Intermediate painting students will learn how to make their work more dynamic and expressive this March at Painting the Lowcountry Landscape, a 3-day workshop in pastels, oil or acrylic at Art League Academy taught by award-winning pastel and oil artist Susan Mayfield.

Topics covered during the workshop include choosing the subject matter, editing reference photos, improving design and composition, using dynamic value contrasts, pushing color schemes, and using color temperature to create mood and emotion. The workshop will include painting exercises, demos, group discussions, positive critiques and lots of hands-on individual attention. While the demos will be done in pastel, oil and acrylic painters are welcome to attend.

Instructor Susan Mayfield is known for her use of light and color in her pastel and oil pieces. “There is no one more suitable to teach students how to make their paintings more dynamic,” says Amy Wehrman, Art League Academy manager. “Susan’s use of hot pinks, fuchsias and oranges in Lowcountry landscapes is both distinctive and stunning.”

Mayfield co-runs the Smalzel Mayfield Art Gallery in Salida, CO, with artist Stephen Smalzel. She won the 2015 Best in Show and the 2016 People’s Choice award and Quick Draw competition at the South Park Plein Air Festival in Colorado. She has shown her work at Wells Gallery and Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, and The Red Piano Art Gallery in Hilton Head. Her work is now available at Sandpiper Gallery in Charleston, SC and the Palace Hotel in Salida, CO.

The workshop will be held Tuesday through Thursday, March 29-31, 9am-4pm each day. The cost is $400; $360 for Art League members. The instructor has asked that all participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

For more information call 843-842-5738.