Pastel Classes with Diane Fechenbach, PSA, PSCM, IAPS/MC
1/4/2017 - 5/17/2017
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Learn to pain in pastels. It is fun and easy. The results are luminous. The classes cover everything from getting the idea, to planning the painting, selecting materials, and generating the first sketches. Included are kinds of pastel, and whether more expensive brands are worth it, and tips and tricks on learning how to apply, glaze, scumble, and mix pastels. In addition, topics include the pros and cons of various grounds, learning and using compositional elements, identifying a focal point, and developing the point of interest. The emphasis of the classes will be on building strong paintings and developing a personal style.

Join me in my studio, near Denver, with a gaggle of wonderful, supportive artists. Two sessions of classes: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. All experience levels are welcome. Class sizes are limited.
3-Day UART Workshop with Lorenzo Chavez: "Effective Landscape Painting in the Studio"
4/7/2017 - 4/9/2017
The Schoolhouse Art Studio on Main Street, Parker, CO

Time: Friday April 7 9:00-4:00 pm, Sat. April 8 9:00-4:00 pm, Sun April 9 9:00 -4:00 pm

Medium: Pastels

Skill level: Beginner to advanced
, Price: $375.00
 Students: 6-12

Join internationally known award winning painter and one of Plein Air Painters of America's newest members, Lorenzo Chavez, for an inspiring and insightful landscape painting workshop in his studio. By students bringing in their own reference photos and field studies, they can learn to visualize the landscape in unique and exciting new ways while also honoring the traditions of the past while utilizing the visual approaches of shape, value, edges, line, and color. Lorenzo is well known for his patience and articulate lessons that will awaken your artistic vision.

This workshop will offer plenty of individual attention, daily demonstrations and group discussions in a relaxed and inspiring setting.

About the Artist: Lorenzo Chavez lives in Colorado and enjoys Painting in both pastel and oil. He participates in several national invitational and International group exhibitions and has won major awards including the Pastel Society of America in New York; His work has been chosen to represent PSA in the Butler Art Museum, Ohio. Pastel Society of Spain, Pastel Society of France, Artists of America Show in Denver, Rims to Ruins Exhibition, Plein Air Painters of America, Albuquerque Art Museum, Maynard Dixon Country,100 Gold Medal Exhibition at The Pasadena Art Museum, The Brinton Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, The Brinton Museum, Coors Show in Denver, Butler Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Steamboat Art Museum. Legacy Gallery, Cape Cod Art Museum, Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, Helena Fox Fine Art, and Settlers West Gallery, Trailside Galleries. He was featured in a successful one-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum and has participated successfully in several C.M. Russell Art Auctions.

UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop.

Check out Lorenzo's paintings at
To register, go to:
Passionate for Pastels with Sally Davidson-Marovich
4/18/2017 - 4/21/2017
Delray Beach Club, Delray Beach, FL
The workshop will introduce and expand participant's knowledge of this forgiving medium. We will explore soft pastels and surfaces to determine what speaks to each participant. We will complete at least two paintings in the workshop.

Sally will provide all materials. Bring an apron, a friend or two, wear some well seasoned clothing and expect to have a fun and an encouraging time.

Sally brings a wealth of experience to her classes. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Colorado. She revels in encouraging her students to take risks and find their voice. Sally guides their journey as they gain confidence and excitement about their art.

Sally's work is collected across the country.

Reserve your space today, space is limited!

$100.00 per person members, Add $20.00 for guest fee

Reservations required: Call the Club 561.278.6226 or email Sally
2 Day Workshop by Award Winning Artist, Lorraine Trenholm
5/16/2017 - 5/17/2017
Grand Junction, Colorado (site to be announced)
What: 2 Day Workshop provided by Award Winning Artist, Lorraine Trenholm
When: Tuesday Wednesday, May 16th-17th, 2017 9:00 am 4:00 pm
Where: Grand Junction, Colorado (site to be announced)
Cost: $185.00 early registration fee if registered by 03/10/17
$225.00 registration fee 03/11/17 04/07/17 last day to register;

Maximum Class size is limited to 20 artists. Materials list and location of classes will be provided nearer to the time of the event.

Registration will be available on our Shows/Events page...
Painting the Italian Countryside in Pastels with Steven R Hill
5/19/2017 - 5/24/2017
Orvietto, Italy
Join Steven and Martha Jordan, owner of Winslow Art Center for 8 fantastic days of painting near Orvietto, Italy, May 19-26, 2017.
This trip begins and ends in Rome, with all meals, lodging, ground transportation and daily painting instruction with Steven. We will be staying at a beautiful villa/farm near Orvietto, where Italian cooking classes are also offered, mainly for non-painters in the group. Only $2975 with a $200 workshop fee discount offered for registration before January 31, 2017. See photos, full details on link provided. Ltd. to 14 participants. What better things do you have to do, than to paint, tour, eat and relax in Italy in May?
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Capture the Feeling en Plein Air with Jeannette Stutzman
5/19/2017 - 5/21/2017
Evergreen, CO
Join us for this 3 day plein air workshop~ Let's get outside and experience the landscape! Why is it so important to paint from life? What will you see that a photo can't show you and how to translate that onto your canvas or paper. Evergreen is a beautiful area in the foothills with lots of Open Space parks, Aspen and Evergreen trees, rivers, meadows and mountain views. Come prepared to tap into why you are drawn to painting landscapes, what inspires you and start to apply that to the scenes you choose.

IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR YOU? Have you been told to ask yourself why you chose a particular scene to paint? Do your paintings look like everyone else's? Do you want to convey a particular mood or feeling but don't know how? Do you struggle with finding the "right" composition for your paintings? I have some very specific exercises and information to help YOU make your paintings "say" what you want them to and to know what that is!!

Daily Discussion and demos will include choosing a palette, the use of a red filter to evaluate value, selecting a composition and format to capture the mood you want to convey, creating and the value of notans plus lots of painting and seeing tips! Lots of time painting with patient, individual help.

Please contact Jeannette with any questions at 303-202-5859 or

More Information and Registration at the "more info" link below
The Beauty of Imperfection with Jen Evenhus
6/23/2017 - 6/25/2017
Cheyenne WY LCCC campus
Be brave while exploring your inner voice, letting go of perfection and playing with a variety of materials to create bold expressive works of art as we step fearlessly into the unknown. Using timed exercises to loosen up and reveal your innate intuition forces us to use bold strokes with wild abandon, creating happy little accidents and mark-making that reveal your personal style.
Students will work with landscape photos provided by instructor, with your own photo reference, and with still life objects. Along with a good variety of soft and hard pastels, and good sanded pastel paper, other materials like ink, markers, brushes and graphite will be used. We will use contemporary impressionist, expressionist, and abstract styles as we explore shapes, composition, positive and negative space, bold vs neutral color and mark-making.
There will be challenging exercises, instructor demos, one-on-one coaching, critiques, discussions, and painting throughout this intense fun 3-day workshop with PSA Master Pastelist Jen Evenhus. Come with an open mind and willing spirit! A $100 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your spot
with full payment due by April 30, 2017.
Chasing the Light with Tony Allain PS, PSA, IAPS-MC, MPANZ
7/6/2017 - 7/10/2017
Littleton Museum
"I am not interested in pure representation; my work is about responses to the moods and atmospheres generated by world I see."

Registration opens on March 1, 2017, 6am.

The Pastel Society of Colorado is pleased to have Tony Allain as instructor for two workshops this year. He will teach a three day and a one day pastel workshop entitled "Chasing the Light" at the Littleton Museum Wednesday through Saturday, July 6, 7, 8, 2017. The one day workshop will be on Monday, July 10, 2017. Hours for both workshops are 9am to 4pm daily.

For a description of the workshop, please visit

Materials List:
As many artists quality soft pastels as you feel comfortable with. Color range is more important than quantity.
Assortment of papers/supports: Art Spectrum, Uart, Pastel Premier, Canson Mi-Tientes, Wallis or handmade support (NO WHITE PAPER).
Sketch Book
Pencils, ruler, masking tape or clips.
Easel and smooth drawing//backing board, cushioned with foam board.
Hand wipe/paper towels.
Photo reference you feel at ease with (No magazine photos please!)
Selection of permanent ink black wedge shaped marker pens, the fatter the better.
A sense of humour!!

I use mainly Unison, Great American, Terry Ludwig and Schminke.

Art Spectrum Colourfix in terra cotta, burnt umber, raw sienna and soft beige. Canson Mi-Tientes mid grey, raw sienna. Gesso primed hardboard with house paint and acrylic pastel primer.

The museum is open from 8 am to 5 pm. There is free parking available. Beverages will be available, but a sack lunch is a good idea. The Littleton Museum is a delightful venue for studio and plein air work at the discretion of the artist and teacher. It is on the grounds of a working, historical farm and park with a lake. Please do not contact the Littleton Museum directly for questions or information.

Cost: For the three day workshop, PSC Members $350; Non-members $390. For the one day workshop, PSC Members $115; Non-Members $155. To sign up for either of the workshops, please go to the PSC shows/events page of our website at Registration opens online March 1, 6am online with payment through a Paypal account or credit card. Contact workshop coordinator Lisa Hale (720-724-4568) with any questions.

Refund Policy: Refunds of the registration fee minus a $75 administrative fee will be allowed until June 15, 2017. After that date, refunds will not be given.
Capturing the Light in the Pastel Landscape with Clive Tyler
7/21/2017 - 7/23/2017
Center for The Arts Evergreen
3 day class
Capturing the Light in the Pastel Landscape

In this class we will explore impressionism and abstraction style while creating representational landscapes filled with light. Daily demonstrations will touch on underpainting techniques, color theory, and back painting techniques that add mood and emotion into the painting. The goal is always to expand on photographs to create landscapes that are rich and painterly by using edges, bold strokes and color to bring freshness to each painting. We will work two days from photographs provided by the workshop participants and one day, weather permitting, we will work en plein air. Throughout the workshop we will practice creating, not duplicating, as we work to capture the essence of the scene in a way that expands your potential as an artist.

The 3 day workshop is to be held July 21-23, 2017. The price of the workshop is $330 for current PSC members. Non-members cost is $375. Registration opens on April 1 at

Workshop: Clive Tyler will teach a 3 day workshop in conjunction with the exhibit.
July 21, 2017, Friday, 9am -4pm
July 22, 2017, Saturday, 9am- 4pm
July 23, 2017, Sunday, 9am - 4pm

More information about the workshop will be given in a following newsletter.

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