MASTER WORKSHOPS

Each year, PPSCC offers two master-level workshops. One coincides with our summer For Pastels Only exhibit. The other is in the fall. These two or three-day workshops are wonderful opportunities to elevate our creative selves to a new level, led by nationally recognized pastel painters/instructors.

Each year, PPSCC offers two master-level workshops. One coincides with our summer For Pastels Only exhibit. The other is in the fall. These two or three-day workshops are wonderful opportunities to elevate our creative selves to a new level, led by nationally recognized pastel painters/instructors.

The Summer Workshop has been canceled. Registrants will receive a full refund. As an alternative, we are considering an online offering to be announced via email, social media, and this website.

At this time, we are still planning to run the fall workshop.

SUMMER 2020 CANCELED

“Learning to See in Color: An Observational Approach”
with Tara Will, IAPS MC

Two 2-day workshops:

June 16-17, 2020 (Tues-Wed)
9 am – 4 pm
Summer Session One
June 18-19, 2020 (Thur-Fri)
9 am – 4 pm
Summer Session Two

About the Instructor:
While Tara works both in the studio and plein air, she particularly enjoys working outside, painting quickly, capturing the essence of the place using bold colors and strong marks. She has won numerous awards in national plein air competitions and exhibitions. In 2017, she was awarded Master Circle Status in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). She is a Signature Member of Maryland Pastel Society, an Associate Member of Pastel Society of America (PSA), and was included in Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 in 2017 and 2018. Tara has a joint BFA in Art and Philosophy from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland.

In her workshop “Learning How to See in Color: An Observational Approach” Tara will engage mind and eye in ways that are new and exciting. With a great love for color, she has trained her eye to observe and find color in ways that are perhaps often missed or unseen. Color behaves in very interesting ways in contrast with each other, as it is always seen in reference to something else.

During the workshop Tara will introduce Johannes Itten’s book “Elements of Color” as he describes color relationships in wonderfully concise ways. We will use this information to focus on color in the landscape. Finding specific examples, we will learn to see and identify color more readily. Working together the workshop will focus on breaking landscapes down into color and shape based on these theories.

Aside from color, the most frequent thing Tara is asked about when teaching is about mark-making. She will offer demos to show students exactly how the hand can produce such a wide variety of marks in our beautiful medium.

Click here for the supply list & tips for preparing for the workshops.

About the Instructor:
While Tara works both in the studio and plein air, she particularly enjoys working outside, painting quickly, capturing the essence of the place using bold colors and strong marks. She has won numerous awards in national plein air competitions and exhibitions. In 2017, she was awarded Master Circle Status in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). She is a Signature Member of Maryland Pastel Society, an Associate Member of Pastel Society of America (PSA), and was included in Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 in 2017 and 2018. Tara has a joint BFA in Art and Philosophy from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland.

In her workshop “Learning How to See in Color: An Observational Approach” Tara will engage mind and eye in ways that are new and exciting. With a great love for color, she has trained her eye to observe and find color in ways that are perhaps often missed or unseen. Color behaves in very interesting ways in contrast with each other, as it is always seen in reference to something else.

During the workshop Tara will introduce Johannes Itten’s book “Elements of Color” as he describes color relationships in wonderfully concise ways. We will use this information to focus on color in the landscape. Finding specific examples, we will learn to see and identify color more readily. Working together the workshop will focus on breaking landscapes down into color and shape based on these theories.

Aside from color, the most frequent thing Tara is asked about when teaching is about mark-making. She will offer demos to show students exactly how the hand can produce such a wide variety of marks in our beautiful medium.

Click here for the supply list & tips for preparing for the workshops.

Summer Session One
Summer Session Two

FALL 2020

“Think Abstractly to Create Illustratively”
With Aline Ordman PSA Master Pastelist, IAPS MC

Three day workshop

October 10-12, 2020, Sat-Mon
(Columbus Day Weekend)

9 am – 4 pm

Location: Cultural Center for Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

Cost: PPSCC members $350, $400 for non-members

Class size will not exceed 18 students.

Fall Workshop

Registration for members will open on June 15, 2020.
Registration for non-members will open on June 30, 2020.

About the Instructor:

Aline grew up outside New York City and received her early education at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and graduated in 1975 with a BFA. She received a 2nd BFA in illustration from The Academy of Art College (now University) in San Francisco and taught figure drawing there for 8 years before moving to New England.

Aline initially worked primarily in pastels and has received numerous awards in that medium. She is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies; a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.

In 2020 she was the recipient of the Founder’s Award in the Pastel Journal’s Top 100 along with an article about her work. In 2018 Aline was the recipient of the Prix de Pastel at the IAPS annual juried show.

Aline currently teaches workshops throughout the country and Europe and was honored to be a presenter at the Plein Air Conventions of 2016 and 2017. She was an instructor in the 2019 IAPS convention.

Painting is learning to see. Often, we paint what we think we see because we all have preconceived notions of what something looks like. Aline will present the idea of simplification and approaching a scene for its abstract qualities…shape, color, and design in order to create dynamic pastels. Students should be prepared to work plein air, or if weather doesn’t permit, from their own photo references. Of these, landscape is preferred. Aline will do a demo each day and then give a lot of individual attention geared toward each students’ level.

About the Instructor:

Aline grew up outside New York City and received her early education at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and graduated in 1975 with a BFA. She received a 2nd BFA in illustration from The Academy of Art College (now University) in San Francisco and taught figure drawing there for 8 years before moving to New England.

Aline initially worked primarily in pastels and has received numerous awards in that medium. She is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies; a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.

In 2020 she was the recipient of the Founder’s Award in the Pastel Journal’s Top 100 along with an article about her work. In 2018 Aline was the recipient of the Prix de Pastel at the IAPS annual juried show.

Aline currently teaches workshops throughout the country and Europe and was honored to be a presenter at the Plein Air Conventions of 2016 and 2017. She was an instructor in the 2019 IAPS convention.

Painting is learning to see. Often, we paint what we think we see because we all have preconceived notions of what something looks like. Aline will present the idea of simplification and approaching a scene for its abstract qualities…shape, color, and design in order to create dynamic pastels. Students should be prepared to work plein air, or if weather doesn’t permit, from their own photo references. Of these, landscape is preferred. Aline will do a demo each day and then give a lot of individual attention geared toward each students’ level.

WINTER BLAHS WORKSHOPS

The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod is excited to announce that we are once again offering one-day workshops to help chase away those winter blahs! Upcoming 2021 Winter Blahs workshops to be announced in late Fall.

The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod is excited to announce that we are once again offering one-day workshops to help chase away those winter blahs! Upcoming 2021 Winter Blahs workshops to be announced in late Fall.

PPSCC is dedicated to providing our members and the wider community with opportunities to learn and explore the pastel medium throughout the year. With that in mind, we have created our Winter Blah’s Workshop Series consisting of  3-4 individual one-day workshops led by highly skilled artist members and instructors.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis and is processed entirely online. Workshops are limited to 12 participants to provide ample room for painting and plenty of one-on-one mentoring.
Participation is typically high and space is limited, so members are encouraged to sign up early. Prior to the workshop, participants will receive a supply list & tips for preparing for the workshop.

For more information, please contact Workshop Coordinator.

Your payment is non-refundable unless the workshop sells out and your spot is taken by another person from the waiting list.
Please note that membership dues must be paid by January 15th to secure a spot at the member rate. To pay your dues now, click here.

PAST WORKSHOPS – Winter/Spring 2020