Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Alcohol Inks and Beyond"
January 27, 2022
 

This medium is very special. It’s so exciting to watch the inks move and flow! Anyone can do it, no need to have experience! Each painting is totally unique, bright, and powerful. Alcohol inks have a color intensity and personality unmatched by any other medium. Join us as Julie walks you through the steps to creating beautiful and vibrant paintings. We'll also be using some new colors, and learning some new and exciting techniques by combining the effects of acrylic inks with alcohol inks! We'll be using the inks on Yupo paper as well as on tiles for amazing effects! Students should bring $15 cash for materials which will all be provided to you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Drawing 101"
January 29, 2022
 

Join nationally and internationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, for this 1-Day in-person drawing workshop where you will learn the keys to successful drawing and how good drawing can instantly make you a better painter!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $90
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Edible Art: Valentines Day Cookies"
February 1, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost, even the wine! Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Abstract Impressionism"
Wednesdays, February 2-16, 2022
 

This class is designed for artists with some experience in abstract/impressionism or experienced painters looking to learn more about the abstract/impressionistic style. This class will help refine your skills, and techniques will be shown with hands-on direction. The purpose of the class is for artists to find new skills/or to enhance existing ones in order to accomplish different types of works that best fit their level of experience and their desire to engage in the unknown. Please bring any and all current paintings/examples you may wish to have evaluated/critiqued or that you want to try.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Matting & Framing: From Start to Finish"
February 3, 2022
 

This newly designed workshop is perfect for students wanting to learn or refresh their matting and framing skills so that they can exhibit and sell their works in a professional, completed manner. Barb will not only teach the steps, but students will leave with a matted piece of art and can choose from an assortment of frames for sale if they choose to as well. Bring in a piece of art to frame or prepare a frame for a future work, this workshop will be full of invaluable information for every artist!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Barb Snow
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Polymer Clay Beads"
February 3, 2022
 

Learn to make polymer beads! Once you learn a few techniques you will be able to create custom beads and other polymer creations that you can cure at home. Use them to make jewelry, bottle stoppers, tiny characters/animals/sculptures, buttons, doll house accessories...etc. All supplies are included in the cost! Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Jewelry Making: Forged Bangle"
February 5, 2022
 

Join us for this brand new 1-Day class and learn how to forge your own Bangle out of 100% sterling silver. Award-Winning Jeweler and Art League Instructor, Jo Ann Graham, will teach you how to solder and forge sterling silver to end up with a gorgeous finished product! All materials are included in the cost, just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jo Ann Graham
Cost: $190
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pet Portraits 101"
February 9, 2022
 

Join nationally and internationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, for this 1-Day in-person painting workshop where you will learn the keys to painting your pet in a realistic manner.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $90
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting with the Nagels (Pastel, Oils or Acrylics)"
Thursdays, February 10 - March 24, 2022
 

Paint the subject of your choice in the medium of your choice with daily individual comments and help. Beginning pastelists will be encouraged with step-by-step demos. Advanced painters in any medium will benefit from open or individual daily group critiques. Students will vote on the last day Plein air outing.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Don & Joyce Nagel
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Perspective Drawing"
Mondays, February 14-28, 2022
 

Learn to draw correct perspective to help with your paintings and other artistic creations. One, two, and three-point perspective drawings will be explained, demonstrated, and practiced.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Lovely Skies, Seas, And Trees"
February 15-17, 2022
 

Gary Baughman weaves a scientific understanding of light and color into his Plein Air painting, giving students a fresh understanding of how to render subject matter with an enlightened eye toward rendering accurate and interesting compositions, shapes, values, colors, and edges. Baughman will demonstrate his method of working wet in wet and in one pass, encouraging students to work rapidly to capture the fleeting shadows and lighting as the sun moves across the sky. Students will be working in a small format, so that at least one painting can be finished each day. Gary will provide one-on-one supervision and instruction. Students may work in oil or pastel. This workshop is tailored for intermediate painters and/or beginners with good drawing skills.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Gary Baughman
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Persons of Interest: Clues for Painting Lifelike Impressionistic Figures"
February 22-23, 2022
 

A sleuthing expedition into what the human eye needs to see to identify a figure. This class will spend one day working with a live costumed model and a second day working with students’ own photos. Acting like detectives, we’ll learn to eliminate unnecessary detail and delve into the Impressionists’ findings on color and figure to create fully alive portraits and figurative paintings. Oil and acrylic painters will find new ways of approaching color and form in this fun and freeing 2-day exploration.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Leslie Dyas
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Creating Mosaic Pendants"
February 24, 2022
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting half-day workshop where students will create their very own beautiful one-of-a-kind mosaic pendant! Students will learn to use the proper tools and materials to construct a small stainless steel and glass pendant. Whether you have experience with mosaics or not, this class, for students of all levels, is sure to be one for the books!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Wine, Paint, Pots & Plants, an Artistic Night Out"
February 24, 2022
 

