Asheboro, NC -  Are you ready to take the big jump into exploring watercolors?  Join the Randolph Arts Guild as they welcome a favorite NC painter, Ken Hobson for a Beginning Watercolor Class.  This course is designed for those who have always wanted to try watercolor painting.  This course is also designed for those who have prior experience and are ready for a back-to-the-basics refresher.  How to mix color, use of tools, and various techniques are all included in this class that meets for two Saturdays: October 25 and November 1 from 10 a.m. -- 2 p.m.  Ages 18 and up.  This course meets at the Randolph Arts Guild located at 123 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro and costs $60 for R.A.G. members, $66 for non-members.  Payment and completed registration are required for enrollment.  The enrollment deadline is Friday, October 17.  Students are required to bring basic painting materials.  A supply list is available from the guild.  For more information contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399 or visit us on the web: .

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Bio: Ken has been drawing and painting since he was a child, so it is no surprise that this led to a career in art. Ken is a native of Michigan and a graduate of Kendall College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and the Illustrators Workshop in Tarrytown, NY. He was a six-year member of the Art Advisory Council at Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Mich. He is a former art instructor at Caldwell Academy in Greensboro, NC.  Ken built a strong national reputation while working for advertising agencies and design firms as an Illustrator and later worked as a Senior Artist at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., before moving to Greensboro in 1987.  Over the years, he has painted more than 1,500 paintings and has donated many paintings and prints to charitable organizations. Ken has exhibited in more than 20 shows, including The Society of Illustrators Traveling Exhibition to Japan and China, The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, The Saginaw Art Museum, The Henley 14th Annual Southeast Spectrum, The Center for Creative Leadership, The Illustrators Annual, New York and the Watercolor Society of North Carolina Juried Exhibition.  Ken's paintings and prints are in private and corporate collections throughout the world. His collectors have used words such as sensitive, meticulous, whimsical, spontaneous and moody to describe his work.  Ken says, "My ability as an artist is a gift from God that hopefully affects the viewer in a positive and uplifting way."