SPS Member Hosted Events

Margaret Dyer, “First Day at the Beach”

Member Workshops & Events

"Figure in the Environment" Workshops to be taught by Member Of Excellence, Margaret Dyer

Margaret Dyer will be teaching the workshop titled: ‘The Figure in its Environment” (Pastels or Oil) 

The workshops will include the following:

Day 1: Live Model and photo session

Day 2: Work from photos

August 8-10, 2022 at the Booth Western Art Museum Academy  (1 N Gilmer Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120)

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August 26-28, 2022 at The Art Loft (405 Elder Ridge Rd., Dahlonega, Georgia 30533)

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Orit Reuben, Member of Excellence Plein Air artist Will be Teaching in the Orlando Area Beginning Late August

Member of Excellence,  Orit Reuben  is teaching a weekly class in the Orlando/Winter Park Area starting late August 2022. The class will be a combination of studio and plein air sessions. Please contact Orit for more information at oritreuben@yahoo.com


Member of Excellence, Karen Margulis on International Faculty for 'Pastel Live' Coming in August

Karen Margulis is excited to be on the International Faculty of Pastel Live: A Global Virtual Experience.  Join her and over 30 of the top pastel instructors for this online event on August 17-20, 2022. This three day virtual experience is a great way to connect with artists around the world and have great inspiration and pastel instruction in the comfort of your home!

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Laura Pollak teaching an ONLINE / IN PERSON Workshop; "Abstracting the Landscape"


Member of Excellence, Laura Pollak will be teaching a workshop called “Abstracting the Landscape”. This is unique workshop offered both ONLINE as well as IN PERSON. If you are interested in loosening up your landscape and moving towards abstraction; this workshop will help you to do that.

Join Laura on September 9, 10, 11, 2022 in person at the Sanford Brush and Palette Club in Sanford NC. (or on Zoom!)

[Just 30 min from the Raleigh / Durham Airport]
Small class size with a few spaces left… CLICK HERE to register


Orit Reuben, Member of Excellence Plein Air artist Will be Teaching a Plein Air Event in Thomasville, Georgia

Orit Reuben, Member of Excellence, is the featured artist at High Cotton Pine and Palms Plein Air Event in Thomasville, Georgia on October 6 through 10, 2022.  In association with this event, Orit is teaching a workshop.
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Orit Reuben, Member of Excellence ,Plein Air artist Will be Teaching Studio / Plein Air Event in Winter Garden, Florida

Member of Excellence, Orit Reuben will be teaching a workshop on October 14-15, 2022 in Winter Garden, FL. This 2-day workshop is in association with Winter Garden Art Association and will include a studio workshop on the 14th and a plein air workshop on the 15th. For more information, CLICK HERE


Nancy Nowak is Teaching a Workshop Titled: "Buildings, Boats & Folks!" in Wilmington, NC, November 9-11, 2022

Broaden your art skills by adding interest to your paintings while enhancing the story you are telling!  Learn many tips and techniques to include boats, buildings and small figures to add life and interest to your paintings.  Working with shapes, values, edges, color, and mark making, Nancy helps teach and guide her class to edit, simplify and interpret the scene to tell a story and create  an emotional response from the viewer that all artists seek. With heavy emphasis on the foundations of painting, learn how to work quickly and efficiently and not get bogged down by detail and stay loose.

Nancy’s demo each day will focus on each of these subjects. Also included will be picking a photo reference and how to compose it for optimum design. She will cover the usefulness of value studies, the power of color temperatures and color harmony, importance of simplifying, massing, various underpainting techniques, and discussion on what makes a successful painting.