Sponsored by the
Five-Day Workshop
Monday, July 29, 2019, thru Friday, August 2, 2019
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
4 Corners School House, East Montpelier, VT
This workshop is limited to 18 participants. There will be a lottery for 2019 VPS members. Applications for the lottery must be received by February 1. Names will be drawn on February 16. After 18 names are drawn, more names will be drawn from a waiting list as needed. A list of the names drawn will be sent to all who have expressed interest in the workshop.
Given the popularity of this workshop, a lottery seems to be the fairest process. We will try to have Richard back again.
Participants will receive a detailed outline of the week’s activities, along with an area map and lodging information, as well as a supply list.         
Workshop Fee:  VPS Members: $625       Non-members: $675
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Before May 29, 2019: Full refund
After May 29, 2019: Non-refundable unless another artist can fill the space, which is likely to happen. If the space is filled, a full refund will be issued.  
February 6 – Deadline to send email to Joyce Kahn
February 16 – Names drawn for the lottery
March 8 – $325 registration deposit due
May 29 – Remaining payment due.
To apply for the lottery, please send an email to the workshop coordinator, Joyce Kahn, at For more information, call 802 829-7148.

September 21, 22 & 23, 2019
Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Taraden Art Studio
183 Park St.,
Bennington, VT 05201
Cc: Shelli Duboff:
There will be a lottery if more than 15 people sign up (members have priority over non-members). If we do not need a lottery at the end of March, all those who have signed up will be notified and seated in the workshop. After that, sign up will be on a first come basis, including non-members.
The lottery and notification as to whether you were selected for the workshop
will be at the end of March. When notified a $100 deposit will hold your seat.
This deposit must be received by April 30th. Final payment is due June 30, 2019.
Your final payment is Non-refundable unless there is someone that can fill your
Send Check made payable to Vermont Pastel Society to:
Linda Masten
497 Fox Hill Road
Bennington, VT 05201
Workshop Title:
Color Study to Completed Painting:
Landscape Pastel Painting with Jacob Aguiar
Workshop Description: (This is a studio workshop only)
In this workshop, Jacob Aguiar will guide you through his process of creating pastel landscape paintings in the studio. Focusing on the foundations of successful representational art, including composition, value, color, and drawing; and including specific exercises such as creating notans, small color studies, and underpainting techniques, Jacob will take you through the process of producing landscape paintings in pastel. Each day will include at least one demo, followed by ample time for students to paint with assistance from Jacob at their easels. The first day of the workshop will be indoors emphasizing the color study (plan to complete 4-6 paintings this day), and day two and three will include larger paintings utilizing lessons learned from the color study process. These larger pieces will utilize specific underpainting techniques. If you are interested in learning in a supportive but challenging environment, this may be the workshop for you!
Jacob Aguiar is a nationally recognized pastel artist living with his wife and dog in Scarborough, Maine,where he paints the nearby marshes and rocky coast. Jacob views painting as a way to offer respite from our crazy world, both for him and the viewers of his paintings. He has won several international awards including the Award of Excellence (2nd place overall) in the 2018 Pastel 100, 3rd place overall in the 2017 Annual Plein Air Salon, and 1st place in the 2017
UART Pastel Paper Online Exhibition, and has had feature articles in a number of publications, including Southwest Art, Plein Air Magazine, American Art Collector, and the Pastel Journal. He currently splits his time as an integrative naturopathic physician and professional artist. A traveler at heart, he enjoys visiting new areas and teaching workshops throughout the country and internationally. You can find more of his work by searching for him on Facebook, Instagram, at or by visiting one of his galleries.
Motels and Hotels in the Bennington Area
Hampton Inn
Best Western
Knotty Pine
Paradise Inn
Please note: this is a busy season so the earlier you book your room the more
chances you have of getting a reservation.