Kick off your new year with a Happy Moo Year Cow Paint-Along with Rita Kirkman!
Join Rita Saturday January 16 at 1pm CST to paint a cute white faced cow. Rita painted her way back in 2012 from another pic. She's mighty photogenic!
To register, click on this link: https://www.ritakirkman.com/event/147017/happy-moo-year-cow-paint-along
Julia Fletcher's "Last Light of the Day" (shown to the left) was accepted to show in an online international juried exhibition of pastel paintings sponsored by Pastel Society of North Carolina. Christine Ivers judged the show.
Rita Kirkman demonstrated her unique painting process during our November meeting. She produced a "speed" video and is making it available to our membership here - "Mewler in Profile"
Focus on arts in schools CTPS is a non-profit organization whose goals include support of the arts in our schools. We strive to raise awareness of our artwork with the purpose of raising funds for those efforts.
Focus on our members The majority of the images in this site are produced by our members. We support our membership in optimizing their potential as artists...whether they choose to be hobbyists or professionals.
Focus on pastel as a media We promote pastel painting in an effort to elevate it as a recognized media. We foster this recognition by participation in art shows and exhibitions as well as organizing workshops, programs, and painting opportunities.
"Canola Fields" by artist Kay Wyckoff
CTPS is the Central Texas Pastel Society, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of pastel through promotion of, and engaging in, art shows and exhibitions. Additionally, CTPS supports its membership through workshops, programs, artist demonstrations, and pastel painting opportunities. Ultimately, CTPS strives to assist its members in optimizing their artistic potential, whether they choose to be a hobbyist or a professional.
Yes! Each year, CTPS supports art in the schools. Historically, CTPS has sponsored scholarships for children to attend summer art camps as well as donating art supplies and books to schools and libraries in the community.
Generally, CTPS meets the 3rd Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted in the "Events" section on the homepage of this website.
Due to Covid-19, our meetings will be held in virtual meeting rooms with "Zoom".
If you have never used Zoom or feel the need for a refresher please send an email to email@example.com, indicating you need "Zoom School".
Yes, CTPS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.
You may attend a meeting and decide if it is for you. We think you will do so because it is a fun and enthusiastic membership!
Each meeting has a simple format - news about opportunities for showing our art, workshops being hosted by CTPS or by other organizations, and general discussions and knowledge sharing about best practices. Following this part of the meeting, a demonstration is given on various topics from pastel painting techniques to marketing tips.
If you are ready to sign-up today, click on the JOIN link in the top menu.