FreeWatercolor By David Rankin untitledNationally renowned watercolor artist David Rankin will be leading a free watercolor demonstration from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at The Society of Bluffton Artist’s Center for Creative Arts in Old Town Bluffton. This event is free and open to the public. Register online at


Rankin is well known for capturing his passion for conservation with unique imagery of birds. Rankin will lead a demonstration on painting distinctive and elegant birds. He will use translucent washes of watercolor to create magical visual effects that bring bird subjects to life.

Rankin also will lead a “Birds In Watercolor” workshop for immediate to advanced painters from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18, 19 and 20 at the Center for Creative Arts. The cost is $325 for members and $350 for non-members.

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Rankin is one of the most effective watercolor teachers in the world today. When teaching, his main emphasis is to get watercolor painters to pay more attention to developing good sound watercolor technique in order to rapidly upgrade their skills. Rankin is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and a successful author and lecturer. His watercolors have been featured in numerous watercolor books & magazines and in many one-man exhibitions and over 60 museum exhibitions across North America as well as in Japan and Sweden.

SoBA is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. Please visit for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843-757-6586.