Enjoy the amazing Central American culture while painting with renowned instructor Bob Burridge. Costa Rica is truly a beautiful and safe country with painting opportunities, geographic contrast, gorgeous wildlife, diverse culture, fantastic ethnic food and kindhearted people.
is a non-profit organization, that was formed in 1978. Annually offering over 40 internationally known instructors teaching courses in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, and more in state-of-the-art lakeside studios located in northern Wisconsin. Dillman's mission is to bring creative arts to students.
is the international arm of Dillman's Creative Arts that was created in 1987 by Dennis and Sue Robertson's drive to travel the world with a range of creative artists. Tours have ranged from France, Bermuda, Greece, Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Costa Rica, Italy and the Bahamas.
We have teamed up with RJ Hagist, an old friend of Dillman’s and he organized our 2008 Costa Rica trip. RJ is originally from northern Wisconsin. He moved to Costa Rica over 15 years ago and is very fluent in Spanish and extremely knowledgeable about the geography, culture and inner workings of the country. RJ and his staff will assist us with air and ground transportation and will be available the entire time we are in Costa Rica.