Another Way to Create: Exploring the Use of Oil Pastels

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration is required. Click here to register.

This Week's Program:

Interested in trying a different art medium after the holidays? Come join the SLA for an afternoon of exploring the use of oil pastels! Using oil pastels is easy and requires minimal materials, which makes it an ideal art form for going outdoors and creating. This program will be an opportunity to learn and practice basic techniques while enjoying the natural beauty of Piper Cove. This program is open to anyone interested in using pastels, rather it be your first time, or you would like an excuse to work with them again.

Audience: Everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring: Creativity! Set of oil pastels and paper if you have them. Any paper surface can be used for oil pastels but heavy pastel paper is best. If you don't have your own pastels and paper then the SLA will provide some to use during the program.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hi, my name is Kimberly Appleby and I am originally from Deland, Florida. I graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies.  I am interested in studying ecology to help minimize human impact to natural ecosystems. I enjoy kayaking, photography, and being around animals. I had an amazing summer serving as an LRCC member at the SLA. I am excited to be back for the winter term, and I look forward to continuing to share my knowledge and passion for our incredible natural surroundings.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.


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