March 16-20th Workshop registrations are being taken now…..

Are you ready to take a leap of faith to learn the drawing and watercolor skills you need to move forward in your artistic, creative journey? Please download and print the workshop flyer and mail it in to secure your spot in the upcoming March workshop held in Fargo, ND, at the beautiful NDSCS facility. There are already a few people signed up for this workshop and my limit is 15….Great lighting, plenty of space for you to work. No one has to share a table in my workshop. I just finished a wonderful week with a group of artists who left with many examples of what was unleashed from within.Some of them had never painted before.Please scrolll through the previous posts to get a feel for this week of learning and connection with other artists. Every skill is started from the BEGINNING….no previous art experience is necessary. All levels are welcome-if you consider yourself to be intermediate or advanced, I trust you will come away knowing that you are moving to the next level with your art.

Beverly and I hope to see you in March!

Fargo March 2020 Workshop Flyer

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January Fargo Workshop Successful!

January- a great time to paint indoors and enjoy the camraderie of other people who love art and want to begin or go to the next level in their creative journey. This described the week spent at NDSCS campus in Fargo, ND, January 6-10th. This is one of my favorite venues because the lighting is superb, everyone gets their own large studio table, and I have great technology hookups so everyone can sit at their own studio table and work interactively as I demonstrate at the front of the room.




I am sharing the process of painting a value study in Payne’s Gray and the progression toward creating a color study.








This is the teaching approach I love- using a document camera to demonstrate each step, then projecting it on a large screen so all can stay seated and work  immediately after instructions are given.


Below are the results of the Road Home exercise. Everyone gets the same instructions, yet all have

a unique interpretation that reflects each person’s individual personality and experience.



We created a garden of beautiful Japanese Tree Peonies:







Kim exemplifies his comfort in his own personal “studio”.






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January Workshop coming up!




Beginning Drawing and Watercolor:  5-Day Workshop

with Barbara Benda Nagle

January 6-10th, 2020

NDSCS (North Dakota State College of Science)

 Fargo, ND

Join Barbara Benda Nagle, professional artist and instructor, as she provides her unique curriculum for learning how to draw and paint. With over 35 years of teaching experience, she simplifies complex art concepts so all levels of learners may succeed.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to execute a variety of drawing and watercolor techniques
  • How to make sense of the color wheel and use it to your advantage
  • How to use “value” (lights and darks) to make paintings dramatic
  • How to design your painting rather than copy photographs
  • How to create strong, dynamic compositions

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily (with lunch on your own)

Location: Room 190, NDSCS Fargo campus- 1305 19th Avenue North, Fargo, ND (across the street from the Fargo Dome).

Participant profile: All levels of learners, ages 15 and up.

Class size: Limited to the first 15 paid registrations.

Please register and pay by December 28th.

The fee of $395 will cover instruction and handouts for 5 days. Supplies are extra. A supply list is available on Barbara’s website at

OR you may order a Supply Kit on your registration form (cost: $185.) This Supply Kit includes everything on the required supply list.

If you need special accommodations, or have any questions, please contact Barbara at or call Beverly, Workshop Assistant, at 701-610-9529

Please click on this link to download the flyer and registration form:  Beginning Drawing and Watercolor 






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