VPS Workshops


Alain J Picard WorkshopsVerdent Pasture

  1.  April 23, 24, 25 , 2018
    The Painterly Landscape, Three Day Workshop
    Monday – Wednesday9:30 to 4:30
    Cost:  $400 members.  $450 non-members
  2. April 26  & 27, 2018

The Painterly Portrait
Thursday – Friday, Two Day Workshop
Cost:  $265 members. $300 non-members

Both Workshops (5 days). $650 member. $700 non-member
Bennington Center for the Arts
Bennington, VT

Specific details to follow.   Visit   www.Picardstudio.com
Sign-Up by contacting Co-organizers:
Linda Masten
Shelli DuBoff


Karen Margulis, PSA –
June 21 – 24, 2018 –  Thursday – Sunday
Making Colors Vibrate In The Landscape
Hyde Park, VT
More to come early 2018 –
Cost :  Member price – $475   Member price after March,23 – $500
** Specific details to follow in early 2018. The Karen Margulis workshop will be a combination of studio and Plein Air instruction. Karen is a talented, enthusiastic artist from Georgia who generously shares her expertise with students through workshops, retreats, artist blogs.
(kemstudios.blogspot.com) and recently has a Page with Patreon.com.

Diane Szlachetka ph: 413.531.9812 – Patti Braun ph: 802.793.9927


August – Richard McKinley – East Montpelier, VT – More to Come


Desmond O’Hagan Workshop
June 28, 29 and 30 (Wed., Thurs., Friday) 2017 – 9 – 4 pm
Taraden B&B (Studio Barn)
North Bennington, VT 05201

 Price:  $400 – membersNew York City-Day paiting by Desmond O'Hagan
           $450 – non-members

This workshop is limited to 16 participants. 

Given the popularity of Desmond’s workshop, a lottery seems to be the fairest process.   Therefore, we will do an initial lottery of all interested, currently paid-up VPS members (presently paid VPS member as of the mailing of this email).  If 16 participants are not found within the VPS membership, we will open up the lottery to non-members.  Sign-up begins with this email notification.

 Please email Linda Masten at Lindamarymasten@gmail.com by February 28, 2017, if you would like to be entered into the lottery.   Names will be drawn on March 1, 2017. (At that time you will need to send your check for the full amount within a week of notification).  After 16 names are drawn, we will continue to draw names for a waiting list. Linda will send a list of the names drawn to all who have expressed interest in the workshop.  
            Cancellation/Refund Policy:

·       Before April 1, 2017 Full refund
·       After April 1, 2017: Non-refundable unless another artist can fill the space. This is likely to happen. If the space is filled, a full refund will be issued. 


More to come on Doug Dawson workshop



Richard McKinley Pastel Workshop

VPS Plein Air Painting Workshop

VPS Plein Air Painting Workshop


 Five-Day Workshop

4 Corners School House, East Montpelier, VT
Monday, August 15, 2016 – Friday, August 19, 2016
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM