Schola Artis Pro Vobis

Pastel Workshop

Pastel workshop

Pastelli Vibranti,
the People and Landscapes of Umbria

with Neva ROSSI SMOLL

This pastel workshop is designed for the beginning and intermediate pastelist and will cover materials, basic design, color, and application.

Some materials will be supplied. We will be painting from life and photographs taken on-site or in the surrounding areas of Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy.

There will be a demonstration at the beginning of each class, followed by individual easel time.

This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pastel painting as well as providing a challenge to those who already have a basic understanding of pastel technique. Expect plenty of encouragement and actionable advice.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a beautiful location with magnificent views and a special atmosphere that only Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy, can offer. Assisi is the ideal place and offers the exact conditions necessary to create.

Language of the course: english

Tenured Teacher

Neva ROSSI SMOLL

Born in Laredo, Texas, Neva grew up not far from there in the small ranching town of Hebbronville. She has studied pastel painting with Lorenzo Chavez, Mike Beeman, Alain Picard and Margaret Dyer. In 2014 she joined Albert Handell’s mentorship program in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Neva’s work is featured in juried exhibitions on National and International levels, including the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition where she received an Honorable Mention Award.

Neva’s work has also been featured in the Pastel Society of America’s 2014 and 2018 Annual Juried Exhibits “Enduring Brilliance” at the National Arts Club in New York, NY and in the prestigious IAPS 2016, 2018 and 2020 Juried Exhibitions. Neva was invited to participate in the Annual International Contemporary Art Exhibitions organized and offered by Art Residence Pro Vobis—Assisi, where her paintings were featured in the Sala della Volte in Piazza del Comune, Assisi, Italy. She recently held her first solo exhibition at The Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas, and is a newly selected Associate Artist for Unison Colour Pastels, located in Northumberland, UK.

An award-winning artist in both watercolor and pastel, Neva currently resides in the Coastal Bend Region of Texas.

Art Shows and Venues:

The Nave Museum (Victoria, TX)
Pastelli Vibranti Solo Show March 21, 2019 through May 12, 2019.
Pastel Society of Eastern Canada

  • 2021 Les Pastellistes Online Show – “Reflections of My Younger Self” – 13th Prize Award
  • 2022 Les Pastellistes Online Show – “Clay at Oceania”

Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada

  • 2021 International Juried Exhibition – “Sarah in Her Chair” and “Cusco”

Pastel Society of Colorado

  • 2020 16th Annual Mile High International Juried Exhibition – “Across from the Pantheon I”

New Orleans Art Association

  • 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition: New Orleans Art Center – “Ava in Apricot”

Pastel Society of the Southwest

  • 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition: Tower Gallery, Grapevine, TX – “Ava in Attitude”

Maryland Pastel Society

  • 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition, Shades of Pastel, The Strathmore Museum, Bethesda, MD – “Dog Walker, Rome”

Pastel Society of America (The Grand Gallery, National Arts Club, New York, NY)

  • 2014 42nd PSA Annual Juried Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance – “Cerrillos Cowboy”
  • 2018 46th PSA Annual Juried Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance – “Ava in Apricot”

International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS)

  • 2016 28th Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY – “Venice Street Musician”
  • 2018 33rd Juried Exhibition – The 2018 Webshow – “Reflections of My Younger Self”
  • 2020 37th Juried Exhibition 0 The 2020 Webshow – “Corpus Christi Cathedral”

Pastel Society of North Carolina

  • 2018 Pure Color Online International Exhibition – “Ava in Attitude” and “ Ava in Apricot”
  • 2020 Pure Color Online International Exhibition – “Corpus Christi Cathedral”

International Contemporary Art Exhibitions

  • 2015 First Invitational, in association with Art Residence PRO VOBIS, Assisi, Italy
  • 2017 Second Invitational, in association with Art Residence PRO VOBIS, Assisi, Italy
  • 2018 Third Invitational, in association with Art Residence PRO VOBIS, Palazzo Franchi, Assisi, Italy

Pastel Guild of Europe

  • 2018 – 1st Annual International Juried Competition – “Reflections of My Younger Self,” Honorable Mention

Pastel 100

  • 2014 – 16th Annual Juried Competition – “Magdalena,” Honorable Mention

Artists of Texas

  • 2016 Annual Juried Exhibition Open Spaces
  • 2017 Annual Spring Juried Exhibition H2O

