The Marco Island Center for the Arts confirmed today that Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat will hold one of its vastly renowned Festival of Arts at the Center on January 31, 2016 from noon to 4 PM. The festival will be free to attend and is open to the public. It will feature complimentary artist demonstrations, door prizes and refreshments.
Dillman’s has offered art workshop retreats and creative art workshops for 39 years. Its programs have included more than 10,000 artists at its headquarters in Wisconsin and exotic ports of call. The Marco program will feature artists David R. Becker, Rose Edin and Hannah Ineson.
The program kicks off at noon with Rose Edin, renowned watercolorist from Venice, Florida and Canada. Rose is a graduate of North Park University, where she received the “distinguished alumni” award and is co-author of several bestselling watercolor books. She is asignature member of the American Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America where she holds a master status. She is a popular teacher, much in demand all over the United States, and has also taught widely in Europe, Central America and Africa. She recently received “Best of Show” award in the Florida All Media Show.
Hannah Ineson will present at 1 PM. Hannah is also a renowned watercolorist, frequently teaching the art of an illustrated journal. An illustrated journal is a small book of watercolor paper in which the artist records images, and some text, around any theme. Hannah has been painting in watercolor since 1977 and teaching watercolor for over 15 years. She also paints in oil, has experience with etching and pastel, and is a potter in her spare time. She has been Artist inResidence in the Big Cypress National Preserve in the Everglades and is currently working on a series of her own illustrated journals for publication.
At 2 PM, David R. Becker, watercolorist from Barrington, Illinois will demonstrate his approach to watercolor. David’s work has been featured twice in International Artist Magazine, Artists Magazine and Watercolor Magic. He is a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and has published two watercolor books, “How to Sketch with Watercolor” and “Watercolor Composition Made Easy.” David is a popular watercolor teacher whose lessons are designed to help his students control the medium to create well-composed watercolors.
Lisa Trebilcock, children’s author of Naples, Florida will provide an author demonstration at 3 PM. Lisa recently released a children’s book about life in Naples, “N is for Naples.” Her book features clever rhymed verses and engaging illustrations to depict the manyopportunities for family fun in the greater Naples area. Trebilcock wrote the book with her own children in mind, wanting to capture all their experiences in Naples. She is a recipient of the Collier County School District’s Galaxy of Stars Award.
Hyla Crane, Executive Director of the Center, is especially enthusiastic about this program. “It is not often we have an opportunity to present three outstanding watercolor teachers and a respected author in the same program. And, the program is free of charge for those attending.”
All of the presenting artists will be onsite with many of their works for sale and to discuss their art one-on-one for those in attendance.
Everyone is welcome to the Dillman’s Mid-Winter Arts Festival, but seating is limited. For reservations call the Center for the Arts at 239-394-4221. For further information concerning Marco Island Center for the Arts activities, classes, or upcoming exhibits, please visit www.marcoislandart.org.