2018 ICAN Session Sched and Reg




Pastel Artists of Canada

ICAN 2018


May 28- Jun 1, 2018

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON   



Session Schedule click here 


Artist Bios and Session Descriptions click here

See bottom of this page for links to see session supply lists





If you are NOT a 2018 PAC member,
please see ICAN Registration Notes
section below**


We have two registration forms to use:

1.  If you have Excel and want to use it to sum up your owed fees, please download the excel registration file to your hard drive and then open it from Excel.  Please fill out ALL fields shaded in BLUE and make note of the total on the bottom.   Save the file.   Click here to download the Excel form version


2. If you don't have excel or prefer using a printed copy of the form, please open and print the PDF version.  Fill out all the blue fields on the form AND also the Fees Owed column and the totals at the bottom.  Click here to open the PDF version.


Options for payment and sending in your registration:

a)    Mail a printed copy of this completed form together with your cheque, made out to "Pastel Artists.Ca", to:  Philip Allanson, 794166 East Back Line, Flesherton, ON, N0C 1E0, Canada.

b)    EMAIL the excel file OR a scan of completed printed form to:  <pastelallanson@gmail.com>  for faster registration and confirmation. Email registrations will be accepted ONLY with a completed PayPal payment either as a PayPal member OR Credit Card payment via PayPal (you don't need a PayPal account). 

PayPal Notes:

After clicking on the link below - click on the "Pay Now" button.  With this button, you can pay via PayPal or Credit Card (via PayPal).

First PayPal screen:   Do not use the quantity or description fields.  Enter the total amount owed in the "price per item field"

Second PayPal screen: here you can choose to log into your PayPal account OR use the credit card option.  If you don't see the credit card option, please clear the cookies from your browser and restart your browser and start again.

Click here for PayPal or "Credit Card via PayPal" payment


ICAN Registration Notes:

If any of your selections are filled, you will be notified. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis so don't delay!!

** If you are not a 2018 PAC member and would like to join (cost= $50), become a member FIRST and then do the ICAN registration as a member.  There is a $50 ICAN conference fee for non-members so it is better value to join PAC for 2018 first and then register for the conference sessions.  Click here to join PAC.


If we have to cancel an event for which you have registered, we will refund your fee for that event in full. 

If you tell us before April 27/18 that you have to cancel an event for which you are registered, we will try to resell your spot.  If we succeed, we will refund your fee less an admin charge of $10. If we are unable to resell your spot, there will be no refund.  No refunds for cancellations we receive after April 27/18.





ICAN 2018 Hotel Accommodattions

We have confirmed a block booking at the Best Western, Newmarket for May 27-31 at a preferred rate of $120 to accommodate those attending ICAN 2018. It is a 15 minute drive from the hotel to the conference venue. 

Please book your rooms before April 15th and mention "Pastel Artists Canada" to receive this rate.

Best Western Voyager Place Hotel
17565 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 5H6
905-895-2131 or 1-800-575-0601
Room rate per night: $120.
Queen or 2 doubles



2018 ICAN Banquet

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: Cash bar 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm

Where:  Best Western Voyager Place Hotel
17565 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 5H6

Cost: $45 per person

The banquet includes: a presentation of signature status certificates and a presentation by past-PAC president Ruth Rodgers on a topic of international pstels: Around the World in Eighty Pastels

Hope to see you there! Seating is limited, so buy your tickets soon!

To register and pay:

Please use one of the session registration forms at the top of this page and follow the same instructions for registration and payment.  

If you have already registered for sessions and paid, please submit an additional form and payment.



The Pastel Story: Pigment and Art Talk with Suzanne Godbout

Aurora Cultural Centre, Red Gallery

Wed May 30: 6 to 7:30 pm

Free, including general public


Points of Interest / Things to Do in the Region

There are plenty of things to see and do in and around the ICAN conference / Aurora Cultural Centre.   Some to note:  Aurora Arboretum, Elman W CampbellHouse Museum, Fairy Lake, John Bogart House, Magna Centre, McMichael Collection (houses large Group of Seven collection), Pioneer Brand Honey, Sharon Temple, Skylight Gallery, Studio Six - has pastel art supplies, Aurora Farmer's Market, Bach Magnificat (concerts).  Feel free to google these or check out the links below.

Things to do in Aurora click here

Or for more in Aurora click here

Things to do in Newmarket click here

Things to do in York Region click here


Suggested Restaurants in Aurora and Newmarket

Click here to see Tripadvisor Restaurant Rankings Aurora

Click here to see Tripadvisor Restaurant Rankings Newmarket 


ICAN 2018 Poster

These images have been selected to grace our ICAN 2018 conference guide 

Front Cover  (see above)
Joan Larson, MPAC – Malahat Totem 

Back Cover  (left)
Roberta Combs, MPAC – Reveal the Night 
Patricia Lindley, PAC – Downtime 
Cynthia Ni, - September 
Karin Richter, MPAC – Confederation Park 

Thank you to all the artists who submitted images for consideration, as well as these artists for the use of their images to promote our conference.

 Session Supply Lists

Please click on session title below for supply list.   




 Note - Demo sessions do not have supply lists EXCEPT Gail Sibley's Instagram session - bring your smartphone and notepad


HDW2 Don't be Afraid of the Dark

FDR2 Portrait Features


HDM1 The Charm of Miniature Pastels 


FDT2 No, It's Not a Photo!


FDR1 Animals in Pastel


HDM2 Understanding Animal Eyes


FDM1 Bring Out Your Focal Point with Colour Contrast Strategies


FDW1 Painting a Master Work 


FDF1 Big Cityscape Breakdown


HDF1 Direct Approach: Floral Scene 


HDW1 Better Drawing for Better Painting

HDF2 Moving Towards Abstraction

DR3 Make Instagram Work for You - bring your smartphone and a notepad 


HDM3 Urban Scenes

FDT1 Nude Figure Drawing


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