IAPS Conventions are held every two years. The Eleventh Biennial Convention will be in Albuquerque, June 2-7, 2015. Watch this space for updates and information as it becomes available.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


After midnight on May Day - Friday,  May 1 - you will no longer be able to book or change any classes, nor can we add any more registrations.  Online registrations have been closed for some time of course, but we have been offering spots to people on the waitlist, as we receive cancellations.

If you have to cancel your entire registration, be sure to send me an email as soon as you know.  Effective May 1 the cancellation policies change, and workshops (but not demonstrations) will be nonrefundable unless we are able to resell the cancelled spot to another participant.  For details on the cancellation policies please see the PRICING & POLICIES page on the website at: http://www.iapspastel.org/conv15_pricepol.php

If you have booked a workshop (WS class numbers) be sure to download and print the SUGGESTED MATERIALS LIST.  Go to the classes page at: http://www.iapspastel.org/conv15_classes.php , scroll to your class and click on the red link  underneath the class description to download the document.

When you get to Albuquerque, you can pick up your registration package starting Wednesday at 1pm.  Classes that still have spaces open, will be available for purchase.  Be aware that at the convention, classes that you have booked are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged.  If you have a class you no longer wish to take, there will be a bulletin board where you can offer it and maybe resell it to another attendee. 

Not long now …. we’re looking forward to seeing you in Albuquerque!

SUSAN WEBSTER   susanwebster@verizon.net

Friday, April 24, 2015


We just got a cancellation on WS23, Sunday workshop with Jean Hirons -  "Using Intuitive Color"

If you would like to take this workshop and if you do not already have a Sunday class, you can go into your registration and book it online.
Go to the registration page on the IAPS website at:   http://www.iapspastel.org/conv15_register.php
Scroll right down to the bottom, you may need to use the slide bar on the right side.
Click on LOGIN TO EXISTING REGISTRATION, enter your email and your password and follow the prompts to the classes page and on to the payment page.

Remember May 1 is the cut off for booking classes.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Just got a cancellation so there is now one open spot on WS15,  which has been sold out for some time, so if you are interested, grab it quickly!  

Saturday workshop with Colette Odya Smith,  
"Underpainting: Get It Right from the Start"

Susan Webster


A few spaces opened up on demonstration classes that have been full for some time, take a look you might want to grab one of these before they are gone!

DM102, demo with Richard McKinley on Thursday

DM207, demo with Fred Somers on Friday

DM208, demo with Aaron Scheurr on Friday

DM301, demo with Marla Baggetta on Saturday

DM303, demo with Barbara Jaenicke on Saturday

DM305, demo with Stan Sperlak on Saturday

For more information on these classes, and also to see which other classes still have open space, go to the IAPS website CLASSES page at: http://www.iapspastel.org/conv15_classes.php

Remember -  May 1 is the cut off day for adding or changing classes, so check this out NOW!

Susan Webster

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

We just had one cancellation on DM102, demo with Richard McKinley on Thursday, June 4. 
First come first served!     If you don't have a class booked on that afternoon, you can go online into your registration and book the class.  Hurry, it won't last long!    

Remember, to check and see which classes are full, go to the CLASSES page on the IAPS website,

When we get cancellations on sold out demonstrations and workshops with no waitlist, the word FULL is removed from the class description and you can then book it  ........  SUSAN

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hi everyone, it’s getting closer!

This is a reminder that May 1 is the cut-off deadline for registrations, adding classes and making changes.  We have to do this, because there is so much work for us to finalize to have everything ready for you in Albuquerque.

This is a good time to review your registration, and also be sure to re-read the information on the PRICING & POLICIES page of the website so you are current on the details, and cancellation fees.  You can go straight to this page by at: www.iapspastel.org/conv15_pricepol.php.

To remind yourself of what you have booked, go to the REGISTER page at:   www.iapspastel.org/conv15_register.php.    Scroll all the way to the bottom (you may have to use the scroll button on the right side of the page) and click on LOGIN TO EXISTING REGISTRATION.  Enter your email and your password and open up your registration.  Go to yellow the status box in the top right corner and click on PRINT, you will then be able to print out your complete record and keep it for reference.  (You can continue to look at your registration and print your schedule after May 1)

If you want to add a class or make a change, please take care of it before May 1, and email me with any questions.  After May 1 we cannot make changes.   Please don't email me and ask which classes are open, you can always check the current status by going to the CLASSES page on the website at:

At the convention, you will be able to purchase additional classes where space is still available, there will be a bulletin board kept up to date with information on which are open for sale. In Albuquerque, classes are nonrefundable and nontransferable, so please don’t ask at the registration desk to return or change a class.  We will have a bulletin board for attendees to use to post messages, so if you end up with a class you cannot take, you can post a message and somebody else may wish to purchase it from you. 

Of course, we will (regretfully!) be accepting cancellations right up to the time of the convention.  If something should happen that you cannot come to the convention, be sure to send me an email as quickly as possible, so that we can process your cancellation and try to resell any cancelled workshops.  Please refer to the PRICING & POLICIES PAGE at
 www.iapspastel.org/conv15_pricepol.php.  for information on cancellation policies and fees.

If you need help send me an email, and please refer to classes by the class number, not the instructor or the class name.  i.e. DM101.

Many thanks …. Susan Webster                                 susanwebster@verizon.net