John Salminen

Watecolor: Realism Through Design

June 5-10, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)

In this workshop, John will share his approach to painting the urban scene in watercolor. You will arrive at the workshop with a detailed drawing of a town or city scene on a full sheet of Arches watercolor paper. With that drawing as a starting point, John will help with all aspects of painting a representational urban landscape - adding mood and creating emotional content, lighting the scene for dramatic effect, using photo reference in a meaningful way and, most importantly, strengthening and enhancing representational painting through design. The workshop will include demos, critiques and lots of one-on-one individual help. Whether you’ve never tried painting cityscapes or you are an experienced urban painter, this workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to gain new painting insights.

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John is a signature member of numerous art societies, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in China and the Australian Watercolour Institute.  He has won more than 220 awards in national and international exhibitions, including the AWS Gold Medal two times, the Silver Star First Place Award in the National Watercolor Society Exhibition two times, the Allied Artists Gold and Silver Medals, the first place award in TWSA three times, the Shanghai Biennial Award and the Thailand Ministry of Culture award.  John is a frequent judge and juror for international exhibitions.  He has been an invited artist in nineteen international watercolor exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Russia, Mexico, Italy, Belgium and Australia.  His work is included in permanent collections in Asia and Europe as well as in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

Studio: Something for all levels except absolute beginners in watercolor.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student: 
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $550
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $625
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $750
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
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A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 6/5
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 6/6-9
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, 6/9
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 6/10
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.