PSC Calendar of Events
We've added a new page with a google calendar of PSC shows and Events! Please visit the page by clicking the link below. Our show chairs and other PSC administrators will be adding important event dates regularly so please visit often!
Compose the Landscape with Diane Edwards
7/5/2018 - 8/4/2018
Artisans Store, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Learn the process of painting the landscape in oil or pastels from the beginning. Using reference photos learn to illuminate the forms and textures of nature. Diane loves to work with beginners and to help more advanced students achieve a good composition, harmony and great color in their work.
Plein Air Painting Lorenzo Chavez
7/9/2018 - 7/30/2018
Parker Open Spaces
Plein air painting Fundamentals. Four week Class meeting on Mondays from 9-12:30 AM. July 9th-30th. To register please visit workshops. Only a couple spots left.
PSC Workshop with Marla Bagetta, IAPS MC, PSA
7/13/2018 - 7/15/2018
PACE (Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center)
PSC Workshop with Marla Bagetta, IAPS MC, PSA
PACE (Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center)
The Pastel Society of Colorado is honored to have Marla Baggetta instructing a three day summer Pastel Workshop at PACE in Parker, Colorado. PACE is a state-of-the-art facility located on Parker's historic Main-street, offering the best of touring acts as well as local performances, exhibits and educational programs.

Workshop Description
Emphasis will be on pushing boundaries while considering the fundamentals of painting; design, value, color and edges. Stop being a slave to your reference material and break through to paint like you've always wanted to paint. Learn to paint like a poet, not a novelist and unlock your true potential. Take the journey into new territory and move towards your own unique voice as an artist. Beginner to advanced students welcome.

Loosen Up + Expand is a follow up to Marla's popular workshop Loosen Up workshop based on "100 Variations", a pastel series featured in Pastel Journal, which marked a shift in Marla's career and became a metaphor for her life as an artist.

Plein Air First Day of Workshop: Friday, July 13, 2018
Inside a PACE lab for Second & Third Days of Workshop: Saturday, July 14, 2018-Sunday, July 15, 2018
Workshop Hours: 9 am to 4 pm each day
Beverages are available - A sack lunch is recommended
Cost For Three-Day Workshop: PSC Members $360, Non-Members $395

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 June 15, 2018. After that date refunds will not be given.

For More Information & Supply List for Workshop, please visit Marla's Website at, or visit this link for a pdf.

For Questions, Please Contact the PSC MHNPE Co-Chairs:
Nancy Dee, 970-774-4747,
Xenia Sease, 303-499-7701,

Pastel Workshop Alerts with Doug Dawson
8/20/2018 - 8/23/2018
Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin
August 20th through August 23rd, I will be teaching a 4 day studio workshop at Dillmans in Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

I will be covering the very principles that have guided my own art over the last 40 years.

If you would like to experience a year's worth of principles and techniques condensed into a 5 day or 4 day workshop come and join me. Expect to be challenged. Ask anyone who has taken one of my workshops if it is worth it.

For the Minnesota workshop call Eileen France with the Lake Country Pastel Society. Her phone number is 952 431-9753 or email:

For additional examples of my art see my work in the March/April issue of Southwest art Magazine.

For additional information you can also contact me, Doug Dawson, at
Compose the Landscape with Diane Edwards
9/1/2018 - 11/2/2018
Artisans Store, Albuquerque, New Mexico
This workshop will help you learn the process of painting the landscape in oil or pastel. The workshop starts with an underpainting to harmonize the whole painting. Using reference photos Diane will show you how to achieve a good composition, harmony and great color in your work. there will be a helpful critique at the end of each day.
Painting Color & Light in Pastel with Nancy Wylie
9/21/2018 - 9/22/2018
Art Center of Estes Park, CO, 517 Big Thompson Ave.
In this landscape workshop you will learn to see how values play an important role in making your painting come alive with light and color as well as creating a good composition.

I will do a mixture of lecture, demonstrations and lots of one on one with each student. Techniques, tricks and materials will be covered as well as a critique at the end from work done in class and work brought in if you wish.

All levels of abilities are welcome.

Non-members $175
Members $157.50

To register, contact Art Center of Estes Park at 970-586-5882 or go to
Sally Strand Master Class/Next Level
10/3/2018 - 10/6/2018
Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell, Michigan
This class begins with a review of principles previously covered in Sally Strand Workshops, including optical mixing of layered color, essential elements of strong composition and the effects of light. We will also focus on the later stages of painting, learning to harmonize color masses while developing the ability to really see and mix color, especially those that are nuanced and subtle. Finally, we will explore the finishing touches that turn paintings into personal statements.

Painting from costumed models and still life, plein air artists will benefit from in-studio projects that solidify valuable principles needed for outdoor painting. Demonstrations, lectures and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color.

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Need Rides from Montrose Area for GJ area
I would need a ride to demo's and workshops from Montrose to Grand Junction and surrounding areas. Please contact me if able to do so. Pamela Lynch, email:, ph: 970-252-7443
Thank You
Pro Panels
Grand Junction
I have used Pro Panels for sale. 6 are 7' tall and two break a part panels. covered in dark grey carpet. 3 of the tall panels are slightly warped but still usable. They are complete for 10 x 10 art fair tent. $500. Showing my booth shot with the panels. If you are on the front range, can meet you halfway.

Jan Lewis, 970-260-8544
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