November 8, 2014 Member Meeting, Presentation, and Workshop by Karen Margulis


November 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.


Meeting and Presentation 10am to noon: “Loosen Up and Add Some Spice to Your Paintings”

Presentation and Workshop by Karen Margulis, PSA, IAPS-MC

“Expressive Pastels:  Loosen Up and Add Some Spice to Your Paintings”




Award-winning pastel artist Karen Margulis will share ideas and techniques to help pastel artists achieve more expressive and exciting paintings.

According to Margulis, artists are either moving toward or away from abstraction.  No matter where an artist falls on this journey, he or she can benefit from ideas to help create more expressive paintings. “I am always striving to interpret my subject by including my own personal touch rather than a copying the reference,” Margulis says.

“In my presentation and demo I will share some of the ways I have discovered that help me paint in a more expressive ‘loose’ manner. We will continue exploring these ideas during the afternoon workshop. I will introduce a simple method for a successful pastel painting from the planning stage to the addition of those final important spices!  There will be demos, handouts and plenty of individual help at the easel during the workshop.”

Biography of Karen Margulis, PSA,  IAPS-MC

Karen Margulis was born in Connecticut and was raised in South Florida. She currently lives in Marietta, Georgia. Karen received her BA in Education from the University of Florida. Karen’s primary medium is pastel, although she enjoys all mediums. She is a Master Circle recipient of the International Association of Pastel Societies and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She is also a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society. Her landscape and wildflower paintings have received recognition in many International exhibitions including PSA and IAPS where her Queen Anne’s Lace painting won the 2011 poster competition. Karen’s work has been featured in the June 2014 issue of Pastel Journal. Her painting, Summer Reprise, was chosen for the cover image. Karen is a Daily Painter and art blogger. She teaches workshops and classes throughout the Southeast and online.


Workshop from 1pm to 4pm:

Karen’s workshop is FULL…However…

… Janet Hartmann is maintaining a waiting list.  Those interested in the workshop should contact her to be placed on the waiting list.  (  She will match anyone who cancels with someone on the waiting list.  The new attendee can reimburse the person who cancelled for the workshop fee.
Reminder – you must bring a floor covering to this workshop.

APS Workshop Fee Refund Policy

Our refund policy states that for workshops sponsored by APS, a refund of the fee deposit is available only within 48 hours of paying the fee.  However, if the fee is paid within the last two days before the workshop date, no refund is available.


 Refreshments will be served at our NEW VENUE Grace Church.

When you come to our meeting bring a friend!

Grace Community Church
495 Cardinal Road
Mills River, NC 28759

I-26, Exit for the airport
–Go West past the airport and past the Ag Center on NC 281
–Go approximately 1 ¾ miles west  towards Mill River
–Turn Right on street between the Land Rover dealer and Grace Church which is Cardinal Drive (the church is up on the hill)
–Turn left at the top of the drive into the church parking lot
–Go to the left side of the building to the green awning entrance
–Go into the hall and go left past several doors
–Our meeting room is on left.

Please contact Janet Hartmann, Program chair, with any questions about our program. … 423.767.4200

Please contact Suzy Hart, Membership chair, with any questions about our membership. appalachianpastelsociety@gmail.com845.986.3653