Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Watercolor Portraits"
Mondays, October 10-31, 2022
 

Join Art League instructor Dennis Lake for this exciting 4-Week course for watercolor artists of all levels and learn the basics of portraiture in watercolor. This course will include demos and instruction on proportions, skin tones and lighting techniques. Students will work from reference photos of their choosing.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor: Beginner, Beginnings"
October 21, 2022
 

Welcome to first time watercolor painters! As the name suggests, this course was developed for those new to the water medium. This course is all about encouragement and exploration! Join us as award-winning artist and instructor, Jan Ross, takes you back to the basics! You will learn the elements of art, basics of watercolor materials, washes, techniques, shapes and color theory! Each student will get individual attention at your working place, along with provided reference materials from the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jan Ross
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Amazing Watercolors"
October 26-28, 2022
 

Discover your inner artist! Experiment with a variety of watercolor techniques and materials while painting scenes such as landscapes and flowers. Class demonstrations and individual instruction will focus on discovering your skills and increasing your confidence. Bring your questions on techniques, tools & materials, color mixing, and making corrections to class. Painters with more experience – your choice: work on an individual painting(s) with guidance and tips from the instructor, or increase your skills by working on the projects that will be demonstrated during the day. If you’re new to watercolor & just want to give it a try, contact the office or instructor to enquire about a supply kit to be brought for you to use for the workshop.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Wow! Painting Loose On Yupo & Watercolor Canvas"
Thursdays, November 10 - December 8, 2022
 

Imagine how loose and free you can paint in watercolors without worrying about not being able to make corrections! Learn watercolor techniques, color mixing and brushwork specifically suited to the infinitely correctable surfaces of yupo paper and watercolor canvas (ready-made canvas that is prepared with a special, absorbent ground gesso). We will paint from life and from photo references. There will be instructor demos, critiques and lots of individual attention.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, November 14 - December 19, 2022
 

Paint with the medium (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel) of your choice in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Bootcamp - 2-Days of Wonderful Watercolors"
February 10-11, 2023
 

Join artist and guest instructor, Catherine Hillis for this exciting 2-Day watercolor workshop for beginner or intermediate students! Whether you want to learn some basic skills of watercolor painting, or you need a "tune up," join Catherine Hillis for two days of nothing but watercolor painting. Review the best materials and how to use them and care for them. Move on to basic technique and learn a little about basic composition and design. Your instructor will guide you to complete a well-designed watercolor painting based on your own photographic references. If you've been feeling frustrated with your painting technique, this workshop is for you. Students bring supplies, lunch, snacks, drinks, photographs to work from, etc.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor - Paint En Plein Air"
February 14, 2023
 

Join artist and guest instructor, Catherine Hillis for this exciting 1-day plein air watercolor workshop for beginner and intermediate students! Everybody's talkin' about plein air painting. What is it? What equipment do you use? How do you start a painting? What steps are involved? And how do you know when you're done? Meet instructor Catherine Hillis in beautiful Hilton Head, SC and learn the in's and out's of plein air painting. Ms. Hillis has been on the national plein air circuit for several years now, painting across the country. She'll share tips about equipment and how to approach working in the field. You'll learn how to select a spot and Hillis will provide multiple demonstrations as well as personal coaching.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


 

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