Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Introduction to Watercolor Painting"
October 29, 2021
 

If you have ever wanted to try to paint in watercolor but didn’t know how to start—or thought it would be too hard— this demo will introduce you to classic watercolor painting and the methods used to put paint to paper. Color mixing, brushwork, weton- dry, wet-on-wet techniques, types of watercolor paper, painting mediums and care of materials will all be demonstrated and practiced. Paint along with Alex using whatever watercolor paints and brushes you may have.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $10
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting: In Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel or Charcoal"
Mondays, November 1-22, 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


"Watercolor - As You Like It"
Wednesdays, November 3-24, 2021
 

Whatever your subject, this class will focus on classic watercolor techniques and will build from the simple to the more complex. Topics include use of value, control of the medium, color mixing, and composition. Demonstrations are part of the class. We will paint from life and photos for reference. Experienced students focus on ways to improve color handling, composition, and specific painting challenges.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Expressive Watercolors - Flowers, Faces and Figures"
November 8-12, 2021
 

The Grande Cayman Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC will be our location for this exciting five-day workshop with views of the beach! Please join us where we will be diving into watercolors to experience the joy of having fresh flowers for each of us to begin this unique learning opportunity to "loosen up". After exploring flowers and some landscape elements, we will progress to interpreting the head and figure using photographs (your own or Janet's) to gain an intuitive and spontaneous approach. Skill-building, application of paint, intuitive color and design will combine to create a lovely atmosphere. "Show and Tell" is a fun sharing time with each other as well as individual attention.
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS and Steve Rogers, AWS
Cost: $575.00
Sponsor: Rebecca Z Artist Studio Gallery
Website, email, 843-450-2307


"Liquid Watercolor: Fabulously Intense"
December 1, 2021
 

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 mixings of color that only happen with this medium. Students should bring $15 cash the day of the workshop for all materials they will need for this class.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Liquid Watercolor: Fabulously Intense"
December 1, 2021
 

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 mixings of color that only happen with this medium. *Students should bring $15 cash the day of the workshop for all materials they will need for this class.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Getting to Know Watercolor"
December 13-15, 2021
 

Nurture your creativity through the relaxation and inspiration of this beginner watercolor workshop - the perfect way to explore and express your inner artist! Chris Dreyer specializes in teaching beginner watercolor students the fundamental art techniques necessary to express yourself! Through personalized art instruction, you will learn a wide variety of techniques, including paintbrush usage, color mixing, color application, how to choose subject matter, how to find your unique painting style, and more! Through this warm, non-judgmental, and encouraging approach to beginner watercolor painting, students learn quickly as they celebrate their creative progress!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Chris Dreyer, www.dreyerdesign.com
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Amazing Watercolors"
January 24-25, 2022
 

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. Optional $25 supply use fee for those of you who wish to just bring yourself.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Plein Air in Watercolor"
May 13-14, 2022
 

Join award-winning artist Catherine Hillis for this exciting plein air watercolor workshop for intermediate and advanced students! Learn how to paint en plein air, as seen in the May 2021 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine. Artists will learn how to pick the right equipment for their personal style, select a location and set up in the field. The instructor will lay out logical steps for painting successful watercolors outdoors. Painting landscapes and gardens are only part of the theme. The instructor will show you some ways to approach painting the marsh and will cover the basics of composition and perspective. A classroom is available in case of inclement weather. Hillis will share many onsite demonstrations to guide painters to success.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $330
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


 

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