Art Workshop with Local Artist Kelly Slater

Local artist and tree enthusiast Kelly Slater and the Saugus Public Library invite you to participate in a  workshop on depicting trees. Using a wide variety of playful and relaxing techniques, we will most definitely be “coloring outside the lines.” As we look deeply at trees, we will create our own unique and heartfelt interpretations of their awe-inspiring forms.   

Photos of distinguished trees of Saugus will be provided.  However, we strongly encourage students to bring a photo or two of their own distinguished Saugus trees.  Students will have the opportunity to exhibit one or more of their tree depictions at the library’s May exhibit, “Distinguished Trees of Saugus.”

The workshop is on Saturday April 20, and will run from 11:30 am to 3 pm, with a 30-minute break midway through.  It is appropriate for all skill levels and for ages high school on up.  Both the workshop and materials are free of charge. 

Advance registration is required.  To reserve your seat register online starting April 1 on our events calendar at

For any questions about the course content, email Kelly at with “Distinguished Trees Workshop” in the subject line.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Published: April 12th, 2024

Author: Mary