January 23 - 25, 2018

Tybee Island, GA

9:30 am to 4 pm Daily

$315.00 for 3 days

 Bill Fletcher teaches you how to apply the essentials of successful oil painting to Southern coastal scenes in an expressive American Impressionist style at Tybee Island, GA!

 This is a tremendous opportunity to learn from Bill as he shares his in depth, knowledge and passion for painting in this exciting workshop. You will not want to miss it. Bill is a Kentucky artist gaining a national reputation for his landscapes and still lifes. His work has been featured in Southwest Art, International Artist, and Keeneland Magazine. He has a great love for the land, and enjoys helping others develop a positive relationship with their desire to create. 

Come paint with me and enjoy the historic Southern charm of Tybee Island

during this 3 day Studio Oil Painting Workshop in January 2018! 

Join award winning artist and teacher Bill Fletcher for this exciting 3 day studio landscape painting workshop in oils!  

A good painting begins with a good design, so in addition to helping you gain proficiency with my simple 3-step approach to painting, we’ll have a special emphasis this year on how to get a great design and how get it onto your canvas.  Making sure we have a good design on your canvas will get you off to a great start towards creating a beautiful painting.  Along with that, I’ll also show you what I’ve recently learned about how to make a sky look like it is “giving off light”, what creates "the look of light and atmosphere", and how to create depth in your paintings.  As always, you can count on receiving my newest insights and teaching approaches. 

Each day will include a group discussion, presentation, demo, lots of time painting with plenty of individual attention from me. I'll keep it fun while we are getting a lot done! 

This workshop is for people with at least some experience oil painting. Enrollment for this workshop is limited to 15 participants, and it's first come first serve, so don't delay if you want to sign up.

What People Are Saying About Bill's Workshops:
"I see so differently now thanks to your teaching! I truly appreciate all the time and effort you put into preparing for this workshop and the excellent materials you provided for us. I left the workshop feeling very grateful for being a painter and for having such a fine teacher to learn from."   Sandra
 "Some art instructors can show how to paint, but wow can you also communicate!"   Marilyn
 "You really have a gift of teaching combined with a talent for painting. Thanks so much for helping us. I have enjoyed the classes so much!"   Martha
 "Bill is a great artist but more important to those of us still learning he is well studied, well trained and a great educator. I promise that anyone who works with Bill get their money's worth!"   Sharon
"A "thank you" is very much due from my side... Bill, I am so charged by your class and I am impressed by the way you let us share and and explore. You are a wonderful teacher!"   Marianna

Plein Air Demo

Bill has also graciously agreed to provide a Plein Air Demo on January 26th.  The demo is included in the cost of the workshop.  However, you can attend the demo only for $25.

 Really Great Lodging Deals with Mermaid Cottages!

Pamper yourself while there in one of Tybee's aptly named historical Mermaid Cottages, a collection of vintage cottages, historic homes and beach bungalows located all over the island. You'll find no shortage of inspiration from the moment you arrive. Mermaid Cottages is delighted to offer some great special rates for this event. Ask for information about lodging when you sign up or call Mermaid Cottages directly at 912-704-4618.

Box Lunches

Box lunches can be pre-purchased for $10.70 (including tax) daily for all three days of the workshop.  There will be a choice of two entrees daily, and will be catered by a local Tybee Island caterer and Tybee Arts Association Artist.  This is the easiest option, we've found, allowing more time for painting each day.The cost of the meals purchased should be included with final payment for the workshop. 

Deposit and Deadline

Deposit $115 due immediately, with application w/remainder due on or before December 23rd, except for demo. Demo only must be paid by January 15, 2018.

I hope you'll join me there!

Bill Fletcher   

For information regarding housing or any additional questions, contact tybeearts@gmail.com

   For information related to Bill Fletcher and his amazing work, click for his website at billfletcherstudio.com