AGU hosting Hansen painting workshop
The Artists Guild Unlimited is hosting a painting workshop lead by Louise Hansen, a Louisiana watercolorist and illustrator from Baton Rouge, at its Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City.
An artist meet and greet reception will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 along with a “gallery talk.”
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10-11. The workshop is suitable for anyone age 16 or older. Non-members of the guild may sign up by calling the gallery at 985-385-9945 or by going to the gallery at 201 Everett St. in Morgan City during gallery hours of 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
A fee of $50 will be charged to non-members. Participants may work with any painting medium and their own photos or drawings to use for subject matter.
Hansen studied art at the University of Southern Mississippi and pursued a career in Jackson, Mississippi, and Shreveport in commercial art as an illustrator.
After retiring, she moved to Baton Rouge where she began studying transparent watercolor, a media she had always admired, and felt would best express the colorful and lively personality of Louisiana.
Hansen has taken workshops from such notable artists as Judi Betts, Pat Weaver, Birgit O’Connor, Tom Jones, Tony Couch, Lauren McCracken, Soon Y. Warren and many others.
She is president and signature member of Louisiana Watercolor Society and a member of the board of Associated Women in the Arts. She is also a member of The Art Guild of Louisiana, and River Regions Art Association.
Hansen has won many awards for her watercolors and has been juried into regional, national and international shows. Her paintings can be found in local and international private collections.