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. Information for the fall 2022 workshop will be posted as soon as it is available.

Summer 2022

“Pastels: Immediacy and Color Concept”
with Tara Will, IAPS MC

Choose from two 2-day in-person workshops at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth MA. Each workshop will combine studio and plein air experiences.

Workshop One: July 7 and 8, 2022 or

Workshop Two: July 11 and 12, 2022

Tuition is $375 for PPSCC Members and $425 for non-members
(Classes are limited to 14 students. 2022 membership dues must be paid to secure a spot at the member rate.)

July 7-8

Just had a cancellation,
one spot open!

July 11-12 Waitlist

This workshop is full. Join the waitlist.

Materials List

Workshop Description:

“Pastels: Immediacy and Color Concept”

Two day combined Studio and Plein Air experience for both workshop one and two.

Workshop format will be held in either one day plein air and one day studio, or half day plein air with a return to the studio for the other half of the day. Decisions will be based on the instructor’s plans for the daily class and the weather

Pastels are a great intuitive medium that has a wide range of application. This workshop focuses on technical application of pastels on a variety of surfaces with a focus on value, color, and mark-making. All of this will be done within the focus of landscapes.

Using pastels, we will explore learning to “see” both abstract shapes and color. Demonstrations, critique, and personal exploration will help students grasp the technical information and application, as well as the “bigger picture” understanding of value, color, and mark-making.

Topics to be covered include: pastel types, paper types, value, color, composition, and mark-making.

COVID Safety Requirements

With the isolation so many of us have experienced due to COVID, we are thrilled to offer an in-person workshop. Safety of our members is our priority, and we will follow the policies established by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod at the time of the workshop. Thank you for your understanding.

In the event of implementation of COVID regulations/restrictions, PPSCC may need to alter the in-person workshop to a virtual format. All efforts will be made to make decisions in a timely fashion. The instructor and the PPSCC have the option to require everyone to wear masks to the in-person workshops.

Cancellation Policy

Tara Will

Tara studied Art and Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary’s University, earning her BA in 2006. She is currently a pastelist, working both in her home studio and en plein air. Her plein air work has sent her (and her work) around the world, exhibiting across the United States, China, the UK, and Canada. She likes working quickly and deliberately, using bold color and strong mark-making. She received masters circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2017. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband and four children, working in her studio.

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Fall 2022

“Capturing Light — Interpreting Values and Shapes”
with Desmond O’Hagan, IAPS-EP, PSA-MP

October 8 and 9, 2022
9:00am to 4:00pm
at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth MA

 

This workshop is designed to see your subjects in a new light and paint with minimal strokes in refining shapes and color values with pastels. Desmond will concentrate on urban scenes, interiors, and/or landscapes. He will work individually with each participant to critique and offer new directions in completing their paintings. This workshop is designed to loosen your paint strokes and avoid excessive detail in creating a more unique piece of art. If you are interested in experimenting outside your comfort zone and exploring the next level in your pastel painting, please join us!

Tuition is $375 for PPSCC Members and $425 for non-members
(Class is limited to 18 students; minimum of 12. 2022 membership dues must be paid to secure a spot at the member rate.)

Materials List
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COVID Safety Requirements

With the isolation so many of us have experienced due to COVID, we are thrilled to offer an in-person workshop. Safety of our members is our priority, and we will follow the policies established by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod at the time of the workshop. Thank you for your understanding.

In the event of implementation of COVID regulations/restrictions, PPSCC may need to alter the in-person workshop to a virtual format. All efforts will be made to make decisions in a timely fashion. The instructor and the PPSCC have the option to require everyone to wear masks to the in-person workshops.

Cancellation Policy

Desmond O’Hagan

Desmond O’Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was raised in the United States. He has been professionally painting for 30 years and resides in Denver, Colorado, where he devotes his time to his art in oil and pastels and traveling throughout the world. He has long been considered one of the leading urbanscape artists in the world. In the field, he has won many major awards for his work.

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Put Some WOW in Your Artwork
2022 Winter One-Day Winter Workshops

Now more than ever, we all need something to look forward to, and the Winter One-Day Workshops (WOW) are just the thing to get us through those dreary winter days by teaching us new painting techniques and renewing our creative spirit.

