Art Workshop—Dry Pastels: Introduction

Past Event

Saturday, February 11, 9:30 am–12:00 pm

Join artist Gianne de Genevraye and learn the beginning techniques of using dry pastel and understand negative space. Participants will do several pastel exercises, followed by a guided session of creating an engaging pastel drawing of the surrounding gardens at Sunnylands.

Participants should bring the following materials:

  • Pad of pastel paper (tinted or not), optional size
  • A set of dry pastels (no oil pastel please)
  • Paper towels

This workshop takes place outside. Sun protection and water are recommended.

Fee: $15 per participant. Limited spaces.

This event is SOLD OUT.


International painter Gianne de Genevraye paints public gardens in Europe and the United States. She is a contemporary nature painter, exhibiting widely with work seen in collections in France, Italy, Sweden, and the United States. A California native, she lives in France and Laguna Beach with residencies at gardens around the world in between. Gianne’s focus is on painting in public gardens and exhibiting in public spaces. Gianne has embraced the concept of sustainability and is committed to help frame the discussion of conservation through the aesthetics of painting water-wise gardens.

For information, call 760-202-2254. If you are interested in an art workshop that is sold out, please email your name and phone number to to be added to the wait list.