Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

Our Instructor

Tara Will

Click here to see the Fall 2020 Master workshop


Our Master Workshops are still open for registration. If Covid-19 is still active in Massachusetts in June at a level where gatherings of 20 people are considered unsafe, we will cancel or reschedule the workshop and you will have the choice to get a full refund or reschedule.

“Learning to See in Color:
An Observational Approach”
with Tara Will, IAPS MC

Registration is now open.

Two 2-day workshops:

June 16-17, 2020 (Tues-Wed)     9 am - 4 pm  ****REGISTER****

June 18-19, 2020 (Thurs-Fri)       9 am - 4 pm  ****REGISTER****

Location: Cultural Center for Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

Cost: PPSCC members $350, $400 for non-members

Class size will not exceed 18 students.

In her workshop “Learning How to See in Color: An Observational Approach” Tara will engage mind and eye in ways that are new and exciting. With a great love for color, she has trained her eye to observe and find color in ways that are perhaps often missed or unseen. Color behaves in very interesting ways in contrast with each other, as it is always seen in reference to something else.

During the workshop Tara will introduce Johannes Itten’s book “Elements of Color” as he describes color relationships in wonderfully concise ways. We will use this information to focus on color in the landscape. Finding specific examples, we will learn to see and identify color more readily. Working together the workshop will focus on breaking landscapes down into color and shape based on these theories.

Aside from color, the most frequent thing Tara is asked about when teaching is about mark-making. She will offer demos to show students exactly how the hand can produce such a wide variety of marks in our beautiful medium.

Click here for the supply list & tips for preparing for the workshops.

About the Instructor:
While Tara works both in the studio and plein air, she particularly enjoys working outside, painting quickly, capturing the essence of the place using bold colors and strong marks. She has won numerous awards in national plein air competitions and exhibitions. In 2017, she was awarded Master Circle Status in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). She is a Signature Member of Maryland Pastel Society, an Associate Member of Pastel Society of America (PSA), and was included in Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 in 2017 and 2018. Tara has a joint BFA in Art and Philosophy from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland.

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.

Please note that 2020 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.