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"Finding Delight in Color" with Guest Instructor Robert H. Way (October 2024)

with Guest Instructor Robert H. Way
Wednesday to Friday (9am to 4pm)

October 16, 17, 18, 2024

Art League Academy

(106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC)

This workshop reveals secrets even the old masters did not know!  Participants discover the source of all color, elevating their powers of observation to permit identification of hues hiding in plain sight.  With this heightened skill, students are better able to replicate colors seen without the frustration of endless experimentation, memorizing formulas, recipes, and complicated color systems or “happy accidents.”  Special focus is placed on assisting the artist to determine the most suitable pigments for producing paintings of quality and unfailing harmony.

This workshop was designed for beginner students, intermediate students and advanced students.


All sales are final, No Exceptions. Credits, Refunds and/or Transfers will not be given for classes you withdrawal from.

In a circumstance where Art League of Hilton Head cancels an offering, a Full refund will be given.

Materials Included: No materials are included in this class. A list of materials you should bring with you is provided below.
Requirements: SUPPLIES LIST:

Click HERE for a printable PDF of the Finding Delight in Color supplies list.

Students Should Bring the Following Materials

Oil painters will need to bring paints, palette brushes, 100% odorless mineral spirits and two containers, one for brush cleaning and another for paint thinning. Viva paper towels. Painting Surface only needs to be Canvas Paper pad or 3-4 inexpensive canvas boards (12"x16").

Watercolor painters will need to bring paints, palette, brushes, 2 containers for water, Viva paper towels. Painting Surface only needs to be 140lb watercolor paper pad (16"x20" or 18"x24").

Acrylic painters will need to bring paints, palette, brushes, 2 containers for water, Viva paper towels. Painting Surface only needs to be Canvas Paper Pad (12"x16") or inexpensive Canvas Boards (12"x16") or 140lb watercolor paper pad (16"x20" or 18"x24").


The manufacturer may have unique names for colors (i.e. Peacock). But the Pigment Code (i.e. PR108, PB29, etc.) on the paint tube will always identify what is actually in the tube.Please make sure that your colors (paint tubes) have the Pigment codes listed below!

Cadmium Red Lt. (PR108)

Quinacridone Red (PV19)

(depending on the manufacturer, this may be labled Red Rose Deep DaVinci or Permanent Rose - Windsor & Newton, etc.)

Cadmium Yellow Lt (PY35)

Hansa Yellow Lt. (PY3)

(This may be labeled Lemon Yellow)

Ultramarine Blue (PB29)

Cerulean Blue (PB35)

Phthalo Blue (PB15)

Yellow Ochre (PY43)

(May be listed as PY42. That's synthetic Mars Yellow - very acceptable).

Raw Sienna (PBr7)

Burnt Sienna (PBr7), OR (Windsor & Newton - Burnt Sienna (PR101)

Phthalo Green (PG7)


Titanium White (PW6)

Optional - Flake White (PW1)


An "F" or "H" drawing pencil, a white plastic eraser ("Steadtler Mars" or "Factus" brand).

NOTE: If student has difficulty obtaining any of the above pigments, the instructor will have some Watercolor and Oil Paints (no acrylic) on hand for student use.


WATERCOLOR PAINTERS: At least one of the following - #10, 12 or 16 Round watercolor brush. (You might also want to bring a 1/2" or 3/4" flat wash brush).

ACRYLIC PAINERST: Use the above listed brushes or Acrylic appropriate FILBERTS and/or FLATS #1, #4 and #6

OIL PAINTERS: #2, #4 and #6 FILBERTS and/or FLATS

Instructor: Robert H. Way
Instructor Bio:
ROBERT H. WAY has been learning his craft, producing his inspiring works of art, and teaching others for more than 40 years. Relying on the time honored and proven artistic principles of the masters, his work depicts a strong affinity for light, color, and dynamic composition. Robert and his students regularly win the highest awards in regional, national, and international juried art competitions. He developed much of his style of painting while working with Tom Blackwell, one of the original Photorealists, and utilizes the painting methods of his mentor Maxfield Parrish. His work has been exhibited in Boston, New York City, throughout New England, the United States, and Europe. Robert's drawings and paintings reside in public and private collections worldwide.


Why does a well painted picture often lack the "punch" that would make it an award winner? Very often the problem is a weak composition. Rediscover the methods used by the ancient masters to design and compose their magnificent and enduring works of art. Learn a simplified, guaranteed approach to designing your own strong, well balanced, and beautifully composed work of art. Acquire the knowledge that will elevate your artwork to the dynamic levels you desire but may have had difficulty achieving. Whether you are a novice or an advanced artist, these timeless principles provide the certain advantage you need to achieve a greater degree of perfection in your artwork.

Norman Rockwell said of this approach to composition that, "Even a clumsy amateur with hands like ham bones could create a beautiful painting." Emile Gruppe taught that, "You can take a good design, throw it on the floor, and it will look interesting no matter how it lands." And, "A well designed picture will practically paint itself."

You can read more about Robert H. Way on his website, by clicking HERE

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