We at PGE are a colourful and mixed bunch of people. A lot of our members are already accomplished pastels artists.They may be PGE journeyer members, they teach classes, they show their work in exhibitions and sell, they have won competitions. But we also have quite a few members who just started their pastel journey and may be daunted by the learning curve they see before them. For you we are going to introduce a new challenge. We have decided to call it SPROUTS because we would like to help you grow and thrive as pastel artists. Several times during the year we will open a challenge in the forum which will be built around a theme like ‘value’, ‘composition’ or ‘colour palette’. Only real beginners may participate. The general Get Dusty rules apply. The winner will get a signed certificate and will be presented on our front page and in the Scribbler. Read more about our first challenge in the forum.