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Artist’s North Woods Retreat

September 26September 28

Northland College lifelong learning artists retreat class.

Join professional artists Diana Randolph and Jan Wise for this artist’s retreat nestled among the old-growth trees at Forest Lodge on Lake Namakagon in Cable, Wisconsin. Observe, explore, and interpret the pristine lake and forest environment of this unique north woods retreat through various art and drawing mediums. Class work takes place in the boathouse studio and in outdoor field locations.

Diana will guide participants through demonstrations on line, value, texture, and space techniques using pencil, black and white conte crayons, and water-soluble pencils. Participants will also explore the natural world of vibrant color using waterproof pen and watercolor pencils. Jan will inspire you to utilize your senses and imagination as you bridge your inner self to the natural world.

Participants will appreciate the wonder of nature in a unique way as they interpret their experience through art. The workshop includes individual projects, guided exercises, on-site outdoor art instruction and personal work time.

Participants must supply the following items:
Notebook and pen, #2 pencil and sharpener, eraser, 12-inch ruler, heavyweight all-purpose sketchbook (not watercolor paper), 2 ultra-thin permanent pens (non-bleed) such as Micron, black and white conte crayons, water soluble (gray) drawing pencils (such as the Pro-Art brand), set of 24 watercolor pencils, small watercolor brushes and cup for water, paper towels, a campstool or portable chair for outside, tote bag for your supplies, reference photos of birds or wildlife, and a camera (optional).

The following will be available for purchase: drawing pens, cut mats to fit paper (5 x 7 inches and 6 x 9 inches), erasers, and pencil sharpeners. If you have any questions, please contact Diana at oiabms@cheqnet.net or 715-798-3619 and Jan at j.i.wise@icloud.com.

Diana Randolph writes and paints in her northern Wisconsin home studio surrounded by Chequamegon National Forest. She has been a professional artist for thirty-eight years since graduating from Northland College as an art major. She is the author of Beacons of the Earth and Sky, Paintings and Poetry Inspired by the Natural World (Savage Press).  Much her art and writings are published.  Her paintings are displayed at Stone’s Throw Gallery in Bayfield, WI; and her note cards are in several shops. Her pastel paintings have been included in many regional and national exhibits. Her home studio, Once in a Blue Moon Studio, is open by appointment and during the Cable Hayward Area Arts Council Art Crawl.

Jan Wise has spent a lifetime in the arts. She began her formal art studies at the University of Kansas where she graduated with a BA and MA in art and education. After teaching in public schools for ten years, she began an art business where she collaborated with architects and designers to create art for public spaces through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Since 1980 she has been studio painting from her home in Washburn, Wisconsin, and has exhibited in major galleries in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her work focuses on environmental and spiritual themes.

Dates: September 26-28, 2018
: 9 a.m. Wednesday – 2 p.m. Friday; 2 nights
: Forest Lodge, Cable, WI
Program Type: art, recreation
Meals: breakfast (2), lunch (3), dinner (2)
Meal Options: vegetarian & gluten free options; specify at registration for dietary concerns
Price: $265 residential
$240 commuter

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Registration closes September 16 or when the session fills.

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  • Cancellations made prior to thirty (30) days will result in a $150 cancellation fee, with the remainder refunded in the form of a check from Northland College.

    Cancellations after thirty (30) days receive no refund. However, at the discretion of the program coordinator, a refund may be offered in the following circumstances:

    • Short term illness or injury:
      If a short term illness or injury prevents the participant from attending the scheduled session, the participant may reschedule to another session of equal or lesser value, during the same summer season only, provided space is available. If the new session has a higher value than the original session, the participant must pay the difference in tuition. Refunds will not be provided for transferring into a session of lesser value. If a suitable session cannot be found no refund will be issued.
    • Long term illness or injury:
      Cancellations made after June 1 due to long term illness/injury must be accompanied by a doctor's note for a refunded by check minus a $100 cancellation fee.

    Cancellation by Northland College: Summer program sessions cancelled by Northland College will receive a full refund.

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