Announcing my Current 2019 Workshop and Class Schedule

February 6th, 6:00-8:30 pmSeeing Things Differently: the Short Course in Sketching, Moorhead Community Education, Moorhead, MN. Register by calling 218-284-3400 or register online  at

February 9, 8:45-3:30, Acrylic Mixed Media Collage Workshop, Moorhead  Community Education, Moorhead, MN. Register by calling 218-284-3400 or register online  at

 February 13, 6:00-8:30 pm. Seeing Things Differently Part II: Expanding your Sketching Skills, Moorhead Community Education, Moorhead, MN. Register by calling 218-284-3400 or register online at

 March 11 – 15th, 9:00-4:00 daily,  Fargo, ND – Beginning Drawing and Watercolor Workshop, NDSCS  Fargo campus.  Register by calling Barbara at 218-443-1126 or email at

April 29-May 1, 9:00-4:00 daily, East Grand Forks, ND- Designing Your Watercolors for Success– East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Register by calling Barbara at 218-443-1126 or email at

June 10-14, 9:00-4:00 daily  Moorhead, MN- Beginning Drawing and Watercolor Workshop,  Moorhead Community Education, Moorhead, MN.  Register by calling 218-284-3400 or register online  at  

September 2-6th, 9:00-4:00 daily,   Dillman’s Resort, Lac du Flambeau, WIBeginning Drawing and Watercolor: Birds and Wildlife . Register online at 0r call 715-588-3143.

Whether you are a beginner, advanced artist, or unsure of your ability, you are invited to learn to draw and paint.  With 35  years of teaching experience, Barbara uses a step-by-step curriculum that promotes learning and success for every participant. Class sizes are limited.  For Drawing and Watercolor workshops, supplies are extra and a supply list will be sent to each participant after registration. For classes through Moorhead Community Education, supplies are listed on their website in the course description.

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Studio Crawl 2018 : a weekend to enjoy people who love art!

Studio Crawl 2018, October 6-7, was a huge success! Below are two satisfied customers who enjoyed the opportunity to purchase original art directly from me. I spent time demonstrating the process of acrylic mixed media collage and sharing my typical studio time with visitors. Fresh apple desserts were served as refreshments, I gained many new friends through this art weekend. I was impressed with all the visitors from all over North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota who make the Studio Crawl an annual event. Thank you to all who came and contributed to the success of this weekend with your curiosity, questions, and friendly conversation! Thanks to my team of helpers: Paul, Bev, and Nick-my family members who helped me with the organization of this event that hosts hundreds of people. Your work is greatly appreciated!

Mourning Dove Studio




Ian, from Fargo, with Barbara









Luann, from South Dakota, and Barbara










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Dillman’s: a huge success!

September 24-29th, 2018: The Beginning Drawing and Watercolor workshop, Dillman’s Creative Art Retreat Center at Dillman’s Resort in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin was a HUGE success! Beverly (my twin sister, workshop assistant, and wind beneath my wings) and I spent a week there teaching and meeting fabulous people. Our hosts below, Sue and Denny Robertson (the “bookends” in the photo below) are a class act! They run a tight ship and are amazing in their leadership and organization of a beautiful north woods resort featuring many artist workshops throughout the year. I had the great opportunity to work alongside Minnesota artist/Wisconsin native Andy Evansen (second from left) and Colorado artist Frank LaLumia (second from right) as we all taught simultaneously in separate studio spaces on the beautiful peninsula of White Sand Lake.

The best part and the reason I was there was the 9 women I was entrusted to teach and guide. (Unfortunately, 2 others were unable to attend due to circumstances out of their control). The growth from Monday’s drawing lessons to Friday’s final day of composing, choosing focal points, selecting a color scheme was inspiring to me. God has richly blessed me with the joy that comes at the intersection of our lives in the 5 days of getting to know each other, learning, sharing, and exploring with the mediums of pencil and watercolor.

Beverly and I had such a great experience at Dillman’s that we will be back in 2019 and in 2020. I will be teaching on September 2-6th, 2019 and my workshop will be called Beginning Drawing and Watercolor: Birds and Wildlife as it will be taking place at the same time as the Woodson Museum’s Birds in Art Exhibition in Wausau, Wisconsin.  I personally invite you to sign up now to reserve your spot in my workshop as we explore drawing and watercolor with a bird and wildlife focus.  Go to for more information!

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