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"Mosaic Patio Birdbaths"
February 27 & March 1, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting workshop perfect for students of any level! This 2 half-day workshop covers the basics for making a one-of-a-kind birdbath to adorn your patio. Ceramic birdbath tops will be decorated with glass and mixed media. A grouting demo will be held the second day of class, and the instructor will finish grouting students works to be available for pickup the following week! All materials are included in the price of this workshop, just bring yourself. We encourage long sleeves, pants and close toed shoes!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones"
March 12 & 15, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 2 Half-Day Class and create your own personalized mosaic stepping stone for your yard or to gift. Instructor Ryan McGivern will teach students to use tools to cut or use pre-made tiles to make a decorative focal point for your home. The first day of this workshop, students will design, cut and glue, the second day the instructor will give a grouting demonstration and let students make finishing touches. The instructor will complete grouting for the students and finished pieces will be ready for pickup the following week. The price of this workshop includes all of your materials, just bring yourself. We recommend wearing long sleeves, pants and close toed shoes!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pine Needle Basket Making (Intermediate Level)"
March 14, 2024
 

Join local pine needle basket maker Karen McCarthy for this exciting half-day workshop designed for students who have taken a beginner pine needle basket class or who are already familiar with making pine needle baskets. Students can bring in new or unfinished work and will learn how to start a basket around different bases, how to do a variety of stitches, and how to add beads or other findings. If you'd like to start a basket around your own cabachon or a unique piece of jewelry or something else, the instructor will email instructions after you register for the class. In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Karen McCarthy
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Blowing Flowers using Alcohol Inks"
March 19, 2024
 

Alcohol inks have such a color intensity & personality unmatched by other mediums. It’s so exciting to watch the inks move & flow & it happens right in your hands! Each painting is totally unique, bright & powerful. Anyone can do it…no need to have experience. Julie will walk you through the steps to beautiful vibrant paintings. We'll be using the inks on Yupo paper as well as on tiles for amazing effects! We’ll also be experimenting with blowing flowers in alcohol inks to create amazing art! This ink is acid-free, fade-resistant & fast-drying. Come & have fun blowing flowers with inks. You'll take home many little gems of paintings as well as some on tiles!
 
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"
March 19, 2024
 

Alcohol inks have such a color intensity & personality unmatched by other mediums. It’s so exciting to watch the inks move & flow & it happens right in your hands! Each painting is totally unique, bright & powerful. Anyone can do it…no need to have experience. Julie will walk you through the steps to beautiful vibrant paintings. We'll be using the inks on Yupo paper as well as on tiles for amazing effects! We’ll also be experimenting with blowing flowers in alcohol inks to create amazing art! This ink is acid-free, fade-resistant & fast-drying. Come & have fun creating beautiful landscape paintings with inks. You'll take home many little gems of paintings as well as some on tiles!
 
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"
March 22, 2024
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 8”x 8” 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: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mini Mosaics"
March 23, 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 5" square 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. The instructor will grout the works, and have them ready for pickup by Friday of the following week (March 29, 2024, pickup from 10am to 2pm). In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $30 cash to pay the instructor for materials, all of which will be provided for you. We recommend wearing long sleeves and pants, and close toed shoes to this workshop.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaic A Mermaid, Turtle, Sailboat or Blank Ornament"
April 6, 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. The instructor will grout the works, and have them ready for pickup by Friday of the following week (April 12, 2024). In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $25 cash to pay the instructor for materials. Students can opt to bring an extra $10 if they wish to complete 2 ornaments. Please wear long sleeves, pants and close toed shoes.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaic A Hurricane Candle Holder to Create A LED Luminary"
April 9 & 12, 2024
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting workshop perfect for students of any level! This two-day workshop covers the basics for making a one-of-a-kind LED mosaic luminary. Using pre-cut glass and mixed media, students will create a glowing masterpiece for their homes! Price includes all materials, just bring yourself! We recommend wearing long sleeves and pants and close toed shoes.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"The Magic of the Visual Journal"
May 7, 2024
 

Every artist should have a visual journal (aka a sketchbook) but once they have one, then what? Debi will share the ways she creates visual journals that act as learning tools, scrapbooks, travel memories and a storehouse for creative ideas! This class is perfect for students of all levels - you don't want to miss this one! In addition to the registration fee, students should bring a visual journal (new or old with blank pages), any memories or items they want to collage into their journal, and $10 cash to pay the instructor for the rest of the materials that you'll need, which she will provide for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaic Side Tables"
Thursdays, May 9-23, 2024
 

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


"Painting on Glass"
May 24, 2024
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 8”x 8” 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: $50
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


 

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