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Painting the Autumn Gardens with Pastels

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pastels in the Garden

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 15 & 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Be inspired by the brilliant colors of autumn and beautiful gardens in this two-day pastel workshop. Geared for all levels of experience, this course will introduce beginning artists to pastels with pure pigments that offer the perfect complement to the colorful bounty of nature. For experienced painters, the course offers techniques to create painterly works with bold color and mark-making. Diana combines demonstrations with one-on-one attention and encouragement at the easel. Using fun exercises, participants will learn how to use color and value selection, simplified compositions, and mark-making to create expressive garden and landscape paintings. Participants will have plenty of time to paint and complete fully developed paintings.

All levels are welcome.  Suitable for teens 14+.



Returning students should bring their preferred materials with them.

Beginners can find the full list of supplies here.


Artist Biography:

Diana Rogers’ landscape paintings celebrate the vitality of each passing season. She uses bold color and expressive mark-making to embrace nature’s gifts. The pastel medium with pure and intense pigments offers the perfect complement to the colorful bounty of nature. 

 As a plein air painter living in New England, her work focuses on the rich and varied landscapes and coastal terrain of the region. Her work calls attention to the special places in nature that we cherish and need to protect and restore. 

 Rogers is an award-winning artist, and her work is held in private and public collections across the US. As an arts advocate, she is active in national and regional arts organizations, including the Pastel Society of Maine, American Women Artists, Mystic Museum of Art, and the Pastel Society of America. Learn more about her artwork at www.dianarogersfineart.com



October 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$210 – $295
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Diana Rogers