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PSC Plein-Air-to-Studio Landscape Workshop with Christine Debrosky
PACE Center in Parker, Colorado
Do You Want to Infuse Your Pastel with the Magic of Natural Light?
"It's All about the Light! Sunlight and Shadow", a Plein-Air-to-Studio Landscape Workshop with Christine Debrosky, AIS, AWA, IAPS Master Circle

Location: PACE Center in Parker, Colorado.
20000 Pikes Peak Ave
Parker, CO 80138

Dates: April 5-8, 2022
9:30am - 4:30pm; Lunch 12:30-1:30

The best way to learn about the landscape is to be in it!
We will spend a day, or day and a half (weather permitting) working out on location. The experience of being immersed in the sights, sounds, smells and feeling the sun and wind is unmatched.
Once back in the studio, we will have the time and space to develop sound painting technique and focus on the important design aspect of painting.
By focusing on the glow of light and deep, rich shadows, students will learn how to create more engaging, dramatic landscapes.
Using student's own reference materials (including plein air paintings during the workshop), participants will learn how to work with the essence of the landscape in an inspiring and insightful session.

Some of the points covered will be:
  • Learn how to identify and simplify light and dark patterns.
  • The importance of " touch". Strokes, and whether to apply a feathery light touch, or rich impasto strokes. These can make or break a pastel painting.
  • How to work with a light key.
  • Varied lighting conditions…such as dappled light, low light, morning and evening etc.
  • How to analyze and make BEST use of reference material.
  • The importance of a value plan…how light is translated.
  • Color choices…palette, and how underlying support affects finished work.
  • Composing…! The importance of good design will be emphasized, demonstrated, and explained throughout the four days.
  • Demonstrations, and individual "at-easel in progress critique will take place daily.

The workshop will conclude with a critique discussion on all of the work done during class.
In addition to listed supplies, students should bring an assortment of their own landscape images. These may be prints, or on an i-pad or laptop. Images on phones only are not acceptable. Supply lists will be provided upon request or once registered.

QUESTIONS? Contact our Workshop Chair David Dubas at

Cancellation Policy consists of an emailed or written cancel notification, then a refund of the registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee will be allowed until March 5, 2022. After that date refunds will not be given unless your spot is filled by another person from a wait list; in that event you can request a refund minus $75 processing fees. If you are a no-show (without prior cancellation in writing), no refund will be given.

"COVID REGULATIONS: As we get closer to the actual workshop dates, we will keep participants aware of any Colorado state and/or Douglas County regulations/mandates.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL participants must be Covid vaccinated and be able to show proof of vaccination if requested. We will keep you posted whether masks will be required during the workshop. Thank you!

REGISTER from our website under Shows/Events
PSC Members $425/4 days
Non-Members $455/4 days
Painting the Landscape in Pastel with Lydia Potoff
Louisville Art Association
9am - 4pm

This one-day workshop is designed for both beginners and intermediate pastel
I will guide you through my process of painting a landscape from sketch to completion.
I'll discuss the importance of creating a value ‘roadmap' thumbnail sketch to help you in your planning stages.
Then we'll discuss looking at various compositional strategies and the process of underpainting and layering pastel.
You are welcome to bring your own photos or work from the ones I supply.

For more information and a supply list visit the LAA workshop page at
"Painting in Tuscany" with Marcie Cohen
5/23/2022 - 5/30/2022
Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Join me as I lead a small group on a plein air painting adventure in beautiful Tuscany. All art instruction, lodging, meals, wine, local transportation, and two excursions are included. All levels, beginner through advanced, are welcome, as are non-painting partners. Our home base is a stunning, recently restored, 19th Century classical style villa on 4 acres and includes a swimming pool. 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 call me with questions and to sign up: 303-748-9504
For more info:

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Individual, In-Studio Painting Class
3145 Sulky Lane, Evergreen, CO 80439
Come to my new studio for a 3 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 mask along with your pastels, paper, 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: $75 per 3 hour class or $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 either 303-202-5859 (landline) or 720-320-3929 (cell phone). Email at
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.
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