Region 2 Arts Council Sponsors Workshop “Painting People With Personality”

Waiting for Mr Right by Karen Knutson

The White Birch Artists are sponsoring a spring art workshop in Park Rapid entitled “Painting People With Personality”. The Instructor will be Karen Knutson, a multi faceted mixed media artist residing in the Twin Cities. Her paintings are featured in numerous art books including Splash 6, Watercolor Fun & Free, Searching for the Artist Within and Watercolor-The Spirit of Spontaneity as well as the magazine Watercolor Magic (Aug ’04). She is a signature member of  The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Missouri Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, Northern Plains Watercolor Society, Minnesota Watercolor Society, Red River Watercolor Society and Northern Plains Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been accepted in many national shows and she is the winner of numerous awards both locally and nationally.

While Karen believes painting should be fun, she teaches with a strong sense of design. In the class students will learn to paint abstract backgrounds and incorporate people into the painting. Not portraits, but simple outline shapes that add personality to each painting.  Adding collage will stretch the students imagination to a new level and will take the fear out of painting people. To view her work see her web site at

Dates: May 18-21, 2010, 9:30-4:00. LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED.  Registration fee is $150 payable to Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji, MN 56601 by April 20, 2010.