David R. Smith

Fresh & Exciting Watercolors

May 31-June 6, 2020
Rescheduled for June 20-26, 2021 (Five Teaching Days)

Packed with demos, guided practice and individual help, this workshop will teach you the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. David will demonstrate a wide variety of methods, including "wet-on-wet," "pouring," "spattering" and "spraying", all in an easily understood manner. Students will be provided with reference photos, drawing guides, typed outlines, and step-by-step instruction through all stages of the painting process. Regardless of your level of experience, or subject matter, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level with exciting blends and textures, keeping you inspired long in to the future.

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David R. Smith began his artistic journey studying Chinese Brush Painting in the United States and
China. A decade later, he was introduced to Western style watercolor painting and was amazed at
how enjoyable and forgiving it was compared to working on rice paper. Ever since, he has been
hooked on watercolor painting, and has become a popular artist and instructor nationally, as well as a
sought-after juror. David is the recipient of the Skyledge Award (the highest recognition awarded by
the Transparent Watercolor Society of America), an award winner and signature member of the
American Watercolor Society, signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and his work has
earned him numerous “Best of Show” awards, signature memberships, showings in galleries and
museums across the United States, and inclusion in publications including Fine Art Connoisseur,
International Artist, and multiple editions of SPLASH – The Best of Watercolor. With over 20 years
of experience as a public school teacher, he is skilled at breaking down complex concepts and skills
into easily learned chunks to help students find success. As much as he loves to paint, he has found
sharing his watercolor passion through instruction even more gratifying and he is most rewarded when
he hears a frequent comment: “This is one of the best workshops I’ve ever taken.”

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): $620
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $635
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $675
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, May 31
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 - June 1-5
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, June 4
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, June 6
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.