Pastels with Gregory Maichack

Pastel drawing of a rose

The Malden Public Library will host Gregory John Maichack’s “The Rose” workshop inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe with art materials provided, for adults via zoom on Monday April 24th from 6-8pm.

Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack will present “The Rose,” a pastel painting workshop for adults 18+ hosted by the Malden Public Library on Monday April 24th, from 6-8pm. This is a zoom pastel painting workshop designed for both sheer beginners to advanced participants. Please call (781) 324-0218 for more information and to register. 

     Mr. Maichack has been asked over the years to offer a rose workshop, the most popular of flowers, and a symbol of love. Here it is! In this new, fun, two-hour workshop, all produce their very own personalized pastel of a rose bloom inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. All are guided in drawing, blending, and layering. 

All materials supplied (pastels, paper, blending material, etc.) and all keep their 12 X 18 painting, while entertained by anecdotes on Georgia O’Keeffe’s flower painting and her life.

Maichack, is an award-winning artist, twice Mass. Cultural Council Gold Star Award Program nominee, a seasoned pro from instructing at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston, colleges, to 100’s of libraries. Maichack lives in the Berkshires and is a portraitist and painter working primarily in pastels. Winner of the Award of Merit from the Bennington Center for the Arts: Impressions of New England Show 2003, he also was awarded the Savoir-faire Pastel Award from the Great Lakes Pastel Society. Maichack was commissioned by Westfield State College to paint the pastel portrait of the past president of Westfield State University, Doctor Frederick Woodward, which was unveiled at the dedication of the Woodward Center; and pastel painted dictionary great Charles Merriam, unveiled by Merriam-Webster Co. at Merriam-Gilbert Library. He has been in many national juried shows and was awarded numerous Massachusetts Cultural Council grants. In addition to portraiture, his still lifes and landscapes are represented by galleries from Kennebunkport, Maine to San Francisco, California. Maichack is accepting requests to do various commissions to do pastel paintings. Please e-mail Mr. Maichack at Visit his new web site at

     Maichack has been a faculty member of the Museum Studio School in the Fine Arts Museum Quadrangle in Springfield, MA; and taught at Holyoke and Greenfield Community Colleges, Westfield State University, East Works, the MFA, Boston, and The Guild, Northampton. Maichack’s pastel paintings have been selected twice for the Annual National Exhibition of the Academic Artists Association and as a result Maichack was invited to be a member of this prestigious organization.