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!
"Learn to Prepare Your Show Entries & a Lot More" by PSC's Jeannette Stutzman
RMCAD, 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214, Computer Room, # TBA
  • Photography vs Scanning your Artwork; image quality
  • What is Resolution? DPI vs PPI and how that relates for print and web...
  • What are Pixels?
  • What does it mean when someone says to make an image 1024 px wide?
  • What is a jpg? Understanding quality vs compression...
  • File Naming and File Formats
  • What happens if I re-save jpg files?
  • RGB vs. CMYK
  • Intro to Color Adjustments

Most juried shows are now using services such as Online Juried Shows or Zapplication to handle entries. They each have specific requirements for the type and size of files you send and may disqualify entries that do not meet those requirements.

Just in time for our 2019 Member Show and Mile High National Show, Jeannette will expertly and kindly walk us through the process, with demos and with individual help.

This time we'll be in a RMCAD computer lab and you are welcome to use one of their computers or you can bring your laptop if you have one and prefer to be using your own computer. Also please bring a prospectus or two and some photos of your art to work with. We'll be using a free online photo editor (using WiFi) or you can use Photoshop or Elements if that's what you use/have on your computer. The classroom computers have Photoshop installed and all are online. Jeannette will be using a projector for the demos.

Please arrive between 10am (when they open) and 10:20 to set settled and setup. Class will start at 10:30am. Demo and discussion will be from 10:30-12:30 and individual help from 12:30-2:00. There will be demos and handouts to follow as well as Q&A.

Jeannette is a full-time graphic designer with over 30 years of experience in design as well as 15 years experience teaching computer basics, page layout, photoshop, computer illustration and visual design at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design (RMCAD).

Bring a snack or bag lunch. No food is allowed in the computer labs but we can take a short break at lunch time. No food vendors will be open on campus so please bring what you need. RMCAD sits on an aquifer and there are fresh water dispensers in the hallways but bring a bottle to fill. Water or other beverages need to be in cups with lids or screw on caps.

Cost is $50.00 (plus $2 for PayPal processing fees)
Your Creative Journey - Through Pastel Level 1 with Marjie Eakin-Petty
1/26/2019 - 1/27/2019
Center for the Arts Evergreen
Beginning with the Basics - Building Foundational Skills
Best for those new to pastel or to painting or any level wishing to spark up their color and technique skills. These two-day indoor workshops focus on discovering your own path to inspiration while learning how to capture the essence of excitement in the landscape. Learn the principles of creating vibrant pastel paintings, infusing your artwork with dynamic light and color. Enjoy the process of connecting with your own creative expression while learning the fundamentals of pastel painting in a fun and relaxed environment.
Introduction to Pastels with Leslie Miller
2/8/2019 - 2/8/2019
Ken Caryl Ranch House, Littleton, Colorado
February 8, 9:30-3:30 with a one-hour lunch.

If you've ever wanted to try this evocative and expressive medium, please join us for a fun and instructive hand-on workshop. There will be several step-by-step demonstrations and we will complete a finished painting. Materials list available upon registration.

WARNING: Painting in pastels has been known to become addictive!

About the instructor: Fine artist Leslie Miller has 25 years painting experience under her brush. She's done commissions for private clients and her work has been juried into national competitions. She also teaches acrylic landscape painting for beginners at the Ken Caryl Ranch House.
Plein Air Painting Lorenzo Chavez
3/28/2019 - 3/31/2019
Four day plein air painting in beautiful and inspiring Tubac Arizona. Get away from the winter to enjoy some sunshine and warmth. For more information and to register contact Leslie at 520 398 2589 or visit
Barbara Jaenicke Workshop
5/8/2019 - 5/10/2019
Curtis Center for the Arts
Registration opens for the Barbara Jaenicke Workshop (May 8-10) on January 4th, 6:00pm MST!! This is limited to 20 students, so sign up quickly!

Register on Our Website, Shows/Events Page

About the Workshop, from Barbara Jaenicke:
"Once you learn the mechanics of painting the landscape, it's time to learn how to add the magic…the poetry. We'll examine the difference between paintings that merely contain elements of the landscape, and those that convey a distinct visual message… and how to gain the skills necessary to accomplish this.
We'll cover some methods that will help you develop a strong composition and edit unnecessary details that detract from the emotion you want to convey. We'll also address how to make every stroke count, considering the particulars of how you apply pigment to surface and how the quality of the application will contribute to your painting's message.
Each day of the workshop will begin with a demonstration followed by students working on a specific painting exercise for the remainder of the day. Students will receive plenty of individual help from the instructor at the easel during their painting time.
This workshop is open to all levels, although artists with at least some basic painting experience will benefit most.

Following registration, you will be notified by Ivadell Marie, Workshop Chair, with details including Supply List, nearby hotels (if needed), restaurants, etc. If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Ivadell at or 303.748.0141

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