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"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


"Photographing the Lowcountry: Sea Pines of Hilton Head"
July 6, 2024
 

Have you always loved snapping pictures of our beautiful Lowcountry, but consider yourself an amateur? Do you ever find yourself wishing you had a little more knowledge on how to capture the best photographs every time? Well worry no longer because this class was specifically designed for people like you! Join local instructor and photographer, Kendra Natter, and learn the ins and outs of capturing the best photographs every time! In this course, Kendra will take students around Sea Pines of Hilton Head capturing the beautiful scenes, wildlife and foliage of our amazing Island.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, July 8-29, 2024
 

Paint with the medium of your choice, (Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Charcoal, Colored Pencil), in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome. This class is appropriate for beginner painters, intermediate painters and advanced painters of any medium. The main purpose of this course is one-on-one assistance from the instructor with whatever you need help with (fixing, composition, specific subjects, etc.).
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $200 or $50 per week
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Impressionist Oil Painting: How to Paint Fast with Oils"
July 9-11, 2024
 

Learn how to paint quickly in oils with wet-on-wet or alla prima in an impressionistic way. Carol will share her process for first blocking in large simple shapes before laying down colors. You will learn how to define values, identify your light source, establish a point of focus, and how to use color effectively in your paintings. You will learn how to crop and interpret your reference photographs for strong composition and understand the relationships between value, color temperature and color intensity. These methods will allow participants to quickly paint a fresh, loose looking painting! Students will practice using their own photo resources. There will be a demonstration, personalized teaching and individualized feedback.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $180
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


"Photography 101"
July 12, 2024
 

Do you love snapping photographs but consider yourself an amateur? Do you own a nice camera but don't know how to use it or, maybe you know how to use it but only its basic functions? Well look no farther for help because this class was designed specifically for you! Academy instructor and Lowcountry photographer Kendra Natter will help students learn the different functions of their digital camera so that they know how to use it in the most efficient manner going forward.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $60
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


"Seeing - The Power of a True Artist"
July 17-19, 2024
 

To be a successful artist, it is essential to see things accurately. Enhancing the skills of perception enables the artist to draw or paint anything! For centuries, artists have utilized various aids to seeing. Participants in this workshop have the opportunity to use these aids, allowing for skillful observation and to recreate what they see on paper or canvas. Various ways to measure, make comparisons, define values, see shapes, and identify colors are explored. Regardless of current abilities, completing this workshop significantly transforms the participant’s capacity to view the world as with “new eyes.” With improved powers of perception, they can create artworks of ever-increasing levels of expertise! This workshop was designed for beginner students, intermediate students and advanced students.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Robert H. Way
Cost: $400
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


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, August 5-26, 2024
 

Paint with the medium of your choice, (Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Charcoal, Colored Pencil), in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome. This class is appropriate for beginner painters, intermediate painters and advanced painters of any medium. The main purpose of this course is one-on-one assistance from the instructor with whatever you need help with (fixing, composition, specific subjects, etc.).
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $200 or $50 per week
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Photographing the Lowcountry: Hunting Island State Park"
August 7, 2024
 

Have you always loved snapping pictures of our beautiful Lowcountry, but consider yourself an amateur? Do you ever find yourself wishing you had a little more knowledge on how to capture the best photographs every time? Well worry no longer because this class was specifically designed for people like you! Join local instructor and photographer, Kendra Natter, and learn the ins and outs of capturing the best photographs every time! In this course, Kendra will take students to some of the most iconic spots and help them capture moments they'll be able to re-live forever.
 
Location: Beaufort, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $120
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


"Photography 101"
August 14, 2024
 

Do you love snapping photographs but consider yourself an amateur? Do you own a nice camera but don't know how to use it or, maybe you know how to use it but only its basic functions? Well look no farther for help because this class was designed specifically for you! Academy instructor and Lowcountry photographer Kendra Natter will help students learn the different functions of their digital camera so that they know how to use it in the most efficient manner going forward.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $60
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


"Impressionist Painting with Pastels"
September 24-26, 2024
 

Learn how to work with the vibrancy of soft pastels. The class will start with a full painting demonstration. Carol will share her process for blocking in large simple shapes before layering colors. You will learn how to focus on a strong composition, define values, identify your light source, establish a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in your paintings. You will learn how to interpret your reference photographs and understand the relationships between value, color temperature and color intensity. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $180
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


"Finding Delight in Color"
October 16-18, 2024
 

This workshop reveals secrets even the old masters did not know! Participants discover the source of all color, elevating their powers of observation to permit identification of hues hiding in plain sight. With this heightened skill, students are better able to replicate colors seen without the frustration of endless experimentation, memorizing formulas, recipes, and complicated color systems or “happy accidents.” Special focus is placed on assisting the artist to determine the most suitable pigments for producing paintings of quality and unfailing harmony. This workshop was designed for beginner students, intermediate students and advanced students.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Robert H. Way
Cost: $400
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


"Impressionist Painting in Plein Air with Oils or Pastels"
October 30-31, 2024
 

Spend two lovely mornings outside learning how to paint with oils or pastels in Plein Air! The first morning, the class will start with painting demonstrations and information. Carol will share how she quickly captures the landscape in Plein Air. You will learn how to focus in on a composition, define the values, identify the light source, establish a point of focus and how to see and use colors effectively in your Plein Air paintings. You will learn the importance of painting light, shadows and colors from life. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $120
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 Landscapes 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


