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Gualala Arts Workshop
Watercolor & More:
Pencil, Crayon, Ink and Collage
Instructor: Karen Bowers

Saturday - Sunday
September 27 - 28, 2008
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Watercolor & More: Pencil, Crayon, Ink and Collage - Karen Bowers Register by September 13

Tuition: $165 members; $180 non-members
Students: minimum 5, maximum 12

Mix it up with watercolor, water soluble pencils and crayons, waterproof ink, tissue paper collage and other ingredients in this enriching painting workshop.

Karen will show you how to create beautiful luminescent under paintings, build layers of rich color, and create details and texture with a place to begin painting and for the more experienced painter to expand and explore painting possibilities.

Karen Bowers is a national award winning, working artist who has painted and exhibited in San Francisco, Mendocino and Yosemite for almost thirty years. She is known for her unique and colorful contemporary landscapes. Karen's work is shown through a gallery in Mendocino village and her studio, by appointment.

Watercolor & More: Pencil, Crayon, Ink and Collage - Karen Bowers Watercolor & More: Pencil, Crayon, Ink and Collage - Karen Bowers

Additional Information about Karen

In the 1980's, Karen began painting on location, inspired by Mendocino and San Francisco scenery. Her life as an artist expanded when she and her husband, Leonardo, built High Point View Studio on Navarro Ridge in Albion. "Once I took my paintings inside, literally and metaphorically, the paint itself became a new inspiration."

In a former life, Karen taught Political Thought at UC Berkeley. "Teaching contemporary watercolor is similar. As I see it, art and political thought are each created through a dialectic relationship between chaos (active paint) and order (color, values and design). Begin a painting with a world view rooted in open mindedness and build relationships as you go . . . that's key."

For more information, contact the instructor at, or visit her website,

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.