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"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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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