Mixed media workshop offered


The Professional Artists of St. Augustine (PAStA) Fine Art Gallery, 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, will offer a mixed media workshop with Linda F. Hawkins.

The workshop will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 15. The cost is $65 and includes all taxes, fees and materials. Sign up at pastagalleryart.com/events.

“This class will make you comfortable with using mixed media to create a beautiful and colorful hummingbird,” Hawkins said.

Using watercolor, paint pens and collage, students will also learn how to transfer the provided photo reference onto the watercolor paper and paint negatively for interesting backgrounds. No previous painting or drawing experience is necessary.

Hawkins has been involved in the arts from a young age. She has a degree in media advertising arts, a BFA from the University of North Florida and a Master of Arts from the University of Florida. She pursued a career in the advertising arts for various companies and as her own business providing clients with art from concept to finish. She has worked with art leagues, galleries and watercolor societies in Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. She has been a member of the Virginia Beach Arts Center, South Carolina Watercolor Society, Gibbes Museum Art Center, Bethune Arts Center, Dahlonega Art League, Georgia Watercolor Society, Atlanta Artist Club.

Currently, she is a member of the Jacksonville Watercolor Society, the Art Guild of Orange Park, Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts and the Florida Watercolor Society.

Hawkins' watercolors are on display and for sale at the PAStA Fine Art Gallery.