May 13, 2023
Reed Bingham State Park
A workshop experience with artist Julie Bowland capturing the fun and spontaneity of painting while paddling a kayak or canoe!
Julie Bowland is a full-time, award-winning artist based in South Georgia who recently retired from teaching art and directing the Fine Arts Gallery at Valdosta State University. She is inspired by the Impressionists who painted in the open air (plein air) and the Expressionists who used color to express emotion. Sometimes she paints from a canoe or kayak to capture remote, watery places using mixed media of pastel, watercolors, and gouache. She has a BFA in Painting from Florida State University and an MFA from Arizona State University. Her work can be found in many private and public collections across the U.S.
To see more, please visit www.juliebowland.com
Participants may work in any portable media. Watercolors and pastels are recommended. Kayaks may be rented from the State Park.
All skill levels welcome in both kayaking and painting. Basic instruction will be provided for both. This is intended to be a fun, creative, experience for those wanting to combine art and water play. A Paddling Plein Air Party!
Note: Kayak rentals are first come, first serve from Reed Bingham State Park. $27 for 4 hours, single or tandem. They have a limited number. Call the Park at 229. 896.3551 for details.
We will meet up at the boat ramp on the Colquitt County side (other side of the lake from the visitors center).
What to bring: