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"Abstract Exploration with Acrylics" (August 2023) with Andrea Smith

with Instructor and Art League Featured Artist...
Andrea Smith

 WHEN: Thursday (10am to 4pm)

August 10, 2023.

WHERE: Art League Academy
(Located South-Island at 106 Cordillo Parkway)


Join instructor Andrea Smith for a new class on abstract exploration! Abstraction is a unique form of expression and there are ZERO rules!

Emotion, Texture and Imagination take center stage. This class is a judgement-free zone where students will have the opportunity to explore their own style and try new techniques. Vivid color, happy accidents and artistic risk-taking are encouraged.

This class is designed for beginners and intermediate students.


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Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This workshop was designed for beginner and intermediate students.
Materials Included: Students should bring the supplies listed below, supplemental materials will be provided for you!
Requirements: PLEASE BRING:
Apron, if desired
(AL Academy has I <3 Local Art aprons for $25)

Acrylic Paint
(Primary & base colors: White, Black, Yellow, Red & Blue)

1-3 canvases, as desired

Brushes (Assortment)

Any other tools you like to work with

(i.e. sponge, scraping tools, charcoal/pencils, etc.)

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Instructor: Andrea Smith
Instructor Bio:

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Andrea moved to the Lowcountry in 2010 and resides in Bluffton, SC with her husband and two rescue pups.

Covering a wide range of artistic endeavors through formal training, Andrea started painting at the age of five and graduated with a BFA in Visual Communication from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. There, she took the opportunity to do foundational work in all mediums, but found the most joy in her work outside the classroom with abstract acrylics.

After 16+ years of professional design and marketing experience, Andrea left the corporate world to launch her own business, 7th & Palm, in 2015. Working full-time as an artist, freelance graphic designer, and owner of the paper goods product line 7th & Palm, she showcases her art and illustration work through eco-friendly greeting cards, painted canvas, leather goods, gift items, and more. Her current abstract work in acrylics and mixed media is influenced by a history and practice of drawing, photography, sculpture, metalwork, and various painting mediums including watercolors, oils, and acrylics.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the coast, her current work with acrylics pulls from deep emotion, a love of the water, playful texture and pattern, and is featured in collections around the country including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and beyond. Andrea is also an exhibiting artist at the Art League of Hilton Head and participates in local markets, pop-ups, and art shows around the Lowcountry regularly.

View more of Andrea's work at

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.