Barbara Benda Nagle

Beginning Drawing & Watercolor

September 13-19, 2020 (Five Teaching Days)

Are you unsure of your artistic ability? Do you find yourself saying, “I can’t draw a stick man” or “I don’t have an artistic bone in my body”? Perhaps you have painted in the past, but you are stuck and cannot figure out why your paintings lack visual appeal. If so, this workshop was created for you. Barbara believes every person can learn to draw and paint. With over 35 years’ teaching experience, Barbara has designed a unique and effective curriculum that promotes learning and success for every participant. This workshop includes drawing and watercolor foundations as well as advanced skills in composition and design.

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Barbara Benda Nagle is a visual artist specializing in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media collage. A native of Wahpeton, ND, she spent over 30 years teaching in the schools.She is now a full-time artist and workshop instructor.

Barbara holds Art Education and Elementary Education degrees from Moorhead State University- Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota, and has furthered her own skills with advanced art workshops for over 27 years. She is a signature member of the Red River Watercolor Society, a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA), Northstar Watermedia Society, and River Forks Watercolor Society. A lifelong learner, Barbara likes to explore new subjects and experiment with new creative art techniques. She enjoys sharing her discoveries with others and helping them move forward on a personal path of creativity.

Barbara works out of her Mourning Dove Studio in Moorhead, MN, and is also a support member of Gallery 4 Artist Cooperative in downtown Fargo, ND. She is an active drawing and painting instructor for all levels of learners. She specializes in providing drawing lessons within the context of painting workshops to assure success for all painters. She has designed her own curriculum which includes lessons on the color wheel, value, and learning how to see the world differently through an artist’s eyes. Her method of teaching and her self-designed curriculum have been derived from years of experience in working with clientele of all backgrounds, skill levels, and various learning styles.

Affiliations: Red River Watercolor Society, Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists, Northstar Watermedia Society, River Forks Watercolor Society, Coeur d’Alene Art Association

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): $615
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $710
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $855

Optional $185 Materials Fee

Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $493
(There are 6 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, September 13
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 & Friday - September 14-18
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, September 17
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, September 19
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)

    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.