Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat

For 41 years we have organized creative art workshops for over 12,000 artists in Wisconsin and exotic ports of call. Wisconsin workshops are held at Dillman’s Bay Resort, a lakeside resort located 350 miles north of Chicago. Visit www.dillmans.com/2019 to explore the schedule of current art workshops.

2019 Festivals of the Artists Jan Boelte

Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat is proud to partner with local art associations around the country to bring free and fun festivals featuring artist demonstrations, hourly door prizes, silent auctions, art sales of internationally known artists and information on resources for artists. Enjoy the company and camaraderie of like minded artists for the afternoon.

  • Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin - Spring Open House
    • Sunday, June 2nd
    • 1pm to 3pm (FREE)
    • Live at the Lake Concert from 3:00pm - 4:30pm ($)
    • Presenting Artists
    • 1:00-1:45 –  David R. Becker, Sarah E. Rehmer and Anna Winette Repke
    • 1:45-2:30 – Sandie Bacon, Joyce Hicks and Sharon Reilly
    • Location: Dillman's Bay Resort, 13277 Dillman's Way, Lac du Flambeau, Wi 54538
    • LEARN MORE
  • Hibbing, Minnesota
    • Friday, June 7th
    • 1:30-3:30 Paint Party with David Becker - $35 includes all materials. Call Borealis Art Guild 218-263-8482 to reserve.
    • 4pm to 7pm - Free
    • 4PM Barbara Benda Nagle of Moorhead, MN – Drawing & Watercolor for the Beginner
      Sandie Bacon – Texture in Nature: Alternativbe Surfaces
    • 5PM David R. Becker* of Chicago, IL – Acrylic & Watercolor Landscapes
      Sharon Reilly of Minocqua, WI – Asian Watercolor: Expressions of the Northwoods
    • 6PM Louise Lundin of Hibbing, MN – Drawing & Painting: Heads, Faces & Figures
    • Location: Borealis Art Guild Hibbing, 214 E. Howard Street, Hibbing, MN 55746
      Jan Carey 218-263-7159 jmcfree@aol.com
    • PDF SCHEDULE & MORE INFO...
  • Ely, Minnesota
    • Saturday, June 8th
    • 1pm to 4:30pm
    • 1PM Louise Lundin of Hibbing, MN – Drawing & Painting: Heads, Faces & Figures
    • 2PM Barbara Benda Nagle of Moorhead, MN – Drawing & Watercolor for the Beginner
      Sharon Reilly of Minocqua, WI – Asian Watercolor: Expressions of the Northwoods
    • 3PM Sandie Bacon – Texture in Nature: Alternativbe Surfaces
    • Location: Amicis Event Center, 10 W. Pattison Street, Ely, MN 55731
      Dafne Caruso 218-365-2263 theartcorner@ymail.com
    • PDF SCHEDULE & MORE INFO...


  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
    • Sunday, October 7th
    • Presenting Artists: David R. Becker
    • Host Location: Green Bay NE WC Society, 1825 Riverside Drive Green Bay, Wi 54301
  • Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    • Monday, October 8th
    • 3pm to 5pm
    • Presenting Artists: David R. Becker and Sandie Bacon
    • Host Location: Ebco Artworks Building 1201 Erie Ave / 1024 N 12th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081

 

 

 

Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts
Wisconsin Arts Board Grant


2019 SPONSORS

Dillman’s was proud to host the following festivals in 2018:

  • 2018 Creative Art Workshop Schedule1/28 Festival – Marco Island Center for the Arts, Marco Island, FL Noon-4pm
  • 2/2 Festival – Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL - 1pm-3pm.
    Demos by David R. Becker, Hannah Ineson, and Rose Edin
    Paint Party with David R. Becker 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • 3/25 Festival – Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN - 1pm-4:30pm
  • 5/27 Dillman's Open House - Lac du Flambeau, WI - 1pm-4pm
  • 6/2 Festival – River Arts on Water Gallery - Prairie du Sac, WI - 3pm-5pm (Paint Party with David R. Becker)

 

 


 

2018 SPONSORS

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Moondeer and Friends Gallery

 

Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts
Wisconsin Arts Board Grant





Marco Island Center for the Arts

1010 Winterberry Drive
Marco Island, FL
239-394-4221 RSVP REQUIRED
Hyla Crane, Director

January 28, 2018
Noon to 4:00pm

Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat of Lac du Flambeau, WI is partnering with the Marco Island Center for the Arts to bring the free festival to southwest Florida. There will be hour-long demonstrations by well-known artists in their chosen medium; artist’s original and reproduction artwork plus books, videos, and art supplies for sale; and information on resources for artists.

For 41 years Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat has organized creative art workshops for over 11,500 artists in Wisconsin and exotic ports of call. Wisconsin workshops are held at Dillman’s Bay Resort, a lakeside resort located 350 miles north of Chicago. Visit www.dillmans.com/2018 to explore the schedule of 35 art workshops.

