Artist Linda Packard to lead a daylong plein air Pastel Painting workshop at Woodlawn

Posted June 17, 2013, at 11:09 a.m.

Friday, July 12, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: Woodlawn, 19 Black House Drive (Rte 172), Ellsworth, Maine

For more information: Woodlawn; 207-667-8671;

Come and enjoy a day in Woodlawn’s beautiful gardens as Linda Packard leads a workshop on the use of soft pastels workshop at Woodlawn, Friday, July 12 from 10 am to 4 pm.

In this introductory workshop, participants will experience and experiment with the overlap between painting and drawing using soft pastels on UArt paper and explore various techniques and methods of underpainting. Quick demos will be done using various techniques. The day will conclude with a gentle critique. Weather permitting, the workshop will be held in Woodlawn’s gardens. The cost for the workshop held Friday, July 12 from 10 am to 4 pm, is $135 for Woodlawn members /$145 for non-members and includes a set of 50 pastels and professional papers. A box of famous Terry Ludwig pastels will also be available to try. Participants should bring a 16 x 20 inch foam core board, drafting tape, plein air easel, workable fixative if possible, sketch pad and sketching materials, sun hat and sunscreen. Start the day with delicious coffee and scones served from 9:30 to 10 am to give participants a chance to visit Woodlawn’s gardens and meet the other students and Linda Packard. Lunch will be served and is included in the fee.

As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671. The workshop needs a minimum of 4 students to run. Please help ensure that it runs by signing up no later than July 2nd and to allow time to order the materials. To find out more about Linda, visit