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Creative Workshop: Pastel Colors

Simplicity is striking! Learn how to reveal plant highlights and shadows with just a few pastels applied and blended on colored paper. Take your art home!

Learn the craft of botanical sketching and illustration, a perfect way to share your love of plants and art! Noted Las Vegas illustrator Brian Swanson guides you as we focus on elements that make up plants, blossoms, seeds and leaf structures. We will use a limited color palette that's suited to skill levels from beginning to advanced, as we bring out features you may not normally see around your home.

Check out the other Creative Workshops in this series. Members who sign up for all three workshops will receive the discounted price of $50.

About Brian Swanson:
Noted illustrator Brian Swanson is a Southern California native who relocated to Las Vegas in 1994. He trained as a technical illustrator in the aerospace field and currently creates illustrations, paintings and designs for companies in Nevada and California. He has been a contributor to the Las Vegas Downtown arts community since 1997 and is the principal of Cricket Studio in the Arts Factory at 107 E. Charleston Blvd.

Swanson's "Bug Speak" image series exhibited at the Springs Preserve in 2008, with several pieces now on permanent display in the Preserve's Nature Exchange. His latest collection of work is a series of aboriginal and Aztec-inspired mixed-media paintings on panels and canvas called "Primitives."

The Springs Preserve Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting programs, projects and events at the Springs Preserve.

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Event Information

Date & Time

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Garden Classroom


$20 members, $30 non-members per workshop. Member bonus: $50 when all 3 creative workshops are purchased together.


Reservations are required.

Call (702) 822-7700 to pre-register.