WORKSHOP AND ARTIST RETREAT
The SCWS workshop will be held Sunday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 28 at the Lutheran Coastal Retreat Center in Isle of Palms. What a beautiful way to kick off spring as we study with national award winning artist and workshop instructor Anne Hightower-Patterson. We will be getting the entire facility for the workshop, including the well-stocked kitchen, beautiful patios and decks that catch the ocean breezes and huge dining area that will serve as our workshop space. The sleeping rooms are very nice and the facility itself is across from the ocean on Isle of Palms. To learn more about the facility, please visit www.sclrc.com/coastal
Miss Sally’s Bonnet by Anne Hightower-Patterson, 2011 SCWS Exhibition Award Winner
Anne Hightower-Patterson will be teaching the workshop, entitled Mastering the Art of Glazing. Here is more information about the workshop in her words:
Mastering the Art of Glazing
“ Do you sometimes get frustrated when your washes turn to mud? Would you love to learn how to control your color applications? Do you long for vibrancy in your colors? Then this is the workshop for you! We will spend two and ½ days understanding the art of glazing watercolor and avoiding mud in the process. Working from your own photographs or mine, will move step by step through the application of color to achieve richness and vibrancy while maintaining control of your paint.”
More about the Instructor: Award-winning artist and popular art instructor, Anne Hightower-Patterson, uses art as an outlet to explore the unique places and people of Columbia. Hightower-Patterson paints in a photo-realist manner, but her choice of images and unconventional vantage points allow these paintings to depart from any clichéd expectation.
Raised in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Anne began painting when she was twelve years old under the instruction of the famous South Carolina watercolorist, Virginia Fouche Bolton. After six years of study with Bolton, she attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art. The elements that seem to influence Hightower-Patterson’s work more than any other are the play of light and color across the surface of the subject matter.
Close study of classic painters has brought much influence to the work of Anne Hightower-Patterson. The figures of Degas and the watercolors of Wyeth were early inspirations in her paintings. Even today, images of these painters guide her choices of subject matter. Currently, her study of the brilliance in color and design utilized by Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent has inspired her watercolors. The most contemporary paintings that have move her are the works of Stephen Scott Young and Carolyn Brady. Their use of light and color make powerful statements that are personal and moving.
Closer to the deadline, we will send out a list of materials needed. This is our main fundraiser of this year and will help immeasurably with our STATE art show. Please plan to join us. This will be such fun!
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AND TWO AND A HALF DAYS OF INSTRUCTION
To register, complete the information below or print the form in the prospectus (available February 15) and return to SCWS, 214 Amaryllis Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483. You may make checks payable to SCWS .