Plein Air Painting Workshop
Doug Dawson, Master Pastelist, PSA

Designated the 2008 Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame Honoree

October 30 - November 3, 2017

Sedona, Arizona

About Doug Dawson | About the Workshop | How to Register | Directions, Lodging & More!

Join this legend among artist-instructors for a five-day mentoring workshop
in the Red Rock Country in Sedona, Arizona.
This is a rare opportunity to work side-by-side with a Master Pastelist as a colleague!

About Doug Dawson

Doug Dawson is a founding board member for the The Art Students League of Denver and teaches 8 to 10 workshops around the US each year. He has received numerous awards from a number of different art organizations such as The Pastel Society of America, American Watercolor Society, Knickerbocker Artists, The National Academy of Western Art, Southeastern Pastel Society, Pastel Society of West Coast, Audubon Artists, Kansas Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the Southwest and the International Association of Pastel Societies. To honor his achievements, he was given the title of Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America and elected to the Master's Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. In 2008, he was named a Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame Honoree. (For more, visit


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About the Workshop

The workshop will be based in Sedona, Arizona. Students will paint en plein air in Sedona and around the Verde Valley. From red rocks to quiet creeks and desert vistas, you'll have a wealth of material to paint. You'll also experience Doug's unique take on plein air painting and benefit from this master painter and instructor's knowledge.

Medium: Pastel, though students may choose to paint in oil if they wish. (Doug will be painting in pastel only.)

Student Level:All Levels.

Class Size: Limited to 8 students.

How to Register

For more information (but not to register): Contact Michael Chesley Johnson at or 575-267-2450

Cost: $625. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your place. (Refundable if you cancel a month before the workshop.) Travel, lodging and meals not included.

If you're ready to register: Call Doug Dawson at (303) 421-4584 or mail:

Doug Dawson, 8622 W. 44th Place, Wheat Ridge, Co. 80033