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MISA Workshop



Madeline Island School Of Art (MISA)
Discover the Visual Language of Painting  - Workshop
Madeline Island, WI
June 22-26, 2020
Registration Info Here
misa@madelineschool.com

Have you ever been curious to know what exciting places an artist is painting at and what alluring destinations they are teaching at? I have - that's a big part of the romance of being an artist, I'm always following other artists online and dreaming of painting with them in inspiring places. I remember my first destination workshop like it was yesterday. Excited doesn't quite describe it, giddy is more like it. The anticipation was as enjoyable as the actual experience of it all, and as a sophomore in high school this was my first major trip away from home, even though it was only a five hour drive. Looking back on it as a memory, it was particularly special because my dad and I were taking the trip together. My dad, you see, is an artist as well and is my main mentor. Our workshop was in Grand Marais, up the incredibly rugged and awesomely scenic north shore of Lake Superior. I'll treasure that experience for the rest of my life. Going out to eat, seeing new and amazing things, and simply losing oneself in their art, and just losing oneself in general. I once read that "Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find yourself", and that is my favorite part of taking a workshop or going on vacation, experiencing that sense of wonder and finding yourself again. What a gift. If you think you could use a trip of your own, then I would like to invite you to come paint with me on Madeline Island this June.

While this is a studio workshop, there will be opportunities to paint plein air too. I'm bringing my plein air setup and plan to head out and capture some of the amazing beauty this island has to offer. My wife Mallory and I spent some time on our honeymoon on Madeline Island, and there are several places I'm looking forward to painting in person. Class gets over around 430, leaving ample time to get out and explore the island each night, especially during those long days of sunlight in June!

Workshop Description:
Learn shortcuts that will allow you to make leaps in your understanding of this visual language and how to avoid many of the common pitfalls of painting, such as inaccurate perspective, mixing colors poorly, and getting restrained by the details of a scene. Many helpful drawing and painting tips will be covered as they present themselves during the week. You will be amazed at how fast you can grow when you stop trying to paint “things” but rather focus your energy on communicating in the visual language of painting.

  • Dan Mondloch

Comments on this post (4)

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Please send info and costs. I’m interested. What is the class watercolor pastels what?

    — Pat banaszek

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Me too!!!

    Watercolor & the Great Lakes – what a combo! Please let me know more – cost, arrangements and any other details.

    Thanks, Dan

    Pam

    — Pam Rickbeil

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Dan
    Please send me all the info on this
    Class.
    Cost
    Number of participants
    Etc

    Sounds exciting.
    Thanks
    Jan

    — Janice Aplin

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Great to hear from you! You have been busy. I am very interested in this class and going to Madeline Island. The island is in my bucket list
    I would love to be able to do watercolor!
    I have taken a few classes over the years but never happy with what I do. I have a long ways to go

    — Janice Aplin

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