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Fresh and Loose Florals in Watercolor with Georgia Mansur, Guest Artist from Australia

May 4 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm

Date: Saturday, May 4th – Sunday, May 5th
 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Georgia Mansur
Location: Room 110
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
 All Levels
Sliding Scale:
 $200 / $240 / $280

About the class

Here is a special opportunity to take a weekend intensive watercolor class from Georgia Mansur who teaches all over the world. We are lucky to have her come to Sonoma! Georgia will share her own methods of creating lively floral paintings. In her words:

“During Fresh and Loose Florals we will be creating some floral pieces that give the feeling of florals without spelling out every single detail – focusing more on the way the subject makes you feel rather than a photographic representation of it.

I will be sharing my techniques for using bold colour and processes that I have come up with to achieve these goals. Expect to go outside your comfort zone and create something truly unique and personal to you. This class is suitable to those that have some watercolour experience but even a beginner could find this quite fun and challenging but manageable if they are willing to let go and have a go!”

Please see the supply list to learn what to bring to class. It is important to use professional quality paints and high quality watercolor paper.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when register or by emailing Sean at

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Georgia Mansur

Guest Artist

Georgia Mansur is an award-winning artist and instructor. Born and raised in California, Georgia has lived in Australia since 1984 and enjoys teaching workshops all over the world. Georgia feels painting is about making an evocative communication – not so much a photographic copy but more storytelling and how the subject makes you feel – putting your emotions and mood into the painting while making it very personal and moving. Students have nicknamed Georgia ‘the Art Whisperer’ because she helps them express their creative passions and develops a deeper connection with themselves and nature.
Instagram: gogeorgiegirl
Facebook: Georgia Mansur

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