2019 Jacob Aguiar 3-Day Workshop--FULL!

Our Workshop is FULL--Wait List ONLY!
Colorstudy to Completed Painting:

Landscape Studio Painting with Jacob Aguiar


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!

Dates: October 18/19/20, 2019 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm

(Workshop ends at 3pm on Sat. 10/19/19 due to the PSNH show opening)

Where: SeaCoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH

Fee Structure:

PSNH Members … $375

Non-members    … $400

You may send in full payment now or reserve your space with a 50% payment until October 8, 2019. The remainder is due by the deadline on October 8, 2019. (PSNH Members - first payment is $200 and the remainder of $175 is due on October 8th. Non-members - 2 payments of $200 each).


There will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 participants for this workshop.


PSNH offers a workshop scholarship program available to residents of NH or PSNH members. Please contact Pat: duboisp@comcast.net for more info.

Please make check payable to the Pastel Society of NH, print the registration form and mail both to: Joelle Feldman, 40 Madigan Lane, Harvard, MA 01451

If you pay via Paypal, please scan this form to joelle.feldman@gmail.com or send it to the above address.

For questions, Joelle Feldman joelle.feldman@gmail.com or (978) 618-2041



I have been an artist my entire life. I can remember as a kid staying up until midnight drawing comic book characters with friends or sitting in the car while my parents had to run errands so I could draw what I saw out the window. An avid lover of the outdoors from an early age, my favorite activities as a child included playing hide and seek and building forts in my friends' woods in rural Kansas. It wasn't until 2011 that my love of art and my love of nature found each other. Burned out in naturopathic medical school, I took a leave of absence my third year of school to spend time with family and to pursue art. I spent that year in the small Northern California town of Sebastopol. It didn't take long before I realized I was surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in America. At that point, I really had no direction, debating whether I should try watercolor, pen and ink drawing, oils or one of the many other media out there. I was searching the internet for inspiration and direction when I stumbled across the landscape pastels of Richard McKinley...needless to say, I was hooked immediately. Not only were his paintings incredibly beautiful, he had found a way to combine media in such a creative way. I immediately purchased my first set of Rembrandt pastels, and began my journey of capturing the beauty of the natural world with these little sticks of pigment.

That year I traveled throughout the west, studying with several incredible pastel artists, including Richard McKinley, Albert Handell, Clark Mitchell, and Marla Baggetta. I began entering and was accepted into several national shows including IAPS, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Northwest Pastel Society, Pastel Painters of Maine, and Pastel Painter Society of Cape Cod. Despite my love of pastels and painting outdoors, I returned to Seattle to finish my last two years of school.

I have since graduated from school and am practicing my two passions simultaneously. I work three days per week as a naturopathic doctor in Portsmouth, NH, and much of my off time is devoted to my art. Having a foot in two distinctly different worlds allows me to maintain perspective, and find passion in what I'm doing each and every day.  I am currently teaching regular classes in Westbrook, ME, as well as plein air and studio workshops around the country and internationally.  I am a signature juried member of the Pastel Society of America and a professional artist member of the Copley Society in Boston.