Art Classes and Art Groups in Myrtle Beach

By October 21, 2014Uncategorized

Where can you take ART CLASSES in the Myrtle Beach area?

Read on for a list of local Art Organizations and links to their websites…

Some might say that Myrtle Beach is not a town where you find a lot of art going on. I believe that is changing.  Places to study art and dabble in all kinds of artistic realms are cropping up more and more around the Grand Strand… in Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Litchfield, and Georgetown. For a few years I was affiliated with a local gallery which offered classes, but I am currently teaching in my own studio.

My teaching studio is a great place to come and play in the paint.  I currently offer All Media Monday Sessions and Watercolor Wednesdays.  Classes are small and there is lots of individual attention.

My teaching studio

 I also teach for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) here in Myrtle Beach.  This is an extended learning program administrated by Coastal Carolina University (CCU).  Their contact info is in the list below. My schedule includes occasional workshops or presentations for local art groups at their sites Waterway Arts Association (WAA), Seacoast Artist Guild (SAG), and Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild (WACG) .  If you’re interested in forming your own class, or scheduling a workshop with me, click the email link here on my website.  

Travel and art are my favorite things to do!  This year I had the privilege to lead a group on a Tour of Tuscany, Italy.  There we stayed at a fabulously restored Italian Monastery. Touring daily, we would come home to our beautiful home where our personal chef cooked for us and gave us cooking lessons.  I offered art lessons to the group as another of our optional activities.  In the evenings we played guitar and made music. It was the best of times and we plan a repeat in October of 2015…  You should join us!
Here is a link to the brochure and details:  

Classes Currently Being offered:  

Watercolor Wednesdays: 1-4 PM

This class is about wild and wonderful WATERCOLOR!  I believe watercolor has an unmerited bad reputation among would-be artists.  Watercolor is about technique, and exploring those techniques is a passion of mine.  I love the random and marvelous colors which can be obtained by letting water be the vehicle for applying your paint.  If you’re interested in learning some tips and tricks to success, then this may be the perfect class for you.  

All Media Mondays- 1-4PM reservations necessary

This class is open to all media…drawing, painting, glass mosaic.  If you’re into it, I probably have the materials and the space to do it.  In this environment, we gather and create in many various ways, but we all bond in the process.  Art principles cross the boundaries of mediums and I offer both suggestions, demonstrations, and critique to each student on an individual basis. 

New 2015-   Saturday Sessions  1-4 PM reservations necessary

This November I will be teaching only on Saturdays.  All media will be welcome and class will be similar to All Media Mondays.  Instruction will be available in Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Drawing, Abstract, Collage, or Glass Mosaic. 

Contact me if you’d like to study with me in any of these ways. My schedule is always changing and the calendar here on my website can let you know what’s current.  

Here are some of my past classes.  I would be willing to teach these topics again or cover these materials in any of my “All Media” style classes:

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain – YES YOU CAN LEARN TO DRAW!  This is a drawing class which explores ways of improving  drawing skills as outlined by the 2012 new and definitive REVISED book of the same name. It’s a great drawing foundation, which has been time tested and it works!  Teaching some of the drawing fundamentals which are not intuitive. It’s a wonderful way for adult artists to “back up” and learn some of the fundamentals they may have skipped over on their way to painting pretty pictures.

Exp!ore Glass on Glass Mosaic:  This 4 week class exp!ores a new technique using stained glass in a modern way.  It’s much simpler than stained glass, and very light and luminous in it’s results.  You can see an example of this technique below.  The class is fun and very playful…and the results are incredible!

If you are interested in connecting with other artists or learning about art organizations in the area, then follow these local links (in blue)to the many art organizations along the Grand Strand.

South Carolina Watermedia Society:
Georgetown Country Watercolor Society

Waterway Art Association:
Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild
Seacoast Artist Guild
Create Conway
Artfields Art Competition in Lake City, SC
Colored Pencil Society of SC
OLLI- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute CCU

Rebecca Zdybel
Artist, Instructor, Art-Travel Instructor

Myrtle Beach, SC

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list compiled by Rebecca Zdybel: an artist and instructor in Myrtle Beach, SC.  

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