• Susan Kiss "Lots of Umbrella
    Susan Kiss "Lots of Umbrella's"
  • Helen Dobbins - People
    Helen Dobbins - People's Choice Award
  • Helen Dobbins "Beauty and Beast" <i>2nd Place</i>
    Helen Dobbins "Beauty and Beast" 2nd Place
  • Mary Planding
    Mary Planding
  • D.R. Shelley "Bulow Creek Blues
    D.R. Shelley "Bulow Creek Blues
  • Linda Hansee "Lake Squall"
    Linda Hansee "Lake Squall"

Welcome to the Pastel Society of Central Florida

The Pastel Society of Central Florida meets once a month on the second Saturday of each month from September through May. (Unless a change in the meeting is noted below)
Our meetings feature general membership news, committee reports and a special program (demos, vendor product showcases, critiques and other art activities). We typically have a brief Business Meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m. Meetings with demos generally are from 10:00 a.m.to noon.


Our next meeting is October 22, 2022 - Fun with Pan Pastels" a demo by Karen Israel after a short business meeting.

Please note October 22 is not on our regular meeting day.This demo will be presented via Zoom. No registration is required. All current members will receive a Zoom link prior to the meeting date. In this presentation Karen will share her tips and ideas for how to creatively use Pan Pastels.

On October 22 and 23 from 1-4 (both days)
Karen Israel will present a workshop; members cost is $50. Non-members cost is $65.
The workshop is titled "The Wow Factor" and you can read about it here:

November 12, 2022 - IAPS Convention recap presentation by Joanie Ford and a member survey results recap presentation by Mary Planding.
Have you always wanted to go to IAPS, but for some reason was unable to attend? Through an image slide presentation Joanie Ford will take you there with a slide presentation. Mary Planding, Program Chair will present a report on the member survey results.

November 21 to December 16, 2022 - "It's A Wild Life Exhibit" at Leesburg Center for the Arts. https://pastelsocietyofcentralflorida.com/events/its-a-wild-life-exhibit-nov-21-2022

December 10, 2022 - Holiday Party with Holiday Trading Cards - participating members will create 1 to 3 (4"x6") paintings to trade. The Holiday Party will also include a potluck brunch. I am sure a very fun time will be had by all attending! Your are encouraged to paint at the party, but feel free to paint your 4x6 paintings ahead of time. You won't want to miss this party!

January 14, 2023 - A demo by PSCF member Suzanne Zielinsky Topic to be announced.

February 11, 2023 - Product Showcase by Mount Vision Pastels This is a wonderful way to learn about pastels and get some new ones!

March 11, 2023 - We are working on scheduling a critique with PSCF member Gary Rupp, however this is not confirmed. We will update the home website home page when arrangements are finalized.

April 8, 2023 - ZOOM demo with Laura Pollak The topic is Abstracting the Landscape.

April 27, 28, 29, 2023 - Tony Allain in person workshop - "Mood and Atmosphere with Fresh Eyes"
This event will be held at the Village Art Center on 441 near the Spanish Springs shopping center.

May 13,2023 - Demo by Helen Mathysson Dobbs Topic to be announced.

Our regular meeting location is at Leesburg Center for the Arts (LCFA), 429 West Magnolia Street, Leesburg, Florida 34748. We meet there unless noted otherwise. For Zoom meetings, the meeting information is sent to all members about a week prior to the event.

To join our Membership visit: pastelsocietyofcentralflorida.com/members

Upcoming Workshops

Karen Israel presents The Wow Factor

Karen Israel presents The Wow Factor

October 22nd - 23rd, 2022

1 to 4 pm

Design and Composition

Tony Allain " Mood and Atmosphere with Fresh Eyes"

Tony Allain " Mood and Atmosphere with Fresh Eyes"

April 27th - 29th, 2023

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.