Thursday, February 23, 2012

Upcoming Workshops: Doug Dawson Mentoring Workshop

August 20-24, 2012: Lubec, Maine.  Doug Dawson Mentoring Workshop.  All  media.   Price:  $600.  Class limited to 8.  Visit for details.  Contact:  Doug Dawson, (303) 421-4584.

Although this isn't one of my workshops, I am the sponsor.  Doug Dawson is returning to Lubec, Maine, for a five-day mentoring workshop.  This is his third year teaching here.  Doug is a very giving instructor and a fantastic painter. This is a rare opportunity to work side-by-side with a Master Pastelist!

Because this is a mentoring workshop, you'll paint along with Doug as a colleague or, if you prefer, watch as he paints. (Doug will work in pastel, but you may work in any medium.)  As your mentor, he'll critique work and talk informally about painting. You can expect a very intense, "immersion" experience in some of the world's most scenic locations.

The workshop will be based in Lubec, Maine. Students will paint en plein air in Lubec and, just minutes across the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, on Campobello Island in New Brunswick. Lubec is a quaint, historic fishing village with a scenic waterfront, and Campobello Island is home to the many natural areas of Roosevelt-Campobello International Park and Herring Cove Provincial Park. Expect real working wharves, picturesque buildings and lighthouses, fishing boats, rugged cliffs and peaceful beaches.

Doug Dawson is a founding board member for the The Art Students League of Denver and teaches 8 to 10 workshops around the US each year. He has received numerous awards from a number of different art organizations such as The Pastel Society of America, American Watercolor Society, Knickerbocker Artists, The National Academy of Western Art, Southeastern Pastel Society, Pastel Society of West Coast, Audubon Artists, Kansas Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the Southwest and the International Association of Pastel Societies. To honor his achievements, he was given the title of Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America and elected to the Master's Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. In 2008, he was named a Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame Honoree. (For more, visit

(I hope you'll join us.  If the timing doesn't work out for you, please consider my own workshops on Campobello that run from July into September -

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