Fluid Art with Christina Hickey

Fridays,  February 1, 8 or 15, 2019 from 9:30 until noon
Fee:  $45 per session
No experience required!  Learn Techniques different from a dirty pour such as swiping, blowing, are just a few. All materials provided, class fee $45.00
Class size is limited; please schedule early by contacting Christy Hickey ay 904-583-1141 or
Christy is an IAA member whose work recently won 1st Place in the "Drip, Drizzle, Splash" Nouveau Art Show and who will be an instructor at the National Fluid Art Convention later this year. This is the website for the Fluid Art convention if you wanted to check it out.

12x12 Artists Making Art Together

Monday, February 11
Fee: Free to IAA members, $50 for non-members to join
As we  start a new calendar year with 12 months for creativity, this session is an opportunity for members to come together and make art.
Sign up is required in advance but all that you need to bring is whatever you want for supplies.  If you are a budding artist and have none, you can use ours.
12x12 surfaces and a "challenge" for the morning will be provided for the event.

Acrylic Painting for Beginners with Sharon Haffey

Thursday, February 21 from 9am until noon, $35
This 3 hour class will be an introduction to acrylics for beginners and an opportunity to know whether you  are interested in continuing classes in that medium.  Sharon will introduce you to the actual paints, application, basic color mixing and participants will leave with more confidence and a painting completed that day.
A suggested materials list will be provide upon registration.
For questions or to register, contact Sharon or phone 404-663-4996.

Color Workshop with Sharon Haffey

Monday, February 25  & Friday, March 1, 2019,  9am until noon
Medium: Oils and  Acrylics 
Fee:  $70
This 2 session workshop will focus on ways to use color to enhance your painting style as well as to explore some of the most common error made in using bright colors.
A suggested materials list will be provide upon registration.
To register or for questions, contact Sharon at or by phone at 404-663-4996.

Painting Creatively from Photos with Souby Boski

Tuesday, February 26 & Wednesday, February 27,  2019,  10 am – 4 pm
Medium: Oil & Acrylic Accepted
Fee:  $ 250
Most artists use source photos in some capacity when they work, whether to jog their memory of a particular place and time or to record specific visual details to incorporate in later pieces.
In this workshop students will learn to paint in a creative, personal, and expressive way using reference photographs - freeing themselves from copying.
Learn to dismiss the sense of obligation to show exactly what is depicted in the photo and feel free and inspired to manipulate the composition, assuring vitality and making the painting your personal creation.
Bring several canvases and reference photos. A suggested materials list will be provide upon registration.
To register, contact Souby at

Oil and Acrylic Painting, with Elio Camacho

March 24, 2019, 1-4 pm, Free Painting Demo Open to the Public

March 25-27, 2019, 9 to 4 PM – Still Life Workshop - $345 

March 29 & 30, 2019, Plein Air Workshop

Learn to express yourself in a bold and colorful way with California expressionist Elio Camacho.

Putting passion and emotion into a painting is far more important then just making a copy of your subject. Depending on your level and goals we will try to develop a program for improving your ability as a painter. As a painting instructor, my mission is to provide students with the foundation necessary to be creative. My goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way. My workshops are very hands-on with an emphasis on easel-side critiques. I believe that giving instruction is important, but showing students how this instruction applies to their individual work is crucial. Based on the student’s level and goals, I develop and program based on each individual’s ability as a painter.”

To register, go to Elio's website, and pay the $45 required deposit.Final Payment due at workshop.

The Island Art Association, Fernandina Beach, FL   Phone: 904.261.7020

Birds and Blooms Collage Workshop with Elizabeth St. Hilaire


April 18 - 20, 2019,   10 AM until 4 PM,   $395

Register directly at

Click to view or download supply list:  Supplies-Birds-and-Blooms


Create colorful petals and plumage with your own hand-painted collage papers and a variety of media. We will make collage papers exclusively with Gel Plate mono printing techniques and then adhere them overtop of an underpainting to form an impressionistic, painterly birds and blooms collage!

All levels welcome, some painting experience helpful, but not necessary. A minimum of 10 students is needed to run the class, please do not make travel arrangements until this number is confirmed. Limited to 15 students.  BE PREPARED TO HAVE SOME FUN!

Other Offerings

Free Children’s Art: Free guided activities provided by local artists for school age children. You must register for each session individually by calling the IAA gallery at 904-261-7020 or signing up in person at the gallery desk. The next classes meet from 11 AM until 12:30 PM on the following Saturdays:   January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, May 25 and June 22, 2019.

Life Drawing and Painting Group:  OPEN STUDIO with a $5.00 MODEL FEE
Bring your drawing/painting materials and take advantage of the opportunity to work from life. Enjoy the camaraderie of other artists and give yourself the opportunity to work with live models. The group meets 2 Wednesdays a  month from 7 to 9 PM, January 2 & 16, February 6 and 20, March 6 and 20, April 3 & 17, May 15, June 5 & 19 - also, Saturday mornings from 9 until noon on January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 15.  The annual "Off the Wall Show" is scheduled for Saturday May 22, 2019 from 5 until 8 PM. For specific questions contact Georganna at 904-415-7035.

Photography Interest Group:  Free to the public. Come see demonstrations, technical presentations and a monthly critique (show and tell) of photographers’ work. The group usually meets at 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Art Education Center. For more information, contact Lea Gallardo at

Tuesday Afternoon Open Studio: This is a chance to to participate in a drop-in studio group. Bring your own supplies and work with other artists. There is no formal instruction, just artist friends supporting and mentoring each other. Tuesdays 1 pm until 5 pm. $5 fee. Contact Mary Quinlan at 904-321-0112 or

Thursday Afternoon Open Studio: This is another opportunity to bring your own supplies and paint with a group. Thursdays from 1 pm until 5 pm,  $5 Fee. Contact Jean Riley at 904-261-5471 or at

FUN Ukes Group: Generally meets the second Wednesday  a month at 7 PM.  Scheduled dates are  February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13 and December 11, 2019. For more information, Contact Gwen Cowart at