Member Programs & Workshops


2017 PROGRAMS AND MINI-WORKSHOPS



The McDowell Art Center (Downstairs)

123 East McDowell Street, Matthews  28105



The Cornwell Center

2001 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC  28207

In the Media Room




Demonstrations are from 10:00 am till noon, and are free to all PPS members and their guests. 


Mini-Workshops are in the same afternoon from 1:00 till 4:00, and are optional and for a fee.  Participants must register and pay on this website. Click on the event below to register.  Workshop information and supply lists may also be found under the event details.


Catered Lunch will be included in the price you pay for all mini and 3-day workshops.

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Recommended Hotels for Out of Town Artists: (Be sure to call directly for updated rates)

Holiday Inn - 2.4 miles away from Matthews CC, $93.63 per night

Lemmond House Bed and Breakfast - approx. 100 yds. from Matthews CC $149.00 per night(negotiable)

Upcoming events

    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Cornwell Center, 2001 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte NC 28207
    Registration is closed

    2017 Piedmont Pastel Society

     Member Calendar Show


    October 2 - November 4, 2017


    Nostalgic Picnic by Malia Bryngelson

    2016 Cover Winner 


    Cash Prizes

     $250 Cover winner

    $50 for each month's winner


     Awards Reception October 7, 6-8pm


    New This Year!!


    Calendar printing will be handled by new company 

     with guaranteed outstanding professional quality results


    Our show will exhibited in The Cornwell Center

    along with our 3-day workshop by Tom Christopher


    Register Here for 3-day Workshop


    Click Here for Prospectus 


    Click Here for Entry Labels 

Past events

07 Oct 2017 Tom Christopher - Demo: Pastel Painting and Beyond
04 Oct 2017 3-day Workshop - Tom Christopher PSA IAPS-MC - Pastel Painting and Beyond
26 Aug 2017 Photographing Fine Art
06 May 2017 Stan Sperlak - Demo: On Becoming a Better Landscape Painter
03 May 2017 Stan Sperlak - 3 day Workshop: On Becoming a Better Landscape Painter
18 Mar 2017 Mini-Workshop - Marsha Savage - "It's the Journey. Learn to Navigate Your Paintings!"
18 Mar 2017 Program / Demo - Marsha Savage -"It's the Journey. Learn to Navigate Your Paintings!"
21 Jan 2017 Mini-Workshop - Leslie Hudson-Tolles: Animals in Landscape
21 Jan 2017 Program / Demo - Leslie Hudson-Tolles: Animals in Landscape
03 Oct 2016 3-day Workshop - Karen Margulis PSA IAPS-MC - The Mystery and Magic of the Underpainting: Unlocking the Key to Successful Underpaintings
03 Oct 2016 Karen Margulis Workshop Balance Payment
17 Sep 2016 Let's Get Together and Paint!
14 May 2016 Mini-Workshop - Diane Pike: Capturing Light and Color
14 May 2016 Program / Demo - Diane Pike: Capturing Light and Color
21 Apr 2016 Merging Mediums; A Visual Collaboration
19 Mar 2016 Mini-Workshop - Nancy Nowak: Taking Your Pastels to the Next Level by Setting Yourself up for Success
19 Mar 2016 Program / Demo - Nancy Nowak: Taking your Pastels to the Next Level by Setting Yourself Up for Success
16 Jan 2016 Mini-Workshop - Walter Standford: Painting Pet Portraits
16 Jan 2016 Program / Demo - Walter Stanford: Painting Pet Portraits
14 Nov 2015 WORKSHOP - Addren Doss: “Birds of a Feather . . .”
14 Nov 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Addren Doss: "Birds of a Feather"
08 Oct 2015 DEMO - Dawn Emerson: "From Photograph to Personal Expression"
05 Oct 2015 WORKSHOP - Dawn Emerson: "From Photograph to Personal Expression with Pastel"
04 Oct 2015 Announcing Piedmont Pastel Society's 2015 3rd Annual Member Calendar Show,
19 Sep 2015 WORKSHOP - Karen Margulis (IAPS-MC, PSA): “Cooking with Color: Recipes for Exciting Color in Your Paintings"”
19 Sep 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Karen Margulis: "Cooking with Color: Recipes for Exciting Color in your Paintings"
18 Jul 2015 WORKSHOP - Regina Burchett: “Skies, Clouds and Storms”
18 Jul 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Regina Burchett: "Skies, Clouds and Storms"
30 May 2015 WORKSHOP - Susan Sinyai: “Breathing Life into your Still Life”
30 May 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Susan Sinyai: "Breathing Life into your Still Life"
21 Mar 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Kurt Weiser and Regina Burchett: "Get Your Art Out There"
17 Jan 2015 WORKSHOP - Suzy Hart: “The Poetic Pastel Portrait”
17 Jan 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Suzy Hart: "The Poetic Pastel Portrait"
15 Nov 2014 PROGRAM / DEMO - Walter Stanford: "Smoothscapes"
20 Sep 2014 PROGRAM / DEMO - Addren Doss: "Painting Animals"
17 May 2014 PROGRAM / DEMO - Suzy Hart: "Painting the Figure"
15 Mar 2014 PROGRAM / DEMO - Nancy Marshburn: "Approaching a Still Life, My Perspective"
18 Jan 2014 PROGRAM / DEMO - Regina Burchett: "The Other Side of Art: Organizing and Promoting Your Artwork"
16 Nov 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Wendy Musser
21 Sep 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Diane Pike
20 Jul 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Adele Goodman
22 Jun 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Anne Kiefaber: "Make your Still Lifes Sing!"
09 Mar 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Kurt Weiser: "Creation of a Pastel Painting from Start to Disc"
19 Jan 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Walter Stanford: "The Whimsical Side of Art in Pastel"

Address: Charlotte, NC, USA

Email: piedmontpastelsociety@gmail.com

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