fun learning experience! Minimum five participants per workshop, maximum eight. Workshops with or without supplies. Call 508.982.6166 or email for further information.


The 2018 Heywood Artist Retreat Week

WHEN: July 23rd – July 27th, 2018, approximately 9 – 5 each day

WHERE: Artwork by A. Heywood, 808 N. Nobleboro Rd., Waldoboro, Maine

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Art Learning + Camaraderie + Comfort = Fun

Spend a week painting in beautiful midcoast Maine this summer!

Photo courtesy R. Evans

Photo courtesy R. Evans

Focusing on pastel painting and drawing, the Heywood Artist Retreat Week takes place at Artwork by A. Heywood, a relaxed “home-like” environment in an 1830’s New England farmhouse and climate-controlled barn gallery/studio in Waldoboro, Maine. The workshop week begins with a Welcoming Reception on Sunday evening, July 23rd, 2017, from 5–7pm, followed by five days filled with painting demonstrations and instruction, student studio and plein air painting time, excursions to local scenic areas and art-related places, and much fun camaraderie. The Heywood Artist Retreat is limited to nine participants, with plenty of individual attention offered to each person. Tentative day plan:

  • Monday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am – 2:00, followed by optional trip to Farnsworth Art Museum
  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, followed by Lobster/Steak Bake
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Constructive Group Critique in afternoon.


Photo courtesy C. Essler

Photo courtesy C. Essler

Retreat fee includes a “Lobster/Steak Bake” (one guest per participant to “Bake” for an additional fee), but does not include accommodations, other meals, transportation, any activity/entry fees, or supplies. Directions and further information regarding local accommodations are sent to registered participants upon request. A Retreat Itinerary is provided via email to all registered participants approximately two weeks prior to Retreat.

Feel free to call or email with questions. Space is limited. Suggested materials list will be posted by April 1, 2018.




Where: South Shore Art Center, 119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA

For registration, further info, and suggested materials lists: or 781.383.2787


Complementary Colors: Creating a Focal Point

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:30 – 4:00AHeywood_Produce_XII_Red_Hots

See how a palette of complementary colors makes your still life subject stand out. Watch a pastel painting demonstration at the beginning of the day, then enjoy your own painting time, with guidance. For any pastel student level.


Expressing Mood in a Pastel Landscape

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30 – 4:00Side Field, Early Morning (Print) - Image size 8.25" x 17" (21 x 43 cm) - Matted Size 14" x 22" (36 x 56 cm) - Price $125

Take your pastel paintings to a step beyond a pretty picture. Learn how to plan your paintings so that they can relate to viewers through emotion and mood. Bring reference photos of landscapes; instructor will help you choose the best composition, and guide you while you paint it with pastels.


Sharing Your Unique Vision with Your Pastel Paintings

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:30 – 4:00AHeywood_Carlo's_Inspiration

Think of the impossible, the absurd, the surreal! This workshop begins with brainstorming in order to tap into your own unique “vision”. Bring photos or objects that have great appeal to you, and that you think represent the unique person that you are (humorous, fantastical, mysterious, etc.). Explore your possibilities!



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2017 Heywood Artist Retreat and Workshops
2018 Artist Retreat$550.00