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"Landscape Painting Beyond the Photograph In Your Choice of Medium"
Thursdays, February 29 - March 21, 2024
 

Join Art League instructor Joyce Nagel for this 4-Week offering for students working on their landscape painting. Come, ready to work in the medium of your choice (oil, pastel or acrylics), and let the instructor teach you tips and techniques to take your landscape paintings beyond the photograph. Weekly demos, individual and group critique and instruction will be given! This class is appropriate for all levels of students! Drawing is a prerequisite.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Joyce Nagel
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Color Theory for Painters"
February 29, 2024
 

Imagine 6 specific colors - reds, blues and yellows -- that will change the way you paint and how you see and mix colors. Now imagine using these colors to achieve clear, bright colors, the illusion of distance, volume, depth and shadow! This is a hands-on full-day workshop to immerse yourself in color possibilities and put your learning into practice. Come prepared to paint along in the medium of your choice as Alex introduces, in a step-by-step manner, some surprising color combinations that make for brighter, more intense and fresh colors, and how to alter them to create the illusion of distance and shadow. In the afternoon we will paint from still life to practice using our colors.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, March 4-25, 2024
 

Paint with the medium (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel) of your choice in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome. This class is appropriate for beginner painters, intermediate painters and advanced painters of any medium and style. The main purpose of this course is one-on-one assistance from the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Acrylics or Oil: Making Your Mark with Palette Knife and Impasto Texture"
March 9, 2024
 

This is your opportunity to learn how to use various shape palette knives and a paint-loaded brush to obtain texture and glassy smoothness in your paintings. Be prepared to paint along with Alex as she demonstrates palette knife and sgraffito techniques for various subjects: sky, water, trees, flowers and marsh. The morning focus will be to practice mixing and layering and getting comfortable using the palette knife to really get your shapes and forms to come to life. In the afternoon, we will paint from life in the studio and from your reference photos or your imagination. The objective is to capture the spirit of the composition's colors and textures through simple use of palette knife and loaded brush.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pet Portraits 101"
March 16, 2024
 

Join nationally and internationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, for this 1-day painting workshop where you will learn the keys to painting your pet in a realistic manner. Addison will discuss composition, color mixing, shadows, layering and more while focusing on painting your furry friends! Sign up today and don't miss out! This course is designed for all levels of students. Students will paint from their own printed reference photos for this workshop. Addison will be using heavy acrylics for this workshop! Those using other mediums are welcome to join, however, the processes Addison uses may not be applicable to your medium due to transparency and/or drying times. The use of heavy acrylics is highly encouraged.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"All about Art and Where to StART"
March 20, 2024
 

This class is for those who would like to work in art but do not know where to start and/or with what mediums. We will start with pencils, charcoal and work our way through watercolor, acrylic, pastels and oil and any others that students may be interested in. Barb will explain the pros and cons of each of the mediums including prices points and other materials you'll need for that medium, including, brushes, surfaces and framing. At the end of the session, students will have time to try them all on a small scale. In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for materials, all of which she will provide to you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Barb Snow
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Acrylic & Palette Knife: Ocean Sunset Sail"
March 21, 2024
 

Come & have an amazing time creating a wonderful ocean sunset & sailboat scene. You'll see just how easy it is to blend colors using a palette knife. We'll be using some really rich and creamy paints to have a lot of textures, interesting effects, (some almost like acrylic pouring), and 3-D effects. You’ll learn how to layer your paint and a achieve 3-dimensional look using a palette knife. Students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor who will provide all materials needed.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Art Critiques with Art Cornell"
April 4, 2024
 

Art Cornell will be offering 90-minute critique sessions for artists of all level, medium, and styles. Join us at Art League Academy and bring up to 3 pieces of your artwork with you. Maybe you're stuck, maybe there's something you want to change but you just can't figure it out, or maybe you just want another person to tell you to put down the brush and step away from the completed work, whatever the case may be, this session is for you! Art will share his 20+ years of experience with you! Critique sessions are open to the first 12 registrants to ensure enough time for each person! Sign up now, we hope to see you there!
 
Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Transparency for Water & Glass in Oils and Acrylics"
April 8, 2024
 

Oil and acrylic colors can achieve that transparent - almost watercolor - look with deep, jewel-like colors. The addition of a paint medium specific to oils or acrylics along with the application of specific techniques, methods and color combinations, will result in transparent depth and illusion. Whether painting in an abstract or realistic form, transparency can create the illusion of water and glass, or any subject. Spontaneity of method and color mixing for the subject will be achieved through technique exercises and demonstration. All levels of experience are welcome!!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Create a Beautiful White or Blue Heron on Canvas"
April 20, 2024
 

Join nationally and internationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, for this 1-day painting workshop where you will paint your own beautiful white or blue heron. Tips and techniques will be shared as Addison discusses, shape, value, contrast, color mixing, shadow and more! Students of all levels will enjoy this workshop and leave with a completed painting! This workshop is designed for students of all levels. Students should provide their own heron reference photograph(s) for this workshop. Addison will be using heavy acrylics for this workshop! Those using other mediums are welcome to join, however, the processes Addison uses may not be applicable to your medium due to transparency and/or drying times. Use of heavy acrylics is highly encouraged.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Step by Step Painting: Carolina Wren"
May 18, 2024
 

Join nationally and internationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, for this 1-day painting workshop where you will paint your own beautiful Carolina Wren. Tips and techniques will be shared as Addison discusses, shape, value, contrast, color mixing, shadow and more! Students of all levels will enjoy this workshop and leave with a completed painting! This workshop is designed for students of all levels. Addison will be using heavy acrylics for this workshop! Those using other mediums are welcome to join, however, the processes Addison uses may not be applicable to your medium due to transparency and/or drying times. Use of heavy acrylics is highly encouraged.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Seeing - The Power of a True Artist"
July 17-19, 2024
 

To be a successful artist, it is essential to see things accurately. Enhancing the skills of perception enables the artist to draw or paint anything! For centuries, artists have utilized various aids to seeing. Participants in this workshop have the opportunity to use these aids, allowing for skillful observation and to recreate what they see on paper or canvas. Various ways to measure, make comparisons, define values, see shapes, and identify colors are explored. Regardless of current abilities, completing this workshop significantly transforms the participant’s capacity to view the world as with “new eyes.” With improved powers of perception, they can create artworks of ever-increasing levels of expertise! This workshop was designed for beginner students, intermediate students and advanced students.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Robert H. Way
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Finding Delight in Color"
October 16-18, 2024
 

This workshop reveals secrets even the old masters did not know! Participants discover the source of all color, elevating their powers of observation to permit identification of hues hiding in plain sight. With this heightened skill, students are better able to replicate colors seen without the frustration of endless experimentation, memorizing formulas, recipes, and complicated color systems or “happy accidents.” Special focus is placed on assisting the artist to determine the most suitable pigments for producing paintings of quality and unfailing harmony. This workshop was designed for beginner students, intermediate students and advanced students.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Robert H. Way
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


 

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