Watercolor Painting with Suzanne Binnie

IAA members -$25 per session, non members - $35 per session, Beginners - 10am until noon - Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec. 6,   Advanced Beginners - 10 am until noon Nov. 6,13, 20, 27 & Dec 4, Intermediate Watercolorists -  1pm until 3. Nov. 6,13, 20, 27 & Dec 4, Suzanne was brought up in Pennsylvania in a family where art was very important – her mother and two sisters are accomplished artists in watercolors or pastels.  She was educated at Penn State University and Tyler School of Art where she studied Art, Design and Art History, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art. Suzanne also studied with prominent artists such as Janet Walsh (floral painting), Tom Lynch and Stephen Quiller (landscapes), Margaret Huddy (color theory), and Susan Abbott (design theory).Suzanne combines her realism with elements of design for she believes “a painting is only as good as its design”. Subject matter is secondary to the medium for Suzanne, as she loves painting any subject. For her, the act of creating a painting may have surprising and interesting results as the picture evolves under her brushes. Her understanding of color theory is acute and she uses it to produce subtle variations in mood and with a limited palette. Watercolor Class Recommended Supply List  (All available from Cheap Joe’s Catalogue 1-800-227-2788; website: ) Paint: Winsor & Newton Watercolors Aureolin W016-5 French Ultra W263-5 Brown Madder W056-5 Cadmium Scarlet W106-5 Raw Sienna W552-5 Winsor Blue W707-5 Gamboge Hue D239-21 Permanent Rose W502-5 Brushes: Winsor & Newton Scepter Gold #8 WB101-8 Flats: 1 inch WB965-1 #6 WB101-6 Palette: John Pike Palette #340BW Friskit: Masking Fluid ½ oz bottle JMF2 Miscellaneous: Paper Towels & masking tape for your own use Arches 140 lb. CP Paper may be purchased at class at a discount price

Creative Collage with Marlene Deutcher

December 1, 2017 from 10am until noon.  $25

To register, call Marlene at 904-624-7104

Take time to tap into your creativity and create!  This morning event will give you the opportunity to express yourself using collage as the medium.  Bring your bag of "stuff" to incorporate into your work and leave feeling quite playful and proud.


Fundamentals of Photography with Michael Spicer

Saturday, December 2 from 9 AM until noon

 Michael Spicer, an environmental fine art photographer and teacher, will be offering the following  Photography Workshop at the Island Art Association Education Center:  The workshop is $45 if you pre-register more than 7 days prior to class. Otherwise, registration is $50. Space is limited to 8 people in The class.  It will be led by Michael in a fun and casual way and is designed to help you gain understanding and confidence as you develop your photographic skills.

Fundamentals of Photography
You have a digital camera. You know how to turn your camera on, have played with the basic functions and settings but aren’t really sure how to use it yet. This class includes an overview of your camera functions, photographic theory, an introduction to light and composition, a photo challenge, and a short guided shooting tour designed to help you to take better photos and apply what you’ve learned.  To register or for more information go to Amelia Island Photography Workshops on Facebook or to  Please contact Michael by email if you have questions or if you’d like to register at ten.h1511381947tuosl1511381947leb@y1511381947rella1511381947gotoh1511381947p1511381947

Clay Monoprints with Mitch Lyons

January  19 & 20, 2018,  10AM - 4 PM,  $225 for Members,   $250 for non-members
CLAYPRINTING PROCESSmlyons_red and green checkers on yellow_21x26_monoprint on canvas
The matrix I use is a wet slab of clay. Wet colored clay slips and wet colored clays are used as my “inks”. They are applied to the wet slab, one color over another until the clay is leather-hard. A dampened substrate is placed over the slab and rolled with a wooden rolling pin [my press]. The pressure from the rolling pin pulls a thin layer of clay from the slab. Many monoprints can be pulled without recharging the slab. Get ready to use clay in a very different way.  Students can pay their fee to Mitch directly by calling his cell, (302-545-4839), to give him their credit card info, or send a check to Mitch Lyons, PO Box 40, New London, PA 19360.
 To learn more, visit

Watercolor Workshops with Cedar Kindy

January 26 & 27, 2018 and/or April 13 & 14, 2018
More information to follow...

Painting with Mary O. Smith

February 17 - 19, 2018 - Watercolors 

February 21 - 23, 2018 -Oils

More information coming...


Oil and Acrylic Painting, with Elio Camacho

March 2018 – 9 to 4 PM – Still Life Workshop - $345


March 2018– 9 to 4 PM – Plein Air Workshop - $275   (Or take both workshops for $550.) 

March 2018 – 9 to 4 PM – Still Life Workshop - $345

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

elioc"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 $100 required deposit.Final Payment due at workshop.

Paper Painting Collage Workshop with Elizabeth St. Hilaire


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

To Register, go to


 Students are taught a unique figurative collage style and will explore hand painting their own papers with a variety of techniques. Class participants will truly enjoy splattering, stamping, printing, dry brushing, crumpling and staining papers. Appropriate papers include old book pages, maps, personal ephemera, rice paper and store bought art papers. Hand painted papers will then be applied overtop an under-painting (done at home as class preparation) in a painterly manner. Collage application will be demonstrated through viewing slides of St. Hilaire’s work as well as a hands-on demonstration in class.The emphasis will be on developing form using light, shadow, and directional ripping, very similar to traditional painting techniques. No prior collage experience is necessary. Some painting would be helpful, but not imperative. Students start with the “Small Apple Exercise” in order to get a handle on creating volume and dimension with a simple sphere shape. After completion of the “Small Apple Exercise” students will advance to a second subject of their choosing (time permitting).  Elizabeth brings along a suitcase full of tools to share! 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. Classes meet from 11 AM until 12:30 PM on the following Saturdays:   November 25 and December 16, 2017.

Portrait Group: Come join other artists in creating art with the benefit of a live model. Just $5 to participate. No advanced registration required. There is no instruction but plenty of positive support from fellow artists.  Next Sessions:  November  28 and December 12.  From 7 to 9pm in the Art Education Center, 18 N. 2nd St., Fernandina Beach. For more information, call Paul Massing at 904- 321-0738.

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.  Exceptions - November 17 and December 21, 2017.

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 moc.l1511381947iamg@15113819470505q1511381947cam1511381947.

Thursday Morning Open Studio: Bring your own supplies and work in a supportive atmosphere with other artists. Thursdays 9 am until noon. Fee is $5. For more information, contact Gretchen Williams at 904-491-3171 or at ten.t1511381947ta@wh1511381947cterg1511381947

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, $10 a month. Contact Jean Riley at 904-261-5471 or at   1511381947 ten1511381947.htuo1511381947slleb1511381947@tsud1511381947ratsy1511381947elir1511381947