Announcing my Current 2019 Workshop, Class, and Event 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 https://www.moorheadschools.org

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 https://www.moorheadschools.org

 March 6 (storm date change), 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 https://www.moorheadschools.org

 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 barbara@barbarabendanagle.com

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 barbara@barbarabendanagle.com

May 8th, 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 https://www.moorheadschools.org

May 11-12th, 12-6:00 SPRING OPEN HOUSE : Mourning Dove Studio, 809 20th Street North, Moorhead, MN. This open house focuses on meeting people, reducing inventory by selling art at affordable prices, and sharing workshop information for all people who are interested.

May 15th, 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 https://www.moorheadschools.org

May 29th-July 27th, Twintuition: Paintings by the Benda Twins, Red Door Art Gallery, Wahpeton, ND. This duo exhibit with my twin sister, Beverly Benda, will feature our latest creations in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media collage. This exhibit in our hometown in Wahpeton is in conjunction with its 150th  Anniversary Celebration in 2019. For more information on hours, please go to http://www.reddoorgallerywahpeton.com

June 7th, Dillman’s Festival of Artists, Borealis Art Guild, Hibbing, Minnesota, 4-7 pm

  • Presenting Artists: David R. Becker, Louise Lundin and Barbara Benda Nagle
  • Host Location: Borealis Art Guild Hibbing, 214 E Howard St, Hibbing, MN 55746
  • June 8th Dillman’s Festival of Artists, Ely, Minnesota, 1-4:30 pm
    • Presenting Artists: David R. Becker, Louise Lundin and Barbara Benda Nagle
    • Host Location: Northern Lakes Arts Association, 1900 E Camp St, Ely, MN 55731

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 https://www.moorheadschools.org  Limited to 12 students. Sign up soon! 

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

October 5-6th, FMVA Studio Crawl,12-6.  My studio is located at 809 20th Street North, Moorhead, MN. I am #1 on the list of about 40 local art studios that are open to the general public every first weekend of October. 

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 www.dillmans.com for more information!


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