Pastels on the Pond

Saturday, April 27, 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: Drop-in any time between 1:00-3:00 pm. Registration is not required but is appreciated. Click here to register.

This Week's Program:

Join us on Saturday, April 27th for a laid-back session of creating oil pastel masterpieces. Whether this will be the first time you’ve used oil pastels, or you’re a pastel virtuoso with skills that rival Degas, all experience levels are welcome! This session can be whatever you make it—it can be an opportunity to socialize and learn the basics of working with oil pastels, a chance to take a moment to find some quiet time and focus on your art, or a little bit of both. If weather permits, artists can also choose to paint outside, but either way the views of Squam Lake from the SLA’s headquarters will be a great source of artistic inspiration.

Audience: All ages are welcome and encouraged! Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

What to Bring: All materials will be provided by the SLA. If you’d like to bring your own oil pastels or paper, feel free to do so.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hi! My name is Adel Barnes and I’m originally from Seattle, Washington. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon, not Maine—but I’m excited to visit this other Portland I keep hearing about) where I received a B.S. in biology with a focus on microbiology, as well as minors in English and philosophy. In my free time, you’ll probably catch me reading science fiction, heading to the coast for some tide pooling, trying to find someone to play volleyball with, and/or listening to Queen.

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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