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!
If you have questions about our workshops, please contact Jean Myers here.
Workshop & Class Submissions
PSWC Members are invited to list classes and workshops in the PSWC magazine and on our Facebook page. For magazine ads, please send exact wording to be used, in third person and single paragraph format. New listings should be sent in for each calendar year. To add your workshop to the magazine, contact Sabrina Hill here.
REGISTERING FOR WORKSHOPS
To register for workshops go to Events>Event Calendar and click on the workshop you want to attend withn the calendar. HERE
On the Calendar…
“The View From Up Here”
A virtual workshop with Mark Ivan Cole
Open to members and non-members $250
Mountain Magnificence in Soft Pastels
Mountains make their own weather, and that weather shapes the mountain in return. Mark Ivan Cole grew up in the middle of the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” in the Andes Mountains in South America, and his love for high places has never waned. He has explored mountainous regions around the world, from the western United States to Germany, South Africa, Turkey, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. While he paints in several media, he loves rendering these places in pastels. “For me, pastels are like ‘painting with jazz,'” he says. “Every mark is an immediate, unique expression, and the colors and layers can be subtle or bold. It’s all up to the artist at that moment.”
Mark will demonstrate his design and execution process for painting high mountainous landscapes in soft, semi-hard and hard pastels. He will talk about how our perception of the local atmosphere is affected by humidity and altitude, how light reflects off of various surfaces, and how pastel artists can make the most of depth, distance and inner shadows. He will also discuss compositional elements, how to choose a center of interest and how to keep the eye coming back to it. After the demo, participants will have time to work on their own mountain painting from their own reference photo or from one of Mark’s. In daily one-on-one sessions, Mark will elicit and discuss the challenges and intended direction for each artist, and brainstorm options and techniques that might help the participant achieve personal painting goals.
Workshop is over the course of three days from 9:00am to 4:00pm
For more about Mark Ivan Cole- https://markivancole.wordpress.com/about/
|Starts||Fri Jul 22 2022, 09:00am PDT|
|Ends||Sun Jul 24 2022, 04:00pm PDT|
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Sally Strand, PSA-MP, IAPS-MC
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.