An Art Retreat You Will Always Remember!
- Category: News
- Published: Wed. Nov 6, 2019
Do you want to go on an art retreat that YOU will always remember as one of the most satisfying experiences you’ve ever had?! WORTH every penny spent?! Let me tell you about my experience at Dillman’s Bay Creative Art Workshop near Lac du Flambeau, WI in June 2019.
My trip to family-owned and run Dillman’s Bay was one of the best art experiences I have ever had. Starting with emails and phone calls prior to the trip, being picked up at the airport, stopping for groceries on the way to the resort, I was treated like an old friend. Stephanie, Denny, Sue, Scott and James did all they could to make sure my needs were met and that I was comfortable. The resort is in the woods by the lake – beautiful and relaxing both inside and outside. My incredible AND fun workshop was Loosen Up With Aquamedia Painting with Bob Burridge. It was like 4 years of art school in 5 days! A terrific learning experience! Fresh and healthy snacks were provided for all mid-mornings and afternoons, box lunches available (really good food/lots of variety) or cook your own food in your cabin and lots of extra activities for dinner, late afternoons and evenings. There are usually 2-3 workshops going on each week during the spring, summer and early fall, lasting 3 to 5 days and all studios are open 24/7 for your working pleasure! Lots of opportuni-ties to form new friendships or to have quiet time for yourself. By the time I left, I felt like part of the family.
This experience was made possible partly because of Omaha Artists Inc Memorial Scholarship of $500 awarded to me. I encourage you to complete and submit an application – you will find it available in this newsletter. The recipient of this scholarship is required to teach a Fun Shop after attending the workshop of their choice. Therefore, I will be teaching a workshop in May 2020 for OAI based on some of the things I learned in Bob Burridge’s class at Dillman’s Bay. I will be teaching you to “Loosen Up With Acrylics” and I promise, we will have fun!
I hope each of you will go to the website dillmans.com and examine all Dillman’s Bay has to offer. You can check out the resort, cabins, 2019 and 2020 workshops offered so far and what goes with them. I promise you’ll come home excited, renewed and refreshed! I’m already saving my pennies for my trip in June 2020! Now for great news… When I told Sue Robertson (owner) how awesome my experience was at Bob’s workshop and that Omaha Artists, Inc. had given me a scholarship to help get me there, she immediately made out a gift certificate to Omaha Artists, Inc. for $150.00 to help someone else to come to Dillman’s in 2020! Plan to attend the Fun Shop/Potluck on November 20th as there will be a drawing for those interested in attending a Dillman’s Bay workshop! See you there!