Gloria Miller Allen

Power Tools for Powerful Paintings - All mediums

September 26-October 2, 2021 (Five Teaching Days)

Designed for the serious student who desires a firm grasp of basic art principles at their fingertips. She believes academic practices are fundamental and will present down-to-earth studies to promote these skills. These studies aim at a deep and richer understanding of color, value, design, perspective drawing, awareness and acceptance of our own creative spirit. This is how you build confidence. When these fundamentals are consciously and fully grasped, then we are free to pursue our personal artistic journeys. Gloria will also address awareness of personal strengths, weaknesses, personal preferences, emerging style and focus on personal artistic goals. Gloria will be painting in watercolor, but all mediums are welcome.

In the Dillman's Studio with Gloria Miller Allen Demo - 2020

Gloria has lived in Idaho for over 40 years, though she spent her childhood in the Midwest. Her first job was in the Litho Art Department of Hallmark Cards headquarters in Kansas City. Gloria was 18 years old, and learned an incredible amount about color and value contrasts in painting. After marriage, she and her husband moved to Corvallis, OR for his graduate program. After a PhD, they moved their family of five to East Brunswick, New Jersey for about 5 years - then they moved to Idaho. She has painted all her life, but out west it became more of a passion. She says, "From Coast to Coast I have both enjoyed and struggled with paint."

Gloria's first book "I Think ~ Therefore I Art" was published in Sept 2012. It is an instructional book and is available through Her second book is not instructional in nature. It is titled" Four Decades of Paintings and Poems" and is just that... paintings and poems. It is available through Xlibris Publishing or from her studio.

She has earned Signature Status in the American Watercolor Society (AWS; the National Watercolor Society (NWS); the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA); Watercolor West (WW), and the North West Watercolor Soc. (NWWS).

She served as Artist in Residence at both Zion National Park, and the Grand Canyon.

She has always considered her drawing-board her classroom, and loves the image of being a perpetual student. Thousands of paintings become un-purchasable knowledge. She is grateful that her life has allowed her to explore this watercolor world. Her workshop is designed such that no mater your level, the goal is to take further steps along your personal artistic journey.

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): $570
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $650
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $765
If 6-7 students attend class (all teaching days): $960
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $535
(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 26
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 27-October 1
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 30
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, October 2
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 $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.



2021 COVID Precautions 

It is impossible to assess the impact, if any, of COVID-19 for the upcoming 2021 season, but all artists should be prepared to abide by the following measures while attending workshops.

  1. Participants must fill out a quick health questionnaire to make sure they do not exhibit any symptoms.
  2. Masks are required to be worn while in classrooms and shared spaces.
  3. Participants must also wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning of each class and often during class sessions.
  4. Participants are required to stay 6 feet apart for social distancing protocols.

A floor plan per each of our three studios has been created to ensure that the artist tables and lecture area will allow people to socially distance themselves a minimum of 6 feet. 
In lieu of crowding around the artist during demos, a desktop camera system and large format digital TV screens have been installed in each of the studios to allow students a close up view of demos.
We will be providing students with hand-sanitizer at their work stations. In addition, the studios will be closed for 1 hour in the late evenings for a daily UV sanitation and touch surface cleaning.

Visit our COVID-19 update page for more information...