Spring Artists’ Workshop
April 21 – 28, 2023
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 45th year of combining great painting locations with gorgeous spring weather. The charming shabby chic inn serves two meals a day of low country cooking, adding to the ambience of the 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 2021, the palette was passed to Kirah Van Sickle.
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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Costs and enrollment information
The costs listed below include 7 days’ room, instruction, and two 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
$2,350 Double (if both occupants are artists)
$2,050 Double (if only one of the 2 occupants is an artist)
Ocean front rooms (highly recommended!)
$2,630 Double (if both occupants are artists)
$2,330 Double (if only one of the 2 occupants is an artist)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
On receipt of your deposit you will receive confirmation and further details on the workshop.