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Artists Explore and Paint the Japanese Garden Nov. 9-10


Spaces are still available for artists to join the workshop.

Artists Explore and Paint the Japanese Garden Nov. 9-10

Artists explore the landscape inside and out. Top photo courtesy of Hank Schuyler; bottom photo by Tallie Segel/ABQ BioPark.

October 24, 2013

The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden welcomes back award-winning pastelist Vasili Katakis for a two-day workshop, Borrowed Landscape, November 9 and 10, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In a combination of plein aire (outdoor) and studio settings, a small group of artists will explore the Sasebo Japanese Garden and its design elements. Online registration is now open, or for more information, you can call Education at 505-848-7180.

The Borrowed Landscape workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced artists. All forms of pastel, charcoal, color pencils or other dry media welcome.

"Artists can expect an immersive class in a beautiful setting," said Tallie Segel, Botanic Garden Education Coordinator.  "Vasili is a dynamic teacher, and his students return time and time again. We even have a painter from New York joining us for this next workshop."

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.

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. For more information, email [email protected] or dial 311 locally (505-768-2000).

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