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Paint from the Heart

1 Day Workshop with Page Railsback

Saturday Nov. 4, 10AM - 4PM



Let go of perfectionism and fear of failure. Paint like a kindergartner using your intuition. Learn to create strong paintings that use less to say more. We will do warm up exercises using abstract shapes to develop confident, bold designs.

Take risk and come play with no agenda of the outcome.

We will also do a long paint with a still life provided. You may also bring photographs.



Painting the Winter Landscape in Pastel

3 Day Workshop with Liz Haywwood Sullivan, PSA-MP, IAPS/MC

February 17,18 & 19, 2018 (Presidents Day Weekend)



Painting the Winter Landscape in Pastel Embrace Winter! If you are a landscape painter in the Northeast you spend a lot of time looking at snow and bare branches. Instead of dreaming of warmer days (they will come) learn how to make the most of what can be a fascinating and beautiful feature of where we live.

We will explore winter in it’s intricacies, and how it relates to pastel painting. For example we will study the color of snow and how to paint bare branches against the sky. We will work on black paper, and separately with underpainting to discover how different surfaces can effect painting outcomes. There will be demonstrations every day along with plenty of individual instruction at your easel. 

Some experience with pastel recommended.

Materials list will be provided.



You must register with the NRAS OFFICE for a class or a workshop before the class begins. The office will send confirmation of workshop registration if you signed up through the website. If you do not receive an email by the end of the next business day, please contact the office at!

We will notify you if a class does not run.

**Please review Cancellation policy on our larger Master workshops-scroll down past descriptions**(If you have any problems signing up through the website, we would be happy to help you. Give us a call!)





**Please review Cancellation policy on our larger Master workshops**

As a lot of our larger workshops are National Artists who incur air fare costs and hotel costs:

Registration is not complete until payment has been made to the NRAS OFFICE before a class or workshop begins.

If a student cancels up to 8 weeks before – 100% refund less $25 processing fee
**If a student cancels 8 – 4 weeks before – 50% refund
**Fee is non refundable if a student cancels 4 weeks or less to the workshop.-**However, for these two instances, if we can fill your place we are happy to offer an 85% refund




Tim Bell

Stephen Early

Ken Elliott

Albert Handell

Johanna Harmon

Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Qiang Huang

Stapleton Kearns

Casey Klahn

Michael Klein

Robert Liberace

Terry Ludwig

Kelley Carey MacDonald

Carol Marine

Colin Page

Ginnie Peterson

Maggie Price

Jon Redmond

Juan Jr Ramirez

Diane Rappisi

Dan Thompson


Parking for NRAS classes and events is available in the NRAS parking lot, as well as directly in front of the G.A.R. Hall. For specific events, overflow parking will be directed to the North Community Church Parish House lot, on the adjacent block (84 Old Main Street)


North River Arts Society | 157 Old Main Street, P.O. Box 307, Marshfield Hills, MA | 781-837-8091 |