Join us for a fun evening of wine and painting! With art instruction by Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm, each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind with a glass of wine and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself so you don't miss out! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass"
February 25, 2022
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 9”x 9” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Private Pottery Wheel Lessons"
February 2022
 

Ever wanted to try your hand at throwing clay on the wheel? Want to make a cup or bowl that you can proudly call your own? One-on-One lessons are a perfect way for students of all levels, even beginners, to gain experience and learn to elevate you work using additive and subtractive techniques to modify your forms. Sign up for private, one-on-one wheel lessons with Art League instructor and local potter, Jami Wright. Call Art League Academy to schedule a time that works for you! Students should bring $25 cash for materials the day of the lesson, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Edible Art: Baby Shower Cookies"
March 1, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost, even the wine! Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaic Framed Mirrors"
Wednesdays, March 2-23, 2022
 

Join Lowcountry mosaic artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 4-week class and dive into everything mosaics while fashioning a beautiful framed mirror. Students will learn proper vocabulary and tool usage while experimenting with a variety of different types of glass. The instructor will demo and provide one-on-one help while students design their own project, which will be completed by the end of the 4-week course.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Polymer Clay Beads"
March 3, 2022
 

Learn to make polymer beads! Once you learn a few techniques you will be able to create custom beads and other polymer creations that you can cure at home. Use them to make jewelry, bottle stoppers, tiny characters/animals/sculptures, buttons, doll house accessories...etc. All supplies are included in the cost! Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Sressless Very Beginner Watercolor"
Thursdays, March 3-24, 2022
 

Painting in watercolors is quick, colorful and delightful. Alex starts with an introduction to types of paper, colors and use of brushes. Then, the painting fun begins with easy watercolor brush techniques and mixing. We will then build slowly from the simple to more complex methods of putting paint to paper. Topics include use of value, control of the medium, color mixing, surface variations and compositions. Demonstrations are an integral part of the class. Come prepared to be delighted and inspired as we paint from still life and your own photo references.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Jewelry Making: Hoop Earrings"
March 5, 2022
 

Join us for this brand new 1-Day class and learn how to forge your own hoop earrings out of 100% sterling silver. Award-Winning Jeweler and Art League Instructor, Jo Ann Graham, will teach you how to saw and form sterling silver metal to end up with a gorgeous finished pair of hoop earrings! All materials are included in the cost, just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jo Ann Graham
Cost: $190
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, March 7-28, 2022
 

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.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Colored Pencil: Vivid and Versatile"
March 7-8, 2022
 

The Habersham, Artists invite you to experience colored pencil as a fine art medium. Discover the tools, surfaces, and surprisingly effective techniques which yield stunning, vivid colored pencil paintings, as these works are aptly named. Waxy and watersoluble colored pencil techniques will be included, along with an array of colored pencil-compatible surfaces, many of them free. Kristy is a seasoned, supportive teacher who aims to provide an informative and enjoyable workshop experience. She includes frequent demonstrations (questions welcomed and invited!), individual attention, and numerous take-home samples. The author of the books Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, Kristy is also featured on 4 instructional DVDs.
 
Location: Habersham (Beaufort), South Carolina
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Habersham Artists
Website, email, 843-707-5523


"Wine, Paint, Pots & Plants, an Artistic Night Out"
March 24, 2022
 

Join us for a fun evening of wine and painting! With art instruction by Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm, each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind with a glass of wine and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself so you don't miss out! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass"
March 25, 2022
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 9”x 9” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Edible Art: 3D Flower Cookies"
March 29, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost, even the wine! Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting the Lowcountry Landscape"
March 29-31, 2022
 

Join Colorado-based pastelist and instructor Susan Mayfield for this 3-day workshop exploring ways to make a more dynamic painting. In this workshop, students will focus on the landscapes of the Lowcountry as inspiration and subject matter. This workshop will consist of demos, painting exercises, group discussions, positive critiques and lots of hands-on individual attention. Oil and acrylic painters are welcome to attend, as long as they understand that the demos will be done in pastel. Make colors pop, develop more interesting compositions, learn to edit and simplify, learn to use contrasts to push values and color temperature to make a stronger painting. Students will learn guidelines to help them critique their own work while strengthening the fundamentals in their paintings.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Susan Mayfield
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Polymer Clay Beads"
March 31, 2022
 

Learn to make polymer beads! Once you learn a few techniques you will be able to create custom beads and other polymer creations that you can cure at home. Use them to make jewelry, bottle stoppers, tiny characters/animals/sculptures, buttons, doll house accessories...etc. All supplies are included in the cost! Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Glass Impressions: Sunlit Ball Jars"
April 1-2, 2022
 

Ball jars bring back nostalgic feelings for most of us. A good time with grandmother in the kitchen, and maybe later we saved our favorite marbles or buttons in them! "Painting glass and its reflections is the closest thing I've found to painting fascinating little abstract worlds." Helen Beacham. This two-day watercolor workshop will take place in person. Lunch is provided both days!
 
