Department of Parks
Birgit O’Connor Holding Floral Workshop at John James Audubon State Park
HENDERSON, Ky. – John James Audubon State Park will host artist Birgit O’Connor for a four-day workshop on watercolors called “Big Bold Beautiful Flowers.”
The workshop will be Sept. 24-27 at the park museum. O’Connor, who specializes in florals and landscapes, is an award-winning artist from Bolinas, Calif.
In this workshop, O’Connor will guide you step-by-step through the painting process and will share her techniques of how to simplify a flower. Learn how blend and mix color to give the illusion of depth by using a limited pallet.
This class is open to all skill levels but knowledge of watercolor is helpful. Beginners are welcome and are encouraged to attend. The workshop fee is $300 and must be paid upon registration. To register, contact Kim McGrew at the John James Audubon Museum by calling 270-827-1893 or email her at Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Sept. 10.
John James Audubon State Park is the site where Audubon studied and painted birds from 1810-1819. The park is equipped with cottages and a campground, and offers many recreational opportunities, including a nine-hole golf course, 6 miles of hiking trails, fishing and more. It also has a museum and nature center that interprets Audubon’s life through a collection of his paintings and memorabilia. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call 1-270-826-2247.
The park is located on U.S. 41 in the northern outskirts of Henderson, ½ mile south of the U.S. 41 bridge over the Ohio River.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov