workshops & classes offered by members

Dated Workshops

Look Up! Pastel Art Retreat
Look UP! Workshop with Tobi Clement

May 22-26, Pecos, NM

All inclusive three day pastel art retreat at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery

Workshop, 4 nights room with three meals daily 

A three-day intensive workshop that will break down Tobi’s approach to painting skies, clouds and sunsets.

Rita Kirkman workshop sample pics 2023
“LAYERING THE LIGHT” Pastel Workshop with Rita Kirkman

Dakota Pastels, Mt Vernon WA
Aug 5-7, 2024

This intensive three-day workshop will teach you how to infuse your painting with the feeling of warm sunlight. You will learn to nail your values using an acrylic-based underpainting, then identify and utilize color temperatures to make your painting glow!
Focus will be on frequent small works for more rapid improvement.
More info and registration in the link above.

Building a Foundation Pastel Art Retreat
Building a Foundation Workshop with Tobi Clement  

August 27- Sept 1  Pecos, NM

A four-day pastel art retreat  at the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, NM. 

Workshop, 5 nights room with three meals daily 

A four-day intensive art workshop that will build a strong foundation of knowledge that will jump start your exploration of the pastel medium.

Elevate Monthly Pastel Workshops
Elevate 2-Day Workshops with Tobi Clement

Tobi’s Studio Santa Fe, NM. 

This fast paced, two-day workshop which meets

May 1-2  July 23-24  August 13-14  September 10-11 

Each workshop is based on a different subject matter but returns to the foundational approach taught in the Building a Foundation Workshop.

On-going Classes

In-Studio Painting Class with Jeannette Stutzman, Master Signature Member PSC

3145 Sulky Lane, Evergreen, CO 80439

Come to my Evergreen studio for a 2 hour (or longer) in-studio painting class. The class is informal and designed to provide one-on-one instruction and guidance in the areas that you need help. Please plan to bring your pastels, paper, drawing materials, travel easel and drop cloth. We'll make a plan when we talk so we can decide on reference. I will provide you with a TV tray to put your pastels on while you're working. Visit my website at to see examples of my artwork.
When: Call or text at 720-320-3929 to schedule some time.
Cost: $25/hour.
I am a Master Signature Member of PSC and I've been teaching for over 20 years.
Please call me with questions or help signing up at 720-320-3929 (cell phone). Email at All levels, Drawing, Pastel, Oil...

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Plein Air Painting Tune up with Cliff Austin

Plein Air Painting Tune up
Tuesday Mornings - on going email me for more information
locations vary, $120 for 4 sessions
some plein air experience preferred

Workshops in Santa Fe, NM!

Beth Cooper (PSC member) has opened an art workshop space in Santa Fe!

Owner and Operator
Bluebird Studios, LLC
Santa Fe, New Mexico

for more info...

MIXIN' IT UP - T5: Techniques, Theory, Tips, Transitions & Transformation

3371 S Corona St, Englewood, CO 80113 (Home Studio)

Pastel Class with Ivadell Marie, B.S. Art Education, PSC Signature Member

This class is ongoing focusing on:

  • Materials: Papers & various substrates, Pastels and experiment with
  • new materials
  • Color Theory
  • Values
  • Composition
  • Pastel Techniques (demonstrated & practiced)

Our time will focus on your artistic concept which we'll build with the basic principles and elements of art (line, shape, color, value, proportion, balance). We'll work together with whatever artistic level you begin with, and through encouragement, practice and just plain fun, you will develop your own style and finished artwork!

I just have a maximum of 4 students per class, so a lot of individual attention.

As one student stated, "It's a non-threatening & encouraging environment".

All levels are welcome since there is something to learn for all in this experience.

Call for schedule (303.748.0141)
Price: $45/3 hr. session (if 3-4 students in class); Private class: $75/3 hr)
If you are hesitant jumping into a class environment, we can work together for a private 3-hour session prior to joining the class ... Just call to chat!

Phone: 303-748-0141

for more info...

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Rita Kirkman, PSA/MP, CPS, IAPS/EP
Ongoing Pastel Instruction / Group Mentoring

Fun and informal pastel instruction and inspiration in Rita's Virtual Open Studio. Exclusively on her Patreon, Bunny Buddy level $10 and up. Live Zoom invites and instant access to over 170 full-length videos, and more!
(The highest tier now includes monthly critiques!)

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