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Acrylic and Watercolor Workshop:
​COOL PLACES

Bring a Friend

Don't know what dry needle or wet or Nuno felting is? Take a look at these short videos!

July 23, 2:00 pm - 6:00pm
Need a break from the heat? We're going to try to chill by choosing images as if we were someplace more refreshing! We'll learn from the masters by providing reference material to paint or you may work on your own projects, OR if you just want to get more acquainted with the materials, we'll help you with that too. This workshop is for watercolor and or acrylic painters, illustrators, and other artists. We’ll be offering practical, step-by-step instructions and techniques. We'll go step by step for beginners or for more experienced artists we'll push to explore some more advanced techniques.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY
* watercolor and/or acrylic paint set (preferably with main colors of cadmium yellow, cadmium red, ultramarine blue, black and white)
* watercolor paper or illustration board (preferably at least 100lb cold pressed) at least
* 3 sheets or boards no larger than 16 x 20"
* masking tape
* various brushes (including a large and small round, flat and fan)
* brush wash container
* additional tools (palette knives, frisket, pencils, erasers, etc.)
• bring a snack to share if you are so inclined
TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR USE AT THE STUDIO
* Masonite work boards, water, seating
* Due to the weather, we will probably be working indoors at this workshop.
* You may also purchase paper from the Studio (limited amounts available)
* Coffee, hot tea and water will be available!
Please sign up for this workshop on our website:
http://www.dittmerartbarn.com/workshops.html
You can pay via PayPal or leave or mail a 10% a deposit and pay at the door,
just so we know you are coming!
July 23, 2:00 pm - 6:00pm


15 Artist Maximum. Ages 10 and up $65.00
(Remember, for those of you who attended the June FirstFriday - you'll receive a 10% discount! AND if you bring friends or family the subsequent seats also receive a 10% discount.)

Your Choice, Your Workshops: Choose Here!

Here are three dates to choose from (please choose a date and indicate a class, if you are flexible or would like multiples, just write it in!) Each date has two possibilities  - Morning Sessions: 9:00 - 1:30, Afternoon Sessions: 2:00 - 6:30 Please indicate date, time, and workshop preference.  Indicate your choices HERE...
Bring a friend and save!

Basic Encaustic Painting Workshop

HOT Wax!

Encaustic is one of the oldest forms of painting, with paint made from pure pigment mixed with beeswax and resin. The mixture is applied hot, and then reheated to fuse the layers together. It's one of the most forgiving mediums available, allowing you to "undo" virtually anything, giving you the freedom to be fearless and let your creativity flow. We will cover the basics, including information about how to make paint. We’ll also learn about commercial paints and their applications, supports, grounds and techniques: paint application, fusing, glazing, inscribing and mixed media approaches, safety, materials, demos of applying paint, glazing. How to get that smooth surface! We will also introduce mixed media, working with oil bar, pigment, creating lines and texture and image transfer. We will emphasize how these techniques can be developed to create a unique encaustic language for each student. We will talk (and demo) how to create glaze layers, as well as some special techniques like inscribing and using dry pigment. Participants will leave with printouts containing pertinent information as well as a list of suppliers. What to bring: • comfortable shoes and clothing you  aren’t afraid to get waxed • bag lunch and any additional personal snacks (the Studio will provide coffee, tea, water and some sort of baked item) 
Please give us a date for when you are interested!
Ages 9 and up $65 + $25 materials fee (unless you have our own wool and or silk). If you plan to pay at the door, a 10% is required to hold your space (part of overall payment). 
10 Artist Maximum
Bring a friend!

And Yes! Gift Certificates are available through PayPal and check! 

Go HERE for PayPal or for Check please CONTACT Kim Wilson to purchase.
Like to gift a Class, Workshop or Studio Time, or just a portion thereof? Just click HERE, and you can send either a cash amount voucher or direct purchase (just type in the class or workshop and description amount) to any of the above to send a gift.

Private Lessons 

Please contact Kim Wilson for details



Like to have private lessons in drawing, painting, computer arts? Privates are available either  by the hour or as a package. Feel free to call or write with your thoughts and we'll see chat we can do to help you.


Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-12:00 a.m.
Ages 10 and up, $25.00 per half-hour session (or save with a package), Materials fee available on an as needed basis

Basic Needle-Felting Workshop

Dry-felted Animal Treasures 

Yep, a weekend workshop - short and sweet, designed to give you a taste for what is possible with sculptural needle felting. You'll leave with a sweet little creature and an idea of how to create most mammals.

 The perfect gift project for just before the holidays. We’ll keep it simple enough for anyone to master. For the beginner and intermediate fiber artist. Your Basic Felting Workshop will provide nearly everything you need including: To take home: Wool for 1 bear, bunny or mouse (with a choice of colors) whiskers
For use in the Studio: Felting pads, needles, additional needles for whiskers or eyes TOOLS YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY: - Scissors - Odds & Ends for adornments (optional)

- special beading (optional)

​Please give us a date for when you are interested!

Ages 9 and up $65 + $10 materials fee (unless you have our own wool). 
If you plan to pay at the door, a 10% is required to hold your space (part of overall payment)
10 Artist Maximum
Private Sessions
Open Studio Sessions

Open Studio

Monday and Friday afternoons



Tired of working home alone? Come join us at the Studio and share the space, conversation and ideas. Maybe breathe deep and just enjoy the animals and the great outdoors. Sometimes it's easier to stay energized and come up with new ideas in the company of other like minded folk. Bring your own materials and projects or pay a materials fee and use our stuff. Do call to make sure we have enough space each time.


Pay by check, cash or PayPal: single or monthly billing.


Monday, Friday 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ages 10 and up, $15.00 a session. (Materials fee available on an as-needed basis) 

Do let us know if you are coming, limited spaces are available!

Workshops (These guys are generally short and sweet. If you have additional ideas, let us know!)

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