PSC Calendar of Events
Please visit our event calendar page by clicking the link below. Our show chairs and other PSC administrators will be adding important event dates regularly so please visit often!
Mastering the Pastel Medium with Diane Fechenbach
9/4/2019 - 12/18/2019
Highlands Ranch
Learn to love pastel from a PSA signature member, IAPS Master Circle honoree, and signature member of numerous groups across the country. Pastel is fun, easy and results are luminous. Ongoing classes 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 10 am to 3 pm. $80 each month. Explore this remarkable medium in a friendly group. Learn how to handle Pastel, mixing, layering, tips for getting started and pointers on how to finish and frame. Topics include composition, picking the subject, a little color theory, which supplies you want in your box and why. Loads of one-on-one help.
Painting the Landscape with Wayne Vigil
10/7/2019 - 11/18/2019
Wheatridge (38th and Pierce St.)
I have a couple openings for a continuing pastel class which will go through November. Class is designed to give you practical/useable information to improve your painting experience. Demos and a lot of hands-on exercises and studies to improve your skill level. Class is for all levels. Class meets Mondays, 9am-12pm
Cost: $36 per class
Your Creative Journey - Through Pastel Level 2
with Marjie Eakin-Petty
10/19/2019 - 10/20/2019
Center for the Arts Evergreen
2 Day Studio Workshop Level 2 - Experienced, for those who've taken Level 1 and wish to advance their skills toward more dynamic and effective pastel paintings. Work on projects of your choice or complete paintings begun in previous workshops. More time available for painting, easel-side assistance, advanced lessons and individual guidance by Marjie, while you paint each afternoon.

Each day begins with a time of gathering and further exploration of your creative journey, and brief exercises to stimulate your creative fire and inspire your life as an artist. Followed by instruction of soft pastel techniques, composition and color theory, and developing your unique style.

Marjie is an internationally and nationally awarded Colorado artist, who's pastel paintings convey vivid contrast and interplay of vibrant color, capturing dramatic light and shadow. She is best known for her serene depictions of water and dramatic light and shadow from Southwestern and Rocky Mountain region landscapes. She has incorporated her background a graphic designer / art director and a Life & Creativity Coach with her more than 25 years of experience of painting in Oils and Pastels to guide and inspire others in their artistic interests..
Pastel Society Fall Workshop: Painting the Landscape Artist, Cliff Austin
11/16/2019 - 11/16/2019
Location:RMCAD (Shore art building on campus)
Price: $60
Audience; all levels

Description: The core of Cliff's art is the relationship of light on shape using line and tone and color as it wraps and flows around the landscape and cityscape and figures. Colorful, impressionistic, and sometimes very abstract are used to describe his work. He is an award winning Colorado artist.

We're very fortunate to have one of our own members, Cliff, to offer an in depth one day workshop.

Cliff is a seasoned painter with many years of experience. He has affiliation with many Colorado art organizations such as the Pastel Society of Colorado, the Plein Air Artists of Colorado, the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionists Society.

Cliff's demeanor is very upbeat and fun. He will teach you how to develop an underpainting, apply layers of pastel to it and take it to a finished painting. In addition you will learn and practice composition, value, and edge control.

Enroll on the Shows/Events page of this website
Sally Strand, Composition and Light NEW!
2/20/2020 - 2/23/2020
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Composition is one of the most challenging elements of creating a painting. Sally presents foundational elements of composition and design on which all great representational paintings rest. You will study major principles such as pictorial space, balance, dominance, massing, contrast of content, and the use of opposites. You will see how light is a major tool to create a compelling motif, key a painting, and evoke emotion. Painting from still life and clothed models each student receives individual attention and critiques. Demonstrations, lectures and slide presentations of classical and modern masterworks are designed to help you achieve powerfully convincing paintings that stand out.

Contact: Catherine Tatem
(904) 280-0614 ext 1206 or 203
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