Adult Programs

Nature in Pastel: The Nuances of Water (in person)

Lakes, ponds, and streams all share different characteristics that are exciting and challenging to paint. This workshop uses beautiful, soft pastel to explore the many nuances of depicting water.

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Lakes, ponds, and streams all share different characteristics that are exciting and challenging to paint. This workshop uses beautiful, soft pastel to explore the many nuances of depicting water. The majority of the class will be held outdoors but a classroom will be available in case of inclement weather. Bring your enthusiasm and willingness to learn new ideas and techniques! Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome, however, some drawing experience is helpful. 

Students are required to bring supplies, which are noted in the Supplies tab. 

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COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines

  • This class meets both indoors and outdoors; please dress to be outdoors.
  • Limited to 16 participants.

Lavern Bohlin

Laverne Bohlin’s introduction to the pastel medium began as a portrait artist at a large Midwest amusement park. Furthering her studies in fine art, she received a BFA from the University of Michigan. Using pastels and oils, Laverne paints colorful landscapes in a contemporary impressionist style. Laverne has taught at the College of DuPage, The Morton Arboretum, and The Peninsula School of Art. Since retiring from the design field, she spends her time painting, teaching, and gardening.

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