Trees of West Hartford - Drawing Trees with Karen Israel (NWL)

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Program Type: Arts/Crafts
Age Group: Adult



Join the fun as you learn to draw trees using charcoal and soft pastel on paper.  Artist KAREN ISRAEL will conduct the class, all levels welcome. Supplies included.

Karen Israel is a nationally recognized, award winning pastel artist. She enjoys teaching pastel painting for many local art organizations including the West Hartford Art League and the Farmington Valley Art League.  Karen's artwork can be found in many galleries and collections, most notably the New Haven Museum, the Lyme Art Association and the Salmagundi Club, NYC.  Recently, her work was featured in a two page article in a French art magazine called Practique Des Artes Vol. 47, July 2018 and Pastel Journal April 2018.

PICTURED PASTEL PAINTING: "Any Moment Now," 9 x12, by Karen Israel.

This program is made possible with generous funding from the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest.

TREES OF WEST HARTFORD Supporting Programs
• May 30 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Carl A. Salsedo on “Choosing Native Trees for Connecticut Landscapes”
• June 6 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Emma Kravet and Beth Bernard on “Inspiring a Love of Trees”
• August 7 [Wednesday, 7PM]
     Roderick Waterman on “The Poetry of Trees”
• September 26 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Wadsworth Atheneum with “Trees in Art”
• October 4 [Friday, 4PM]
     Karen Israel on “Drawing Trees Using Charcoal and Pastel”
• October 5 [Saturday, 10:30am] 
     John Kehoe: "Tree Identification Walk" (approx. 2 hours)
• October 17 [Thursday, 7PM]
     Frank Kaputa on “Notable Trees in Connecticut (and West Hartford)"
• November 18 [Monday, 7:00PM]
     One World Lecture - "The Not-So-Secret Life of Trees"
• Dec. 3, 2019 – Feb. 28, 2020
     Trees of West Hartford – Juried Art Exhibition

PARKING: There is ample library parking in the nearby Isham Garage. Please bypass the garage payment kiosks and come directly to the lecture in the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, where you may validate your parking with your license plate number.

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