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"Contemporary Abstract Art: Letting Loose"
June 3, 2024
 

Embrace experimentation! This workshop was created to help aspiring artists become more confident, allowing the beginner abstract painter to take chances and have fun! Experimenting with paint and techniques is vital to the creative process, so enjoying the act of painting is just as important as the outcome. Students will experiment and create several pieces throughout the workshop using acrylic paints and mediums on paper and canvas. What's important is, not to go home with a masterpiece, but to learn to let your natural instincts take over with no fear of making a mistake. After all it's only paint so you can always change it if you don't like it! So, why not get started now?
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Pat McGreevey
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass: The Triple Dipper Platter"
June 28, 2024
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own triple dipper platter using glass as your canvas. No painting experience is 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. In addition to the registration cost, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for their materials, which she will provide for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Learning Different Approaches to Abstract Painting"
Wednesdays, July 10-31, 2024
 

This class is for students that want to work in abstract form. Whether you are new to abstract painting, or are an advanced student, you will gain insights into refining your skills. Blending, color, focal point, negative space, lines, texture, composition, balance, all come into play. Critique will be done to better understand what works in a particular piece and perhaps what to leave out to create a painting that is original and engaging.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaics 101: Flowerpot, Coasters or Small Square"
July 13, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting Half-Day workshop perfect for students of any level! Students will make their very own mosaic project using mixed media, glass and found objects. Ryan will show you how to design & execute the creation of your own personal piece! Your choices of projects to mosaic for this class are a mini 2D panel, a set of 2 coasters, or a 4" flowerpot. All of the materials you end for this workshop are included in the price. Just bring yourself. We recommend wearing pants, long sleeves and close toed shoes to this class for safety reasons. The instructor will grout the works and have them ready for pick up the following Friday.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaics Outside: Steppingstone or Terra Cotta Patio Birdbath"
July 16, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 1-Full-Day Class and create your own personalized mosaic steppingstone or mosaic terra cotta patio birdbath for your yard. Ryan will teach students to use tools to cut or use pre-made tiles to make a decorative focal point for your home. The first half of this workshop, students will design, cut and glue, the second half the instructor will give a grouting demonstration and let students make finishing touches. This workshop includes all of your materials, just bring yourself. We recommend wearing long sleeves, pants and close toed shoes! The instructor will complete grouting for the students and finished pieces will be ready for pickup on Friday of the following week.
 
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: The Triple Dipper Platter"
July 26, 2024
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own triple dipper platter using glass as your canvas. No painting experience is 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. In addition to the registration cost, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for their materials, which she will provide for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaics 201: Lazy Susan, Serving Tray or Picture Frame"
August 9, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 1-Full-Day Class and create your own personalized mosaic project for yourself, or as the perfect gift! Ryan will teach students to use tools to cut or use pre-made tiles to make a decorative focal point for your home. The first half of this workshop, students will design, cut and glue, the second half the instructor will give a grouting demonstration and let students make finishing touches. The price of this workshop includes all of your materials, just bring yourself. We recommend wearing long sleeves, pants and close toed shoes! The instructor will complete grouting for the students and finished pieces will be ready for pickup on Friday of the following week.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Contemporary Abstract Art: Letting Loose"
August 26, 2024
 

Embrace experimentation! This workshop was created to help aspiring artists become more confident, allowing the beginner abstract painter to take chances and have fun! Experimenting with paint and techniques is vital to the creative process, so enjoying the act of painting is just as important as the outcome. Students will experiment and create several pieces throughout the workshop using acrylic paints and mediums on paper and canvas. What's important is, not to go home with a masterpiece, but to learn to let your natural instincts take over with no fear of making a mistake. After all it's only paint so you can always change it if you don't like it! So, why not get started now?
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Pat McGreevey
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaic Pendants"
August 31, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting Half-Day workshop perfect for students of any level! Students will make their very own mosaic necklace pendant with mixed media, glass and found objects. Ryan will show students how to design & execute the creation of their own personal one-of-a-kind mosaic pendant! The instructor will grout the works and have them ready for pick up the following Friday. All your materials for this class are included in the cost, just bring yourself! We recommend wearing long pants, sleeves and close toed shoes to this class.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaics 101: Flowerpot, Coasters or Small Square"
September 12, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting Half-Day workshop perfect for students of any level! Students will make their very own mosaic project using mixed media, glass and found objects. Ryan will show you how to design & execute the creation of your own personal piece! Your choices of projects to mosaic for this class are a mini 2D panel, a set of 2 coasters, or a 4" flowerpot. All of the materials you end for this workshop are included in the price. Just bring yourself. We recommend wearing pants, long sleeves and close toed shoes to this class for safety reasons. The instructor will grout the works and have them ready for pick up the following Friday.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Expressive Abstracts in Oil and Cold Wax"
September 28-30, 2024
 

