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Registration for Pastel Painting Workshop Now Open

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Paint and explore the Japanese Garden this fall.

Registration for Pastel Painting Workshop Now Open

Pastel of the Sasebo Japanese Garden. Image courtesy of Vasili Katakis.

September 4, 2013

Join award-winning pastelist Vasili Katakis for a two-day painting workshop in the Sasebo Japanese Garden. Learn about plein-aire, or outdoor, landscape painting. Register online for the Borrowed Landscape workshop, November 9-10.

Vasili Katakis is a signature member in the New Mexico Pastel Society. He has taught art and film at Chicago's Columbia College. Vasili has painted all his life and continues to capture views that are a testament to humans' interactions with nature.

"The Japanese Garden is a beautiful, dynamic space for students to learn about painting a specific environment," said Tallie Segel, Botanic Garden Education Coordinator.  "Vasili is a great instructor, and he is able to help painters find elements that aren't immediately noticeable."

The fall workshop meets from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:

  • Japanese Garden II - Borrowed Landscape (Nov. 9-10)
    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 traditional Japanese landscape design elements. This workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced artists. Combines plein aire and studio. All forms of pastel, charcoal, color pencils or other dry media welcome.

Pre-registration is required. The course costs $160, which includes two days of instruction, admission to the Botanic Garden and LaCarte pastel paper. New Mexico BioPark Society Members receive a 10% discount. For more information, email [email protected] or dial 311 locally (505-768-2000).

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