The Maine Coast in Pastels
Develop your creative potential with expert guidance from a pro.
- Beth Varkala—July 19–25
Come learn to paint the beauty of Maine in a relaxed, fun environment where personal expression is nurtured and encouraged. Painting with pastels is a great medium for a beginner student. Pastels provide instant gratification with their vibrant colors and the immediacy of results.
During the week we will explore various pastel techniques, color theory, and color mixing. Each day will begin with a demonstration and group discussion. We will then venture out to various locations to paint plein air. We’ll render the personal connection we experience with the beauty of the outdoors into an eye-pleasing composition. Our day will wind down with a friendly, constructive group critique and discussion of the day’s results.
Personal attention will be given to each participant, allowing students to grow and develop their artistic skills at their own individual pace. This class is for the beginner and intermediate artist.
WoodenBoat School provides a superb opportunity to learn and meet others with similar interests in a beautiful setting – all at a very reasonable price.”
Being able to take a class at the WoodenBoat School campus was a dream – the perfect classroom. This was a great experience to share with my mom and I will always remember it.”