Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

Our Instructor

Aline Ordman

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"Think Abstractly to Create Illustratively"
With Aline Ordman
PSA Master Pastelist, IAPS MC

Registration for members will open on June 15, 2020.

Registration for non-members will open on June 30, 2020.

Golden Light

Golden Light

Three day workshop
October 10-12, 2020, Sat-Mon (Columbus Day Weekend) 9am-4pm

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

Cost: PPSCC members $450, $500 for non-members

Class size will not exceed 18 students.


Painting is learning to see.  Often, we paint what we think we see because we all have  preconceived notions of what something looks like.  Aline will present the idea of simplification and approaching a scene for its abstract qualities…shape, color, and design in order to create dynamic pastels.   Students should be prepared to work plein air, or if weather doesn’t permit, from their own photo references. Of these, landscape is preferred.  Aline will do a demo each day and then give a lot of individual attention geared toward each students’ level.  

About the Instructor:
Aline grew up outside New York City and received her early education at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and graduated in 1975 with a BFA.  She received a 2nd BFA in illustration from The Academy of Art College (now University) in San Francisco and taught figure drawing there for 8 years before moving to New England.  

Aline initially worked primarily in pastels and has received numerous awards in that medium. She is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies; a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.

In 2020 she was the recipient of the Founder’s Award in the Pastel Journal’s Top 100 along with an article about her work. In 2018 Aline was the recipient of the Prix de Pastel at the IAPS annual juried show.

Aline currently teaches workshops throughout the country and Europe and was honored to be a presenter at the Plein Air Conventions of 2016 and 2017. She was an instructor in the 2019 IAPS convention.



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 14 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.