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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.

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PSC Workshop with Diane Fechenbach
10/13/2022 - 10/14/2022
Grand Junction, Colorado
Two-day workshop with Pastel Society of Colorado on the Western slope. Don't miss this opportunity to paint arroyos, canyons, and cliffs in Western Colorado. We will work in the classroom and en plein air to create luminous, transparent paintings. Three methods of starting the painting will be covered as well as tips and tricks on how to glaze, scumble and mix. What makes a successful painting will be discussed, including the role of composition, focal point and color theory. All experience levels welcome. Class size is limited.

Diane is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Master Circle member of IAPS, Master Signature with Pastel Society of Colorado, a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West, and Signature member of numerous other societies. She is a past contributor to the Pastel Journal and her work has been featured in the PSA magazine as well as the Pastel Journal. For more information contact or email at
"Don Keyfurry" Paint-Along with Rita Kirkman, on Zoom
Paint this shaggy long haired donkey with us on Saturday Oct 15th, at 1pm Central Time

Register EARLY to have time to prep your drawing. Rita will send you the Zoom invitation, the reference photo and materials suggestions.
Rita will be using pastel with an acrylic-based underpainting, but you can use the medium of your choice. Plenty of instruction will focus on values and temperature which are universal to all color mediums. The paint-along will last about 2 hours.
(Registration includes a link to the video which will be sent out just a few days later, so if you miss the date, no worries!)
Register here!

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Individual, In-Studio Painting Class
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
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.
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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