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Gualala Arts Workshop
The Figure in Watercolor
Instructor: Don Andrews

Monday - Friday
April 21 - 25, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Don Andrews
Register by:   March 10, 2008
Tuition:   $385 members; $420 non-members
  + shared model fee
early bird special:   $350 - register by January 21, 2008
  (members only - Join now!)
# Students:   minimum 12; maximum 25
Materials list:   Don Andrews workshop: materials list

Addressing the figure as the subject for a painting with the same artistic freedom and looseness employed when attempting other subjects in nature is the central theme of Don's figure class.

"Throughout the workshop I will be putting forth the concept that successful figure painting is more than a visual explanation of anatomical parts. While there is nothing wrong with reporting detail, perhaps we have traveled down the 'detail' road long enough. We can also benefit from exploring the figure through color, design and paint quality directions as well."
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Don's classes are geared to intermediate and advanced painters who are looking for a challenge. Daily demonstrations will excite and stimulate those artists who are eager to stretch beyond the usual answers and discover a new looseness and expressive paint quality in their work.

Don Andrews is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama. He is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society.

Don is author of the books, Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor and Rough Sketches: Short Stories of a Traveling Artist as well as the video Making Watercolor Glow. He is also featured in the Watson Guptill publication Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor and has had numerous feature articles published in American Artist magazine, and the Watercolor issue of American Artist.

A nationally known artist and teacher, Don has conducted over 400 painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. More information about his work can be found at

Monday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Don Andrews lecture
The Figure in Watercolor
in the Gualala Arts Center auditorium.
Open to the general public.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.