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!

Workshop Coordinator

We are currently looking for a Workshop Coordinator. Please contact Sabrina Hill if you are interested.

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.


On the Calendar…


W. Truman Hosner

Giving Back To The Sea 16×20 Soft Pastel on Archival Panel /Plein-Air      

Santa Barbara, CA Workshop – $450.

March 23, 24, 25 -2020      DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS March 20th, 2020!!

***As of 3/3/2020 there are still a couple of spaces left!!!!******

Held at the Marcia Burtt Gallery, Santa Barbara(In the studio and on the beach in Santa Barbara)

To Benefit S.C.A.P.E.(Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment)

“Our mission is to promote camaraderie and artistic growth for our members while helping to raise money for non-profit environmental causes.”

Register here:     www.scape.wildapricot.org     – Limited to 14 students

Tuition fee: $400 + Annual SCAPE membership of $50.
Concepts for Painting in Pastel Outdoors (Reading the Light and Developing Your Own Voice)

A 3-DAY WORKSHOP – STUDIO & EN PLEIN-AIR (WHEN WEATHER PERMITS)