Degas Pastel Society

  • 2015 Nineteenth Juried Membership Exhibition, New Orleans, LA

Arkansas Pastel Society

  • 2017 National Juried Exhibition – Reflections in Pastel, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, AR – “Café Umbria”
  • 2019 National Juried Exhibition – Reflections in Pastel, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, AR – “Kirsten with Green Earrings” — “Orange Kimono,” BEST OF SHOW

Publications:

  • 2014 – Pastel Journal 16th Annual Competition – “Magdalena,” Honorable Mention Pastel 100
  • 2016 – “Horses to Ride, Cattle To Cut: The San Antonio Viejo Ranch of Texas” Book by Wyman Meinzer and Henry Chappell. Five pencil drawings commissioned by the East Ranch Legacy Collection

Memberships:

  • Pastel Society of America
  • Unison Colour Pastels, Northumberland, UK – Associate Artist
  • Degas Pastel Society, Signature Member
  • Austin Pastel Society
  • Pastel Guild of Europe – Journeyer Member
  • Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada
  • Watercolor Society of South Texas – past President and Workshop Chairman

Workshop Instruction:

  • March 2016, The Figure in Pastels
  • April 2016, The Figure in Pastels
  • March 2017, The Figure in Pastels Sunday Series
  • January 2018, Beginning and Intermediate Pastels Sunday Series
  • March 2019, Beginning and Intermediate Pastels
  • May 2019, Beginning and Intermediate Pastels
  • October 2020, Painting in Gouache
  • February 2021, Unveiling the Face in Charcoal

Pastel workshop

Calendar 2022

Pastel

TUTOR Neva ROSSI SMOLL
2500
  • Giomici Castle *
  • Agriturismo La Malvarina **
  • 5/12 pax
  • SEPTEMBER 17/23 2022 *
  • SEPTEMBER 24/30 2022 *
  • APRIL 29/MAY 5 2023 **
  • MAY 6/12 2023 **

pROGRAM

  • Arrive on Saturday afternoon, room check-in from 3pm-6pm.
  • Sunday in the morning brief introduction of the course and time to visit and appreciate the location.
  • Monday-Friday, five half days of creative arts immersion and delicious food.
  • Departure on Saturday after breakfast, check-out is before noon.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights full exclusive deluxe accommodation in Castel 1000 years old
  • 5 half days of painting & inspiration, Monday through Friday (4 hours in the morning)
  • 6 light lunches and 7 gourmets dinners (minimum 3 courses, with water and wine), made with fresh local ingredients
  • Breakfast each morning with fresh croissants, fruits & yogurt.
  • Instruction and all materials and supplies are furnished for five half days of painting.
  • Transportation and guide for one trip to Assisi

Please note: All extras such alcholic drinks or other services non included in the above list is due for direct payement at the front desk before the check-out.

Not Included in Tuition: Airfare, Insurances, transportation to and from Giomici, field trips, outdoor painting, excursion fees, liquor, laundry, and meals outside the hotel.

Guests partecipating

2500
  • Shared double room with en-suite bath
  • All-Inclusive

Guests partecipating

2750
  • Private room with en-suite bath
  • All-Inclusive

Guests non partecipating

800
  • Private room
  • 6 light lunches and 7 dinners

Pastel workshop

Uniquely Umbria! Pastel Painting in Inspirational Italy

with Joycelyn SCHEDLER

Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy.

Draw inspiration from the magnificent countryside, the fragrant flora, the beautiful food and drink or the charm of the Agriturismo La Malvarina using soft pastel.

Learn the basics or improve your pastel painting skills in the morning and in the afternoon, explore this gorgeous region steeped in history, art and culture.

Each morning will begin with a demonstration of tips and techniques for pastel application as well as instruction about various surfaces and types of pastels. After the demo, each student will receive individual instruction at the easel. Students will take their art pieces home in clear bags suitable for travel.

Are you ready to express your vision of Italy?

Tenured Teacher

Joycelyn SCHEDLER

I am a professional visual artist working in the medium of dry pastel. I also teach pastel painting workshops. In the pastel art community, I volunteer and serve in leadership roles of various art leagues.

