- Painting, From the Beginning!

                                Waterway Art Association is happy to announce
                                Terry Sellers Harrison will be teaching an eight                                   week Beginner Artist Class Series starting                                         September 11, 2017. 
                                Terry has taught many of our WAA members                                     and all have their own testimonials about what                                   they learned and how today still use the                                             fundamentals she taught them in their every                                       day approach to their paintings. Our recent                                       Annual May show had four of her students win                                   awards! We are introducing this series as a                                       Beginner Class, but if you are looking for a                                         refresher of the fundamentals, this series is for                                   you too!  The series will work with your medium                                 of choice, oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  Terry will                                 do demonstrations and will mentor with each                                     student during the series.
The cost of the eight week course is $90 for members, $100 for non-members.
When:  Monday's September 11, 2017 through October 30, 2017 
            9:30 AM to 12:30 PM 
Where: Bellinger Art Works
             283B Koolabrew Drive 
              Calabash, NC 28467        
Click here for series information
Click here for Artist Bio 
Supply list will be reviewed at first class 
Click here to pre-register for this class  

Come join us to celebrate our 26th Anniversary 
Art Exhibit and Sale !
This event is open to all active WAA members. 
This show was so much fun last year we are doing it again! 
We are coordinating this show with the Elks popular Comfort Food Friday dinner. It is a cash bar and cash dinner. 
This is an opportunity to exhibit and sell your art ! 

Where: Calabash Elks
             937 Carter Drive 
             Calabash, NC 28467   
When:  Friday, October 13 Noon to 8:00 PM
Deadline to register: Wednesday October 4, at NOON! 
There is no monetary entry fee, each entering artist must contribute an original 8 X 10 work for a fund raising raffle.  
Click here for show prospectus 


- 17th Annual Fall Exhibition and Sale 
This is a judged show with over $2500 in awards
Registration closes September 14, 2017

WHEN: Monday, October 16 thru Saturday, October 28, 201
WHERE: Franklin Square Gallery
                     130 E West Street 
                     Southport, NC.
   RECEPTION: Thursday, October 19 5 to 7 PM

Click here for show prospectus 

Co-sponsored by
Brunswick Arts Council
Associated Artists of Southport
Oak Island Art Guild
Waterway Art Association

This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, 
an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the 
National Endowment for the Art

-Watch this space for future workshops!
Planning is in the works 

Announcing our first workshop 
- Colored Pencils Beginner Workshop 
Our Instructor Glenn Davis, is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), a nonprofit for artists promoting colored pencil as a fine art medium.
This workshop is a tested and proven beginner workshop designed for people who have never used colored pencils or artists who are proficient in other media but would like to try pencils at a minimum investment.  It is highly recommended for best results to use the materials required for a nominal RENTAL fee of $10.00. 
Cost of this one day workshop is $35 for members, $40 for non-members 
When: September 18, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Where: Bellinger Artworks 
             283B Koolabrew Drive 
             Calabash, NC 28467
click here for more information about the workshop
click here for Artist Bio 
click here for information about supplies 
click here to pre-register for this class 

Creating Depth in your Paintings 
Our Instructor is Jef Sturm, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has spent most of his lifetime drawing & painting and studying landscape painting theories.  This workshop is not to be missed. 
We have a limited class size so register soon! 
This is an oil workshop. 
The cost for this one day workshop is $35 for members, $40 for non- members.
When: October 5, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Where:Bellinger Artworks
            283 B Koolabrew Drive 
            Calabash, NC 28467
Click here for Artist Bio 
Click here for Workshop details
Click here for Supply list  
Click here to pre-register for this class 

- A Value Study with Portraiture 
Rachel Jones, Our Instructor works in oils, watercolors, and acrylics. For those who shy away from portraits due to struggles achieving a likeness or thinking it is too advanced, this workshop focuses on simplifying the process. Understanding the steps to create a value study or monochromatic painting is a great place to begin. This workshop focuses on using oils or acrylics. 
The cost for this workshop is $35 for members, $40 for non-members.
When:  Thursday, November 2, 2017
Where: Bellinger Artworks
            283B Koolabrew Drive 
            Calabash, NC 28467 
Click here for more information about the workshop 
Click here for Artist Bio 
Click here for Supplies list 
Click here to pre-register for this class 

