Art League of Hilton Head Offers Creating Oil Paintings that Glow, October 18, 19, 20, 2023 and Dawn to Dusk, Capturing Light in Oils, January 17, 18, 19, 2024

Peggy Ellis, a gifted artist and teacher with a loyal following, returns in October and again in January, in two rare opportunities where students will learn invaluable processes to improve the warmth and lighting in their paintings in her 3-day workshops “Creating Oil Paintings that Glow” and “Dawn to Dusk, Capturing Light in Oils.” Instruction will include step-by-step tips and techniques, including strong composition, value studies and color harmony. All skill levels are welcome.

Ellis has a special ability to instruct beginners and more seasoned artists alike, a mix is almost preferred. “She is such a positive force in the workshop—truly the perfect teacher for people who don’t know where to start,” says one admirer. “I have personally taken four to five three-day classes from Peggy and come away from each class with a greater knowledge of painting,” says another.

“Creating Oil Paintings that Glow” will be held Wednesday to Friday, October 18, 19, 20, 9am to 4pm each day.

“Dawn to Dusk, Capturing Light in Oils” will be held Wednesday to Friday, January 17, 18, 19, 2024, 9am to 4pm each day.

The cost is $450, or $405 for Art League members per workshop. A supplies list will be provided; students are welcome to bring their own supplies or purchase a supply kit from the instructor. To register or for more information on either of these workshops, call 843-842-5738, email, or visit

Art League Academy is located south-island at 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, 843.842.5738.