Karen Calkins Ragus

"Loosie-Goosie" Abstract Acrylic Painting

June 25-30, 2017 (Four Teaching Days)

Loosen up in this fun filled abstract painting workshop. If you want to be looser, more spontaneous and intuitive in your work, this class is for you. No teeny weeny brushes with lots of rules and regulations about what you can and can not do, just lots of freedom with line, color and shape with different mark making tools and big fat brushes. There will be several “Getting Loose” challenges that will get you to a new place in your work. Be prepared to finish several paintings to take home and hang and skills to continue your good work.

Karen is a professional artists/instructor currently living in Lake Mills, WI. She teaches at her own art center as well as various other art schools. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and taught art in the Wisconsin public schools. She also has a masters degree in adult vocational education and currently only teaches adults. She exhibits and sells her work at various galleries and art competitions.

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Beginner to Intermediate Students.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $375
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $430
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $515
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 6/25
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6/26-6/29
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own or Box Lunches can be ordered (pre-order required)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 6/29
1:00 p.m. Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 6/30
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.