Graham Flatt

Opposites Attract-Understand and Using Contrasts Effectively

Sept 9-14, 2018 (Four Teaching Days)

Ever notice how some paintings grab your attention right away and others just seem to go unnoticed? Chances are, those that jump out at you and get noticed have one or more aspects of contrast hard at work for them. Contrast equals impact. The more contrast you have, the more powerful is your visual statement. This workshop walks you through the how’s and why’s of using contrast to create bold, impressive paintings regardless of subject matter or medium.

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Graham Flatt is an award winning, master watercolorist widely regarded for his dynamic “Western”- themed paintings and unconventional use of the medium. Flatt is a very bold, direct painter with an emphasis on strong design elements. Working with a limited palette, Flatt maintains a delicate balance between passion and design. His work has been featured in Watercolor Artist magazine and Splash 18 and 19. Known as the “Monty Python of Watercolor” he is refreshing in his approach to “breaking the rules” of watercolor and embracing the student’s individual process in his popular workshops. He has recently released his first book “Opposites Attract: A Guide to Understanding and Using Contrast Effectively” published by Trafford Publishing. Flatt quickly emerged as one of the world’s top western watercolorists. His paintings have been chosen to represent Canada in several international competitions and exhibitions. His enthusiastic approach to watercolor and instruction has made his a sought-after workshop instructor and lecturer both at home and abroad.

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): $395
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $425
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $450
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 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, 9/9
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 9/10-9/13
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

Thursday, 9/13
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 9/14
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)

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.