WORKSHOPS AND CLASSIFIEDS

Workshops

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.
Flower Portraits in Pastel with Susan T Fisher
5/13/2017 - 5/13/2017
Georgetown Heritage Center
Pastels are not a shade of pale! They are a vibrant connection between you and those summer blooms. Pastels have a long history among artists who appreciate their versatility and ease of application. Begin with small studies that create a roadmap to a finished piece; do exercises in color selection to increase your personal color vocabulary and learn how to make no-fear choices to a finished painting. Individual attention and instructor demonstrations will boost your confidence and your work. Your flower portraits will never be the same. Must register by May 8th.
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 after 03/11/17

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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Sally Strand — IAPS Convention — Workshops and Demo
6/8/2017 - 6/10/2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
IAPS Convention
One-Day Workshop: Thursday, June 8
One-Day Workshop: Friday, June 9
2-hour Demo: Saturday, June 10
Contact: Susan Webster
Capture the Feeling en Plein Air with Jeannette Stutzman
6/16/2017 - 6/18/2017
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 artist@JeannetteStutzman.com
WEBSITE: http://www.JeannetteStutzman.com

More Information and Registration at the "more info" link below
Chasing the Light with Tony Allain PS, PSA, IAPS-MC, MPANZ
7/6/2017 - 7/10/2017
Littleton Museum
Tony Allain PS, PSA, IAPS-MC, MPANZ
"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 http://tonyallainfineart.com/workshops

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!!

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

MY SUPPORTS
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 http://pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/shows.php. 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
Evergreen Fire Protection Center
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 http://pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/shows.php.

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

Location:
Evergreen Fire Protection Center
1802 Bergen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
Your Creative Journey, Thru Pastel with Marjie Eakin-Petty - Level 1
8/12/2017 - 8/13/2017
Marjie's Home Studio - Evergreen CO
2 Day workshops now in 2 levels

Level 1 - Building Foundational Skills, best for those new to pastel or new 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 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.

Each day begins with a time of gathering and sharing of your own 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. Marjie will demonstrate and provide easel-side assistance while you enjoy wine and cheese each afternoon.

Marjie is an internationally and nationally awarded Colorado artist, who's pastel paintings convey vivid contrast and interplay of intense color, capturing dramatic light and shadow. She is best known for her serene depictions of water and reflections from Southwestern and Rocky Mountain region landscapes. She has incorporated her background as a Life & Creativity Coach with her more than 20 years of experience of painting in Oils and Pastels to guide and inspire others in their artistic interests.
Your Creative Journey, Thru Pastel with Marjie Eakin-Petty - Level 2
8/19/2017 - 8/20/2017
Marjie's Home Studio - 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 enjoy wine and cheese each afternoon.

Each day begins with a time of gathering and further exploration of your own 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 intense color, capturing dramatic light and shadow. She is best known for her serene depictions of water and reflections from Southwestern and Rocky Mountain region landscapes. She has incorporated her background as a Life & Creativity Coach with her more than 20 years of experience of painting in Oils and Pastels to guide and inspire others in their artistic interests.
Sally Strand — Kansas — Color of Light 3-day Workshop
9/29/2017 - 10/1/2017
Merriam, Kansas
3-day Color of Light Workshop
Focusing on color and light, Sally discusses optical mixing of layered color and how to truly see and identify color, especially subtle color. The effects of light on color, composition, and perception, as well as use of different types of light are explored. Painting from costumed models and still life, each student receives individual attention and critiques. Demonstrations, lectures and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color.

Mid America Pastel Society
Merriam, Kansas
Contact: Beverly Amundson
amundson.artist@gmail.com
913-593-7489
midamericapastel.com
Sally Strand — Florida — 5-day Color of Light Workshop
10/4/2017 - 10/8/2017
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
5-day Color of Light Workshop
Focusing on color and light, Sally discusses optical mixing of layered color and how to truly see and identify color, especially subtle color. The effects of light on color, composition, and perception, as well as use of different types of light are explored. Painting from costumed models and still life, each student receives individual attention and critiques. Demonstrations, lectures and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color.

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Contact: Leigh Rodante
Lrodante@ccpvb.org
904-280-0614 ext 203

www.sallystrand.com

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