The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (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 are delighted to present our WOW online workshops, led by highly-skilled pastel artist-members and instructors.

This year’s WOW workshops will be held virtually via Zoom to ensure everyone’s safety.

Supply lists for each session are provided in the descriptions and additional information, including the Zoom link, will be sent prior to the workshops.

Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and is processed entirely online. WOW workshops are limited to 12 participants to provide plenty of one-on-one mentoring. These are highly anticipated workshops and you are encouraged to sign up early.

WOW workshops will be held online, via Zoom

Saturdays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Link to Zoom will be provided prior to session)

Cost for each workshop:
$80 for members
$135 for non-members

Your payment is non-refundable unless the workshop sells out and your spot is taken by another person from the waiting list. Membership dues must be paid by 1/15/2022 to secure a spot at the member rate. To pay your dues now, click here .

2022 Winter One-Day Workshops (WOW) Schedule

WORKSHOP FULL

“New Beginnings: An Artist’s Plan for the Studio!” with Betsy Payne Cook,PPSCC, CPS

January 22, 2022,10 am – 4 pm, online via Zoom

Any level- Ideal for beginners and more advanced artists

Join me in a full-day workshop where you will explore three key areas that will assist in setting up individual routines to promote more consistency and exploration during your studio time.

There are a multitude of ways you can engage your creative mind on a regular basis without the pressure of always completing a painting. This workshop will include demonstrations and exercises giving you options for ways to enhance your personal expression of art, and to develop a repertoire of skills and techniques. Overall focus is on setting up routines, collecting ideas and creating a few small paintings to develop skills in design elements, value and color interactions, and exploration of pastel with other mediums.

During the morning you will compile a library of painting ideas so you will have a stockpile to refer to for inspiration for future painting ideas. There will be fun and challenging exercises using photographs and live observation. In the afternoon you will begin a small series of paintings using the morning exercises as your individual guide. Demonstrations will be provided.

*You will receive a copy of the “My Art Plan” worksheet for use in this workshop. This is an ongoing project of mine, specifically designed to share with my students. Please respect my request that you agree not reproduce this worksheet and/or adapt it to share with others.

Waitlist
Supply List

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Betsy Payne Cook

“Abstract Pastel Floral Workshop” with Debora Stewart, PSA, MP IAPS MC

February 19, 2022, 10 am – 4:30 pm, online via Zoom

WORKSHOP FULL

Learn to create abstract florals in pastel. Debora will demonstrate her process of creating abstract floral works. She combines abstract underpainting and contour drawings of flowers to create unique and expressive florals in pastel. Participants will watch Debora’s demonstration and have time to create a floral of their own.

Workshop will include PowerPoint discussion, video presentation, and live demonstration. Participants will create an abstract floral with their choice of actual live floral bouquet or photographs.

Agenda includes:

Morning

PowerPoint and video on the process

Demonstration of contour drawing

Contour drawing of flowers

Prepping paper with underpainting

Apply contour drawing to paper

Apply clear gesso

Afternoon

Demonstration of pastel application

Apply pastels to floral underpainting on paper

Finish work and group processing to end workshop

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Debora Stewart

WORKSHOP FULL

“Color Expression—The Grandeur of Strong and Meaningful Color“ with Casey Klahn

March 19, 2022, 10 am – 4 pm, online via Zoom

Color and line are the foundations of pastel artwork. Explore the grandeur of strong and meaningful color in a one-day Zoom workshop with the master of color and international art instructor, Casey Klahn. Participants will learn to use expressive colors in exciting combinations to evoke emotion and reach new levels of extraordinary.

Casey will present two documents that will help to define your understanding of color and drive these fundamentals home with two exercises where you will paint using the abstract foundation of color.

Instruction will be provided on the fundamentals of color in a way that is applicable to your practice as a pastelist and gives you fresh eyes for color. Artists will paint a small- or medium-size still life or landscape (your choice), and then apply two abstract exercises that will open up the possibilities of how color effects the outcome of your work.

Waitlist
Supply List

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Casey Klahn