Arleta Pech

Pet Painting in Watercolor

June 12-17, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)

Don't miss this special opportunity - Dillman's is the ONLY location, aside from her private studio, that you can study with Arleta in 2016.

Put the wag or the purr in your watercolor paintings using a favorite furry friend as a subject. Don't miss our one of a kind paint your pet watercolor class! Arleta has created a unique experience to create your favorite portrait of your pet. This is a class for all levels of painters. Arleta will have a drawing or two for transfer in case you don't have a good photo of a furry pet to use. Arleta will be teaching a new "close up" fur technique for smooth fur. This is a FUN watercolor class where you transfer a drawing from your photos so it's all about painting in watercolor. See the supply list for detailed instructions. Arleta provides easy-to-follow instruction on painting techniques that will make learning a breeze. Arleta's sense of humor coupled with the subject of pets, makes it a joy to learn to paint the expressive features of our favorite pets. There's a reason that both pets and art are proven tools of therapy, so it stands to reason that drawing dogs is guaranteed stress relief!

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Realism artist Arleta Pech was raised as the only child in a farming family of limited means. Art exposure came not from museums or art schools, but from paper, paint, and crayons. She could draw anything she saw, and worked as a commercial artist right out of high school. After a trip to the National Gallery, she found her calling as a realist, standing before "Fruit, Fish and Nest" by Dutch Baroque artist Abraham Mignon. She quickly became acclaimed for her still life paintings in which realism is presented within the symmetry of Classicism.

Arleta began her fine art painting career with a local organization in Colorado. She entered the limited edition print market in 1989 signing with Mill Pond press, followed by the release of 40 editions thru 2000. Hadley House now represents her images for reproduction. Arleta’s work has been in selected invitations such as the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, The Museum tour of Birds In Art for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 2004 and 2005. Arleta has also been included in the archives of The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Show credits include; International Realism Guild, OPA Western Region, The Best of Realism at Winstanly-Roarke Gallery, International Guild of Realism Exhibition at The Manitou Gallery, Realism Today Show at the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, Birds In Art museum tour in 2004 and 2005 for the Woodson Art Museum.

Publications on her work have been in Australian Artist Magazine, The Artist Magazine, and the American Artists Magazine and most recently International Artist Magazine. She is also the author of “Radiant Oils” released in 2009, as well as “Painting Fresh Florals in Watercolor” released in 1998, selling out and a paperback version in 2003.

Studio: Something for all levels. BEGINNERS WELCOME.

Arleta is also teaching "Realism in Oil A Non Toxic Process" from September 25-30, 2016.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student: 
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $400
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $450
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $525
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
NEW Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 6/12
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 package)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6/13-6/16
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, 6/16
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 6/17
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 7:30 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’sfor $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.