Frankie Johnson

A Match Made in Heaven:
Watercolor & Pastel

September 20-25, 2020 (Four Teaching Days)

In this workshop you will explore a loose watercolor application on sanded pastel paper. These two mediums really complement each other. There will be drips, splatters and salt patterns. Finish with pastel on top. Selective details will refine a center of interest in an exciting way. There will be several projects and demos throughout each day. No watercolor experience necessary, but is helpful. These works of art are full of energy and very expressive. Learn how to become a better editor. Having more time to work & understand the under painting, will help strengthen your magic selective pastel touch on the top layer and therefore appreciate both textures together.

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Frankie is an accomplished artist with over 40 years of experience in oil painting and pastels. For the last 35 years, Frankie has taught drawing, oil and pastel painting at several Art Schools before opening her own Fine Art School, the Mainstreet Art Center, which she opened 25 years ago. She conducts workshops in several locations throughout the Midwest. Frankie has participated in many juried exhibitions and plein air painting competitions and won numerous awards for her paintings through the years.& She is currently represented by the Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim, Wisconsin and Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Frankie's paintings, including numerous portrait commissions, which hang in corporate and private collections throughout the country. Her memberships include OPA, NOAPS, Portrait Society of America, Portrait Society of IL, Plein Air Chicago, AIS, with awards and recognitions in each.

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Intermediate to Advanced Levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $345
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $375
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $445
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

Sunday, September 20
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 - September 21-24
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 24
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, September 25
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 $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.