Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Watercolor: Starting Small"
Tuesdays, September 21-22, 2021
 

Sometimes beginners can find large canvases daunting and a little scary. I find it much less stressful to paint small in the beginning! Join us for some fun exploring, learning, or reviewing some watercolor basics and techniques. On our first day, we will be painting some 5” by 7” paintings. These can be placed in small frames or used as greeting cards or to start a notebook for future reference. On our second day, we will finish one or more of the 5 by 7 pieces and then try one 9” by 12” piece. We will learn to use a grid to take one of our smaller pieces to the larger 9 by 12 piece while keeping it in perspective.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Wendy Cunico
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaics on Glass"
Tuesdays, September 21 - October 12, 2021
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 4-week class where students will learn the basic mosaic techniques to create a mosaic on glass! There is a $35 supply fee due in cash to the instructor on the first day of this class for materials that will be provided to you. There is a small additional list of materials students are responsible for bringing.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass"
September 24, 2021
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” 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


"Acrylics: Transparent Methods for Glass and Water"
September 24, 2021
 

Acrylic paint is an opaque medium similar to oils. However, it can also have a transparent, many-layered look through the application of specific methods in conjunction with the use of a painting medium. This paint-along demo will feature how to use the layering process using an acrylic medium to create the illusion of glass and clear water, among other applications. Alex will be using gloss medium to mix with her paints. Any acrylic medium is fine (matte, gloss et al).
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Wine & Glass Fusion Night"
September 28, 2021
 

Let loose and unwind with a glass of wine and get your creativity flowing. No experience 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 and wine! Kathy will take the glass home to her studio and fire and fuse the glass together. Your final pieces will be ready for pickup at Art League Academy one week after the session. For out-of-towners, shipping can be arranged for a flat rate of $10 (and $5 for any additional plates if shipping multiple to the same address).
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Private Pottery Wheel Lessons"
July, August or September 2021
 

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


"Pen & Ink Enhanced with Watercolor"
October 1, 2021
 

Satisfy your need to draw the scene and your desire for color! Discover how to use inks (yes, they are indelible!) in a loose and free way without worrying about needing to correct. Quick and colorful materials, methods, and techniques enable you to capture the moment in a lively ink sketch followed by enhancement with watercolor or colored pencils. This demo is a great introduction to composition and design in a simple yet structured format. Suitable media: watercolor or acrylic.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $10
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting: In Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel or Charcoal"
Mondays, October 4-25, 2021
 

Paint with the medium of your choice in a relaxed Summertime atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos and techniques in laying out and blocking in your choice of pictures will be discussed. Frequent critiques will be available to assist you. Realism and impressionism techniques will be discussed for use in your painting.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Oil Technique for Dramatic Skies"
October 8, 2021
 

Dramatic skies at sunset, or with high wind clouds, puffy cumulonimbus clouds, rain clouds etc., are often the reason that we are drawn to paint a scene. This demonstration will cover the techniques used to obtain those different types of cloud formations, and the colors associated with them. Paint along in watercolor with Alex Sharma as she demonstrates specific brush strokes, wet-on-wet, and mixing techniques to obtain dramatic results.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $10
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Dramatic & Vibrant Still Lifes"
October 15, 2021
 

Still-Life paintings don’t have to be ho-hum. They can be anything but “still”, by creating a dramatic design. Alex will demonstrate composition considerations, use of color, dark and light values, and textures in both the objects and the background. All these components together can make even the simplest still life exciting. Learning what to look for and how to represent it, helps artists as they compose any scene—whether still life, landscape or portrait. Alex will paint in acrylics; however, the technique and method are the same for all paint media. Come prepared to paint in your medium of choice.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $10
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"The Art of Cookie Decorating: Christmas Cookies"
October 19, 2021
 

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 on Glass"
October 22, 2021
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” 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


"Painting in a Blue Mood"
October 22, 2021
 

Blue is an iconic color often associated with water and the sky. Blue can also indicate “mood”—as in, tranquil, time of day, place, season, feelings, etc. Through the various subject matter, Alex will demonstrate how to use blue in all its many variations to convey mood. These variations include how to change blue with other colors, how to get blue to approach or recede to create distance, use of value to obtain impact, and how to use blue in an arbitrary way to create interest. Alex will demonstrate in watercolor; however, the methods and considerations are the same for all paint media. Come prepared to paint in your medium of choice.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $10
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Wine & Glass Fusion Night"
October 26, 2021
 

Let loose and unwind with a glass of wine and get your creativity flowing. No experience 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 and wine! Kathy will take the glass home to her studio and fire and fuse the glass together. Your final pieces will be ready for pickup at Art League Academy one week after the session. For out-of-towners, shipping can be arranged for a flat rate of $10 (and $5 for any additional plates if shipping multiple to the same address).
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Point and Shoot Hilton Head"
October 28, 2021
 

This is an intermediate to advanced level class perfect for those who already know the basic point and shoot process and functions of their cameras. Kendra will take students to two of Hilton Head Island's most iconic scenes, South Beach and Harbour Town Lighthouse. Students will spend the day at these locations practicing their point and shoot processes, learning, with Kendra's help, how to take the best photographs every single time.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $90
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Introduction to Watercolor Painting"
October 29, 2021
 

If you have ever wanted to try to paint in watercolor but didn’t know how to start—or thought it would be too hard— this demo will introduce you to classic watercolor painting and the methods used to put paint to paper. Color mixing, brushwork, weton- dry, wet-on-wet techniques, types of watercolor paper, painting mediums and care of materials will all be demonstrated and practiced. Paint along with Alex using whatever watercolor paints and brushes you may have.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $10
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting: In Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel or Charcoal"
Mondays, November 1-22, 2021
 

Paint with the medium of your choice in a relaxed Summertime atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos and techniques in laying out and blocking in your choice of pictures will be discussed. Frequent critiques will be available to assist you. Realism and impressionism techniques will be discussed for use in your painting.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"The Art of Cookie Decorating: Wedding Dress Cookies"
November 3, 2021
 

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


"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


 

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