Sandie Bacon

Textures in Nature:
Alternative Surfaces Mixed Media

May 31-June 5, 2021 (Four Teaching Days)

Mixed media paintings you can touch! Explore the versatility of acrylics– from coarse and gritty textured surfaces to smooth and transparent layers of gels. Be inspired by natural surfaces of the Wisconsin woods: rough tree bark, lacy leaves, shimmering water and build a vocabulary of wood grains and patinas to use in both figurative and abstract work. Class will cover: encaustic effects, painting on crackle paste, using interference and metallic paints for shimmer, pouring, impasto painting and more! You will also work on a variety of surfaces: paper, canvas, wood, aluminum, and plexiglass. This class is both materials and techniques oriented: great for beginners to learn foundation skills and for more advance painters to work in new ways with new materials.

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Sandra "Sandie" Bacon is a versatile artist whose work explores many mediums. With a classical education and background in life drawing/painting, she also challenges herself to work with murals, collaborative sculptures and more. Her artwork is shown nationally and is in many corporate collections including the Coyne Collection, William Blair Foundation, Clinton Foundation and the Chicago Department of the Environment. For the past three years she has shown at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan and in Miami during Art Basel. She is the Golden Working Artist for Illinois and Wisconsin and lectures/teaches workshops to art groups, universities and art stores. She is also co-creating giant painted birds for the Chicago Tree Project and painting stage sets for the premier of "Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits."

Demo - Part 1

Part 2


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): $440
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $450
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $470
If 7-6 students attend class (all teaching days): $500
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $450
(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

Monday, May 31 (Please note this week is different with a Monday arrval compared to our normal weeks)
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.)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - June 1-4
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

Friday, June 4
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, June 5
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Tuesday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Thursday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Thursday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

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...