Location: Chapin, South Carolina
Instructor: Helen K Beacham
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Crooked Creek Art League
Website, email, 843-408-5240


"Jewelry Making: Sterling Silver Chain Link Bracelet"
April 3, 2022
 

Join us for this brand new 1-Day class and learn how to make your own chain link bracelet out of 100% sterling silver. Award-Winning Jeweler and Art League Instructor, Jo Ann Graham, will teach you how to saw and solder sterling silver metal to end up with a gorgeous finished chain link bracelet! All materials are included in the cost, just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jo Ann Graham
Cost: $190
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"A Painterly Approach to Working with Pastels"
April 6-8, 2022
 

Join guest instructor and Lowcountry pastel artist Carol Iglesias for this exciting, information-packed 3-day workshop exclusively for pastel artists! Learn how to paint with pastels both in the studio or outside from real life. This class will focus on strong composition, defining values, underpainting with pastels, seeing and/or using color, creating a point of focus, and working successfully from your photographs. Daily demonstrations will be given along with personalized teaching and individual feedback!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Art Escape - Charleston- Gardens of Spring"
April 8-11, 2022
 

3 full days of Escaping into Gardens and History of Charleston- the plantations, the architecture and the Southern Style. All Breakfasts, lunches snacks included. Lodging separate. Transportation between locations is included. You will have an option work with Painter- Lorelle Miller to do Plein Air Watercolors, oil or your own medium of choice or go with fine art photographer April Bielefeldt. Spring in the South offers a mix of Oak Lined roads, fine gardens, and quaint streets and plantations. Evenings will be available for sharing and critique if you choose. April / Lorelle like to take an immersive approach, staying in historic places, eating local foods encouraging artists to play! Recharge and nurture the Creative Spirit inside you.
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Instructor: Lorelle Miller - April Bielefeldt
Cost: $1500.00
Sponsor: FallPhotoTrips
Website, email, 818-723-7413


"Jewelry Making: Cold Connection Ring"
May 7, 2022
 

Join us for this brand new 1-Day class and learn how to make your own cold connection ring out of 100% sterling silver. Award-Winning Jeweler and Art League Instructor, Jo Ann Graham, will teach you how to saw and use pins for cold connection. You will create a gorgeous cold connection ring out of 100% sterling silver! All materials are included in the cost, just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jo Ann Graham
Cost: $190
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Plein Air in Watercolor"
May 13-14, 2022
 

Join award-winning artist Catherine Hillis for this exciting plein air watercolor workshop for intermediate and advanced students! Learn how to paint en plein air, as seen in the May 2021 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine. Artists will learn how to pick the right equipment for their personal style, select a location and set up in the field. The instructor will lay out logical steps for painting successful watercolors outdoors. Painting landscapes and gardens are only part of the theme. The instructor will show you some ways to approach painting the marsh and will cover the basics of composition and perspective. A classroom is available in case of inclement weather. Hillis will share many onsite demonstrations to guide painters to success.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $330
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Jewelry Making: 2 Sets of Fabricated Earrings"
June 4, 2022
 

Join us for this brand new 1-Day class and learn how to make two sets of earrings out of 100% sterling silver. Award-Winning Jeweler and Art League Instructor, Jo Ann Graham, will teach you how to saw and fabricate individual earrings out of sterling silver to end up with 2 gorgeous pair of your own! All materials are included in the cost, just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jo Ann Graham
Cost: $190
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Jewelry Making: Fold Form Earrings"
July 2, 2022
 

Join us for this brand new 1-Day class and learn how to make a set of earrings out of 100% sterling silver. Award-Winning Jeweler and Art League Instructor, Jo Ann Graham, will teach you how to saw and form fold sterling silver to create your own pair of Fold Form earrings out of 100% sterling silver! All materials are included in the cost, just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jo Ann Graham
Cost: $190
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Using Abstract Thinking to Create Illustrative Paintings"
August 23-25, 2022
 

Aline is known for her vivid paintings and creative use of color. Working from their own photo references, students will transform these into pastel or oil paintings using the principles of color and design. Aline will emphasize the understanding of color in terms of temperature, intensity, and value while translating those ideas using pastel or oil techniques. Experimenting with exciting different colors while maintaining the value and intensity will serve as a great exercise in helping students expand their color sensitivity. Ten stroke exercises are fun to develop confidence in both decision-making and interesting strokes. Let’s say goodbye to overworked tight pastels and oils and learn to create loose, bold but still illustrative paintings.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Aline Ordman
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


 

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