Dan Wiemer
Creative Combination: Watercolor & Acrylic

Oct 02 - Oct 7

4 Teaching Days

Description

Returning for the 3rd year in 2022

Contrasts are the key to dramatic picture-making. We will define and explore different contrasts and how to use them to our advantage. A good designer creates visual pathways for the eyes. We will begin with a foundation of watercolor and then explore my interesting method of combining acrylic and watercolor. We will learn to paint like a printmaker– exploring negative shapes to create mosaic-like paintings. It will be a fun demo filled workshop and will give you a different spin on the traditional landscape.

Biography

“My work is a reflection and response of my love of the natural world. I want my painting to reflect an energy and directness. First and foremost, I consider myself a landscape artist. The majority of my work is created in watermedia. I paint both on location (plein air) and in the studio. As a past president of the MN Watercolor Society, I see firsthand the endless variety of ways to handle watermedia, and this excites me. Trained as a Graphic Designer, (B.A. Iowa State University) I play with the shapes and textures of the landscape. I try to find rhythms in the scene that translate into exciting motifs. I combine acrylic and watercolor in a unique way to stylize my landscapes. Currently I am a fine artist, illustrator and workshop instructor. Through an artist exchange program, I was fortunate enough to have two extended stays in China– painting, teaching and exhibiting. As well as China, I have painted in Puerto Rico, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and throughout the U.S.” – Dan Weimer

Fees

If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $465
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $520
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $610
If 6-7 students attend class (all teaching days): $750
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Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $470
(There are 5 nights’ accommodations included in the “Room & One Dinner Fee” listed above.)

Itinerary

Sunday, October 2
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 – October 3-6
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, October 6
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, October 7
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 8:00 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.

2022 COVID Precautions

For the 2022 season, but all artists should be prepared to abide by the following measures while attending workshops, with the understanding that protocols may change.

  1. Participants must fill out a quick health questionnaire to make sure they do not exhibit any symptoms.
  2. Masks are required to be worn while in classrooms and shared spaces.
  3. Participants must also wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning of each class and often during class sessions.
  4. Participants are required to stay 6 feet apart for social distancing protocols.

A floor plan per each of our three studios has been created to ensure that the artist tables and lecture area will allow people to socially distance themselves a minimum of 3 feet.  In lieu of crowding around the artist during demos, a desktop camera system and large format digital TV screens have been installed in each of the studios to allow students a close up view of demos.