2018 Workshops and Classes Private and Small Group Classes are available. Please contact me for more information.
Underpainting Techniques for Outdoor Painting in Pastel When: September 7 & 8 Where: The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm Class Level: Beginners to intermediate. Some experience with drawing is helpful. Class Description: Utilize watercolor to prepare a preliminary underpainting for your outdoor painting studies. Join returning artist Laverne Bohlin and learn to apply watercolor to represent composition, shapes and light and dark values in your subject matter. Then apply soft pastel to complete the piece. Class will be held both indoors and outdoors. Call 630-719-2468 or visit www.mortonarb.org/education.
Underpainting for Rich and Vibrant Color When: September 14-15 Where: The Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Class Level: Beginner and intermediate. Some experience with pastels is helpful. Class Description: A preliminary under painting adds vibrancy, depth and lively color to any soft pastel painting. In this workshop, you will use various methods and techniques to build a pastel painting from start to finish. Registration is open January 31. Call 920-868-3455 to register or visit www.peninsulaschoolofart.org.
Pastel Society of New Mexico 26th Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition Where: Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM When: March 2 - 31. Public reception from 5-7:30pm on Friday March 2. Hours for the show are Monday - Saturday, 9am-6pm. Sunday 10am-5pm. Please call Sorrel Sky Gallery for more information.
2017 Workshops and Classes Private and Small Group Classes are available. Please contact me for more information.
Value and Color in Landscapes When: April 7 & 8 Where: The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL Time: 9am - 4pm Class Level: Beginners to intermediate. Some experience with drawing is helpful. Class Description: Learn why value is essential to accurately capturing a landscape. In this two-day pastel workshop, visiting artist Laverne Bohlin will show you how to use the correct value and to notice the subtle shifts of value that exist in the landscape. Develop your sensitivity to a color's value so you are better able to separate it from it's hue. During the one-hour lunch break on Saturday, visit the Nature Artists' Guild Spring Exhibit in nearby Cudahy Auditorium for some inspiration. Call 630-719-2468 or visit www.mortonarb.org/education.
Capturing Fall Colors in Pastel When: October 5 & 6 Where: The Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Class Level: Beginner and intermediate. Some experience with pastels is helpful. Class Description: Using trees as our subject matter, we will learn about complementary colors and simultaneous contrast to make colors "pop". Registration is now open. Call 920-868-3455 to register or visit www.peninsulaschoolofart.org. Class is full. Call to be added to waitlist
Placitas Community Library "Art Under Glass" Where: Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy 165, Placitas, NM 87043 When: September 2 - 28 on days when the library is open. Public reception from 5-7pm on September 8. Please call Placitas Community Library at 505-867-3355 for more information. Monday Morning Painters Where: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Sacred Art Gallery 431 Richmond Pl. NE, Albuquerque, NM When: Visiting hours begin March 6. The gallery will be open Monday - Thursday from 9am - 2pm. I'll be exhibiting two plein air pieces. The show will continue until the end of May. Please call 505-262-2484 for more information.
Annual Spring Exhibit of Natural History Art When: April 8 and 9 Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm. Where: Cudahy Auditorium Administration Building of The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL. Reception on Friday, April 7 from 5 - 9pm. For more information visit NatureArtistsGuild.com.