Art Education

  • 2022 Alain Picard – Cultivate Community Member; weekly online demonstrations, tutoring and feedback from Mr. Picard via private Facebook group and live YouTube Question & Answer sessions.
  • 2021 Marla Baggetta – Watercolor Sketching (online course)
    Marla Baggetta – Sunsets in Pastel (online workshop)
  • 2020 Alain Picard – Painterly Landscape (online course)
    Tracy Loring – Painting From Gratitude (Zoom workshop)
  • 2019 Jen Evenhus – Beauty of Imperfection
  • 2018 International Art Residence Pro Vobis – Painting towns and countryside of Italy for an International Exhibit 
    Albert Handell Workshop Coordinator – Coordination of enrollment and logistics for 5-day Intensive Workshop
    Margaret Dyer – Figures in Pastel
    Denise Malhke – Landscape Mini-workshop
  • 2017 Debora Stewart – Creating Expressive Abstracts in Pastel
    International Association of Pastel Societies Conference
    Workshop: Stan Sperlak: The Dry Underpainting
    Demos: Casey Klahn, Robert Carsten, Dawn Emerson; Gallery Talk: Cecilia Murray
    Presidents Forum – One day meeting discussing business of leading a non-profit organization
    Albert Handell – Master Oil and Pastel Painter: 5-day Intensive Workshop
  • 2016 Marla Baggetta – Loosen Up Intensive
  • 2015 International Association of Pastel Societies Conference 
    Workshop: Jeanne Rossier-Smith: Waves in Pastel
    Demos: Richard McKinley, Alan Flattmann, Fred Somers
    Mike Beeman – Painting with Pastels: Wildlife/Animals and Still Life
  • 2014 Stan Sperlak – Plein Air Painting: Landscapes
    Rita Kirkman – Pastel Painting
  • 2013 Al Legge – Basics of Drawing
  • 2012 Dina Gregory – Pastel Painting
  • 2009 – 2016 Mentoring and Instruction by Enid Wood, PSA, PSNM

Exhibitions

2022
• Juried Mixed Media Exhibition: ARTS Road Trips International Invitational 2022, ARTS Gorman Gallery, Schulenburg, TX
2021
• Juried Member Exhibition: Austin Pastel Society, Karen Margulis, Juror/Judge, Austin Art and Frame Gallery, Austin, TX
• Horizons, A Virtual Experience, Lost Pines Art Center You Tube
• Solo Exhibition: Abstracts from the Car Wash, Bastrop Public Library, Bastrop, TX
• Juried Exhibition: 99 Voices in Pastel International Exhibition hosted by the Pastel Society of the West Coast
• Featured Artist at Storehouse Eatery for First Friday Art Walk, Bastrop, TX
• Maker Breaker Reset Virtual Art Auction, benefiting Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Artists
• ArtMart: Holiday Show, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX
• Art², Juried Exhibition, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
2020
• Solo Exhibition: Who’s Your Valentine, RA Green Mercantile, Bastrop, TX
• Juried Member Exhibition: Austin Pastel Society, Jeanne Rossier-Smith, Juror/Judge, Austin Art and Frame Gallery, Austin, TX
• Artist Spotlight: Abstract Expressions by Joycelyn Schedler, Lost Pines Art Center You Tube featured artist
• ArtMart: Holiday Show, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram,  TX
• Art², Juried Exhibition, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
2019
• Holiday Group Show, Old Bakery & Emporium Gallery, Austin, TX
• Lavish Fest, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
• Pastel in the Pines, Austin Pastel Society, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
• West Austin Studio Tour, Juried Exhibition, Austin Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX
• Let There Be Light, Juried Exhibition, Gallery 7, Bastrop, TX
• Blend: Bringing Pastels to Light, Juried Exhibition, Austin Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX
• Juried Member Exhibition: Austin Pastel Society, Jen Evenhus, Juror/Judge, Corridor of Art, Austin, TX
2018
• Square Show, Juried Exhibition, Art of the Pines Gallery, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
• Member Exhibition, Austin Pastel Society, North West Hills Gallery, Austin, TX
• Members Group Show, Pastel Society of Southeast Texas, Arden’s Fine Art Gallery, Houston, TX
• 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION, Palazzo FRANCHI , via A. Fortini , 5 – Assisi, Umbria, Italy
• Featured Artist, Art Connections Gallery, LaGrange, TX
• Featured Artist for Bastrop First Friday Art Walk, Colorado River Winery, Bastrop, TX
• International Association of Pastel Societies 32nd Juried Exhibition, Jurors: Marla Baggetta, Willo Balfrey, Jennifer Evenhus, American Art Company, Tacoma, WA

