Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) Offers Upcoming Classes


Oct 11, 2017
04:30 PM


SoBA’s Center for Creative Arts has a few upcoming classes for art-minded people. Seats are still available.

“Light and Shadows - Watercolor” with Barbara Pecce will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 6, 12 and 19. This class is designed for the purpose of learning and practicing the techniques of traditional transparent watercolor. Students with any level of experience are welcome. However, basic drawing skills are helpful. For the first class, bring whatever watercolor supplies you have and like to use.  Barbara Pecce is a long-time member of SoBA.  She traveled between Puerto Rico and the US.  Barbara is a founding member of the Puerto Rico Watercolor Association.  She offers workshops in watercolor and sketchbook journaling.  Barbara and her husband now lives in Bluffton, SC.

The cost is $100 for members and $115 for non-members.


“In the Abstract Mood” with Vickie Jourdan will take place from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. October 13-14. The workshop will include daily demos, critiquing and mixed media. Come and paint with Vickie and get out of your comfort zone. The cost is $130 for members and $145 for non-members.


“Skyscapes Over Your Landscapes” with Chris Groves will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 24-26. The class will cover how to convincingly paint a variety of types of clouds from drawing to paint application. Attendees will work with simple value, limited temperature, and edges to form clouds of all sizes and shapes. Class will also cover how to form strong compositions with your clouds over different types of landscapes (Marsh, seascapes, etc), and how to tie them together to finish your paintings. The cost is $450 for members and $475 for non-members.


“Falling into Watercolor” Michael B. Pearson will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 6-8. This class will make you fall in love with watercolor. We will be painting the beautiful colors of autumn and many of the subjects that come to mind this time of year. We will touch on color use as well as several techniques of the medium. There will be daily demonstrations and lots of individual help. Michael has been a full time watercolor painter for 37+ years. This class will be open to all levels but some previous experience with watercolor would be helpful although not required. Join in the fun! The cost is $250 for members and $275 for non-members.


Classes will be held in the SoBA Center for Creative Arts next door to the SoBA Gallery at 8 Church  Street, Bluffton, unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change. Please make reservations  in advance for all workshops. Art teachers’ compensation for their time and expertise depends on a minimum number of students per class. Registration commits you, the teacher, and SoBA. When enrolling, please pay in advance by check, credit card or PayPal on our website so that we will reserve a seat for you.


To register for the class, call 843-247-2868 or register online at



We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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