What Does Your Ticket Cover?

Your Australian Pastel Expo ticket is your passport to more than just workshops and demonstrations, it’s your ticket to an unforgettable creative experience!

The price includes four days of intensive art instruction and fun social interaction with like-minded people. You can select up to two days of workshops, PLUS two days of demonstrations and plein air sessions in any combination of your choice. As well, Australian Pastel Expo ticket holders are free to enjoy the following:

Wednesday evening:

  • Registration - opening at 5pm until 6pm at the OAKS OASIS RESORT  (you can collect any materials pre-orders here)

  • Opening Night Welcome with nibbles and greetings at the Oaks Oasis Resort 6pm to 7pm

Thursday evening:

  • ‘Paint-around’ fun social event with four artists creating collaborative works on stage, cheered on by two hosts in the Playhouse Theatre Event Centre Caloundra. You will be able to catch all the action both live and on the big screen and the paintings will be auctioned at the end of the evening. 5pm-7pm. 

Friday evening:

  • International Guest Artist Tony Allain will present a demonstration complete in the Playhouse Theatre – and his painting will be auctioned on the evening.

Saturday evening:

  • Opportunity to attend the Australian Pastel Expo Gala Dinner  6pm  Caloundra RSL (you can book and pay for your tickets when registering for EXPO 2022. Must be paid for in advance.) Guests not attending the EXPO are welcome to purchase tickets also. We will announce the winners of the PSA Annual Awards at this event.  If you do not wish to participate, you may like to use the evening to discover some of the many quality eateries on the Sunshine Coast.

Catering

Your ticket covers all day tea and coffee. Catered lunches are able to be purchased when booking at $120 for the 4  days. this must be booked in advance We have made lunch break longer this year to 1 and 1/2 hours so if you want to walk into the local cafes to buy lunch or travel back to your accommodation to make your own it is your choice. there are also nice parks and seating surrounding the venue if you would like to bring a picnic lunch.  We are hoping this catering option helps keep the ticket pricing affordable for most members. 

Trade Show

Free entry is included to the Australian Pastel Expo Trade Show to obtain all your special purchases at the best EXPO price deals. You will discover more pastel and general art products available in one location than anywhere else in Australia with the added advantage of being able to test them and speak to the manufacturers and suppliers. 

Trade Show is open 8am - 5pm Thursday - Saturday - all day. 8am - after lunch on Sunday.

Australian Pastel Expo Show Bag

Your ticket price includes a special show bag with samples and with goodies to take home.

Tutor’s Exhibition

Entry to the Tutor’s Exhibition is free and the PSA annual competition prize winners will be on display and for sale.

 

PSA Annual Awards 

There will be an exhibition of The Pastel Society of Australia Annual Awards inside the Event Centre Caloundra. Anyone is able to enter this exhibition. To see conditions of entry for this competition click here.   

Totally free!

Join in the fun with raffles offering a chance to win great pastel prizes and a silent auction of tutor’s small paintings. And why not relax in the foyer or the nearby park and watch artists painting for pleasure.

The opportunity to meet and make new friends and enjoy yourself with like-minded people on the glorious Sunshine Coast. Take home lots of new ideas and techniques to improve your knowledge and take your work to the next level.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

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