The proceeds of the auction will be awarded as scholarships to the northern Wisconsin art workshops. Applications are available online.

This FREE & FUN event includes:

  • Four hour-long demonstrations by well-known artists in their chosen mediums
  • Door prizes – announced at the top of each hour
  • Silent auction of artist's original and reproduction artwork plus books, videos, and art supplies
  • Complimentary beverage and snack reception
  • Free and convenient parking, to learn more visit: www.marcoislandart.org

If you and 4 of your friends or art league members sign up on 1/28/2018 for the same 2018 workshop, you all will receive a 10% discount on the instruction portion of the workshop.

Thank you to the Marco Island Center for the Arts and Hyla Crane, Director, for co-hosting this wonderful event!

ARTISTS ATTENDING

Scholarships

We are committed to offering art workshops because we know learning is a life-long process. We recognize that even thought we try to keep the instruction, lodging and meal prices competitive, that the price may be beyond the means of some. With that in mind, Dillman's offers partial scholarships / honorariums to help off-set the cost of the workshop. The scholarships are awarded to students based on financial needs. These scholarships are set up and given to those that would not be able to attend a workshop if they are not given financial support. Proceeds of the art corner gift shop will be awarded as scholarships to the northern Wisconsin art workshops. Scholarships are available and applications are online.

 







Dunedin Fine Art Center

1143 Michigan Blvd
Dunedin, Florida 34698
727-298-3322 - RSVP
Director Diane Shelly

Friday, February 2, 2018
1:00-3:00pm

Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat of Lac du Flambeau, WI is partnering with the Dunedin Fine Art Center to bring the free festival to Florida. There will be hour-long demonstrations by well-known artists in their chosen medium; artist’s original and reproduction artwork plus books, videos, and art supplies for sale; and information on resources for artists.

Since 1978, Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat has organized creative art workshops for over 11,500 artists in Wisconsin and exotic ports of call. The 3, 4 and 5 day workshops are held at Dillman’s Bay Resort, a family-owned, lakeside resort in northern Wisconsin. Students are invited to bring their friends and family along on the trip to enjoy the relaxing resort environment that offers a respite from Florida’s heat with boat rides, yoga, massage, Moondeer & Friends Gallery tours, fishing, biking, bird watching, gaming at Lake of the Torches Casino, along with local restaurants, golfing and concerts at Big Top Chautauqua. A convenient shuttle service is available from the local airport, allowing guests to vacation without the need to drive.

Dillman’s Bay Resort is located 350 miles north of Chicago, IL. Visit www.dillmans.com/2018 to explore the schedule of 35 art workshops.

The proceeds of the auction will be awarded as scholarships to the northern Wisconsin art workshops. Applications are available online.

This FREE & FUN event includes:

  • Two, one hour-long demonstrations by well-known artists in their chosen mediums
  • Door prizes – announced at the top of each hour
  • Silent auction of artist’s original and reproduction artwork plus books, videos, and art supplies.
    Proceeds of the auction will be awarded as scholarships www.dillmans.com/scholarship
  • Complimentary beverage and snack reception
  • Free and convenient parking

If you and 4 of your friends or art league members sign up on 2/2/2018 for the same 2018 workshop, you all will receive a 10% discount on the instruction portion of the workshop.

Thank you to the Dunedin Fine Art Center and to Diane Shelly, director, for co-hosting this wonderful event! Free and convenient parking is available, to learn more visit: www.dfac.org

ARTISTS ATTENDING

Scholarships

We are committed to offering art workshops because we know learning is a life-long process. We recognize that even thought we try to keep the instruction, lodging and meal prices competitive, that the price may be beyond the means of some. With that in mind, Dillman's offers partial scholarships / honorariums to help off-set the cost of the workshop. The scholarships are awarded to students based on financial needs. These scholarships are set up and given to those that would not be able to attend a workshop if they are not given financial support. Proceeds of the art corner gift shop will be awarded as scholarships to the northern Wisconsin art workshops. Scholarships are available and applications are online.

 







Hopkins Center for the Arts

1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343
(Suburb of Minneapolis)

March 25, 2018
1pm to 4:30pm

Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat of Lac du Flambeau, WI is partnering with the Hopkins Center for the Arts for the seventh year to bring the free festival to Hopkins. There will be hour-long demonstrations by well-known artists in their chosen medium; artist’s original and reproduction artwork plus books, videos, and art supplies for sale; and information on resources for artists.

