From Traditional to Abstract
Mixed Media & Wire Drawing
August 23-28, 2020 (Four Teaching Days)
Returning for the 4th year in 2020
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If you are wanting to step out of the box and change traditional subjects to more abstract designs, this is the workshop for you! The most common subject will be developed into an exciting abstract or semi-abstract composition. Design scares many people, but Karen has fun color exercises that make design easy! Wire drawing (the practice of using permanent markers to make things look like a wire sculpture) makes it possible to turn traditional subjects into contemporary designs. Major breakthroughs are bound to happen. Mixed media will be used, with acrylic being the main medium.
Karen attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and currently lives in Minneapolis, MN. She thoroughly loves teaching watercolor and collage, and teaches workshops nationwide. Her workshops are filled with techniques to make painting fun and easy. She believes that painting should be fun, but also teaches a strong sense of design. Karen is a signature member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America (formerly known as Midwest Watercolor Society), San Diego Watercolor Society, Red River Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, Northern Plains Watercolor Society, Minnesota Watercolor Society, and has had many paintings accepted into other national shows. She has won many awards, both locally and nationally. Her paintings are featured in Splash 6, Watercolor, Fun and Free, and Searching for the Artist Within , Watercolor- The Spirit of Spontaneity, Watercolor without Boundaries, Artistic Touch 4, and the magazine, Watercolor Magic (Aug.’04).
I paint watercolors because I love the freedom that the paint has on the paper. I like watercolor for its free and wild qualities, forcing the artist to adjust to its many moods. For the past few years, I’ve enjoyed adding collage to my watercolor paintings, because I love the textures and the color discoveries of collage. My paintings are starting to be more abstract with usually something that is recognizable in the painting. I used to be drawn to paintings for their colors, but now I’m drawn to paintings with dynamic design. First and foremost, I like to have fun while I paint, and I’m constantly trying out new things, so that I will grow as an artist. I feel like the luckiest person alive to be able to do something that I love so much!
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): $490
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $565
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $675
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
Sunday, August 23
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 - August 24-27
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, August 27
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Friday, August 28
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.