Wildlife Art - Birds
Sept 2-7, 2019 (Four Teaching Days)
New to Dillman's in 2019
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This is an unconventional workshop. During the week, your focus will be on creativity, pressing boundaries, and thinking outside of the box. Use what you’ve already learned, and combined together seemingly unrelated materials and techniques in an untraditional way, to create unique works of art. Take these four days to play and create! It will change the way you think about the past, and will change your way of creating in the future!
Dan Chen was born in China, in the province of Canton. Dan’s love affair with art began when at age three, he peered above the table top in breathless fascination at the magic which seemed to flow from his father’s paint brush and then tried to imitate him. When Dan was 15, a more formal instruction in a structured setting was needed. Dan was introduced to master artists who familiarized with him varied painting techniques and helped hone his artistic observation skills. For over five years Dan worked under the critical eyes of his mentors, before he was finally allowed to display his art at a state show. There, he won the first of many awards, this one for outstanding technical ability in Chinese watercolor painting on silk.
Dan immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1984. There, Dan enrolled at San Francisco City College and studied graphic design and illustration at Academy of Art University. After three years of schooling, Dan started his own business, creating unusual ceramic art, which quickly became distributed though such outlets as Gump’s, Macys, Bloomingdale and other prestigious stores. Even though his thriving business distributed as many as 500 various ceramic creations all over the U.S., Dan found that the demands of running such a large enterprise not only took too much time from his family, but did not allow him to explore the entire spectrum of his skills. Determined to start over, he simply walked away from his business and began a new life in Eugene, Oregon.
Since that time, Dan's professional career has begun focusing fulltime on nature and wildlife art in both paintings and sculptures. A solid foundation in many art forms has allowed him to perfect his own particular methods. Dan's experience with the eastern and western disciplines of art has provided the inspiration for the extremely pleasing and dramatic style he has developed. Whether the media is oil, pastel, watercolor or sculpture, each piece Dan creates is an exquisite and masterful expression of line, color, light and energy which is truly his own. The art of Dan Chen is a marriage of the finest qualities of eastern and western art style and technique.
Dan is a Signature member of SAA (The Society of Animal Artists) and received three Award of Excellence medals in both two dimensional and three dimensional works in the Society Annual Exhibition which is presently on tour with various museums in the United States.
This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $465
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $545
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $650
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
For this week, the arrival date is MONDAY, not our normal Sunday.
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 and Friday 9/3-9/6
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
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
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)
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Thursday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Thursday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
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.