Jane Barnard

Watercolor: On Your Creative Path

May 21-26, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)

Recharge your creative batteries in a nurturing environment of fun and learning. Do you need inspiration, blocks of time to paint, new and renewed "how to" skills, and a supportive instructor for individual help? Treat yourself to a creative retreat of art-making. Surrounded by beauty, it's a perfect getaway for mind, spirit and brush.

Daily Agenda: morning instruction and afternoon personal painting time with one-on-one guidance at your own pace.

Instructional topics to include:

  • Wet in Wet: the marvelous and maddening. Tips for success based on my 30 years of lessons learned.
  • Color Mixing (transparency, avoiding mud, getting clean, fresh, brilliant color).
  • Brushwork
  • Making your Art Personal: what's your "signature style" and how do you uncover it?
  • Lessons from the Masters: what you'll learn from the great painters
  • Working from Photos
  • Getting the Proper Values: the key to everything
  • Bonus: Lessons from the Masters, inspirational jump-starts, instructional video, or a plein air "how to" session if desired.

In this popular class you'll grow, expand your technique, and have quiet time to get "in the painting zone." You'll also have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of kindred spirits.

Skill level: Adult beginners through advanced are welcome. Individual lessons tailored to your level. Go at your own pace. (Absolute beginners with instructor permission.)

Instructor Jane Barnard is a highly skilled and supportive teacher, a member of the Wisconsin Watercolor Society, Wisconsin Visual Artists, and Wisconsin Plein Air Painters. She has a Master's Degree from Marquette University, Her studies have included the University of Paris (Sorbonne), the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and countless workshops from master watercolorists.

Jane is a passionate painter and teacher, especially gentle and helpful in encouraging those wanting to stretch their artistic vision and skills.

She teaches through The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Continuing Ed, The Center for Visual Arts, the Riverfront Art Center, the Northeast Wisconsin Watercolor Society, and her own Barnard Studio.

Studio: Something for all levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $325
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $340
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $375
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

For this week only, the arrival date is Saturday, not our normal Sunday.

Saturday, 5/21
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)

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 5/22-5/25
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
Dinner - See Optional Events Below

Wednesday, 5/25
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Thursday, 5/26
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Sunday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    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 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

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.