2017
• Art², Juried Show, Art of the Pines Gallery, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
• 36th National Juried Exhibition by The Pastel Society of the Southwest, Juror: Jennifer Evenhus, The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine Texas, Grapevine, TX
• Art Hop by Georgetown Art Works, Juried show, Georgetown Public Library, Georgetown, TX
• Featured Artist Juried Show “Texas,” Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
• Mixed media Anecdotes, Juried Show, Art of the Pines Gallery, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
• International Online Juried Pastel Exhibition by Pastel Society of North Carolina, Juror: Lyn Asselta
• Austin Pastelists Over 50, Old Bakery & Emporium, Austin, TX
• International UART 2017 Online Juried Show, Juror: Richard McKinley
• Bastrop Art In Public Places – Juried to exhibit for one year, Bastrop Public Library, Bastrop, TX
• Solo: Colorado River Winery, First Friday Art Walk, Bastrop, TX
• Juried Show, Art of the Pines Gallery, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
• Juried Member Exhibition: Austin Pastel Society, Stephanie Birdsall, Juror, Corridor of Art, Austin, TX
• Featured Artist Show – Transitions, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX 
2016
• Juried Group Show, East Gallery, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
• Juried Exhibit Pearls Before Swine, Elgin, TX
• Solo: R.A. Green Mercantile, “Wide Open Spaces”, Bastrop, TX
• Solo: Bastrop County Public Library, “Feeling Water”, June -September, Bastrop, TX
• Juried Member Exhibition, Marla Baggetta, Juror, Austin Pastel Society, Corridor of Art, Austin, TX
2015
• Solo: Bastrop First Friday Art Walk, November, Colorado River Winery, Bastrop, TX
• Juried Art of the Pastel Exhibition, Third Coast Gallery, Galveston, TX
• Solo: Bastrop Fine Arts Guild October Featured Artist, Bastrop, TX
• Juried Group Show, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Bastrop Fine Arts Guild, Austin, TX
• Juried Member Exhibition, blind jury, Bastrop Fine Arts Guild 9th Annual Artful Afternoon, Live Auction, Bastrop, TX
• Juried Member Exhibition, Mike Beeman, Juror, Austin Pastel Society, Corridor of Art, Austin, TX
2014
• Bastrop Fine Arts Guild December Group Show, Bastrop, TX
• Member Exhibition, Austin Pastel Society, North West Hills Gallery, Austin, TX
• Solo: Bastrop First Friday Art Walk, October, Cripple Creek & Company, Bastrop, TX
• Lost Pines Artisan Alliance Gallery on Main, Smithville, TX
• Bastrop Fine Arts Guild August Featured Artist Mixed Media Show, Bastrop, TX
• Member Exhibition, Austin Pastel Society, Olde Bakery & Emporium, Austin, TX
• Member Exhibition, Austin Pastel Society, Georgetown Public Library, Georgetown, TX
• Solo: Bastrop First Friday Art Walk, April, Abri Gallery, Bastrop, TX
• Juried Member Exhibition, Clayton Beck III, Juror, Austin Pastel Society, Corridor of Art, Austin, TX

2013
• Bastrop Fine Arts Guild December Featured Artist Group Show, Bastrop, TX
• Solo: Featured Artist, Artmaker’s Collective, Bastrop, TX
• Member Exhibition, Austin Pastel Society, North West Hills Gallery, Austin, TX
• Juried Pearls Before Swine Art Show, Elgin Arts Association, Elgin, TX
• Juried Chalk Walk Exhibit, Round Rock area Arts Council, ArtSpace, Round Rock, TX
• Juried Member Exhibition, Terri Ford, Juror, Austin Pastel Society, Corridor of Art, Austin, TX 

Publication

YouTube Channel: Joycelyn Schedler (Joycelyn Schedler Art) – 2020
• Toning Paper for Pastel Painting
• Choosing Colors for Alaskan Sunset Painting
• Alaskan Sunset Demo
“Creation of Tiger Lily”, current floral painting process, Austin Pastel Society Newsletter, June 2019
“Where Are The Art Collectors?” Art in the Pines, April 2016

 

