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Piedmont Pastel Society

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!! Thank you to our judge and juror Terrilynn Dubreuil!!


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We welcome pastel artists from beginner to advanced.
Member Benefits include free demos, discounts and membership in the International
  Association of
Pastel Societies. 


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The Piedmont Pastel Society  is non-profit organization established in 2007 in Charlotte, NC. Our goal is to promote and provide educational opportunities for our members; to enhance community awareness and appreciation of the value and beauty of soft pastels; and to connect individual artists in our region.

Members experience a creative environment for learning and sharing in art demonstrations, membership exhibitions, plein aire outings, and workshops. Our programs and socials provide channels for networking, communication, and friendship.

Upcoming events

    • 24 Oct 2024
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 25 Oct 2024
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    PPS Presents

    2 Day Online Workshop by 

    Christine Swann, PSA, IAPS-EP

    October 24 – 25, 2024


    The Piedmont Pastel Society is excited to offer an online workshop with Christine Swann.  Through her two-day workshop, artists will build a portrait from start to finish from life.  She will teach her step-by-step, five-layer process in the pastel medium which focuses on accuracy and light.  Understanding the “Thirds of the Head” methodology will let any artist become more accurate in portrait work to obtain a likeness whether working from photos or a model.  The class will emphasize that understanding the Law of Light and its rules dictate how value and color are related when constructing the complex topography of the head.  Academic lessons on the structure of the head will also be covered along the way, but most important will be letting go of the terms “hard” or “soft” when talking about pastel and switching over to “power.”

    All levels welcome!

Piedmont Pastel Society
Charlotte, North Carolina

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