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. 

Coming in 2018!

Jeanne Rosier Smith
Making Waves
March 10-11, 2018
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. See supply list.
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. See supply list
Colette Odya Smith
April 17-19, 2018
$400 (includes lunch daily)
Painting primarily from your photos poses unique opportunities and challenges. Join us for a three-day exploration of how to make the most of your image and inspiration gathering to get to your desired result – a gorgeous pastel painting that communicates your vision. Through lectures, examples and demonstrations, to field work taking photographs and individualized pastel painting instruction, learn to maximize the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of this working process. Emphasis will be placed on ways the pastel medium encourages creative development of your imagery. We’ll share loads of tips and advice to kick-start your personal progress. See supply list
Lyn Asselta Pastel Workshop RESCHEDULED FROM 2017
"Creative Color in the Landscape"
September 10-12, 2018
$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!!
Desmond O'Hagan
October 19-21, 2018
$400 (includes lunch daily)
Details coming!

Coming in 2019!

Mark Mehaffey
Jeanne Rosier Smith Workshop
Mon-Wed March 12-14, 2018
Workshop Pricing

Colette Odya Smith Workshop
Tues-Thurs, April 17-19, 2018
Workshop Pricing

Lyn Asselta Workshop
Mon-Wed, September 10-12 , 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.