to the Austin Pastel Society...Whether you have an interest in learning more about the medium of pastel or you're an active pastel artist, we hope you will join us for monthly programs, juried & non-juried exhibitions and special events! ​

Stephanie Birdsall 
Workshop Instructor

Stephanie Birdsall is a “Putney Painter”, founded by Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik, painting with them for the last 10 years. She is also an OPA member and a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of America and the International Assoc of Pastel Societies. She has also been a signature member of The Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. She has received more than 50 awards and been featured in numerous publications and on PBS.

She has taken her love for Plein Air into the studio and paints florals and organic still lifes, always from life being colonization of her natural light , primarily north. Along with three DVDs, she has become a sought after workshop teacher, teaching internationally. Her workshops are affectionately called boot camps, concentrating on color /light, composition, and brush strokes … The things that are important to a successful painting!


APS 2017 Annual Workshop March 4 -5 ​​