Barbara Benda Nagle

Drawing and Watercolor for the Beginning Artist

Sept 23-29, 2018 (Five Teaching Days)

Are you unsure of your artistic ability? Do you find yourself saying, "I can't draw a stick man" or "I don't have an artistic bone in my body"? If so, this workshop was created for you. I believe every person can learn to draw and paint. With over 35 years' teaching experience, I have designed a unique and effective curriculum that promotes learning and success for every participant. I strive to make learning fun and relaxing.

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Barbara Benda Nagle is a visual artist specializing in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media collage. A native of Wahpeton, ND, she spent over 30 years teaching children in BIA and public schools. She is now a full-time artist, workshop presenter, and private instructor. Barbara holds Art Education and Elementary Education degrees from Moorhead State University- Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota, and has furthered her own skills with advanced art workshops for over 27 years. She is a signature member of the Red River Watercolor Society, the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA), the River Forks Watercolor Society, and the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead. A lifelong learner, Barbara likes to explore new subjects and experiment with new creative art techniques. Her greatest joy is sharing her discoveries with others and helping them move forward on a personal path of creativity.

Barbara works out of her Mourning Dove Studio in Moorhead, MN, and is also co-owner and member of Gallery 4 Artist Cooperative in downtown Fargo. She is an active drawing and painting instructor for all levels of learners. She specializes in providing drawing lessons within the context of painting workshops to assure success for all painters. She has designed her own curriculum which includes lessons on the color wheel, value, and learning how to see the world differently through an artist's eyes. Her method of teaching and her self-designed curriculum have been derived from years of experience in working with clientele of all backgrounds, skill levels, and various learning styles.

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Beginner Level Workshop.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $615
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $630
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $660
$175 OPTIONAL supply kit. All class materials are available in a custom supply kit ordered in advance of arrival, directly from Barbara.

Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $457
(There are 6 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 9/23
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 & Friday 9/24-9/28
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Friday, 9/28
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, 9/29
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

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

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 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 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby) 

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

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.