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A "Summer Road Trip" Paint-Along with Rita Kirkman
Who doesn't have photo memories from a good road trip? How can we, as artists, resist getting those windscreen pics on the fly? You know what I'm talking about. Come and paint some of your faves (or some of Rita's) on Saturday August 13th at 1pm Central Time.

This paint-along will focus on perspective and how a road and landscape recedes, and in some cases creating exciting atmosphere!
Rita may be underpainting on sanded pastel paper. But you can use the medium of your choice. She's had some attendees enjoy use oil, acrylic, pastel pencil, and even watercolor with her paint-alongs. It's whatever you want to make of it!


(PS: Registration includes a link to the video which will be ready just a few days later! So if you must skip out early, or come in late, no worries!)
PASTEL LIVE! A Global Virtual Experience, Rita Kirkman
8/18/2022 - 8/20/2022
virtual or at IAPS
Message from 2022 Pastel Live Faculty Member Rita Kirkman...

I HAVE to share this with Y'all! I am SO excited to have been selected to be on the faculty of the 2022 Pastel Live: A Global Virtual Experience!

Can't make the trip to IAPS? Enjoy a power-packed 3 days learning from 30 of the world's top Pastelists (including me!) from the comfort of your own home!

Info and tickets HERE

This is brought to you by Art Marketing Guru Eric Rhoads' Streamline Publishing, who brings you other fabulous events like the Plein Air Convention, Art Marketing Bootcamp, and Paint New Zealand. Having participated in the 1st Annual Plein Air Convention, I can tell you these events are very well done and SO worth it!!

Check out the 2022 Pastel Live here!
PSC Workshop with Kim Lordier
9/29/2022 - 10/1/2022
Parker Arts, Culture & Events (PACE) 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue Parker, CO 80138
9 am - 5 pm including set-up and clean-up daily
Kim Lordier
Native to the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA, Kim Lordier combines keen observation and sensitivity to her award winning landscapes. In 2002 she was introduced to the art of the Early California Impressionists at the Oakland Museum. Currently, Lordier's paintings are in private collections throughout the country, and have been exhibited at the Autry Museum, Coors Western Art Show in Denver, National Arts Club NY, Haggin Museum, Forbes Galleries, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Irvine Museum and the Laguna Art Museum.

Her work has been showcased on the cover of Art of the West, Southwest Art, and The Pastel Journal, as well as featured in Art of the West, PleinAir Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Western Art and Architecture, The Pastel Journal, American Artist and The Artist Magazine.

Most recently, Lordier received the Patrons Choice Award at Maynard Dixon Country in Mt. Carmel Utah.

Kim is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. A coveted workshop instructor, Kim leads workshops across the country.

University of San Francisco, BFA Illustration 1989
Academy of Art University, San Francisco BFA Illustration 1989

COVID restrictions: All participants must provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19, including boosters as appropriate, to Contact email below. Local Covid restrictions will be followed at the time of workshop.

Contact: Lisa Camilla Hale

Workshop Fee: (including processing fees)
PSC Members $509
Non-Members $560

Cancellations: If you need cancel before August 29, 2022 you will get a full refund minus $75 for processing. If you need to cancel within the month of September you will only be able to get a refund (minus $75) if we have others on a waiting list that can take your spot. If we have to cancel the workshop you will get a refund for the total amount paid.

Register and Pay from our Shows/Events tab at the link below
Plein Air Workshop with Diane Fechenbach
9/29/2022 - 10/1/2022
Bluebird Studios, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Learn the secrets of capturing the magical light of the Southwest landscape.

Enjoy three days of pampered painting and the opportunity to visit galleries in Santa Fe. Students will develop their skills in quickly framing the scene, finding a strong composition, sorting out values and shapes, choosing a palette and more. From our base at the Bluebird Studios we will explore blue arching skies, deeply shadowed arroyos and landscape at the peak of Autumn colors.

For information:

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Individual, In-Studio Painting Class
3145 Sulky Lane, Evergreen, CO 80439
Come to my new 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 along with the reference photo(s) you'd like to work from. 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 a teacher 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...
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
Zoom Classes with Cliff Austin
Zoom Classes
Oil, Pastel, Acrylic Painting from Photographs
Wednesday mornings - on going
$120 for 4 sessions
Intermediate experience in art.
Workshops in Santa Fe, NM!
Beth Cooper (PSC member) has opened an art workshop space in Santa Fe!

Teachers lined up are: Desmond O'Hagan, Barbara Jaenicke, Mike Mahon, Tobi Clement, Christine Swann, Lorenzo Chavez and Diane Fechenbach lined up for this year.

Owner and Operator
Bluebird Studios, LLC
Santa Fe, New Mexico
MIXIN' IT UP: Techniques, Theory, Tips, Transitions & Transformation
Home studio 3371 S Corona St, Englewood, CO 80113
Pastel Class with Ivadell Marie, B.S. Art Education, PSC Signature Member

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! The focus will be on:
• Materials: Papers & various substrates, pastels, and new materials
• Color Theory, Values & Composition
• Pastel techniques (demonstrated & practiced)
Only 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 of experience are welcome since there is something to learn for all.

· Every other Tuesday 9:00 - 12:00, OR
· Every other Saturday 9:00 - 12:00
· Price: $45 per 3-hour session OR
· PRIVATE CLASS: $75/3 hrs.
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