Teaching

2022 “Texas Wildflowers”, Live demonstration, Atria at the Arboretum, Austin, TX
“Pastel Painting for Beginners and Intermediate Pastelists”, four day workshop at the A.R.T. at Mo Conference, Mo Ranch, Hunt, TX
2021 “Painting Sunsets”, Zoom demonstration for the Central Texas Pastel Society
“Pastel Painting for Beginners and Intermediate Pastelists”, four day workshop at the A.R.T. at Mo Conference,
Mo Ranch, Hunt, TX
2020 “Painting the Alaskan Sunset”, Recorded demonstration for Austin Pastel Society with a live-streaming privately
to the group to answer questions.
2019 “The Glory of Pastels”, four day workshop at the A.R.T. at Mo Conference, Mo Ranch, Hunt, TX
2018 “Goal Setting”, mini-workshop using the S.M.A.R.T. method, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
“Pastel Painting Basics,” four week course at Schedler Home Studio, Bastrop, TX
2017 “Pastel Painting Basics,” six week course at Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
“Playing with Water without Getting Wet,” mini-workshop, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX
“Paint a Wildflower,” mini-workshop, Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, TX

 

Awards

2021 Second Place Modern Experimental for “Time Outside the Bottle”: 99 Voices in Pastel International Exhibition by the Pastel Society of the West Coast, online show
2019 First Place Still Life for “Channeling van Gogh”: Austin Pastel Society Juried Members Exhibition, Juror/Judge:
Jen Evenhus, Corridor of Art, Austin, TX
2018 Merit Award for “Humble Beginnings”: Austin Pastel Society Annual Members Show, Juror: Margaret Dyer
2017 First Place Still Life/Floral for “Flower Power”: 36th National Juried Exhibition by The Pastel Society of the South west, Juror: Jen Evenhus, The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine Texas, Grapevine, TX Merit Award for “Flower Power”: Austin Pastel Society Annual Members Show, Juror: Stephanie Birdsall, Corridor of Art, Austin, TX
2016 Third Place Still Life/Floral for “Fiesta”: Austin Pastel Society Annual Members Show, Juror: Marla Baggetta, Corridor of Art, Austin, TX
2015 Merit Award for “Early to Rise”: Austin Pastel Society Annual Members Show, Juror: Mike Beeman, Corridor of Art, Austin, TX
2013 Merit Award for “Bolivar Island Lighthouse”: Pearls Before Swine Art Show, Elgin Arts Association, Elgin, TX

 

Memberships

2018 Pastel Society of America – juried Associate Member
2018 Pastel Society of Southeast Texas
2012 – present Austin Pastel Society (President: 2016 – 2018; Annual Workshop Chair: 2014 – 1015; Social Media Chair (2019-2021)
2012 – present Lost Pines Art League (formerly Bastrop Fine Arts Guild)
2014 – 2017 Lost Pines Artisans Alliance

Gallery Representation

2019 Gallery 7, Bastrop, TX
2017 – present Art Connections Gallery, LaGrange, TX

Pastel workshop

Calendar 2023

Pastel

TUTOR Joycelyn SCHEDLER
2500
  • Agriturismo La Malvarina **
  • 5/12 pax
  • September 11/15 2023 **
  • September 18/22 2023 **

pROGRAM

  • Arrive on Saturday afternoon, room check-in from 3pm-6pm.
  • Sunday in the morning brief introduction of the course and time to visit and appreciate the location.
  • Monday-Friday, five half days of creative arts immersion and delicious food.
  • Departure on Saturday after breakfast, check-out is before noon.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights full exclusive deluxe accommodation in Agriturismo LA MALVARINA
  • 5 half days of painting & inspiration, Monday through Friday (4 hours in the morning)
  • 6 light lunches and 7 gourmets dinners (minimum 3 courses, with water and wine), made with fresh local ingredients
  • Breakfast each morning with fresh croissants, fruits & yogurt.
  • Instruction and all materials and supplies are furnished for five half days of painting.

Please note: All extras such alcholic drinks or other services non included in the above list is due for direct payement at the front desk before the check-out.

Not Included in Tuition: Airfare, Insurances, transportation to and from Malvarina, field trips, outdoor painting, excursion fees, liquor, laundry, and meals outside the hotel.

Guests partecipating

2500
  • Shared double room with en-suite bath
  • All-Inclusive

Guests partecipating

2750
  • Private room with en-suite bath
  • All-Inclusive

Guests non partecipating

800
  • Private room
  • 6 light lunches and 7 dinners