DUE TO COVID 19 THE STUDIO IS CLOSED FOR 2021

Classes are available through Zoom.
Please refer to the PSA School for Pastel catalog here.

Classes have a maximum of 12 students. Working in the glorious Victorian building of The National Arts Club that was once the residence of Governor Tilden, Monday through Saturday, students have the opportunity of selecting classes year-round in all genres: portrait, figure, still life, florals, landscape, cityscape, and preliminary drawing for pastels. It is the only art school devoted exclusively to the medium of pastel.

Day Time Genre Instructor
Tuesday (click here for supply list) 5:30PM – 8:30PM Intro to Pastel Still Life, Figure & Landscape  Janet A. Cook PSA-MP
Wednesday 1:30PM – 4:30PM Faces, Flowers and Fabrics  Wennie Huang PSA
Thursday 1PM – 4PM Color & Composition  Maceo Mitchell PSA-MP

Registration Process: Registration is not an automated process. PSA will process registration requests in the order they are received, emailing a registration confirmation soon after. Please email psaoffice@pastelsocietyofamerica.org to register.

Fees: 6 Classes $160; Single Class $40 (subject to change without notice). Classes are ongoing and year-round.
Fees payable to Pastel Society of America, Inc. (credit card, check or cash).

View the PSA School for Pastel catalog here.

Class descriptions

Janet Cook Education

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Janet Cook PSA-MP
Introduction to Pastel Still life, Figure and Landscape
Tuesday, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

This class will introduce students to the essential information needed to draw and paint still life, landscape, and the figure using the pastel medium. I see my role as an opportunity to encourage you to find your own style, while emphasising technique. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given.

Topics covered: fundamentals of pastel, drawing, underpainting, light and shadow, composition, color theory, basic perspective and figure proportions. Janet A. Cook is an award-winning pastel and oil painter who regularly exhibits her paintings in New York City galleries and museums.

www.janetacook.com

Wennie Huang Education

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Wennie Huang PSA
Flowers, Faces, and Fabric in Pastel
Wednesdays, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Explore a variety of approaches in pastel with emphasis on structure, stroke, and pressure in limited palettes applied in layers to create delicate and luminous surfaces. Wennie Huang, an award-winning artist who has taught pastel in New York City for over ten years.

Weekly demonstrations and individual guidance will be the focus for each six-week segment as she covers floral studies, faces and portraiture from a live model, fabric and drapery arrangements to study the effects of light and shadow on varied surfaces.

www.wenniehuang.com

Maceo Mitchell PSA-MP
Color & Composition
Thursdays, 1pm-4pm

In this class, the award-winning instructor will cover the basics: how to use color to achieve harmonious effects and the use of the color wheel. There will be an emphasis on organizing the elements that make for a good composition. Along with improving their drawing skills, the students will be encouraged to use their imaginations and to develop their own style.

www.maceoarts.com/about.html

  • Thread of Light

  • Pick Ice

  • Italian Hill Town

  • Flowers

  • Bunny

  • Honey & Mustand

  • Portrait of Estaban

  • Olives & Pickles

  • Melt