Beyond the Studio with Lea Craigie-Marshall

Celebrate spring with SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival during a virtual pastel workshop with Lea Craigie-Marshall, the official artist of the 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Lea is a native Washingtonian, an educator, and a multidisciplinary artist who works with various mediums and techniques. In this workshop, participants will learn about Lea’s background and practice as she leads us through the basics of working with oil pastels and shares tips and tricks for creating our own masterpieces.

Tickets include the cost of materials needed for the activity, instructions, and postage. Materials kits will be shipped to participants in advance of the program. Please note that space is limited for this program, and registration is required. Participants must register by 7 p.m. ET on March 6.
If you are outside of the US, please contact before registering.

This program is presented in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Lea Craigie-Marshall, Official Artist


What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. Click the filters on our interactive map to see all that the Festival has to offer and craft a tailored experience as you Rediscover Spring. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants to vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!