PSNH Scholarship

A partial scholarship for the 2 and 3 Day workshops, sponsored by the Pastel Society NH, is available to PSNH Members or New Hampshire residents.  The scholarship covers all but $100 of the cost of the Workshop. 
Questions: Please contact Nancy at: for more info.

For details and terms refer to the Application Form  Scholarship Application

Please Note: Scholarships are not applicable for any of the 1 Day workshops.

2018 Workshops

Dave Kaphammer  

One-Day Workshop – Fun With Water




Whether the subject is quiet streams in the woods, boats and foliage reflecting on ponds, or marshes, reflections on water are a fascinating subject.  We will use value, color, and variations of mark-making to enable you to paint convincing water and reflections with confidence and energy, and have a lot of fun in the process.  Water reflections are a fun and approachable way to get into abstraction.

Date: February 24th, 2018
Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH

Christine Bodnar

Two-Day Workshop –  Composition, Contrast & Design






Workshop Description

Before we start a painting, we need to develop a good design with a strong and interesting composition. These elements evoke a response from the viewer. Although, creating the visual impact of a design does not have to limit an artist’s options. There are important factors like the “principles of design” but there are also other methods that you will develop as an individual painter that will make your work unique. Experimentation with technique, color choices, and mark making can result in a better painting. This workshop will also cover the importance of small studies to simplify your painting and using contrast and color harmony to pull it all together.

Dates: May 19th & 20th, 2018
Location: Wild Salamander Creative Arts
                     Hollis, NH 03049










Note: If you missed the workshops listed above it’s not too late for the workshops listed below. 


Jeanne R. Smith  

Three Day Workshop – Finding the WOW

Why are some paintings so successful and others leave us flat?  What creates that catch in the breath as we look at a painting? How do we create that wow factor more often in our own work?  If you are looking to push your work to the next level, this workshop is for you.  Take three days to go further, dig deeper.  This workshop will focus on refining goals, defining strengths, and developing your personal style and a stronger connection to your own work.

Dates: October 19, 20, 21 2018 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Workshop ends at 3pm on Sat. 21 due to the PSNH show opening)
Location: Creative Ventures Gallery, 411 Nashua St., Milford NH 03055. (603) 672-2500

Fee Structure:
PSNH Members – $375            Non-members-$400
You may send in full payment now or reserve your space with a 50% payment until October 8, 2018. The remainder is due by the deadline on October 8, 2018.

PSNH Members – first payment is $200 and the remainder of $175 is due on October 8th.
Non-members – 2 payments of $200 each.

There will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 18 participants for this workshop.

Please make check payable to the Pastel Society of NH, print the registration form below, and mail both to: Joelle Feldman, 40 Madigan Lane, Harvard, MA 01451

Paypal available. If you pay via Paypal, please scan this form to or send it to the above address.
For questions, Joelle Feldman or (978) 618-2041

Workshop Application WORD  PDF

Payment Structure

One Day Workshop with Janet Schwartz

One obstacle that many of us experience when starting a new work is getting caught up in the details of our compositions. 

This one-day workshop, focusing on value and composition, is a fun and easy way to step into painting for the first time or refine your painting methods.






Date: November 10th, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 106 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH  03101
Cost: PSNH Members: $90.00
Non-Members: $100.00

After October 19th all registrants $100.00

Registration Application PDF

Payment Options