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Summer Painting Workshop in Dickinson ND

“Explorations” with Karen Knutson

Karen Knutson

Karen is a highly sought after workshop instructor and an award-winning artist. The workshop with Karen is actually THREE workshops rolled into one exciting weekend!
Karen paints in mixed media, trying to make her paintings fun and easy. Known for her jazzy colors and semi-abstract designs, she teaches watercolor-and-collage workshops across the country. Her teaching style is playful and relaxed and her explanations are accessible and easy to follow.

4-Day Workshop August 3 – 6, 2017
Dickinson, North Dakota

The workshop will be held over four days. You can purchase a one-day class or all four days. Pricing details can be found in the registration form.

Thursday, August 3: “Using Stencils & Illusionary Painting.”

Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5: “Watercolor and Charcoal Pours”

Sunday, August 6: “Wire Drawing.”

If you are a K-12 art teacher and are looking for Continuing Education credit, we are thinking of you! Our 2016 workshop was able to offer 1 unit of Professional Development credit through the UND Extended Learning office. To earn one unit of credit, you will need to attend at least 3 days of Karen’s workshop.

The location: Biesot Activities Center on the Dickinson State University campus. Air-conditioned, filled with natural light, and plenty of space! The Badlands Art Association will provide munchies for us to graze on as we stretch our artistic muscles!!

More details about the workshops and prices here.


Download and fill in the PDF registration form here: Karen Knutson Workshop REGISTRATION

You can pay the $100 deposit through PayPal. Follow the link to the Workshop page, or use the PayPal button in the right column.

2016 BAA Show

2016 Show Highlights and Award Winners

Complete list of 2016 BAA Annual Art Show Winners can be found here.
Our 2016 BAA Annual Art Show Sponsors can be found here.

Jennifer Stone: Mixed Media Workshop July 2016

Badlands Art Association is excited to announce an upcoming mixed media workshop this summer.

mixedmedia-1Have you searched for just the right collage paper, with the right colors, and had to settle for something that was just okay? Now you can create papers to suit your needs and to turn your paintings into something much more personal and interesting. Oftentimes regional and national art shows require handmade collage papers – yet another reason to create your own!

Jennifer Stone is an experienced watercolor, acrylic and mixed media artist. She is also an engaging workshop instructor, having taught multiple workshops in her home studio and throughout the Midwest. Many artists, having taken one workshop from Jennifer, return for another – the best commendation a teacher can have!
As Jennifer says, “This class is for the artist that wants to create art that is unique to them. By creating handmade collage papers and carving stamps with your own designs, your art will be totally original.”

Carving stamps, making collage papers and incorporating them into a painting

Carving stamps allows the artist to add another tool to making collage or to use directly in their paintings. The student will learn how to transfer a design to the carving block and by using carving tools they will carve their own original stamp. They can be as simple or elaborate as you wish.

The fun continues when you incorporate these into your painting. The student may choose an abstract or a representational subject. This is a fun filled workshop with a lot of information shared! Open to all experience levels.

jennifer stone artist

Jennifer will be demonstrating in watercolor. Participants may paint with acrylic if that is their preference – they will need to be experienced in acrylic, since Jennifer will not be teaching in that medium.


Thurs. – Sun., July 14-15-16-17, 2016
Assumption Abbey
Richardton, ND
Cost for 4 full days of instruction: $295.
(9 am to 4 pm each day)
To hold a place in this exciting workshop, complete the registration form and mail it with your deposit of $100 to:
Badlands Art Association
Attn: Workshop
PO Box 502
Dickinson, ND 58601
Thursday through Sunday, July 14-15-16-17, 2016
Assumption Abbey, Richardton, ND

Richardton, North Dakota Assumption Abbey

The location: Assumption Abbey is a place “set apart” – a Benedictine monastery located just outside the city limits of Richardton, North Dakota. There is room to walk the grounds and experience the quiet of the North Dakota countryside.

Additional information regarding meals and lodging for the Mixed Media Workshop at Assumption Abbey: The workshop will take place in the abbey’s “North Lounge”, a light-filled spacious room facing north on the lower level of the main abbey building.

Meals can be eaten in the abbey cafeteria, located just above the lounge/workshop space. Participants should plan to eat lunch at the abbey; breakfast and dinner are also offered.

Lunch costs $7.75. Breakfast is $6.25; dinner is $9.25.

Participants can choose to stay in the dorm rooms at the Abbey, or make your own arrangements at an area motel. The rooms in the abbey have two single beds, with bathroom and showers down the hall. Single occupancy is $24/person/night, double occupancy is $19/person/night. The rooms are not air conditioned. There is a small motel in Richardton; major chain motels [Ramada, Best Western, Holiday Inn Express, etc.] are located in Dickinson – 25 miles away.