David R. Becker

The Most Important Watercolor Workshop

June 28-July 3, 2020 (Four Teaching Days)

David will be teaching you watercolor from beginning to end; starting with teaching you how to take total control of the watercolor medium, leading to using that control of the medium to create well-composed watercolors. Subject matter will be changing daily with photo reference supplied in the morning and afternoon. David’s teaching method takes all students on a paint-a-long style of teaching while trying a variety of different surfaces and techniques. This class is designed to benefit all levels of painters. Teaching students to conquer the medium of watercolor is David’s goal and he takes great pride in making sure every student leaves with the ability to control the paint while trying all sorts of new materials.

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Since 1979, David has spent all of his artistic life and career in the city of Chicago. Becker studied at American Academy of Art in Chicago, and is the reason that a large majority of his subject matter comes from his life here in the city that he loves so much. After studying at The American Academy of Art in Chicago, Becker went into illustrating for a major advertising agency J. Walter Thompson and later for Foote Cone and Belding. He also started teaching around the country, right out of school, but always found time for his favorite ambition, creating fine art paintings. David is the author of Watercolor Composition Made Easy, and How to Sketch with Watercolor. He has had two different articles published in International Artist Magazine and in Watercolor Magic. Has reached signature status to the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and has won numerous awards for his work from watercolor societies around the country.

Becker’s works in many mediums, including watercolors, oils and acrylics, he is mostly recognized for his watercolor scenes of Chicago. You can find may of his works hanging in homes and businesses throughout Chicago. David’s favorite painting was commissioned by Starbucks to do a scene for their Macy’s Starbucks store that was to included a scene looking out of that stores window, unto Wabash, that included the “L” platform. This painting can be seen at the Northeast corner of the Macy’s Starbucks store on Randolph and Wabash, and at the same time have a great cup of coffee while viewing this Becker original.

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.

As an extra incentive this year, David will offer all the paper and supplies will be provided for free. Supplies will be vacuum sealed and will have been sterilized and quarantined for 3 weeks before the workshop.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student: $385
(Tiered pricing not available)

$390 (plus tax) per person for 5 nights (double occupancy)
$540 (plus tax) per person for 5 nights (single occupancy)

Pal rate $225 (plus tax) per person for 5 nights
Pets are $15 (plus tax) per night (must have single room)

Contact Stephanie as soon as possible to sign up and book your accommodations
715-588-3143.  vacations@dillmans.com

• At least eight students will need to be registered WITH DEPOSIT no later than June 7, 2020 in order for the workshop to run.

Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

COVID-19 UPDATE. We will be adjusting the schedule below based on social distancing.

Sunday, June 28
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
Welcome dinner reception will be offered as a la carte. Orders must be placed in advance of arrival date. (Dinner option has been deducted from the aforementioned fees and will be invoiced separately based on selection.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - June 29-July 2
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

Friday, July 3
Depart - check-out time is 10:00


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’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.