Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

Our Instructors


Nancie King Mertz


Deborah Quinn-Munson

2019 MASTER WORKSHOPS

Spots are still available for our July 2019 Master workshop.

Registration for our October 2019 Master workhshop is now open to members and will open for non-membrs on July 1, 2019.


“Add Structures to Your Plein Air Landscape” with Nancie King Mertz

Nancie King Mertz is an award-winning painter and much sought after workshop instructor who paints and offers workshops in locations throughout the US and abroad. We are very excited to have her on Cape Cod!

If you’re not able to take Nancie’s class at IAPS, here’s your chance to take her workshop on beautiful Cape Cod.

There will be two 2-day workshops 9 am - 4 pm:
July 16-17 (Tues-Wed)      * * * Register * * *

July 18-19 (Thurs-Fri)       * * * Register * * *

Cost: PPSCC members $375, $425 for non-members

Class size will not exceed 17 students.

In each 2-day workshop we will focus on street scenes, boats, harbors and bridges in the beautiful Cape Cod area. We also have a great indoor studio space nearby should weather not cooperate. Structures can sometimes be intimidating when working en plein air! Nancie's step by step process will enable you to edit, speed-up and free-up your work!

One or two (or more!) paintings will be completed each day, depending on your comfort level.  Individual attention is stressed in this workshop rather than group lecture, helping you to get the drawing right. Short demos (1-2 hrs) will be offered throughout the workshop to help clarify techniques, as needed.

The supply list & tips for preparing for the workshop can be found here.

(l-r) Port Loma Lighthouse, Alaskan Hideaway, Light on Lake Martin, FlowerStore

"Nancie’s workshop was personally rewarding for me as it brought the creative energy back that I had lost due to a couple of major life changes. It's good to be energized & excited again" —Rita

"Your instruction was "easy" to try, and absorb.  Not easy to implement always, but simple in steps. Then you relied on individual help to get us through our perspective, value and cool/warm challenges!  Please take the word "easy" as a compliment:  you didn't overwhelm us verbally with everything you know, but offered just enough information that we wanted to try something totally new."  —Ellyn


“The Importance of Composition” with Deborah Quinn-Munson

* * * WORKSHOP FULL * * *

October 3-5 (Thurs-Sat) 9 am - 4 pm   * * *WAITLIST* * *
3-day workshop 

Cost: PPSCC members $375, $425 for non-members

Class size will not exceed 15 students.

The focus of this three-day workshop will be composition, design and expressive mark making.  Fun, light-hearted exercises will help us discover the exciting balance between the “big three” – shape, value and color.  Demonstrations will be given followed by individual instruction tailored to participants needs.

Cool Sparkle

Cool Sparkle

Deborah Quinn-Munson is a well known and popular workshop leader, and a master of the medium. She is a signature member of Pastel Society of America (PSA), a member of the Master Circle in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) and has received many distinctions for her work as an artist.  She was featured in the  cover article of Artist’s Magazine, The Solace of Still Water, March 2011. Her work has also been featured in Pastel Journal.

“When I paint, I am interested in bold color, energetic line, and strong composition to convey a powerful image filled with atmosphere and light. I enjoy the contrast between the spirited execution of a painting and the serenity and peacefulness of the scene. Clear brush and pastel strokes have become an important aspect of my work and bring vitality and movement to the painting.”  —Deb Quinn Munson

The supply list & tips for preparing for the workshop will be posted soon.


Cancellation policy: Space is limited and full tuition payment is required at time of registration. Registered persons who cancel more than 30 days prior to the workshop will receive a refund minus a $50 handling fee. Persons who cancel less than 30 days prior to the workshop will receive a refund only if the class is booked and a new attendee takes their place from the waiting list.

PPSCC reserves the right to cancel a workshop no later than one month prior to the event if a minimum of 12 students per workshop have not been confirmed.

The workshops will be held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA on beautiful Cape Cod.

Please note that 2019 membership dues must be paid to secure a spot at the member rate. Just another benefit of being a member!

If you are not a member or haven't renewed your membership, now is the time to join!

For more information about these offerings, contact Diane Sawyer.

If you experience problems registering or paying for the workshop, please contact Laura Lincoln for assistance.

Cancellations may occur one month prior in the totally unlikely event that a minimum of 12 students for workshop have not been confirm. In the event that the PPSCC cancels this workshop, a full refund will be issued to paid registrants.