South Carolina

Sketching and Watercolor in South Carolina’s Lowcountry

Practice your sketching and watercolor skills and learn new techniques from your instructor as you capture the grassy marshes, mossy oaks and wildlife of the South Carolina lowcountry.
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Program No. 22911RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Practice your sketching and watercolor skills or discover a new talent with the beautiful lowcountry of South Carolina as your subject. Explore grassy marshes where the waxing tide hugs stretches of gray sand and salt breezes drift through the Spanish moss that hangs from rows of live oaks. Sketch a heron or Great Snowy Egrets as it nests along the shore and practice painting with watercolors as you fill in the vibrant pigments of the antebellum homes that Beaufort is famous for. Learn to hand-bind your own sketchbooks, develop methods of color mixing and practice linear perspective as you capture the landscapes of the lowcountry with a professional artist.
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On Your Feet
Sitting for long periods of time and walking short distances on varied terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend a week with your expert instructor learning techniques like the soup method of color mixing and a three-stage method of paint application.
  • Find inspiration in the surroundings of your quaint cottages on Knowles Island, your serene and naturally beautiful home base for the week.
  • Enjoy lowcountry fare from your private chefs, like Chicken Bog with black-eyed peas, Hoppin’ John or lemonade pie.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Kip Bradley
J. Kip Bradley holds an MFA in Painting. He has 20 years of community based arts experience working with Savannah’s underserved and at need populations. Before joining the Telfair Museum Staff as Studio Programs Manager he worked as Adjunct Faculty of Foundations and Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design and Armstrong Atlantic State University and Savannah State University. Bradley is especially committed to community-based programs incorporating social outreach with the power of art. He exhibits artwork regionally and nationally.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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