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Save the date for the 3rd Annual Paint Out

An artist is hard at work capturing the beautiful Bluffton scene during last year's Paint Out event

All artists are invited to participate in the annual Paint Out, a plein air competition held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27. Register Now An artist is hard at work capturing the beautiful Bluffton scene during last year’s Paint Out event Interested artists can register below or in-person at Four Corners Framing, located […]

Painting the Grand Illusion with David Rankin May 21-23


Instructor:  David Rankin 9 a.m. to 4 p.m May 21, 22, 23 with lunch breaks  $325 for members  $350 for non-members Register for David Rinkin’s class This class is for intermediate to advanced. The ability to create a believable illusion of spatial depth with just a little pigment and water has a profound impact in watercolor. It […]

Spring Fling: the Poetry of Pastels in Landscape with Eve Miller March 21-22


Instructor Eve Miller, PSA10 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 21-22 • Cost $175, member and $190, non-members This two day workshop is based on using texture as a design element. Students will learn how to choose good reference photos, create thumbnail sketches, block in, under painting, color selection for color harmony. Eve will demo each […]

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Creative Realism in Watercolor March 5-7 with Judi Betts


Judi Betts, aws (American Watercolor Association)9:30-4:30 p.m.  March 5-7, 2019. • $325 members/$350 non members In this workshop, up I will explore traditional and contemporary approaches to painting; and Lear to generate new ideas. You’ll also learn to simplify design, use color and light in exciting ways and to capture mood and emotion. A variety […]

Abstract Art with Missy Gentile March 2, 9, 16 and 23


Instructor Missy Gentile1-4 p.m. March 2, 9, 16 and 23Cost: $180 members, $190 non-members TUTTI COLORI — The subject is developing our sense of sight to really be able to see color, to let go on a canvas and, working with paint and colors and letting go of fear and instead find “flow.” The goal […]

Sea Glass Seascapes in Acrylic Feb. 25 with Paige Byrne

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1-4 p.m. Monday, February 25  • $45, members • $50, non-members Loosen up with Seamless Seascapes. Fields of color by marsh and by the shore absorb and reflect the light of the sun.Using medium to large canvases and brushes participants will create a seascape layered with light brushstrokes in a sea glass palette. Suggested colors: White, […]

SoBA art instructor featured in Parisian publication


David Rinkin’s art work in India is in “Pratique des Arts” magazine from Paris, France. David is a well-known watercolorist and instructor. His art is inspired by his world travel — with his first experience in the Himalayas of North India in 1970. Don’t miss David Rinkin’s watercolor class in May David will teach “Painting […]

SoBA Kids Art Camp 2019


SoBA Kids Art Camp 2019 Exploring Drawing, Painting and 3-D Delve into drawing, painting and 3-D with creative projects that introduce and teach techniques in all three areas. Instructor: Pat Diemand When: Sessions run from 9-11 a.m. Monday-Friday this June for ages 8 – 12. Where: SoBA’s Center for Creative Arts, located at 6 Church […]

Painting Florals in Oil February 12, 19 and 26 with Dennis Lake


Instructor Dennis Lake9:30 am – 12:30 pm February 12, 19 and 26Cost: $135 members, $140 non-members This class will cover initial design, application and color to accomplish at least one picture of a beautiful floral subject. Students should bring photos to sketch and select from. Approaches to handling negative space, using complimentary color combinations and […]

Edith Wood Presents “In the Eye of the Beholder” Lowcountry Photography Exhibit

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The Society of Bluffton Artists Featured Artist exhibit will show from Feb. 4-March 3 with an opening Reception is from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at the SoBA Gallery Award-winning photographer Edith Wood has always had a love of the outdoors. She uses natural light and composition to capture perfect moments in time. Her […]