Fluid Art with Christina Hickey

Fridays,  Beginning February  22, 2019 from 9:30 until noon
Fee:  $45 
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.

Arts of the Soul Workshop Experience with Dr. Nadine Vaughan D'Ardenne

Once a week - February 14, 20, 28, March 7, 14 & 21, 2019

9:30 am until 11:30 am, $40 per sessionThis Valentine’s Day, journey with us to a magical place inside, using ART AS YOUR GUIDE! Starting February 14, and continuing for 6 Thursday mornings, join a small group of creative souls as we embark on a magical journey within. Using a different art form each week, we will explore, paint, and have fun getting to know each other . Each class begins at 9:30 and ends at 11:30, giving you plenty of time to pick up kids, meet a friend for lunch, or take a relaxing walk on the beach.

Facilitated by author/artist Dr. Nadine Vaughn D’Ardenne (who will provide all the supplies): the cost is only $40 per class. Not a performance art class, so no experience is needed.

Reserve your space at or send fee directly to PO Box 15503, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035

Oil and Acrylic Painting, with Elio Camacho

March 24, 2019, 2-5 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

The Art of the Palette Knife with Sally Cummings Shisler

April 12 and 13, 2019
Cost:  $333
Join me for two days of palette knife painting exploration using acrylic or oil on large canvas. Students will learn techniques to create bright, vibrant beach scenes with figures immersed in the joy and pleasure of life. This is an interpretive style - no photorealism. You will receive plenty of one-on-one time with me at your easel. Be thinking of what your intentions and goals are. My sole purpose as an instructor is to help you manifest your artistic dreams! Beginners are welcome. Full supply list will be provided after registration.

"I had the pleasure of attending one of Sally Shisler's workshops last spring and found it very enlightening, helpful and great fun. Sally is as talented a teacher as she is a creative, inspiring painter. Would recommend her workshops to anyone interested in expanding their painting ability, whether painting with a brush or knife. What I learned from Sally was to "let go" and free your imagination to create unique, painterly work." (Arleen-Atlanta, GA. Arleen now teaches her own palette knife techniques!)

"Your one-on-one is particularly special. You have that uniques ability to change gears and adapt to the particular student and their style. This special teaching talent is a main reason that I would attend more of your workshops." (Linda-Orlando, FL)

Contact Sally directly for more detailed information and to register at To see more of her artwork, visit

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:   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, March 6 and 20, April 3 & 17, May 15, June 5 & 19 - also, Saturday mornings from 9 until noon on  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:  Weekly from 1 pm until 4 pm.  No instruction is provided, just the chance to paint with other artists.  Fee is $5. There will be no open studio on March 26 due to a weeklong workshop. For more information contact Elsie Pollak at 561-371-0668.

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.  There will be no open studio on March 28 due to a weeklong workshop. Contact Jean Riley at 904-624-7475 or at

FUN Ukes Group: Generally meets the second Wednesday  a month at 7 PM.  Scheduled dates are  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