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"Painting Lowcountry Marshes 101" with Addison Palmer (September 14, 2024)

with instructor Addison Palmer

Saturday (9am - 4pm)
September 14, 2024

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


Join us for this exciting class where instructor Addison Palmer will teach students the fundamentals and techniques needed to create your very own realistic marsh painting.

Composition, shadow, negative space, color mixing and layering are just some of the skills Addison will cover int his workshop, where students will paint a marsh scene from their own reference photograph.


This class is designed for all levels of students.

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.

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

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:
Your Own Reference Photographs

Canvas or Canvas Panel

Size should be 16" x 20" please

Please bring a few drawing pencils
(For Sketching)

Acrylic Paints
1.Ultramarine Blue
2. White
3. Black
4. Red
5. Yellow Ochre
6. Light Blue
7. Light Purple
8. Yellow
9. Light Orange

Any additional colors you have or want to use

NOTE:Heavy Acrylic paint (in tubes), not craft paint. You can find good quality, but inexpensive heavy acrylic paints at Hobby Lobby. Their Hobby Lobby brand works great.

Kneaded Eraser
Can be purchased from the Academy for $3 each in advance

Rags or Paper Towels

Water Container

Paint Palette of Any Kind

Paint Brushes

(Both Sable and Bristle Brushes, a Variety of sizes)

Please Email:
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.

Addison's 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

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Included Materials



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