- Let’s Get Positive about 
Negative Painting 
Our Instructor, Rebecca Zdybel, is an award winning, signature Member in Excellence of the South Carolina Watermedia Association. She Is a professional artist and lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Rebecca will show how to paint a beautiful floral painting in watercolor as an exercise in negative painting. Wet into wet techniques, masking, and design will all be discussed. Every student will leave with a fun and fanciful Floral painting.
Cost for this one day workshop is $35 for members, $40 for non-members 
When: Monday December 4, 2017 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Where: Bellinger Artworks
             283B Koolabrew Drive 
             Calabash, Drive 28467 
Click here for Artist Bio 
Supply list to follow  !!   
Click here to pre-register for this class           

Announcing Session IV and V :
Life Drawing with Jef Sturm

to pre-register for these new sessions:
Click here to contact Vicki Neilon 

Friday's. September 15, 2017 to
October 20, 2017 9AM-Noon

Friday's October 27, 2017 to
December 8, 2017 9AM-Noon

The cost for this six week series is $150 for members, $170 for non-members.

WHERE: Bellinger Artworks
                283 B Koolabrew Drive 
                Calabash, NC 28467

For registration and supply list, click here to contact Vicki Neilon 
Please contact her before sending your remittance. 
Checks can be mailed to 
Waterway Art Assn.
PO Box 7082 
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Please identify the workshop name on your check.                                                                         


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Location (Double-click on map to enlarge)
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

Upcoming Workshops:
Colored Pencils 
Beginner Workshop 
September 18,
Check workshop updates 

Creating Depth in your 
paintings with Jef Sturm
October 5 
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below ! 

Check out our newly formatted Events page
filled with information of news and local events 

A Value Study with 
Portraiture with Rachel Jones 
November 2 
Check workshop updates below ! 

Negative Painting Loose Flowers in Watercolor with
 Rebecca Zdybel
December 4
Watch for this workshop post ! 
Franklin G. Burroughs-Simon B. Chapin Art Museum 
When: Tuesday August 29, 2017 
Linda Hester has arranged for a Museum Docent to take us on a tour of their exhibit 
Feast Your Eyes will explore our culinary heritage as nourishment and beyond: a form of cultural, political and artistic expression; an enduring source of comfort; sometimes an object of obsession; perhaps a symbol of class, race or gender…and always a cause for celebration. 

There is a second exhibit, Douglas Ballentine, a Charleston painter with international training has an retrospective exhibit of his works that pertain to the beach. This exhibit is optional, your car pool group may want to explore the Museum, or have tea and cookies with a view of the Atlantic ocean. 

We will car pool from the Loews Food store just South of the state line off Highway 17.
We plan to depart at 12:15 pm
​There is no admission fee, but a donation would be appreciated. 

Click here to email Linda Hester 
if you plan to attend and also if you are willing to drive! 
Click here for a link to the museum 



Do you know about the artistic opportunities and rewards WAA member enjoy?  

Membership offers the following benefits:  

Weekly Paint-in’'s, Mini Workshops, Demonstrations,
and Workshop and Class series instructed in different mediums
  by many accomplished Artists 

Paint - in’s every Wednesday 
Mini Workshops/Programs on Second Wednesdays
Mini Demonstrations Third Wednesdays
Live Model Drawing (clothed) on Fourth Wednesdays
Free Plein Air group outings, weather permitting.
reduced entry fees:
annual art show and sale entry 
one day work shops 
three day work shops 
six week Life drawing classes 
eight week beginner classes 

The annual membership fee is only $30. 
open Wednesdays year round

Click here for further information 
or if you need help confirming your renewal date.