Mary Beth Downs

Watercolors: Learning to Play

June 6-11, 2021 (Four Teaching Days)

Mary Beth offers a fun approach for beginners or anyone else, and allows you to paint with confidence while forming a strong base for future workshops. Mary Beth is the instructor that will open the door to a wonderful journey in watercolors. You will learn about your paints, papers, and brushes, and how to use them effectively. Explore beyond the basics and Mary Beth will help you to design a successful painting.

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Mary Beth is an artist and art instructor who began studying fine art in 1975. She pursued her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree with a focus in painting and drawing at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and graduated with honors in 1994. For the past 25 years, she has taught six classes per week at her studio, The Art Cellar, in Duluth, Minnesota, gives presentations to local organizations, and conducts watercolor workshops.

Mary Beth Downs - Live Demo from 2020 - Watercolor

"I have the ability to teach art to students who think they are "unteachable." My students, over the last 25 years, have advanced from stick figure drawings to having their work accepted in national shows. Some have been motivated to go back for their degree in art. My energy for continued education and creativity is contagious" - Mary Beth Downs

Affiliations: The Duluth Art Institute, Lake Superior Watercolor Society, Arrowhead Art Club

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): $420
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $470
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $550
If 7-6 students attend class (all teaching days): $680
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Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $450
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
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Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary

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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, June 6
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 - June 7-10
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 10
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, June 11
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 $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...

 

  
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