As artist and writer of Right About Now I need to go to Wisconsin. I have never been before. Now one of my favorite living artists, Steve Rude is doing a painting workshop *IN* Wisconsin, help get me there.
The workshop is entitled 30 Years in 4 Days: Figure Painting Secrets. It is lead by comic book artist and legend, Steve "The Dude" Rude at the famous resort of Dillman's. For those who don't know, Dillman's is in Northern Wisconsin, near the border of Michigan. It is on White Sand Lake, and, from the pictures, it looks beautiful.
The price break down is this: Workshop Fee: $595 + tax (model fees included)
Room & One Dinner Fee: $325 + tax. Then I have to buy some supplies (I have never painted in oils before. I always wanted to try and this is a great chance to do so. I typically use acrylics.) The workshop includes: Class instruction (based on the number of teaching days for the individual class) with 24-hour studio time and model fees, where applicable. For the 4 and 5-day workshops, there is a welcome reception on the day of arrival, plus a mid-day champagne toast on the last day of class. Shorter classes vary in this respect. Specific class information and a list of supplies will be mailed in the “Welcome Packet,” sent a month before the class starts. Your package also includes free use of extensive resort amenities and a complimentary pontoon ride.
I am not quite sure what a pontoon is, but I hope it smells better than a Taun Taun....And it is Wisconsin, so if I get stuck out at night, I may have to cut it open and sleep in its guts to survive.
Room and Meal Fee includes: Accommodations for the night before the first day of class through the night of the last day of class, departing on the following day of the last day of class. The 4 and 5-day workshops include one dinner in the price.
Check-In to your unit at Dillman's (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
4:00 Farewell Champagne Toast
Depart - check-out time is 10:00
Signet oil bristle brushes, or your preferred choice. Flat's, sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Filberts in same sizes.
White, lemon yellow, cad yellow, yellow ochre, orange, red, alizarin crimson, burnt umber, green, ult. blue, black. All preferably in large tubes, especially white.
Palette: Your choice. Mine is double-strength glass, around 15 x 20", or whatever fits in your carrying case. Metal razor-blade scrapper for cleaning glass palette. Paper towels for
wiping brushes. Palette knife (the longer, beveled kind) for mixing colors.
Mediums: Odorless Turpenoid and your choice of medium. I use Turpenoid for cleaning, and walnut oil as a medium. Cheaper Liquin is fine. Have separate glass containers for each. A clean baby food jar is good for storing medium in. "Silicoils" are great for brush-cleaning in Turpenoid.
Canvas: smallest:16 x 20" or largest: up to 20 x 30". Primed Masonite panels are fine, too.
Sketchbook and/or pads: for explaining drawing lessons and taking notes. Pads can be smooth (not rough) newsprint pads, 12 x 18, or slightly smaller. Bring 3-B charcoal pencils, H-B lead pencils, kneaded erasure, and razor blade (for sharpening pencils).
(Some of the supplies I already own, others I have to make sure I get.)
I would like to leave for this workshop early and visit Madison. Saturday before the workshop is a convention. I would love to stop by and meet the local con scene. After the workshop, my plans really depend how much people have helped me out, I am thinking Milwaukee and maybe visit a few people on the way down. And then, make my way home.
Some of the rewards will be done after the event. Thank you for your time. And thank you for helping me reach this amazing opportunity.
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