The syndicated column “The Wit Parade” by E.E. Kenyon contained this clever anecdote on March 13, 1955:
The absent-minded maestro was racing up New York’s Seventh Avenue to a rehearsal, when a stranger stopped him. “Pardon me,” he said, “can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?”
“Yes,” answered the maestro breathlessly. “Practice!”
It is the same with art. Here are workshops where you can learn techniques and practice the art of pastels!
Sheri Adams is our new Workshop Coordinator. Please contact Sabrina Hill to have your workshops listed.
Workshop & Class Submissions
PSWC Members are invited to list classes and workshops in the PSWC magazines. Please send exact wording to be used, in third person and single paragraph format. New listings should be sent in for each calendar year.
Please mail requests to post workshops to the WebMaster here.
If you have photos from your workshops, you may submit one with your workshop listing. It is the web director’s decision on whether it will be displayed here.
REGISTERING FOR WORKSHOPS
To register for workshops go to Events>Event Calendar and click on the workshop you want to attend win the calendar. HERE
On the Calendar…
Creating Dynamic Pastels
A virtual workshop with Aline Ordman
November 12 & 13, 2021
Open to members and non-members $240
Painting is learning to see. Often, we paint what we think we see because we all have preconceived notions of what something looks like. However, to really paint what you see, you must break down everything you are looking at into just abstract shapes. Don’t see a “house”, see a series of interlocking shapes. Working from their own photo references, students will transform these into pastel paintings using the principles of color and design. Along with daily painting demonstrations, Aline will emphasize the understanding of color in terms of temperature, intensity and value while translating those ideas using pastel technique. Individual attention and group critiques will serve to help students in their efforts. Workshop is from 10am – 4:30/5pm EST each dayVirtual via Zoom and Padlet with demos, discussion, exercises and painting!Open to all levels Aline is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, a signature member of the Oil Painters of America and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). www.alineordman.com
Click here to register
In addition to the specific workshops listed below, these members offer workshops on a regular basis. Please check out their workshop list on their websites.
Doug Dawson Workshops
For more info and dates, email Doug firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christine Debrosky, PSA Workshops
Alan Flattmann, PSA Hall of Fame Workshops
Terri Ford Workshops
Albert Handell Workshops
Albert is both PSWC Pastel Laureate™ and PSA Hall of Fame. Contact him at 505-983-8383, and ask for Virginia Stark, or write to P. O. Box 9070, Santa Fe, NM, 87504-9070, or go to the website at www.alberthandell.com; or email@example.com. Please view his website to read about the new Paint-A-Long Mentoring Program.
W. Truman Hosner
Ongoing classes in Detroit Area and California. See website for additional information. http://www.wtrumanhosner.com
Nancie King Mertz, IAPS-MC & EP, PSA-MP, CPP-MP
Cityscapes and Correct Perspective: http://nanciekingmertz.com/events
Richard McKinley Workshops
This Pastel Laureate of the PSWC and excellent teacher can be reached at www.mckinleystudio.com for workshops.
Alain J. Picard, PSA, IAPS MC
For information about Alain’s inspiring workshops visit picardstudio.com
Pastel workshops: cgmitchell.com
Clark Mitchell is one of the top pastelists in California. He‘s been designated a Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America as well as a Distinguished Pastelist by the Pastel Society of the West Coast. Mitchell’s numerous awards include top prizes at the Laguna Plein Air Festival, the Carmel Arts Festival, and Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational.