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Explore Opportunities

Explore more artistic possibilities through these events sponsored outside the Pastel Society of Western New York.

Other Education Opportunities

Summer Landscape in Pastel with Pat Tribastone, PSA Master

Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, Canandaigua NY
In this class we will learn to paint the summer landscape in pastel from fundamental drawing to finished painting. We will learn about the essential elements of all landscape paintings including values, perspective, composition and color as well as techniques for handling the pastel medium. All materials are provided. All levels. 
July 11, 18  |    1:30 –  4:00 pm |    2 Sessions   $65. — plus $15 Stick Pastel Usage fee paid (cash) directly to the teacher.
**plus Pastel Pencil & Paper Kit from the Gallery Shop @$32 if you don’t have pastels pencils already Colorfix Paper available for purchase by the sheet.  To register for a class:
Please contact the gallery at 394-0030  or by email

Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop Painting with Pastels

Wednesday, 6 weeks | July 24–August 28 | 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

Teacher: Stacy Mayou

This class focuses on color. We’ll learn effective and fun ways to draw with hard or soft pastels. You can try techniques, see demonstrations, and get help troubleshooting your art. Best for students with some drawing experience.


"In-Class Workshop Charcoal and Pastels"

August 26-27, 2024 

Learn how to draw figures, and how to make expressive drawings by participating in this 2-day intense workshop with Mashiul. Students will have the opportunity to learn from short dynamic gestural poses to long poses of a life model.

Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania

Instructor: Mashiul Chowdhury

Cost: $275

Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops


"Painting Lyrical Water"

September 13-15, 2024 

Learn to paint exuberant, lively water so that the viewer can feel the light and hear the sounds! Featuring moving water as the primary subject matter, Barbara will present and demonstrate her approach to landscape painting. Skills covered include composition (especially pertaining to showcasing water in a painting), editing, value structure, color temperature, chroma, and edges. Emphasis will be on capturing brilliant light effects for moving water subjects such as waterfalls and rapids. Students can paint in either oil or pastel. Barbara will demonstrate both. Demonstrations will be in the morning, and students will paint in the afternoon with plenty of individual instruction. Open to all levels, although artists with at least some basic landscape painting experience will benefit most.

Location: Franklin, Tennessee

Instructor: Barbara Jaenicke

Cost: $550

Sponsor: On Track Studios


"Impressionist Painting with Pastels"

September 24-26, 2024 

Learn how to work with the vibrancy of soft pastels. The class will start with a full painting demonstration. Carol will share her process for blocking in large simple shapes before layering colors. You will learn how to focus on a strong composition, define values, identify your light source, establish a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in your paintings. You will learn how to interpret your reference photographs and understand the relationships between value, color temperature and color intensity. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.

Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Instructor: Carol Iglesias

Cost: $180

Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
(843) 842-5738


"Colors & Textures in The Pastel Landscape"

October 11-13, 2024 

This workshop will elevate your artistic journey with successful strategies for creating painterly landscapes. 10 steps for success will be accentuated. Eve will demonstrate how to choose effective reference photos while activating your scene using underpainting techniques. She will do two demos per day utilizing different techniques. You will learn how to choose dynamic compositions using thumbnails, 3 to 5 simple shapes, values and edges. We will cover harmony, tips for loosening your painting style, art apps for success, as well as many tips and tools. A constructive and encouraging appraisal will wrap up our workshop!

Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina

Instructor: Eve Miller

Cost: $450

Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
 (843) 842-5738


"Painting the Poetic Landscape"

June 1-5, 2025 

Barbara offers workshops in pastel or oil, or both, focusing on landscapes. Her workshops are primarily in the studio, but she may occasionally offer a plein air portion to a workshop if requested. All demos are in the studio. Her teaching style includes daily demonstrations, during which she talks through each step and allows questions. She provides exercises that have very specific objectives so that students are able to see achievable results and she offers plenty of individual assistance at the easel. Barbara holds Signature Memberships in Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society, is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, and an Eminent Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies.

Location: Glastonbury, Connecticut

Instructor: Barbara Jaenicke

Cost: $975+

Sponsor: Artists Rising Creativity Retreats 860-633-7374

Other Exhibitions

2024 Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition 

Tom Myott Gallery, 71 Lawrence St, Glens Falls, 

EXHIBITION July 17 – August 10, RECEPTION Friday, July 26, 6-8 

Genesse Valley Plein Air Painters Member Exhibit 

DOVE BLOCK Project Gallery

465 Exchange St., Geneva, 

July 6-28, Reception: First Friday, July 5, 5-7 

Gallery hours Wednesday through Sunday, 12-4

Art at the Gardens 

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion, Canandaigua, July 20-21, 10-5 


Clothesline Art Festival 

Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester,September 7-8, 10-5 


Artist Row

Rochester Public Market, Rochester, September 15, 10-5 

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