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

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or if you need help confirming your renewal date. 

- 17th Annual Fall Exhibition and Sale 

WHEN: Monday, October 16 thru Saturday, October 28, 2017
WHERE: Franklin Square Gallery
               130 E West Street 
                Southport, NC.

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

-A Value Study with Portraiture
Sold Out, taking names for a wait list!
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  9:30 AM - 3:30 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 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 9:30 AM to 3:30 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           

January 2018 NEW WORKSHOPS
Life Drawing with Jef Sturm
Click here to contact Vicki Neilon WORKSHOP REGISTRAR !
Friday's JANUARY 19 to FEBRUARY 23

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

Checks can be mailed to 
Waterway Art Assn.
PO Box 7082 
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Please identify the workshop name, phone number, and email contact on your check.                                                                     

This class will be taught by nationally known portrait artist, Terry Sellers Harrison. The eight week session will delve into the fundamentals of painting in any medium and subject matter. You will learn to apply the tried and true methods passed down to us by artists from the past. This class is designed for any skill level, especially beginners. The goal of our study will be to enhance each student's particular painting. Participants will be encouraged to work from life as well as photography. Understanding the basic tenets of painting help an artist to be more confident regarding the outcome of their work as they strive to obtain that often illusive image they wish to capture. It's that challenge that keeps fascinated as painters and helps push us to the next level with our work, a true labor of love. A few particular ares 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 and the "form principle". We will cover ways to strengthen or 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. 
$90 for Members $100 for Non-Members 

Monday's January 15, 2018  to March 5, 2018  
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM 

Click here to contact Vicki Neilon, Workshop Registar.
Checks can be mailed to 
Waterway Art Assn.
PO Box 7082 
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Please identify the workshop name, phone number, and email contact on your check.   

click here for Artist BIO 
click here for supply list 


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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

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What is Plein Air?

We paint and document today's landscapes that contribute to tomorrow's history. Painting outside is an enormous amount of fun when you can go with our most compatible WAA group members.
No fee for these events. 
All locations are weather permitting, not to be rescheduled.

SAVE THE DATES for more upcoming locations: more information to come

OCTOBER 23, 2017: Monday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cherry Grove Park and Boat Ramp, North Myrtle Beach

OCTOBER 27, 2017: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wilmington Gallery Walk -- Not a Plein Air Event, but fun

OCTOBER 29, 2017: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunset Beach for sunset painting