Suggested materials list:

The materials list will be discussed on the first day of class in depth.
All -purpose drawing paper, pencils: (2 H, 2 B, 6 B), a kneaded eraser.. Wax free graphite paper.
Oils or Acrylics:
You will need a table top or floor standing easel. A stretched canvas, palette, brushes, container for odorless thinner or water and paper towels.
Arches 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper. a prepared board for stretches, staple gun. palette,
water container, brushes, paper towels.
Watercolors Acrylics and Oils:
Warm colors: Cadmium Yellow Med., Cadmium Red Med., Cobalt blue, Cerulean Blue
Cool colors: Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue (White Permalba or Titanium White is for Oils and Acrylics Only)

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Bellinger Artworks 
283B Koolabrew Dr., NW
Calabash, NC  28467
Driving Directions: 
Heading SOUTH on Route 17, take a right turn onto Calabash Road, NW.
Heading NORTH on Route 17, take a left turn (in front of CVS Pharmacy) onto Calabash Road, NW.
Take first left turn onto Koolabrew Drive (Carolina's Business Park). See sign for Artworks Studio at last building on left.
Bellinger Studio

New Calendar Feature -
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          EVENTS LINK  !

OCTOBER 15 THRU OCTOBER 20. Exhibit is held at the Sunset River Marketplace, Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467. The reception is on October 18, 5-7 pm, with an Awards Ceremony at 6pm. Come visit the exhibition. The show is open to artists 18 and older who are residents of Brunswick County or who are members of the Associated Artists of Southport, Oak Island Art Guild, Waterway Art Association, Coastal Carolina Camera Club or the Brunswick Arts Council. A maximum of two art works are allowed per Artist. Deadline for pre-registration entry is September 13, 2018. Submit a non-refundable entry fee of $35, BAC members, $40 non members along with a completed prospectus. Click here for the prospectus.
Our judge is Russell Yerkes, AWS, NWS, TWSA and a Signature member of WSNC.Past President of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, 2002-2004, 2009-2010 and 2013-2014. He is an Honorary Member of Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute Nanging, China. Russell has been exhibiting his unique style of watercolor’s around the country for over 25 years, winning many awards and accolades through his travels.
Southport Plein Air Festival 
Returns: September 14 & 15, 2018

Many of the same features from previous years: beautiful scenery; unlimited, non-juried submissions to the wet paint sale; no commission on sales; and plenty of things to see and do during your visit.  Friday afternoon features a tour of our local community college campus, which is dedicated to a full range of arts instruction, from pottery to metal smithing. The opening reception later on Friday is in the heart of Southport’s gallery district, where you will be within walking distance of Franklin Square Gallery, home to the Associated Artists of Southport, and other local favorites. Discount coupons for a variety of nearby restaurants will be included in your welcome packets, as well as, for eateries located on the waterfront and the Southport Yacht Basin, where you will find the best sunset in all of North Carolina for your painting or viewing pleasure. For new arrivals on Saturday, check-in begins at 8 am in a downtown park located one block from the Cape Fear River. This is where all the day’s activities will take place: children’s painting, musical entertainment, a food truck (lobster rolls!), and the wet paint sale, with non-cash merit awards conferred by established local artists.
Please sign up before September 1 to save on the registration fee and to receive discounts on hotel lodging. Go to our website You can print out, fill out, and mail out the form with your check to: Up Your Arts, P.O. Box 11326, Southport, NC 28461.

Painting, a step up to 
Intermediate and Advanced

Fall Session One:
WHEN: August 20 to October 15 (no class 9/3/18)
             August 21 to October 16 (no class 9/4/18) 

Fall Session Two:
WHEN: October 22 to December 17 (no class11/19)
             October 23 to December 18 (no class11/20)

All classes are 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM 

WHERE: Bellinger Art Works
               283B Koolabrew 
               Calabash, NC 28467 

Each  eight week course 
$90 for members,  $100 for non-members 


These classes will be taught by nationally known portrait artist Terry Sellers Harrison, and will cover painting techniques in any medium and for any subject matter. These classes are designed for intermediate and advaned students The goal of our study will be to enhance each student’s knowledge of drawing, color and composition as they apply to a student’s particular painting. Participants will be encouraged to work from life as well as photography. We will discuss the painting process and different techques we can use a achieve a desived effect in our work for the more experienced painter. Each student will be encouraged to work with professional qualilty materials.
A few particular areas we will focus on are learning to paint the types of light we encounter with our subjects, understanding warm and cool color as it applies to light. We will cover ways to strengthen our compositions not only by the placement of objects but also through the use of value keys. Learning about the various treatment of edges will make our painting surface more interesting. All of these elements and more will help us draw in a viewer looking at our work. With practice and knowledge we can develop our work, with it’s own distinctive look, and become the artists we wish to be.
Announcing Fall Workshop Series:
Terry Sellers Harrison 

​WHEN: OCTOBER 25- 26, 2018 

We are happy to be able to hold this years' event at this new location! The Librarian tells me they have lots of events each week and daily traffic is very strong. 

We hope you will be able to enter this event, it is open to all Active WAA Members, there is not cash entry fee, entry is an original 5 x 7 piece of art. The proceeds will go for an Art Scholarship for a Brunswick County High School Graduate of 2019.

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Check out our new workshop schedule, we are gathering all the information to post on this site,  so keep checking back for more details !!! 
WAA First Fall 
One Day Workshop 
Phil Meade 
Art Basics for Oil and Acrylic Painters 
WHEN: Friday September 21, 2018 ;  9:30 to 3:30 
WHERE: Bellinger Art Works 
                283B Koolabrew Drive 
                Calabash, NC 28467 
This worksop offers an introduction to oil or acrylic painting for beginning artists and a reintroduction to art basics for more experienced painters.  The idea behind this workshop is to help develop knowledge, skills and confidence in a pressure free environment that can be applied in the classroom or as you complete paintings on your own.  
Students should have reference photos that inspire them. Landscapes, seascapes, still lives or flowers.  Phil will bring in his own photos that covers these areas of interest..Go on Pinterest. Look at what style interest you most. Use as a starting point. You don’t copy. You will paint in your own unique style. The idea behind this workshop is not to necessarily to complete a painting but to have a good foundation to work upon.

First talk will cover all the basics for oil painting. With demo of mixing paints and brush work.  Second talk after break will cover advanced techniques such as proportional enlargement from reference material. Perspective.  Unless I see that some basics need to be covered again.

Workshop Agenda
Oil paints Palette setup,  Brushes, Canvas,
Canvas prep, and block-in.
Stages or layering, Composition,
Using reference materials (photos, still life etc.)
Aerial and linear perspective if needed

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$35 for Members, $45 for Non- Members 
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