Carol Nelson

Experimental Acrylics and Mixed Media

September 18-23, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)

This workshop will feature a series of projects in which we will explore different mixed media techniques Carol uses in her paintings. Students can expect to complete one or more paintings per day. Carol's approach to mixed media works for both realism and abstraction. You will learn about a variety of materials and techniques, such as use and preparation of Tyvek, metals and metal foils, embossed foils, combusted origami foil, rusted iron paint, making your own unique collage papers, making unique focal medallions using air dry clay, inexpensive substitutes for pricey art materials, and much more. Carol will also discuss abstract composition and color theory, various kinds of supports, how to attach various collage elements, and presentation options for a finished piece. There will be a $15 materials fee due the first day of class.

Carol Nelson is an award winning mixed media artist from Colorado. She has been painting for over ten years. Her style is an eclectic mix of both realism and abstraction. Her abstracts are known for unusual materials, abundant texture and a vibrant palette.

After completing a week of intensive training with Golden Artist Colors, Inc., Carol completed testing to be a certified Golden Art Educator.

Carol is a member of International Society of Experimental Painters and a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.

Carol’s approach to teaching is organized, humorous, relaxed, and very popular. Her workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Experienced artists will be introduced to methods and materials that may be totally new to them. Even beginners can produce exciting pieces with Carol’s step by step instruction.

Studio: Something for all levels - BEGINNERS WELCOME.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $530
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $610
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $735
Material Fee: $15
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, 9/18
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 9/19-9/22
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, 9/22
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 9/23
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 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner 

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

    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.