Dan Wiemer

Creative Combination: Watercolor & Acrylic

September 7-12, 2020 (Four Teaching Days)

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.

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"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 All Levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student (listed price includes a $5 Material Fee):
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $390
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $440
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $525
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $415
(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

Monday, September 7 (Please note this week is different with a Monday arrval compared to our normal weeks)
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.)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - September 8-11
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

Friday, September 11
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, September 12
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    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.