Creative Combination: Watercolor & Acrylic
October 3-8, 2021 (Four Teaching Days)
Returning for the 2nd year in 2021
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Contrasts are the key to dramatic picture-making. We will define and explore different contrasts and how to use them to our advantage. A good designer creates visual pathways for the eyes. We will begin with a foundation of watercolor and then explore my interesting method of combining acrylic and watercolor. We will learn to paint like a printmaker-- exploring negative shapes to create mosaic-like paintings. It will be a fun demo filled workshop and will give you a different spin on the traditional landscape.
"My work is a reflection and response of my love of the natural world. I want my painting to reflect an energy and directness. First and foremost, I consider myself a landscape artist. The majority of my work is created in watermedia. I paint both on location (plein air) and in the studio. As a past president of the MN Watercolor Society, I see firsthand the endless variety of ways to handle watermedia, and this excites me. Trained as a Graphic Designer, (B.A. Iowa State University) I play with the shapes and textures of the landscape. I try to find rhythms in the scene that translate into exciting motifs. I combine acrylic and watercolor in a unique way to stylize my landscapes. Currently I am a fine artist, illustrator and workshop instructor. Through an artist exchange program, I was fortunate enough to have two extended stays in China-- painting, teaching and exhibiting. As well as China, I have painted in Puerto Rico, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and throughout the U.S." - Dan Weimer
This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for Beginners-Intermediate Levels.
Workshop Fee plus tax per student (listed price includes a $5 Material Fee):
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $440
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $495
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $575
If 6-7 students attend class (all teaching days): $715
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $450
(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
Sunday, October 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 Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - Oct 4-7
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, October 7
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Friday, October 8
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 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)
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 $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.
2021 COVID Precautions
It is impossible to assess the impact, if any, of COVID-19 for the upcoming 2021 season, but all artists should be prepared to abide by the following measures while attending workshops.
- Participants must fill out a quick health questionnaire to make sure they do not exhibit any symptoms.
- Masks are required to be worn while in classrooms and shared spaces.
- Participants must also wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning of each class and often during class sessions.
- Participants are required to stay 6 feet apart for social distancing protocols.
A floor plan per each of our three studios has been created to ensure that the artist tables and lecture area will allow people to socially distance themselves a minimum of 6 feet.
In lieu of crowding around the artist during demos, a desktop camera system and large format digital TV screens have been installed in each of the studios to allow students a close up view of demos.
We will be providing students with hand-sanitizer at their work stations. In addition, the studios will be closed for 1 hour in the late evenings for a daily UV sanitation and touch surface cleaning.
Visit our COVID-19 update page for more information...