The Catawba River

Fort Mill Art Guild

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

Introducing the "boutique workshop experience." Class size is limited to 12 students, each having their own table. All workshops include lunch daily (homemade soups, salads and desserts) and are held at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730.

Coming in 2018!

Lyn Asselta, EP Pastel Workshop
"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! Click here for supply list.

Desmond O'Hagan, EP
"Cityscapes in Oil or Pastel"
November 2-4, 2018
$425 (includes lunch daily)
Desmond O’Hagan will emphasize composition, developing technique through a more painterly approach, and the importance of values and contrasts. Along with daily informal talks on a variety of painting topics, there will be hands-on, individual instruction and critiques. Students are encouraged to move out of their “comfort zone” and experiment with new ideas in technique and subject matter. Each day will include a demonstration in oil or pastel. 
Desmond O'Hagan Workshop
Fri-Sun, November 2-4, 2018
Workshop Pricing

Coming in 2019!

Jacob Aguiar Pastel Workshop
March 16-18, 2019

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 will guide you through his process of creating pastel landscape paintings in the studio utilizing plein air studies and photo references.  He will focus on the foundations of successful representational art, including composition, values, color, and drawing, including 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. Click here for supply list. 

Jacob Aguiar Workshop
Sat-Mon, March 16-18, 2019
Workshop Pricing
Vladislav Yeliseyev Watercolor Workshop
"Finding the Light in Watercolors"
February 4-6, 2019
“The challenge with watercolor,” Vlad explains, “is to achieve richness in color and not to lose the transparency.” Vlad came to the US from Moscow in the 1980's, educated in classical art and architecture. Using a limited palette and brushwork, he has a unique ability to depict reflected light in his cityscapes and seascapes. His work has earned him numerous awards throughout the world.

Vlad's teaching style reflect his playful sense of humor. He'll begin with and demo and students will paint small postcard sized images to practice his application techniques. Students will then move to quarter to half-sized sheets of paper.  
Vladislav Yeliseyev Workshop
Mon-Wed, Feb 4-6, 2019
Workshop Pricing
Fabio Cembranelli Watercolor Workshop
"Fluid Florals in Watercolor"
September 16-18, 2019
Fabio Cembranelli is a Brazilian artist who travels the world teaching his style of luminous watercolor florals. He states “the fluidity of the medium provides a unique sensation of unexpected color mixing, particularly when I define only the main masses and allow the unpredictable to happen on the rest of the paper.”  
Fabio Cembranelli Workshop
Mon-Wed,Sept. 16-18, 2019
Workshop Pricing
Debora Stewart
Abstract Florals Workshops
October 7 & 8, 2019: Acrylic
October 9 & 10, 2019: Pastel
October 11: Individualized Coaching Session 
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.