This workshop will teach you how to paint with cold wax and oil in an abstract way. You will learn everything I know about this technique. We will work with several abstract compositions and learn about various materials, surface effects and techniques used to create unique pieces. Color harmony will also be part of this workshop. This workshop is geared towards the beginner to intermediate levels. Many demonstrations are given along with personal help and critique. Be sure to bring all supplies the first day!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Linda Benton McCloskey
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Colors & Textures in The Pastel Landscape"
October 11-13, 2024
 

This workshop will elevate your artistic journey with successful strategies for creating painterly landscapes. 10 steps for success will be accentuated. Eve will demonstrate how to choose effective reference photos while activating your scene using underpainting techniques. She will do two demos per day utilizing different techniques. You will learn how to choose dynamic compositions using thumbnails, 3 to 5 simple shapes, values and edges. We will cover harmony, tips for loosening your painting style, art apps for success, as well as many tips and tools. A constructive and encouraging appraisal will wrap up our workshop!
 
Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina
Instructor: Eve Miller
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaic Side Tables"
Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 3-week class where students will learn to create beautiful mosaic side table suitable for a plant or cup of coffee! This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels. Price includes all materials, just bring yourself. We recommend long sleeves and pants and close toed shoes.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $235
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaic Pendants"
October 26, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting Half-Day workshop perfect for students of any level! Students will make their very own mosaic necklace pendant with mixed media, glass and found objects. Ryan will show students how to design & execute the creation of their own personal one-of-a-kind mosaic pendant! The instructor will grout the works and have them ready for pick up the following Friday. All your materials for this class are included in the cost, just bring yourself! We recommend wearing long pants, sleeves and close toed shoes to this class.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Learning Different Approaches to Abstract Painting"
Wednesdays, October 30 - November 20, 2024
 

This class is for students that want to work in abstract form. Whether you are new to abstract painting, or are an advanced student, you will gain insights into refining your skills. Blending, color, focal point, negative space, lines, texture, composition, balance, all come into play. Critique will be done to better understand what works in a particular piece and perhaps what to leave out to create a painting that is original and engaging.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Contemporary Abstract Art: Letting Loose"
November 4, 2024
 

Embrace experimentation! This workshop was created to help aspiring artists become more confident, allowing the beginner abstract painter to take chances and have fun! Experimenting with paint and techniques is vital to the creative process, so enjoying the act of painting is just as important as the outcome. Students will experiment and create several pieces throughout the workshop using acrylic paints and mediums on paper and canvas. What's important is, not to go home with a masterpiece, but to learn to let your natural instincts take over with no fear of making a mistake. After all it's only paint so you can always change it if you don't like it! So, why not get started now?
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Pat McGreevey
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass"
November 22, 2024
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 8" x 8" plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience is 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. In addition to the registration cost, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for their materials, which she will provide for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass: Magnificent Minis"
November 22, 2024
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own mini glass dishes using glass as your canvas. No painting experience is 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 dishes to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students will complete 4 to 5 dishes depending on time. In addition to the registration cost, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for their materials, which she will provide for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaic Holiday Ornaments"
December 7, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting half-day workshop perfect for students of any level! Students will make their very own mosaic ornament with mixed media, glass and found objects. Ryan will show students how to design & execute the creation of their own personal one-of-a-kind gift or keepsake. In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $25 cash to pay the instructor for materials, all of which will be provided for you. Students can opt to bring an extra $10 if they wish to complete 2 ornaments. Please wear long sleeves, pants and close toed shoes. The instructor will grout the works and have them ready for pickup by Friday of the following week.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Posca Pencils in Alcohol Inks"
December 9, 2024
 

Alcohol inks have such a color intensity & personality unmatched by other mediums. It's not like any other art form. It’s so exciting to watch the inks move & flow & it happens right in your hands! Anyone can do it…no need to have experience. Each painting is totally unique, bright & powerful. Julie will walk you through all the steps. We'll be using the inks on Yupo paper as well as on tiles for amazing effects! Alcohol Inks can be applied on various surfaces like Yupo paper, glossy paper, metal, shrink plastic and glass. The ink is acid-free, fade-resistant & fast-drying. Students should bring $20 cash to pay instructor, who will provide all the materials you need.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass: Magnificent Minis"
December 13, 2024
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own mini glass dishes using glass as your canvas. No painting experience is 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 dishes to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students will complete 4 to 5 dishes depending on time. In addition to the registration cost, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for their materials, which she will provide for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass"
December 13, 2024
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 8" x 8" plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience is 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. In addition to the registration cost, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for their materials, which she will provide for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Natural Abstract"
March 5-7, 2025
 

Expand your artist’s eye by learning different ways of seeing, loosen your grip on realism, and move into an exploration of essence. In this workshop, you’ll interpret your observations of the surrounding natural environment to create abstract art that is wholly your own. With an iterative approach, you’ll lean into different mediums, including watercolor, graphite, oil pastel and cut paper, to distill the characteristics of landscape. Along the way, creative process insights are shared that can free your hand and strengthen your visual voice. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of students.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Meg Kaczyk
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


 

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