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Fall Landscapes in Pastel with Laverne Bohlin

Schedule and Location

Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$138.00 member
$162.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Pastel artist Laverne Bohlin returns to the Arboretum for a two-day fall workshop on color values. Head out onto the grounds to capture the transitioning colors of leaves from summer’s greens to fall’s oranges, yellows, and browns. In this two-day pastel workshop, you will

  • learn pastel techniques
  • watch instructor demos
  • get one-one-one guidance from your instructor as you practice
  • enjoy the opportunity to sketch outdoors on the Arboretum’s grounds
  • learn to make your own pastel support, or surface, using pastel ground and mat board

Course number



Laverne Bohlin, pastel artist

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. Learn more about Laverne at www.lavernebohlin.com

Course Details

  • Prerequisite: Previous experience with pastel recommended
  • Notes: Click here to view the supply list. This class will take place indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.  Limit 15

Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies

Fall Landscapes in Pastel with Laverne Bohlin