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"Create a Beautiful White or Blue Heron on Canvas with Addison Palmer" (April 22, 2024)

with instructor Addison Palmer

Monday (9am - 4pm)

April 22, 2024
*Note: This is a re-scheduled date from the original 4/20/24 date.

Art League Academy
(106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC)


Join nationally and internationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, for this 1-Day IN-PERSON painting workshop where you will paint your own beautiful white or blue heron.

Tips and techniques will be shared as Addison discusses, shape, value, contrast, color mixing, shadow and more! Students of all levels will enjoy this workshop and leave with a completed painting!

This workshop is designed for students of all levels.

Students should provide their own heron reference photograph(s) for this workshop.

Addison will be using heavy acrylics for this workshop! Those using other mediums are welcome to join, however, the processes Addison uses may not be applicable to your medium due to transparency and/or drying times. Use of heavy acrylics is highly encouraged.

Ticket purchases to Art League of Hilton Head events are final. Credits or Refunds will not be given for missed or classes/workshops.

If a class or workshop is canceled by Art League of Hilton Head a full refund will be given.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This class is appropriate for students of all levels.
Materials Included: No materials are included in this class. A list of materials you should have available will be provided upon registration.
Requirements: PLEASE BRING:

Click HERE for a printable PDF of the PAINT A BEAUTIFUL WHITE OR BLUE HERON supplies list.

16" x 20" Canvas

Your Own Reference Photograph(s)

Two (2) #2 Pencils

Kneaded Eraser
(Available to Purchase for $3)

Rag or Paper Towels

Water Container

Paint Palette of any kind


(Both Sable and Bristle Brushes of different sizes)

NOTE: Addison uses heavy acrylic paint for all of his painting classes

1. White
2. Black
3. Yellow Ochre
4. Red
5. Ultramarine Blue
Any additional colors you wish to use.

Instructor: Addison Palmer
Instructor Bio:
James Addison Palmer III was born in Savannah, GA, in August of 1970. Addison has spent most of his life on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

From an early age, Addison has been drawing and painting the world around him. Addison comes from a strong artistic background. His Great Grandfather was an pen and ink artist in New York. He focused on doing portraits for newspapers from around the world. His father, Jim Palmer a long time landscape painter and his uncle, Walter Palmer a sculptor.

Addison graduated high school from Hilton Head High School in 1989. After graduating he attended Brevard College on a full scholarship in the arts but also as a stand out distance runner, where he had an Olympic standard time in the marathon.

After graduating from Brevard, Addison moved to St. Simons Island, GA where he opened his own art gallery in 1994.Since the age of thirteen, Addison has been painting full time, doing commissions, shows, and work for galleries. From day one he has painted the world around him in his landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and portraits. His work has many private and business collectors from the U.S.A. to around the world.

Along with his painting, Addison is asked to teach painting work shops through out the eastern United States and is invited to teach painting classes, and to demonstrate his work on world cruises like Cunard, and Seabourn.

Addisons original work can be seen in galleries like the Red Piano Art Gallery on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The Sheldon Fine Art Gallery in Naples, Fl and in Newport, RI, The Sylvan Art Gallery in Charleston, S.C. Spa Fine Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. , Art on Centre, Amelia Island, FL, and his own gallery, The Palmer Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA

You can visit Addison's Website, by clicking HERE

Members Get 10% off with code MEMBER

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Included Materials



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