Mentoring Workshop
Doug Dawson, Master Pastelist, PSA

Designated the 2008 Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame Honoree

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August 24-28, 2015

Lubec, Maine

About Doug Dawson | About the Workshop | How to Register | Directions, Lodging & More!

Doug returns to Downeast Maine in August, 2015 -
His fifth time for this very special mentoring workshop.

Join this legend among artist-instructors for a five-day mentoring workshop
in Downeast Maine and the Canadian Maritimes.
This is a rare opportunity to work side-by-side with a Master Pastelist as a colleague!

About Doug Dawson

Doug DawsonDoug Dawson is a founding board member for the The Art Students League of Denver and teaches 8 to 10 workshops around the US each year. He has received numerous awards from a number of different art organizations such as The Pastel Society of America, American Watercolor Society, Knickerbocker Artists, The National Academy of Western Art, Southeastern Pastel Society, Pastel Society of West Coast, Audubon Artists, Kansas Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the Southwest and the International Association of Pastel Societies. To honor his achievements, he was given the title of Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America and elected to the Master's Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. In 2008, he was named a Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame Honoree. (For more, visit

About the Workshop

Campobello Island, NBA mentoring workshop is a different experience from a typical painting workshop. There will be no demonstrations or lectures or personal help at your easel. Instead, you will paint along with Doug as a colleague or, if you prefer, watch as Doug paints. As your mentor, Doug will critique work and talk informally about painting. You can expect a very intense, "immersion" experience in some of the world's most scenic locations.

The workshop will be based in Lubec, Maine. Students will paint en plein air in Lubec. Lubec is a quaint, historic fishing village with a scenic waterfront with lots of painting opportunities. There is also the possibility of painting on Campobello Island, just across the US/Canada border. The island is home to the many natural areas of Roosevelt-Campobello International Park and Herring Cove Provincial Park. Expect real working wharves, picturesque buildings and lighthouses, fishing boats, rugged cliffs and peaceful beaches.

Medium: Pastel, though students may choose to paint in oil if they wish. (Doug will be painting in pastel only.)

Student Level: Intermediate to Advanced / Professional. Students must be familiar with the medium and have prior outdoor painting experience. Students must be capable of painting on their own and without assistance from an instructor.

Class Size: Limited to 8 students.

We may paint in Canada as well as in Maine, so you may be crossing the border. You will need appropriate identification to return to the U.S. For travel information, visit or

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Here's a short video on painting with Doug in Lubec, Maine, and on Campobello Island:


How to Register

For more information (but not to register): Contact Michael Chesley Johnson at or 575-267-2450

Cost: $625. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your place. (Refundable if you cancel a month before the workshop.) Travel, lodging and meals not included.

If you're ready to register: Call Doug Dawson at (303) 421-4584 or mail:

Doug Dawson, 8622 W. 44th Place, Wheat Ridge, Co. 80033