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Famous oil painter to teach workshop at Bowen
Bonnie Flood
Flood poses with George W. Bush, a former student.

The Bowen Center for the Arts has announced a workshop for all interested students with famous oil painter, Bonnie Flood. Flood is well-known for teaching former president George W. Bush daily for almost a month.

The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7-9. Students will be inspired through Flood’s lively lecture and demonstration, then helpful one-on-one instruction time. Flood enjoys making the oil painting experience enjoyable and complete.

 Students will bring an image of their choosing and Flood will show them how to create the masterpiece. Flood, formerly of Big Canoe, now resides in Alpharetta.

The 3-day workshop costs $300 per student, with supplies and materials provided by the student. Beginners to advance students may apply online at, email or call (706) 216-2787 for more information. Space is limited.

The Bowen Center for the Arts is located at 334 Highway 9 N in Dawsonville, just north of the historic square and between Lanier Tech College and Dawson Junior High School.