Jane Davies

Abstract Painting: Working in Multiples

Sept 13-18, 2015 (Four Teaching Days)

When we say “abstract painting”, we usually mean a painting that is not in the business of representing an object outside itself. It can evoke mood or suggest specific reference, but it can also be about visual language itself. We will use acrylic paints and drawing materials to explore color, shape, line, edge, scale, pattern, texture, and many more aspects of abstract visual language. Learn how to use harmonies and contrasts of elements to bring your pieces to a new level of expression. Make peace with your Inner Critic as you develop a healthy art practice, with an emphasis on process. Approach each project as a series, so you can let go of the preciousness of individual outcomes, try out different solutions to visual "problems", and give your work the momentum and focus it takes to express your individual creative voice.

Jane Davies is a full time artist working in collage and painting. She offers workshops nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to art making. Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, Davies gradually transitioned into freelance art, using painting and collage as her medium. For the past five years she has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art. She is the author of three books on collage and mixed media, one on ceramics, and has one DVD on painting and collage techniques.

Studio: Something for all levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $405
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $425
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $465
Material Fee: $5
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $365
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 9/13
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 9/14-9/17
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own or Box Lunches can be ordered (pre-order required)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 9/17
1:00 p.m. Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 9/18
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner 
    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 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner 

    Thursday 5:30 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.