Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Pen and Ink Enhanced with Color for Dynamic Compositions"
July 30, 2021
 

Satisfy your need to draw the scene and your desire for color during this Demonstration! Discover how to use inks (yes, they are indelible!) in a loose and freeing way without worrying about needing to correct them. Quick and colorful materials, methods, and techniques enable you to capture the moment in a lively ink sketch followed by enhancement with watercolor or colored pencils. This demo is a great introduction to composition and design in a simple yet structured format.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting in Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor, Pastel or Charcoal"
Mondays, August 2-23, 2021
 

Paint with the medium of your choice in a relaxed Summertime atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos and techniques in laying out and blocking in your choice of pictures will be discussed. Frequent critiques will be available to assist you. Realism and impressionism techniques will be discussed for use in your painting.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paintings that P-O-P! Using Values for Dramatic Results"
August 6, 2021
 

Value variations, or lights to darks, are the basis of strong and vibrant artwork. The use of light and dark values and textures will bring strong contrast through bright highlights and dark shadows. Alex will demonstrate in watercolor using one color (think black and white photography). However, the lesson applies to all paint media. Come prepared to paint along using one dark color from your paintbox.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $10
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Six Colors for Painting with an Unlimited Palette for Dynamic Compositions"
August 20, 2021
 

Imagine painting with a wide variety of colors just by mixing six specially chosen colors. Painting with a limited palette of colors is one sure way to achieve unity and color harmony. The word “limited” makes us think we won’t have lots of colors, but with the three primary colors, we can mix all the colors. Alex Sharma will demonstrate the mixing possibilities and the wide color variations achievable. Color mixing with the primaries is common for all media. Paint along in any medium.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Wonderful Watercolors"
September 8, 2021
 

Join us for this exciting workshop and discover and re-energize your inner artist by loosening up with some exciting new watercolor techniques. We will have fun experimenting in watercolor, playing with color, texture, layering, expressive mark-making, as well as splattering. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given. This workshop is great for experienced painters, as well as those who are new to watercolors. Bring in your questions on techniques, tools, materials, color mixing and making corrections to your artwork. Students with more experience are welcome to work on individual projects with guidance and tips from the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Focus on Negative Spaces for Dynamic Compositions"
September 10, 2021
 

Artists consider all shapes in a painting equally. Alex will demonstrate how to make even the simplest of subjects dramatic with some simple compositional devices that create interesting negative spaces. Imagine painting around the subject rather than painting it directly to get some dramatic results. Your positive shapes will “pop” as you develop your composition and painting skills using this technique. Alex will demonstrate in watercolor, but the concept is the same for all media. Paint along in the medium of your choice.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Glorious Greens, Color Mixing for Light, Shade & Distance"
September 17, 2021
 

Getting the right green for your subject can often be a big challenge. This paint along demo will give you all the information and methods you will need to portray greens in sunlight, low light, shadow, and to create atmospheric perspective. Having several greens will widen your color palette and create new exciting greens. Some examples are sap, viridian (or Phthalo green), hookers, intense green, and olive. Alex will paint in watercolor but the color mixings are applicable to all paint media.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor: Starting Small"
Tuesdays, September 21-22, 2021
 

Sometimes beginners can find large canvases daunting and a little scary. I find it much less stressful to paint small in the beginning! Join us for some fun exploring, learning, or reviewing some watercolor basics and techniques. On our first day, we will be painting some 5” by 7” paintings. These can be placed in small frames or used as greeting cards or to start a notebook for future reference. On our second day, we will finish one or more of the 5 by 7 pieces and then try one 9” by 12” piece. We will learn to use a grid to take one of our smaller pieces to the larger 9 by 12 piece while keeping it in perspective.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Wendy Cunico
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


 

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