Spring Artists’ Workshop

Spring Artists’ Workshop
April 17 – 24, 2020

Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

It’s time to put the Spring Artists’ Workshop at Sea View Inn on your calendar. The annual workshop continues its 42nd year of combining great painting locations with gorgeous spring weather. The charming shabby chic inn serves three meals a day of low country cooking by Myrtle and Vertrella, adding to the ambience of a most enjoyable workshop. Artists’ Week began in 1978. Betty Brown first studied there under Alex Powers and became instructor for Artists’ Week in 2002, turning another page in the history of celebrating art at Sea View Inn.  In 2020, the page will turn again as the palette gets passed to Kirah Van Sickle.

Artists’ Week Workshop
2019 Group Photo

Kirah takes the artists to a new location each day, having scouted out delightful spots for plein air painting at area plantations, Brookgreen Gardens, and historic cottages on the island. The week is informal and relaxed. Students are encouraged to do as much or as little as they desire. The groups are small enough to get individual attention. All levels are welcome as long as you feel comfortable painting outside. If not, you can work on your own at the inn, or avail yourself of her instruction that focuses on values, color, and the principles of design. She has a natural positive approach to helping individuals achieve their personal goals. Kirah encourages exploring mark-making and improving visual acuity. She always includes handouts and historical context, and will demo in watercolor and acrylic. She is well versed in all painting mediums and happy to work with you in your preferred process. The group winds down by discussing each day’s paintings before supper. Evenings may include videos or slides of other artists’ work. We also reserve a time for painting the wait staff/models.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Kirah is a lifelong artist and adventurer at heart. Her early years set a foundation for travel, exploration and visual storytelling. She has a rich academic foundation in art and art history, with a masters in medical illustration and MFA in painting. Her works are deeply personal expressions of memories and dreams, inspired by nature and geological-landscape forms. In addition to her studio practice, Kirah is a dynamic instructor and lecturer, leading custom studio and plein air courses directed to both beginner and seasoned artists. She is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and studio artist. As a certified Golden Artist-Educator, Marabu Artist-Educator, and Silver Brush Educator, she brings a wealth of materials knowledge and techniques in water media as well as oil, pastel and mixed media processes. Kirah enjoys working with the student-artist in building painting confidence and finding their individual voice. She always builds on the fundamentals of value, color, composition and encourages experimentation and creative play. Kirah currently calls the Cape Fear Coast of North Carolina home. She is a staff instructor at the Cameron Art Museum, Johnston Community College, and Cape Fear Community College. You can find her leading workshops throughout the southeast, Alaska and Europe. She is represented by Art in Bloom Gallery in Wilmington, NC.

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If you would like to discuss anything about the art side of the workshop, please email Kirah Van Sickle at kirahart@yahoo.com Kirah’s Web site: https://www.kirahfineart.com

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Costs and enrollment information

The costs listed below include 7 days’ room, instruction, and three delicious meals per day. Also included are models’ fees, where applicable. The rates do not include taxes, gratuities, or entry fees for pay-to-enter parks and attractions.

Ocean Side/cottage rooms
$2,210 Double (if both occupants are artists)
$1,910 Double (if only one of the 2 occupants is an artist)
$1,455 Single

Ocean front rooms (highly recommended!)
$2,560 Double (if both occupants are artists)
$2,260 Double (if only one of the 2 occupants is an artist)
$1,665 Single

To ensure a place in this workshop, please send a deposit of $250 per artist (or $150 per non-painting spouse/friend) as soon as possible.

Make your check out to Sea View Inn, and send it to:
The Sea View Inn
414 Myrtle Ave
Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

Please state your preference for the type of room you would like and, where applicable, with whom you will share the room. If you have been before and require a specific room please let the Sea View Inn know as soon as you can. If you have questions about the Inn/accommodations please call the Sea View Inn at (843) 237-4253. If you would like to discuss anything about the art side of the workshop, please email Kirah Van Sickle at kirahart@yahoo.com

On receipt of your deposit you will receive confirmation and further details on the workshop.