Anna Winette Repke

Sunrise Sunset, Painting with Wool

June 2-7, 2019 (Four Teaching Days)

Needle Felted Art or Wool Art, is such an emerging art form and is exploding in popularity! A photograph just doesn’t capture the texture, the depth or the character of the piece, but if you have seen a landscape felted piece in person, you fell in love! Right?!! In this class you will learn everything you need to know to create a felted sunset/sunrise landscape. No previous experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun! We will learn the basic characteristics of wool and how to turn it into felt using a wet felting and needle felting method. We will then go into the basic composition of a landscape and the particulars of laying out your design. You will get a chance to make a small piece to experiment with the technique and color blends, and then move on to your approximate 16” X 20” main work of art. I will demonstrate every step of the way what you will need to do, and supply all the materials you will need for your projects. You will be able to keep the tools that you used in class and continue your new skills at home!! One note: This requires comfortable clothes that can get wet. Also, you will need just a little bit of strength in your arms and hands to work your wool into felt by rolling it back and forth.

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When I walk through the woods and see the light playing on the leaves and that the greens have a zillion colors, when I see that the moss reflects all those colors with all their little airy faces... my soul just sighs with the beauty, it squeezes my heart and brings me to such a deep contentment and inner peace. I am in wonder of creation’s beauty and it just takes me away from the everyday stress and norms. When people see my work for the first time... they are in wonder of how it was put together, the depth, the colors, the tiny details... the reflection of creation’s beauty. They can touch it and FEEL the texture and the picture is more than a flat surface. I feel like I can bring some of that awe into their four walls, making it a place of inspiration and call it their home. 

Before I made felted pieces, I did all kinds of other paintings, such as, oil, acrylic, water colors and anything I could get my hands on in order to release that inner drive to create! Then one day I just quit. It was too frustrating to paint and take care of 10 children, train dogs, and keep up the farm and house. Years later, I sold a trained Border Collie to a fiber artist, who in turn, trained me to make a purse from wool. I wondered if I could add colored wool during the processes of making a purse in order to create a picture on it. I gave it a shot. It turned out so well, someone wanted to buy it. I was hesitant to turn this into a business wondering if other people would be as interested, but the purses kept selling and I kept working at it! Then one day someone said, “This is too pretty to use, I’m just going to hang it on my wall!” DING, DING! The lights went off and that settled it for me! I set out to make most extraordinary, brilliant wall hangings, for the distinguished art collector. It turns out, the road was more difficult than I imagined. Needle felted art is such an emerging art, that many people don’t know about it and unless you see it in person, you really can’t appreciate it. A photograph just doesn’t capture the texture, the depth or the character of the piece. My son was accurate when he said, “Let’s face it Mom, the photos just make it look like a bad painting. I just keep plugging along and with each new show new opportunities have increased. Through it all, we released our products and continue to travel far and wide to art shows and the response has always been so amazing. Everyone who sees a felted picture for the first time are awestruck at the CHARACTER a picture can have and absolutely love it. . . and THAT makes it all worth it.

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Beginner Level.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $310
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $360
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $425

Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $400
(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, 6/2
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
Live at the Lake Concert
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6/3-6/6
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, 6/6
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 6/7
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Sunday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    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 (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)
    Thursday 6:30 p.m. Paint Party with David R. Becker (Located in the lower level)

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.