Dated Workshops

Listings are for current PSC Members only. Please email with your information and image to post here. We'll need the title, dates, description, location, your contact information, the link/email/phone for those who want to register, and an image (jpg about 300pixels wide) if you'd like to include one.

PSC Aaron Schuerr 3-Day Workshop
5/10/2023 - 5/12/2023
Curtis Center for the Arts: 2349 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121
"Direct, Simple, Fresh and Honest"
From sketch to finished pastel, you'll learn to paint it in a way that is direct, simple, fresh, and honest. You'll engage in fun exercises designed to focus on value, color, and shape. From that foundation, you'll explore edges, atmospheric perspective, color relationships, composition, and mood. We'll talk about ways to get the most out of your colors through varied pressure, layering color, and broken color. Most importantly you'll learn to paint with greater intention. Through demonstrations, group discussions, painting exercises, and plenty of individual instruction, you will learn to approach the landscape in enthusiasm and confidence.
We will split our time between plein air and studio painting.

Current Members: $385 (includes processing fees)
Non-Members: $437 (includes processing fees)
Maximum: 15 students
Attendees will be sent additional information.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel before April 10, 2023, you will get a full refund minus $75 for processing. IF you need to cancel after April 10, 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 receive a refund for the total amount paid.

Any questions please feel free to contact our workshop coordinator, Jane Christie 720-480-3683

Register and Pay under Shows/Events (link below)
"Painting at Lake Como" with Marcie Cohen
5/27/2023 - 6/3/2023
Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy
Join me as I lead a small group on a plein air painting holiday on beautiful Lake Como in Italy. All art instruction, lodging, meals, wine, and local transportation are included. All levels, beginner through advanced, are welcome, as are non-painting partners. We will stay in the town of Bellagio, on Lake Como, located at the intersection of the three arms of the Y-shaped lake, just a few miles from Switzerland, with views of the Alps.
The workshop includes a variety of breathtaking locations and towns chosen to inspire your creative work. In addition to learning new painting techniques and improving your artistic skills, this trip is about experiencing beauty, enjoying Italy, and having fun!
Please email me with questions and to sign up:
For more info:

Ongoing Classes

In-Studio Painting Class (max of 3 students at a time)
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 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
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.
Pastel classes with Diane Fechenbach, PSA, IAPS/MC. DP-PSWC, PSCM
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Learn to paint 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, pros and cons of various grounds, and tips and tricks on learning how to apply, glaze, scumble and mix, as well as using compositional, focal point and color theory to make a successful painting. The emphasis of the classes will be on building strong paintings and developing a personal style. 1st and 3rd Wednesday, from 10 am to 3 pm. All experience levels welcome. Class sizes are limited. For more information see or email at
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