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Shout out to Ellen Eagle who has a new book coming out: Pastel Painting Atelier, Watosn-Guptill Publishers, art book division of Random House, New York.June 2013. Comprehensive instructional with a strong historical component, and musings on the creative process written from a very personal point of view. Hardcover. Foreword by Maxine Hong Kingston. Ellen will be teaching a Pastel workshop in Assisi this summer.

@David Kassan's photo: "Fun little drawing at the Spring Street studio in pastel pencils of this grumpkin. :)"

Gregg Kreutz An award winning painter and author of the classic artist’s guide, Problem Solving for Oil Painters (now in its 20th year of publication), is teaching: Fundamentals of Oil Painting Exploring Subject Matter in an Italian Setting, starting August 1, 2012 in Assisi, Italy. I