Sunday, March 11, 2018

There's still room for you...

It’s definitely a go. We’ve reached the minimum number of students to make my workshop happen. I’m purchasing my airline tickets this week. However, there’s room for a few more people. Let's see if I can persuade you to join us...

My workshop will coincide with a major Mary Cassatt retrospective exhibition...

For details, pricing information and registration:

Questions? Contact Ann Dodys 
or call 1-404-558-6724

Friday, January 12, 2018

A more readable version (pdf) of my France workshop flyer...

Here's a link to the pdf version of my France workshop flyer, a readable version than the jpg in my last post. Sorry.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Join me at my Studio Painting Workshop in France, July 7-21, 2018!

We've finally confirmed the dates for my workshop in France this summer! Contact Kippy Hammond if you want to be on the mailing list or to reserve a place for you. Come join us!

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Scottsdale Artists School Scholarships available for my January workshop.

If you think you can't afford my class at Scottsdale Artists School, think again. There are several empty spaces in my class and the SAS is offering full scholarships to fill them. Click the picture below to go to the SAS Scholarship page. Go ahead, give it a try! I hope to see you in Scottsdale next month.

Dates of class: January 5-7, 2018

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Margaret Dyer 2018 Pastel Workshops

2017 has been an insanely busy year for me. With the very sad death of my ex-husband in the early part of 2016, and the time I took off to be home for our daughters, I way overdid things this past year trying to make up for lost time. I don't know where my head was. I never even had time to sit and write on my blog, and I missed that. Writing is a quiet and reflective thing for me. Hopefully this year will be different.

All this to is to say that I am scheduling my workshops for 2018; here's what I have so far. Dates for my workshop in France have not been confirmed yet, so please check my website periodically for updates if you're interested in joining us. Send Kippy Hammond an email ( telling her you want to be sent notifications about Margaret Dyer's workshop. It should be sometime in late spring or the summer.

I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season. Cherish your loved ones.

Some of the links above may not have updated their sites to reflect 2018 activities yet. They will.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

I will be teaching two one-day workshops at "Art of the Carolinas" at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, in Raleigh, NC: Saturday, November 11: "The Figure in Pastels" Sunday, November 12: "Urban Scenes in Pastels"
Go to for information on these and countless other available workshops by other well-known artists.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

My sister is Psycho in-Law.

My sister, Catherine Dyer, is Psycho In-Law. For those of you who may have missed it last week, it airs again tomorrow night on Lifetime Network. Last week it was on at 8:00 p.m. eastern time, not sure if it's the same tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Last day in Paris

Not a whole lot of time to write tonight; I leave for Atlanta in the morning. We spent all day today walking around Paris, savoring every minute of our last day here. It's 10:45 p.m., and we just got home from dinner--Kippy, Judith, Phil and I (Ann left us this morning). So instead of writing, I'm posting pictures. Lots of them, hoping they will speak for themselves. 

In case you don’t know what the modern structure with tunnels is, it’s the Pompidou, with its spectacular view of Paris. Here we saw the David Hockney retrospective and dined on the rooftop. What a glorious day. 

And how wonderful it has been to see Paris with artists. To spend hours and hours in the museums and only want to get together afterwards to hear each other's thoughts. To learn how inspired each other is (or not) and what they intend to do about it when they get home. 

So...about next year. "Mary Cassatt, An American in Paris," at the Jacquemart-Andre Museum from March 9-July 23, 2018.  My next workshop at La Bonne Etoile will be held some time during her show. Let me know if you want to be on the mailing list to hear when the dates are secured. 

Gotta go figure out how to make my luggage weigh less than 51 pounds. This may take a while.