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This four-hour workshop will present a simplified approach to a limited palette still life, focusing on movement in composition and using value to create emphasis.

Making a great painting doesn’t need to be complicated. In this pop-up mini workshop, we will discuss the keys to unlocking an impactful painting, from setting up a cohesive composition to identifying forms, laying down a framework, and understanding color and value. We will employ the elegant clarity of a four-color limited palette to create a harmonious still life. This method is a great way to improve your understanding of color theory and form.

We will begin the day setting up our palettes, followed by a painting demo by our instructor Darcy, before beginning our own paintings. Hands-on, individual attention as well as group instruction will be given throughout.

Members $100 / non-members $125

This class is currently full. To join the waiting list please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 or email

Darcy Marie Melton is an American oil painter who splits her time between Savannah and Padula, Italy. She is the Co-Founder and Art Editor of Pigeon Review and serves as the Artist-in-Residence Program Assistant Director for Art Center Padula. The 2021 recipient of Bonfire’s Best Design Empowering Women Award, her work has been shown in galleries such as the Jepson Center, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Milostka Center for Exhibitions, and Savannah Gallery of Art, as well as featured in publications including Masks Literary Magazine and Dishsoap Quarterly.

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