Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Painting on Glass"
September 25, 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


"Open Painting in Oils, Acrylics or Watercolors"
Mondays, October 5-26, 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


"Painting Portraits of People or Pets"
Thursdays, October 8-29, 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


"From Dawn to Dusk, Capturing Light in Oils"
October 20-22, 2020
 

Join award-winning artist Peggy Ellis for this exciting workshop! We will explore capturing light with step by step techniques and tips; including starting with a strong composition, value studies and color harmony.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Peggy Ellis
Cost: $315 for Members, $350 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"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


"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


"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


 

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