Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, California Press Release - For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Herrgesell 530-347-0227 or The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, California organization is offering its popular drawing workshop April 17-19, 2009. This year we are going to the Carrizo Plains area near the Carrizo Plains National Monument in San Luis Obispo County. Nestled in a high valley between San Luis Obispo and Bakersfield, the plain today is home to a handful of year-round human residents, 13 endangered species, from the giant kangaroo rat to the San Joaquin kit fox, and some of California's finest Native American rock art. In spring it's a wildflower paradise. The beauty of this area is unsurpassed. If you ever wanted to learn to draw or better your skills, don't miss this comprehensive workshop. Famed wildlife artist, Bill Peters, will be our instructor for this drawing class. Using pencil, pen, or chalk, Bill's talent and technique will have you drawing before the weekend ends! Many past participants who had never drawn before have taken their drawings home to frame. Arrival time is after 3:00 p.m. Friday and departure is Sunday after lunch. The workshop fee covers instruction and accommodations. You are responsible for your food, drink and drawing materials. We will be staying at the Department of Fish and Game at Chimineas Ranch House, less than ten miles from the Carrizo Plains National Monument boundary. Accommodations are two or more to a very comfortable room. You can view the accommodations on the BOW web site at The Ranch House property has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Meals will be prepared in the roomy kitchen, potluck style. This is one workshop not to be missed! The cost of the workshop is $250. Sign up on line at or call 530-347-0227 to have a registration form mailed to you or for more information. Space is limited.