Jodi Ohl
Abstract Immersive Acrylic & Collage

Sep 24 - Sep 29

4 Teaching Days


Immerse yourself into a deep dive into the creative process of Abstract Painting with elements of collage and mixed media.  Students who have a desire to find their own personal voice and style while learning the fundamentals of painting with acrylics (and mixed media) in an abstract manner, will find many opportunities to flourish in this robust workshop.   The artist and author of “Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink” will guide students over the 4 days in a variety of inspiring chats, comprehensive demonstrations, and provide personal guidance daily.

This workshop will combine both acrylic painting and some collage work to open options and ideas to incorporate in the collection of work students will be working on over the course of the 4 days.

Students can expect to work on multiple pieces on both paper and canvas (or hardboard) to develop their own personal style and build on their body of existing work.

 Topics & exercises we will cover in the course:

Developing your creative routines and practices
Building stronger compositions
Demystify color application and design principles
Review mediums and their use in acrylic work
Evaluating your work and identifying areas of opportunities as well as strengths
Warm-up exercises with collage and paper pieces
Daily painting time with prompts to jumpstart
How to showcase your work and grow your audience
Detailing and finalizing your work

Typical Daily Schedule

Morning Session:

Opening discussion and painting/journal exercise
Demonstrations of techniques and processes by the instructor
Student work
Afternoon Demonstration by the instructor
Student work
Individual sessions with the instructor
End of day wrap up and discussion



Sunday, September, 24

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. $27 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – Sept 25-28

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, Sept 28
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
NOON Champagne Toast & Dessert (included in package)
Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Friday, Sept 29

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’s for $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.

COVID Precautions

For the 2023 season, all artists should be prepared to abide by current CDC recommendations.