CPS Workshops

Each year, CPS offers educational workshops taught by nationally recognized artists from across the country.  Due to the caliber of our professional instructors, students register in advance for our workshops.

The focus is on providing opportunities for our fellow artists to further develop their skill level in the medium of pastel.  CPS sponsors instructors who offer a diverse variety of content and are generally suitable for any level of expertise.  Workshops are an excellent opportunity to enjoy the comradery of people who share an appreciation of the pastel medium and to learn new techniques from an admired instructor.

Workshops are held in differing locations in Connecticut depending on the nature of the workshop.  Click on the buttons below to read the information about our exciting upcoming workshops!

Cancellation of Workshop Policy:  CPS reserves the right to cancel a workshop, due to any reason, within 30 days of the workshop start date. In the event that CPS cancels a workshop, all tuition payments received will be returned to each student immediately.

The 2018 workshop schedule now includes

VIANNA SZABO – “Painterly Pastels: Three Day Color and Landscape Workshop”

KAREN ISRAEL – “The Painterly Animal Portrait with Pan Pastel – One Day Workshop”

LYN ASSELTA – “Make The Outdoors Yours – Three Day Plein Air Workshop”



CPS Scholarship Awards Program

In support of our mission to educate the public and to promote pastels as a medium, the Connecticut Pastel Society provides scholarships to aspiring pastel artists. This program is open to all non-professional members of CPS 16 years and older and working specifically in the soft pastel medium.

For more information, please click here to read the description

The application deadline for this year is February 19, 2017

Online Registration & Payment

Register for the workshop(s) you wish by entering your personal information, then making the workshop payment using our secure online system, either with your credit/debit card OR your PayPal account.

You will receive email confirmation of your workshop payment. Please keep a record for future reference.

Pay Online

Pay By Check Or Money Order

Please Print Membership Application Form and mail with your check or money order
Download form in PDF format

Please include e-mail on checks or money order and make payable to: Connecticut Pastel Society and mail to Membership Chair Polly Castor at:

CPS Membership, Connecticut Pastel Society
P.O. Box 653
Bethel, CT 06801

email: Pollycastor@gmail.com