Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Open Painting in Oils, Acrylics or Watercolors"
Mondays, November 2-23, 2020
 

Accomplish a painting(s) of your choice in a studio face to face environment. Use oil, acrylic, watercolor or related medium of your choice. Instructor demos, guidance and critiques are tailored to your needs. Take one or all course days. Students should bring own supplies. Some limited supplies available for sale.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $144 for Members, $160 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mark Making with Joanna Chalson"
Tuesdays, November 3-24, 2020
 

This class will be a creative journey to help you broaden your artistic outlook using the textural element of the "Mark". We will experiment and compose with various mediums and uncommon mark makers. Discover the mark and enhance your personal artwork.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Joanna Chalson
Cost: $144 for Members, $160 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Sculpture: Exploring Clay, Sand & Plaster Methods"
Wednesdays, November 4-25, 2020
 

This course in low relief sculpture looks at achieving dynamic results using two very different mold mediums—sand and clay. Learn use of tools, technique, methods, and considerations for basic relief forms followed by the fascinating method of plaster casting. Clay, sand, plaster and tools are provided for $7 fee.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $144 for Members, $160 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"The Portrait and The Figure"
November 8-15, 2020
 

Picture yourself sitting at Mary Whytes' dinner table in Mary's home. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get to know the artist up close. Come paint and tour with internationally acclaimed watercolorist, Mary Whyte. Mary will guide you through the techniques of planning your compositions, drawing, mixing color and creating great backgrounds. She will show you how to work with the model, avoid mistakes and give personal critiques and great tips for marketing your work. Enjoy lots of painting action, one-on-one instruction, wonderful meals and wine, and Southern activities! Come, learn of Mary's beginning on John's Island, with a trip down Bohicket Road and the inspiration behind her life's work.
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $4500 All inclusive
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Creating with Clay"
November 9, 10, 30, 2020
 

This class is available to both beginning students and those with some experience. Beginning students will be guided through the creating of one or two pieces of pottery, which will be textured and glazed in the subsequent workshops. Students with prior experience will work with the instructor towards their goal. Price includes all materials!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Barb Snow
Cost: $180 for Members, $200 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Photographing the Lowcountry"
November 18-20, 2020
 

This is an intermediate to advanced level class geared towards students who are already familiar with their cameras and the basics of capturing images in a studio setting. In this class, Kendra will take students to various parts of the island to teach camera equipment and techniques on how to capture the best images in the field. Students will spend first two days in the field and the third day at the Art Academy reviewing and critiquing.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $135 for Members, $150 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass"
November 20, 2020
 

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, I will take them to my studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $36 for Members, $40 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Go with the Flow: Taking Fluid Acrylics to the Next Level"
November 30, 2020
 

Fluid acrylics are a very liberating painting medium—and the pour technique is only the beginning of the painting journey. This workshop will focus on how to incorporate the color flow areas into your larger painting by continuing the movement and form with brush and palette knife to create your scene. Imagine the possibilities: a lively landscape or seascape—or an abstract design. The possibilities are endless—and the flow helps make it happen. All supplies will be provided for this workshop (fluid acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, tools, equipment and 4 canvases) for a fee of $25. Pay supply fee upon registration, or with cash the day of the workshop.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $72 for Members, $80 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Liquid Watercolors, Fabulously Intense"
Tuesdays, December 1-15, 2020
 

Liquid watercolors—sometimes called watercolor inks—are watercolors in an extremely concentrated form. They are formulated to achieve the greatest possible brilliance and have a unique intensity and purity. If you are craving color and looking for the “wow factor”, this is the class for you! Liquid watercolors perform differently on paper--with some techniques resulting in surprising dynamic mixing of color that only happen with this medium. $20 fee and materials are supplied. Just sign up and come prepared to paint.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $108 for Members, $120 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Portraits of People or Pets"
Thursdays, December 3-31, 2020
 

Whether you have always wanted to try portraiture or have years of experience drawing/painting people or animals this class will help you discover more of your own style while learning some time-tested techniques for simplifying and expressing yourself as a portrait artist. All of us have been looking at people’s faces our whole lives. Yet, rendering them as an artist involves seeing faces in a new way. Going beyond line drawing to shapes and shadows, use of chiaroscuro, color accuracy, and overall design composition this class will help you on your way to creating truly 3 dimensional portraits that are alive and vibrant. Great for intermediate and advanced level artists.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jana Stiles
Cost: $144 for Members, $160 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass"
December 11, 2020
 

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, I will take them to my studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $36 for Members, $40 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Getting to Know Watercolor"
December 14-16, 2020
 

With a goal of teaching the basics to beginners and those with limited knowledge of the medium, Chris will guide you through the techniques and help you develop skills needed to produce beautiful paintings in watercolor. He will not only tell you how, but also show you! For more about Chris and his art visit www.dreyerdesign.com
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Chris Dreyer
Cost: $135 for Members, $150 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


 

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