"Watercolor: Layered Papers, Reflected Light"
December 10-12, 2024
 

Join us for this exciting class with Julie Schroeder. Discover and energize your inner artist and loosen up with exciting new watercolor techniques. This will be a fun class with watercolor techniques. Using color, texture, layering, expressive mark making, & splattering, we'll be experimenting with different professional papers. In this workshop, our main project will be a lovely landscape created with handmade papers on 140lb watercolor paper. We'll be layering on beautiful rich color in a wet into wet beginning with a special technique combining papers layered onto the watercolor paper. This creates a beautiful textured 3-D look! Experienced painters as well as those who are new to watercolors will both enjoy this fun and exciting exploration of watercolor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Blowing Flowers using Alcohol Inks"
December 10, 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


"Acrylic & Palette Knife: Flower Elegance"
December 11, 2024
 

Come & have an amazing time creating a beautiful modern floral painting, no experience necessary! We'll be using a variety of palette knife techniques on canvas. You'll see just how easy it is to blend colors using a palette knife. We'll be using some really rich and creamy paints to have a lot of textures, interesting effects, (some almost like acrylic pouring), and 3-D effects. You’ll learn how to layer your paint and a achieve 3-dimensional look using a palette knife. Students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor who will provide all materials needed.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mixed Media: Lowcountry Light"
December 12, 2024
 

You'll create a wonderful coastal seascape with colors and the lighthouse of your choice! We will be achieving textures with many layers of paint and media. We will experiment with torn papers, string, napkins, stenciling, glue, paint, glitter and a variety of other interesting materials. Come let your creativity loose and have fun making this 3-Dimensional piece of art! Students should bring $20 cash to pay instructor for materials, which will all be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor: Layered Papers, Reflected Light"
December 13, 2024
 

In this workshop, we will explore some amazing techniques with watercolor pencils, some traditional and some experimental. We'll be laying on beautiful color with brushes and fresh paint for some backgrounds and then layering on textures with color sanding and stencils. We will also be exploring some brush techniques. Be prepared to uncover the amazing qualities of watercolor! Students should bring $20 cash to pay instructor, who will provide most of the materials you need. You are still responsible for bringing a few small items.
 
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


"The Ephemeral Subject: Mist & Haze in Soft Pastel"
January 27-29, 2025
 

Thankfully for artists, nature is not just blue skies. In this workshop, learn to create the subtle mysterious effects of mist and haze in your pastel landscape. Emphasis will be on use of tonal values, atmospheric perspective, planes in the landscape and handling of edges. The workshop will begin with a one-hour demo, followed by a tonal value exercise before beginning your pastel masterpiece. Each attendee will have plenty of instruction at their easel. Working from your own photos of mist and haze is encouraged. Each day attendees will leave with a finished painting. I will provide hand-outs for each attendee and specific books I love and refer to.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Lisa Regopoulos
Cost: $520
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"The Ephemeral Subject: Mist & Haze in Soft Pastel, 1 Day en Plein Air"
January 30, 2025
 

Thankfully for artists, nature is not just blue skies. In this workshop, learn to create the subtle mysterious effects of mist and haze in your pastel landscape. Emphasis will be on use of tonal values, atmospheric perspective, planes in the landscape and handling of edges. The workshop will begin with a one-hour demo, followed by a tonal value exercise before beginning your pastel masterpiece. Each attendee will have plenty of instruction at their easel. Working from your own photos of mist and haze is encouraged. Each day attendees will leave with a finished painting. I will provide hand-outs for each attendee and specific books I love and refer to.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Lisa Regopoulos
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Drawing the Portrait"
February 13, 2025
 

In this 1-Day workshop, Karen will lead students through her process of drawing the portrait from the initial measurements to the final stages of refining. Using a photo reference, she will begin with teaching strategies to accurately draw the head, place the features and indicate the major light and shadow shapes. Karen will demonstrate how to define the shadow and light regions which give the illusion of form. She will show how she compresses values for a strong design and how she makes corrections throughout, achieving an unmistakable likeness of her subject. Students also have the option to sign up for Karen’s 3-Day follow-up workshop, Painting the Portrait in Pastel.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Karen Wilharm
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting the Portrait in Pastel"
February 14-16, 2025
 

Karen will lead students through her process of painting the pastel portrait. She will begin with teaching strategies to accurately draw the head, place the features and indicate the major light and shadow shapes. Karen will then demonstrate how to identify and lay in "average colors" of the shadow and light regions. She will show how she adjusts her general color notes by mixing and layering to "turn the color dials" on hue, value, temperature and chroma to achieve the desired relationships. During the final phase of the portrait, she will introduce techniques such as scumbling, glazing and hatching as she carefully makes corrections, refines edges and creates subtle nuances to bring the portrait to a polished finish.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Karen Wilharm
Cost: $480
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Wizardry"
February 22-23, 2025
 

Register now! Don't wait! Spend two days exploring the wonders of watercolor painting with Catherine Hillis! Review the basics of good painting and delve into advanced composition, creating drama, building a narrative and perhaps incorporating texture into your work. The class will be introduced to many of the texturing techniques available to the contemporary watermedia painter. Each student is encouraged to work from their own resource materials (Please bring photographs of your own copyright to work from). This class is great for beginner-intermediate and advanced students.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $350
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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