Welcome to the PSA! We are a group of artists dedicated to the beauty of pastels - that's our specialty. We conduct workshops, hold exhibitions, social functions and an environment within which we can all advance our mastery of this amazing medium. We are open to members of all ability and experience ranges, so if you are new here, have a look around and consider joining us!
Below is a list of upcoming workshops. The events calendar will inform you on more details of each workshop and how to book your place. You will not be required to pay online, but we will receive notification of your purchase and you will be provided with details for making payment via EFT or cheque.
The events calendar can provide you with listings specific to each area or for the whole PSA. Please click HERE to see our events calendar.
We are planning the Pastel event of a lifetime - a full on Pastel Expo in Australia in 2018
This is not a simple planning exercise, as we expect artists from all over the world to attend this event. What we need is information about your expectations - about the type of event you would like us to create, how many days you think you would attend, the type of lectures and participation events you would like.
So we have put in place a survey form where you can answer these questions and we'd be really grateful if you could find the time to complete it - it will take you around 15 minutes. Thanks in advance!
Every month, we will be giving one of our artists just a little more exposure with this Featured Pastelist spot!
This very first entry (Tricia Taylor) was chosen at random, but in future your committee will decide on which artists to place here and will tell you why they were chosen. There will be a link to their personal page and gallery on this site where you can see more of their work.
Now you can watch some of our very own Demo Videos! When you open the web page there’ll be a page that says ‘Private’. Just enter the password Woombye and you’ll go to the next page where there are a few videos of our Master Pastellists doing demonstrations. What a wonderful way to see some of our Master Pastellists in action!
The Pastel EXPO 2018 is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Sunshine Coast to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.