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.

FALL 2020

“Using Abstract Thinking to Create Illustrative Paintings”
With Aline Ordman PSA Master Pastelist, IAPS MC

Online Workshop:
October 10, 11, 12, 2020 (Columbus Day Weekend)
Hours: 9-4 with a one hour lunch break
Cost: $350 for PPSCC members
$375 for non-members
Registration is limited to 12

The Workshop is full.
If you would like to join the wait list click here.

Fall Workshop

Painting is learning to see. Often, we paint what we think we see because we all have preconceived notions of what something looks like. However, to really paint what you see, you must break down everything you are looking at into just abstract shapes. Don’t see a “house”, see a series of interlocking shapes.

Working from their own photo references, students will transform these into pastel paintings using the principles of color and design. Aline will emphasize the understanding of color in terms of temperature, intensity and value while translating those ideas using pastel technique.

As this will be a zoom workshop it will utilize several formats—speaker view, where participants watch the demo, group discussions, and individual break-out rooms for one-on-one reviews of work in progress. Learn More

The general daily schedule will be as follows:
Aline will start with a demo. Afterwards students will chose a subject and get started on their paintings. Aline will be available to answer questions and offer advice. After lunch she will schedule time with each student to discuss their work as they progress. There will be time for a group critique every day.

Registration is open for Members.
Non-Member registration opens on September 1.

Fall Workshop

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.

Cancellation policy: Space is limited and full tuition payment is required at time of registration. Registered persons who cancel more than 30 days prior to the workshop will receive a refund minus a $50 handling fee. Persons who cancel less than 30 days prior to the workshop will receive a refund only if the class is booked and a new attendee takes their place from the waiting list.
PPSCC reserves the right to cancel a workshop no later than one month prior to the event if a minimum number of students have not been confirmed.

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 to secure a spot at the member rate. To pay your dues now, click here.

PAST WORKSHOPS – Winter/Spring 2020