Carol Schulz

Watercolor Impressionist Landscapes From and Beyond Nita Engle

Sept 16-22, 2018 (Five Teaching Days)

For a fourth year at Dillman’s, we will explore Nita Engle’s impressionist techniques ideal for use in watercolor landscapes. In doing so, Carol will incorporate many of her own techniques using multicolor washes and background tints, the use of resists and frisket, the creation of interesting foliage, and the importance of shadows in creating drama. We have again added a fifth teaching day to deal with special issues of mountains and snowscapes. You will learn many tricks and shortcuts that make painting easier and your results better. There will be ample time both for demonstration and practice of the new techniques and to fold all of them into a complex impressionist landscape composition.

Carol teaches approaches and techniques useful to all painters of watercolor, regardless of level of experience. Her classes are small as she prefers working interactively with every workshop participant. This helps her gauge her assistance to YOUR specific needs and to gently push you beyond your current level of painting ability. She will be there with you to answer questions, try new things, and address problems as they arise. Mistakes are made by everyone and are never a disaster, as all watercolour mistakes are correctable if you know how. Plan to have fun on this journey of watercolor exploration as you watch your newly learned techniques paint your landscapes for you!

If you have attended any of the previous Schulz workshops at Dillman’s, we welcome your return. Carol never teaches the same workshop twice. There will be new things to learn to expand your skills and vision of painting! Bring your sense of humor.

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Carol Schulz received her first formal art training as an undergraduate at Northern Illinois University. After continued education in non-arts fields (two Master’s Degrees and a Ph.D.), she became an award-winning university professor teaching Anthropology at Alfred University in NY State. Then she moved into the private sector and rose to vice president of an international corporation in technology, research, and engineering. Upon her retirement, she once again took up the brushes, but this time in a medium new to her - watercolor. “Cover new ground throughout your life; there’s no sense in plowing the same field over and over!”

Mostly self-taught, Schulz sought out specialized training from selected, admired watercolorists, including Mark Hobson of British Columbia, and Nita Engle and Tom Lynch. An impressionist at heart, Schulz uses bold colors and melds together diverse techniques to accomplish her work. “Do what works. And, paint what YOU and YOUR AUDIENCE enjoy! Nature is beautiful; make it so.” After over twenty years of watercolor painting, showing, and marketing, she has sold 1500 paintings and several thousand prints. Her work can be found in homes and private collections on several continents.

Impressionism is best when it is just real enough to fool your eye into experiencing a believable landscape scene. Personally, I like to focus on the myriad variations of sky and foliage, the patterns they form, and their response to seasonal change. When looking at my landscapes I want you to be able to "feel" the air temperature and humidity, to "smell" the vegetation, to "hear" the sound of the rustling trees and the birds circling through the air. I would like you to feel invited to step through the picture frame and stand in the scene. This does not require a depiction of photographic reality. Painters are not photographers. We strive to go a step beyond that and transcend what your eye would see through a camera lens. Using impressionist techniques, we fool your eye into experiencing detail that is implied, but not depicted. This works because the human brain instinctively strives to create order and completion where it does not exist. The mind will "fill in the blanks" created by impressionist techniques and make you believe in the scene's veracity. It is this universally human mental process that has kept impressionism popular for the last century, and continues to keep its images exciting and fresh. No matter how long you own a good impressionist painting, you will come back to studying it again and again. It will not fade into the wallpaper on which it hangs. It will keep luring your eye back to it to revisit the mind’s process of completion and to find exciting, new solutions. This process is rewarding to the human brain. It makes you feel good. This, I believe, is what makes impressionism timeless.

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $475
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $550
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $695
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, 9/16
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 9/17-9/21
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session

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

Thursday, 9/20
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, 9/22
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 7:30 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    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

    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.