The Artistic Pumpkin

An Intergenerational Workshop


Portsmouth Arts Guild Hall, 2679 East Main Street, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Diane Brown, Instructor

Date:  Saturday, October 22nd

Time 10 am – 12:30 pm

Limited Enrollment



$55 Adult Members, $25 children

$70 Adult Non-members, $25 children

Materials – Bring your own pumpkin!  All other materials provided by Diane. 


Class Description:

Turn your everyday pumpkin into a piece of art to grace your home or special dinning room table for the fall holidays.  Diane will do a demo on just how easy this is and she will supply the paper goods, glue and brushes. Bring your pumpkin to the class. (White pumpkins are best as they are more like a gourd and last longer).  This will turn into a time honored family tradition for years to come.   A delight for adults with or without children.  Best for children over 8 years old.

Materials provided by students:

One pumpkin per student – white pumpkins are preferred.

Materials provided by the Instructor:

A variety of paper goods, glue and brushes. All the materials needed to embellish your pumpkin.

About Diane Brown:

Diane Brown is an award winning mixed media artist, specializing in the Oil & Cold Wax Medium.  Her work has been exhibited in NYC, CT, RI, OR, PA.

She is an Elected Artist at the Mystic Museum of Art, a Member of  the Art League of New Britain, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, The Allied Artists of American, South County Art Association, Wickford Art Association, Essex Art Association, Lyme Art Association, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Center and formerly a member of The Salmagundi Club, NYC.

Artist Statement:  

My work is inspired by the natural and organic formations, surface patterns and textures found all around us.  I create my abstract paintings while combining oil paint with cold wax.  The process of painting is my focus, not trying to make a specific statement, so I often begin in one place and end up in another with no idea of how I got there or how to “do it again”.

With thanks to our generous sponsors

Prudence Island Quilters Guild


P.O. Box 463
Portsmouth, RI, 02871
(401) 215-0122