Dan Sawatzky


Dan Sawatzky is best described as a creative force. He is a visual storyteller extraordinaire. His art career spans more than forty years of magic.  Dan and his crew host Sign Magic and Sculpture Magic Workshops in their studio a number of times each year with attendees coming from around the world.

Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation

Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation is a small family company that specializes in the design and creation of dimensional signs and environments. They tackle projects of any size from small signs to entire theme parks. Their work has garnered numerous national and international awards.


42392 Yarrow Central Road

Chilliwack, BC, CANADA

V2R 5E2

604 823 2216


Sculpting MAGIC Workshop by Dan Sawatzky

Next Workshops to be held

Fall 2015 - dates to be announced


Dan Sawatzky has long been known for his award winning dimensional signs that incorporate 3D sculptures into their design. He and his crew are now offering a three day workshop that will show just how he accomplishes this MAGIC on a daily basis. Over the course of three long days he will demonstrate and then guide you through the process from design, armature construction, shaping, sculpting in the detail and painting with his unique process. We'll carve concrete and Precision Board, weld steel, sculpt epoxy, paint and much more!

Bring your work clothes for this is a hands-on workshop!

Everything you need will be supplied - just come with an open mind and a willingness to learn. Lunch, dinner and snacks will be are included on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until lunch. Enjoy wholesome, home made cooking.

We will show how the same design principles and sculpting techniques work on any size project, large or small. Each student will sculpt a project of their own, following step by step as Dan demonstrates how even a very complex project is not at all difficult when broken down into small steps.

Dan will show each student how to use the most basic tools to create texture and detail in such a way as to make the projects simpler and faster to finish. He'll talk of how to market your new found skills as well. 

The workshop will be held in Dan's world famous studio/workshop, which is chock full of examples to learn from. We'll tour some of his most famous projects and see how everything fits togeher seamlessly.  It will be three full days of high energy learning and inspiration - an unforgettable experience that will totally change the way you think about dimensional signs.

 2014 Sculpture Workshop

FALL OCTOBER 3,4, 5, 2014

Cost $1,800.00 Canadian Dollars per person
(GST included) 

The class will be limited to ten people on a first come - first serve basis.

 For more information contact:

Dan Sawatzky

604 823 2216



Here's what attendees of the previous Sculpture MAGIC workshop had to say...


JD Winters - Arizona, USA

I enjoyed many parts of the workshop, but the most beneficial thing for me was asking the questions and getting the answers.  I really enjoyed talking with Dan and learning about techniques, and workflows.  I really felt like he understood the pitfalls we all face as creative individuals, having to do with business, and personality traits that come with being creative.

I felt that seeing and doing helped me a lot.  I could have watched videos all day on how to stick concrete to lathe, but until Dan takes the trowel from you and shows you what you are doing wrong, you'd never catch on from just watching.  I appreciated the coaching from him and the hands-on experience.


 'Cosmic' Ray Renooy - Manitoba, Canada

Throughout the workshop weekend I had many opportunities to see these mysteries revealed…I was not disappointed. From the moment I walked in the door (quite literally), to the time I packed up my goodies for home, Dan maintained a high energy ‘here’s-how’…eager to show and eager to share…it was a non-stop adventure.


Bonnie Norling Wakeman - Colorado, USA

I soaked up all I could during the workshop time and I really appreciate Dan's sharing on all levels!  His career is an inspiration!