Helen Klebesadel

Advancing Your Watercolors

Sept 3-7, 2018 (Four Teaching Days) Monday Arrival

Join artist and creativity coach Helen Klebesadel in this watercolor workshop for intermediate and advanced watercolor painters! This workshop is designed for artists with some knowledge of watercolor who are interested in advancing both their creative and technical approach to watercolor painting and in expanding their content and subject matter. Plan to build on what you already know for the best possible effects while also exploring creative ways to develop artworks and to control and incorporate fun wet-into-wet techniques. Expand your creative process and subject matter through a series of individualized exercises designed to help you create stronger artworks.

Are you interested in being more effective at what you are already doing? Do you want to loosen up or gain more control over your watercolors? Are you interested in discovering new motivation and your own unique subject matter for your artwork? In this workshop, you will explore both skills-based and creative process-based strategies for expanding your artwork, to find you own authentic content and approach as an artist, and have lots of fun doing it.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:  “If you are going to take a watercolor workshop, take one from someone who absolutely loves the medium.

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Helen Klebesadel (MFA 1989) maintains an art studio in Madison, Wisconsin. She exhibits her watercolors nationally and internationally, and her work is represented in many public and private collections. In addition to teaching art and creativity workshops nationally and internationally, Helen has taught for UW-Madison, Beloit College, and at Lawrence University, where she taught for ten years, earned tenure and chaired the art department. She has taught contemporary art theory, art foundations, 2-D and 3-D art courses and workshops for over 30 years. In addition to her expertise in watercolor (which she loves best) and other painting media, Helen has taught printmaking, drawing, computer aided imaging and some book arts.

Helen is also a certified Creativity Coach through the Creativity Coaching Association. She regularly uses watercolor, mixed media and collage as part of her arts-based creativity coaching workshops. She believes all people are creative, and that art-making can a form of thinking and problem solving that can be applied i to enhance and expand the place of creativity in our lives.  Helen also has a line of fabric and wallpaper based on her watercolors.

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): $300
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $325
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $375
$20 material fee payable to Helen.

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

Monday, 9/3
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)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9/4-9/7
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

Friday, 9/7
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, 9/8
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

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

    Wednesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
    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.