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BAA 2021 Summer Workshop

Watercolor Wax Batik with Linda Renaud

Thursday – Saturday, June 17 – 19, 2021 in Dickinson, ND

Diving into Watercolor wax batik with Linda Renaud. Watercolor wax batik uses several unique materials and processes.

Workshop At A Glance Day 1 starts at 4PM to 8PM Day 2 and Day 3 starts at 9AM to 4PM

The process of watercolor wax batik will be explained, demonstrated and practiced in this hands-on, intensive workshop. Learn how to select the best photos to work from, plan your painting, build the multiple layers of wax and watercolor and then do the final batiking and the “reveal.” Topics covered will include:

  •  Recognizing Value Changes (light to dark)
  •  Essential Shapes – choosing what is needed and what can be left out
  •  Review of Color – color harmonies, analogous & complementary colors
  • Planning Your Painting; First Wax Application – and Initial Wash of Watercolor
  • Finalizing the planning stages; Building Up the Layers
  • Batiking your painting
  •  The “Reveal” – removing the wax, sharing the results
  •  Mounting your painting for greater stability

Linda paints in watercolor, watercolor wax batik, acrylic and mixed media.

The workshop flyer with more details. BAA Diving in to Watercolor Wax Batik

1 CEU CREDIT through UND This workshop qualifies for 1 CEU through UND for K-12 art teachers. $50 for credit hour will be paid directly to UND: Click to Register on UND secure online registration. ART 2900: Watercolor Wax Batik with Linda Renaud.
*Please note, Darla Hueske is the “sponsoring” instructor for the CEU credits. Linda Renaud will be teaching the full course workshop.

Workshop Location Trinity High School Art RoomDickinson, ND 1 CEU available.

Open to high school students through adults. Workshop details can be found in the registration form. DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE


50th Annual BAA Art Show

Virtual gallery of Badlands Arts Association 50th annual art show held in Dickinson, North Dakota.


Friends of Badlands Art Association

Dear Friend of Badlands Art,

Could you please help an aging art association, stricken by the effects of Covid-19?
Like many arts organizations struggling to maintain an art budget through this pandemic, we unfortunately did not receive any of the grants for this year and need financial support.

Our goal is to raise $3,500.00 which would help pay for our annual art show expenses. We are asking you, our generous community for financial help.

This year, the Badlands Arts Association celebrates our 50th Anniversary as an art organization and the 50th presentation of area artists and visual arts with the annual BAA Art Show in Dickinson. This year’s show is scheduled for November 13-15, 2020 at the Roosevelt Grand Dakota Hotel, Dickinson, North Dakota.

Throughout the year, we prepare for the show and budget for expenses. We incur expenses with printing, mailings, advertising, printing ribbons, reimbursing our judge for his/her expertise and expenses, covering three days rent for the event room. We typically cover these expenses with art grants, but this year, we did not receive any of the grants. This is why we need your financial support. We do receive some monies from entries, but we try to keep our entry fees low to benefit the artists. We do not expect the fees to cover our expenses.

The arts are the voice of our community and culture.  Our daily lives have been influenced by an artist in every aspect of our lives.  We would like to continue in encouraging the artists throughout our area, both the very young and those of us who are “seasoned” in the art world.

Badlands Art Association is dedicated to promoting the visual arts in western North Dakota. The Badlands Art Show is a wonderful mix of visual art: sculpture, carvings, pottery, fiber art, drawings, paintings in all media, and photography.  The show features an adult division, an amateur adult division as well as a student division for grades k-12.

Badlands Art Association (BAA) was founded in 1970 by community artists.  Since 1970, Badlands Art Association has organized an annual judged fine art show with money and ribbon awards.

From everyone on the BAA team, thank you for your support.

** We can also accept bank transfers.