The Catawba River

Fort Mill Art Guild

 Mailing Address:
1750 Hwy. 160 W., Suite 101-145
Fort Mill, SC 29708-8009

Upcoming Workshops

Introducing the "boutique workshop experience." All workshops include lunch daily and are held at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730. Class size is limited to 12 students, each having a 6-foot table. 
Lyn Asselta Pastel Workshop CLASS FULL
"Creative Color in the Landscape"
September 11-13, 2017
$400 (includes lunch daily)
This workshop will take you briefly through some basic work with color and then move into more creative uses of color in the landscape. We’ll focus on ways that color can help you be more expressive with your paintings and you’ll have the opportunity to explore color as an emotional element in your work. The goal of this class is not only to help you take your paintings from the everyday to the extraordinary, but to help you achieve a more fearless, intuitive approach to color. If you feel you are too timid with color, this class is definitely for you!!

Jacob Aguiar Pastel Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017
$250 (includes lunch daily)
Have you just started painting in pastels and want to expedite your learning, or are you an experienced pastelist looking to change things up in a friendly but challenging environment? In this workshop, Jacob Aguiar will guide you through his process of creating pastel landscape paintings in the studio utilizing plein air studies and photo references. The focus is on the foundations of successful representational art, including composition, values, color, and drawing and will include specific exercises such as creating notans, small color studies, and underpainting techniques, Jacob will take you through the process of producing landscape paintings in pastel. Each day will include at least one demo, followed by ample time for students to paint with assistance from Jacob at their easels.
From the Gallery Perspective: A Roadmap for Success in Approaching Galleries and Finding Representation
Presenter: Cecilia Murray, owner of Cecil Byrne Gallery in Charleston, SC
Monday, October 23, 2017
9:30am to noon (lunch included following lecture)
Gallery owner and artist, Cecilia Murray, will discuss presenting yourself and your work when approaching a gallery for the first time. She will cover researching and approaching galleries, cover letters, building and delivering a consistent body of work, resume, pricing, framing and more.

You may also sign up for an individual critique of your body of work, website, biography, etc. Each critique will be 40 minutes in length. Come prepared with images of your work, and a printout of your resume/biography/artist statement if you do not have a current website. You may also bring a few small framed works if you would like to discuss presentation and framing.

Coming in 2018!

Jeanne Rosier Smith
Making Waves
March 10-11, 2018
$250 (includes lunch daily)
In this workshop, learn to create the illusion of crashing waves in pastel. Go beyond the flat blues of photographs and enliven your seascapes with the colors in your memory. We'll start with simple, abstracted underpaintings to build a strong foundation. Learn to crop photos for effective compositions, look at water’s reflective qualities and explore how light, motion and what lies beneath all affect what we see, and what we paint. We'll explore special techniques that make water shimmer, flow and crash.
Jeanne Rosier Smith
Color Confidence
March 12-14, 2018
$400 (includes lunch daily)
This workshop is for anyone who spends more time hunting for the right color than actually painting. Would you like to feel more confident with your color choices? In this workshop, you will hone your ability to see and understand color in terms of value, temperature and chroma--opening up a whole range of possibilities in your painting. Learn to find exactly what you need, when you need it, and even see other 'right' colors you might not otherwise have thought of. Be prepared to enjoy a whole new way of seeing your colors.
Colette Odya Smith
April 17-19, 2018
$400 (includes lunch daily)
Details coming!

Coming in 2019!

Desmond O'Hagan
Mark Mehaffey
  Jacob Aguiar Workshop
Sat & Sun, 10/21-22, 2017
Workshop Pricing
Cecilia Murray Group Lecture
Mon, 10/23, 2017 9:30a to noon
Individual Critique Session
Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:30p
Only 1 available
Individual Critique Session
Sunday, October 22, 2017 5:30p
Only 1 available
Jeanne Rosier Smith Workshop
Sat-Sun, March 10-11, 2018
Making Waves Pricing
Jeanne Rosier Smith Workshop
Mon-Wed March 12-14, 2018
Workshop Pricing

Colette Odya Smith Workshop
Mon-Wed, April 17-19, 2018
Workshop Pricing
Payment Policy: A deposit of $100 is required to hold your spot. The balance will be due 6 weeks prior to the start of the workshop. Deposit refunds are available prior to the balance due date. After the balance due date, no refunds are available UNLESS a qualified candidate from the wait list takes your spot.