Join award-winning pastelist Vasili Katakis in this four-part painting series.
What: Two-day pastel painting workshops.
Where: Botanic Garden
When: Sat. - Sun., 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Painting the Calla From Life, Mar. 2-3
- Magnolia in Still Life, Apr. 6-7
- Intimate Landscape, Sept. 7-8
- Borrowed Landscape, Nov. 9-10
Join Award-Winning Pastelist Vasili Katakis for this studio and plein-aire four-part series highlighting niques in pastel painting with a botanical focus. Each course is a two-day workshop. Spring courses will center on still life; fall courses will center on plein-aire in the Japanese Garden.
Cost per couse: $160
Includes two days of instruction, admission to the Botanic Garden and LaCarte pastel paper.
Enroll in the series and receive a 10% discount on the total cost of the classes. Discounts for BioPark members also apply. Register online or call BioPark Education at 505-848-7180.
March 2-3, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Discover the Calla's singular elegance, simplicity and geometric structure ideal for the study of light and shadow. This workshop is designed for one on one instruction; students with beginner to intermediate experience will benefit from this class.
April 6-7, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Using the magnolia blossom as a study, this class will use sketches and still life to observe positive and negative space, light and shadow, spatial contrasts, color temperature and other fundamental aspects of painting. This workshop is designed for intermediate painters and as a refresher for the accomplished pastelist.
September 7-8, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Sasebo Japanese Garden provides a rich, ever-changing venue for artists' exploration of color, form and composition. This workshop will be a combination of plein aire and studio environments. Ideal for beginner and intermediate artists.
November 9-10, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Explore the integration of the nurtured garden within the natural landscape. Expand your skill set to become a better artist through this workshop that will focus on painting traditional Japanese landscape design elements. This workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced artists.