Meetings for the society are held on the 3rd Saturday of each of the following months (January, March, May, July, September and November) from 10am – 12pm (unless otherwise scheduled). Meetings will be held at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens room 106 (100 Old Mason Farm Road) in Chapel Hill unless otherwise indicated. For directions please go to ncbg.unc.edu.
Check out the Meeting Archives to see some photos and notes from our past meetings.
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2015 Meeting Schedule
January 17 – Anne Kiefaber presents “Luminosity in Snow Scenes” – Her demonstration showed the different processes she employs to create stunning snow scenes in pastels.
March 21 – “Let’s Create Some Dust!”…. bring your supplies and some inspiration!
Everyone is invited to come and paint together for the morning. Bring a project you have been working on, or create something new.
This is a chance for you to see how others work, and share how you work. You might discover a new technique or learn about some supplies you have not tried. For this meeting we will have our normal space plus the space next door, so there will be plenty of room for everyone to work.
May 16 – There will not be a meeting due to the Statewide Pastel Show.
July 18 – Terry Murphy will be here to tell us all about the history, buildings, events and collections as well as exciting upcoming exhibits of the North Carolina Museum of Art.
September 19 – The program will be presented by Nancy Marshburn, PSA.
Her topic is “Approaching a Still Life: My Perspective”. Nancy will discuss her transition from medical art to realistic still life paintings of a different subject matter. She will then demonstrate her steps in creating a pastel painting from concept to sketching, blocking in the big shapes, color choices and finally, adding the finishing details. Nancy is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and paints in both pastels and oils.
The first part of the program is a Power Point presentation that lasts about 20-25 minutes. That will be followed with a demonstration of a small pastel painting of a simple still life.
November 21 – Wendy Musser will be presenting a program on Landscapes in Pastel. Waiting for description and title of program.