Sandie Bacon

Textures in Nature - Alternative Surfaces

May 27-June 1, 2018 (Four Teaching Days)

This class is an exploration into acrylics. You will be working with gels and pastes to develop rich and gritty surfaces to the transparent meanders of gloss mediums. Whether adding texture to your figurative work or going into abstraction, you will build a vocabulary of textures and surfaces during the class. From patinas to dimensional tree bark to painted wood grains, you will explore a variety of mixed media including making latex molds to cast our acrylics in. You will also paint on Plexiglas, aluminum, and sticks to add depths and interest.

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Sandra "Sandie" Bacon is a versatile artist whose work explores many mediums. With a classical education and background in life drawing/painting, she also challenges herself to work with murals, collaborative sculptures and more. Her artwork is shown nationally and is in many corporate collections including the Coyne Collection, William Blair Foundation, Clinton Foundation and the Chicago Department of the Environment. For the past three years she has shown at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan and in Miami during Art Basel. She is the Golden Working Artist for Illinois and Wisconsin and lectures/teaches workshops to art groups, universities and art stores. She is also co-creating giant painted birds for the Chicago Tree Project and painting stagesets for the premier of "Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits."

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): $350
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $365
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $395
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, 5/27
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 5/28-5/31
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own or Box Lunches can be ordered (pre-order required)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 5/31
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Frday, 6/1
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    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 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner


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.