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Dixie Petticrew

Dixie is from 12 miles S.E. of Effingham.  She is a self-taught multi-media artist.  She primarily works in watercolor on Yupo Paper.  Yupo is a very slick commercial paper used in making menus, banners and now art.  Dixie has been teaching her unique technique for the past three years.  She has been showing her Yupo Art throughout out Central Illinois at competitions and art fairs.  They have been very well accepted.  She has won best of show at Paris Bi-Centennial's Show with her Yupo work.  She has shown her work for the past three years at the juried ART and Craft Fair at Cedarhurst and last year she was invited to show at the juried show at Rend Lake.  She has work in Canada, California, Champaign, Chicago, Bloomington, and Sparta.  She has had, for two years, a one woman show at the Misselhorn Museum at Sparta, IL.  She has had a two woman show at Lakeland College for two years.  Her work is currently in a one woman show at Joe Sippers Cafe at Effingham, IL.  Dixie is very active in the arts being the present president of the Effingham Art Guild and also President and founder of the Associated Artists of Central IL.  She is on the board of the Southern IL. Artist's Workshop and taught a 2 1/2 day class there this past year.  She founded the Children's Art Show at Effingham, IL. This past year she was featured on a segment of the Heartland Highways Show on RFD TV.
Dixie's Watercolor Yupo workshop will be held Thurs., Feb. 26th, 9am-4pm at Wildwoods Gallery & Framing
in downtown Olney.  Students will complete 4 or more pieces of artwork during this class.   
Subjects will be an abstract, a floral, a landscape and a mono-chromatic painting.  Yupo paper will be provided. 
Workshop fee is $100, lunch included. Registration and payment deadline is Feb. 19, 2009. 
Class size will be limited.  For additional information please call (618) 393-7263.
Supply list is provided below.








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Workshop supply list:
1.  8 to 10 Small spray bottles (pump top, travel size)

2.  hair dryer

3.  #10 round watercolor brush

4.  masking tape

5.  water pan, palette

6.  paper towels

7.  4 or 5 backer boards 24"x26" to secure Yupo paper to with masking tape.
Students won't be able to remove their work from their board until it dries.  Reusable masonite boards will be available at $5.99 ea and must be ordered when registering for class.

8.  Tube watercolors:
Indigo blue (any deep blue)
Allizarin Crimson
Orange (deep)
Cadium Yellow
Leaf Green (any light green)
Hunter Green (any dark green)
Burnt Sienna
Violet or Mauve

Beautiful Evening


The White Squirrel Shop
209 E. Main St.    Olney, IL 62450

Phone: (618) 393-7263