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Shake off your cabin fever with a dose of painting
Three workshops to bring out your creative side
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While many residents may remain cooped inside their homes, the Bowen for the Arts Center in Dawsonville is coaxing some out of doors and into a creative state of minds with a mixture of art workshops in Dawsonville.

The first two events will be coffeecake and art workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 5 on 10.

The Big Canoe Art Club of Jasper and Dawsonville will meet Feb. 5 to sketch, paint and create. Beginners and advanced artists are invited to learn from club members. Participants may bring a drawing, watercolor pad or canvas. The center supplies the watercolor and acrylic paints.

On Feb. 10, the Polka Dots and Friends Plein Air Artist Group of Dawsonville, Gainesville, Dahlonega and Marietta will meet and create their work. Painters of all skill levels may come watch, learn and practice something new. Bring a drawing or watercolor art pad or canvas, and the center will supply the paints.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served at both events.

The final workshop will feature Tony Counch from March 30 to April 2.

The four-day watercolor session will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to beginning and advanced artists.

A world famous watercolorist, Couch will teach the eight principles of design and their application to watercolor painting. Then participants will practice it on the spot and learn his techniques.

Student reservations require a $100 deposit. The deadline is Feb. 10. Register online at or via email at

For more information, visit, email or call 706-216-2787.

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