Since 1978, Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat has organized creative art workshops for over 11,500 artists in Wisconsin and exotic ports of call. The 3, 4 and 5 day workshops are held at Dillman’s Bay Resort, a family-owned, lakeside resort in northern Wisconsin located 230 miles northeast of Minneapolis. Students are invited to bring their friends and family along on the trip to enjoy the relaxing resort environment that offers a respite from Florida’s heat with boat rides, yoga, massage, Moondeer & Friends Gallery tours, fishing, biking, bird watching, gaming at Lake of the Torches Casino, along with local restaurants, golfing and concerts at Big Top Chautauqua. A convenient shuttle service is available from the local airport, allowing guests to vacation without the need to drive.

Visit www.dillmans.com/2018 to explore the schedule of 35 art workshops.

The proceeds of the auction will be awarded as scholarships to the northern Wisconsin art workshops. Applications are available online

This FREE & FUN event includes:

  • One hour-long demonstrations by well-known artists in their chosen mediums
  • Door prizes – announced at the top of each hour
  • Silent auction of artist’s original and reproduction artwork plus books, videos, and art supplies.
    Proceeds of the auction will be awarded as scholarships www.dillmans.com/scholarship
  • Complimentary beverage and snack reception
  • Free and convenient parking

If you and 4 of your friends or art league members sign up on 3/25/2018 for the same 2018 workshop, you all will receive a 10% discount on the instruction portion of the workshop.

During the afternoon of the Festival of Artists, the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts will offer a BOGO (Buy One Get One) sale on memberships for new members. Buy a membership and give a membership to a friend (must also be a new member) or buy a year, get a year free for yourself!

Thank you to the Hopkins Center for the Arts for co-hosting this wonderful event! Free and convenient parking is available, to learn more visit: www.hopkinsartscenter.com/plan-your-visit.

ARTISTS ATTENDING

  • 1-4:30 Art Store – Information and list of items for sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Floor
  • CHECK BACK SHORTLY FOR AN FULL LIST OF ARTISTS ATTENDING
  • Subject to change effective 1/1/2018

Scholarships

We are committed to offering art workshops because we know learning is a life-long process. We recognize that even thought we try to keep the instruction, lodging and meal prices competitive, that the price may be beyond the means of some. With that in mind, Dillman's offers partial scholarships / honorariums to help off-set the cost of the workshop. The scholarships are awarded to students based on financial needs. These scholarships are set up and given to those that would not be able to attend a workshop if they are not given financial support. Proceeds of the art corner gift shop will be awarded as scholarships to the northern Wisconsin art workshops. Scholarships are available and applications are online.

 


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Spring Open House

 

Celebrating our 41st year offering workshops in northern Wisconsin and around the world – space still available!

Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 1-4pm

13277 Dillman's Way
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin 54538
715-588-3143 - Please RSVP

There will be an demonstrations by well-known artists in their chosen medium; artist’s original and reproduction artwork plus books, videos, and art supplies for sale; and information on resources for artists.

Join us for the family-friendly, FREE and FUN event on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm at Dillman’s Bay Resort, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. Parents, family and friends are welcome to enjoy the demonstrations and activities.

This FREE & FUN event includes:

  • Complimentary beverage and snack reception.
  • Door Prizes announced at the top of each hour, including: Resorts of Wisconsin coffee table book.
  • Optional dinner 6pm - RSVP by calling 715-588-3143.
  • First 15 school age children who pre register receive a complimentary watercolor starter kit

Bret and Frisk's musical duo from Land O' Lakes 2:00-3:00.

For the evening performances call for reservations 715-588-3143 Pay $10 at the performance desk Bring your own chairs/ blankets Visit the wine tent. If you bring a group of the 10 people you will receive a coupon for your bottle of wine at the WINE TENT.

Bret and Frisk, "...are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces at our shows! As we continue into our third decade of performing together, it is extremely heartwarming to have made so many special friends through our travels and performances. As we reflect over the past 25 years we realize how special you all are and that is what keeps us going! A special thanks to all of you who have supported us over the years. We are very blessed to have such special people in our lives!" Bret and Frisk met in Breckenridge, Colorado and have performed throughout the US over the years. If you have not seen a Bret and Frisk show, they pride themselves on having a classic acoustic show with over 450 memorized songs to chose from . . .no page flipping, drum machines, chord charts and other distractions. They play what the audience wants to hear.

 

Scholarships

We are committed to offering art workshops because we know learning is a life-long process. We recognize that even thought we try to keep the instruction, lodging and meal prices competitive, that the price may be beyond the means of some. With that in mind, Dillman's offers partial scholarships / honorariums to help off-set the cost of the workshop. The scholarships are awarded to students based on financial needs. These scholarships are set up and given to those that would not be able to attend a workshop if they are not given financial support. Proceeds of the art corner gift shop will be awarded as scholarships to the northern Wisconsin art workshops. Scholarships are available and applications are online.

 



 


 

For additional information regarding scholarships please contact:
Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation 715-588-3143 art@dillmans.com
Po Box 98 Lac du Flambeau, Wi. 54538

 

 

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