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    Picture yourself sitting at Mary
    Whytes' dinner table in Mary's
    home. This is a once in a lifetime
    opportunity to get to know the
    artist up close. Come paint and
    tour with internationally acclaimed
    watercolorist, Mary Whyte. Mary
    will guide you through the
    techniques of planning your
    compositions, drawing, mixing
    color and creating great
    backgrounds. She will show you
    how to work with the model,
    avoid mistakes and give personal
    critiques and great tips for
    marketing your work.  Enjoy lots
    of painting action, one-on-one
    instruction, wonderful meals and
    wine, and Southern activities!
    Come, learn of Mary's beginning
    on John's Island, with a trip down
    Bohicket Road and the inspiration
    behind her life's work, visit her
    studio and the vault where the
    masterpieces await, take in The
    Gibbs Museum, Fort Sumter and
    more. We have a full itinerary with
    you in mind so don't miss this
    workshop of a lifetime for all
    levels of  artists.
"Working South" Book
Mary Whyte
The Portrait and The Figure  
All Levels of Painters and Travel Enthusiasts  
Welcome
watercolor - studio
1/2 day plein air

November 8 - 15 2020
Charleston, SC

$4500 painter
$3200 companions

Registration  >>>


    Class Outline
    This is a studio Class Outline: This is a studio workshop with live models. Mary will demonstrate each morning and
    then offer support at individual easels for the remainder of the workshop day. We will have one bonus half-day of
    outdoor painting. Easels suggested.

    All inclusive.
    All breakfasts will be included at the hotel breakfast room and eaten at your leisure.
    Items are subject to rearrangement.

    Sunday 11/8/2020
    Guests arrive, check into the hotel 4:00 pm
    6:00 PM - Dinner at Mary's
    Visit Mary's Studio

    Monday 11/9/2020
    Visit Fort Sumter, the seat of the Civil War
    Lunch downtown
    Gibbs Museum
    Dinner Out

    Tuesday 11/10/2020
    Class from 9 - 4
    Visit Mary's Vault of Masterpieces
    Dinner out

    Wednesday 11/11/2020
    Class from 9 - 4
    Dinner out - Italian Night

    Thursday 11/12/2020
    Class from 9 - 12 plein air session
    Lunch downtown
    Afternoon at City Market, Charleston's #1 attraction
    Dinner Out

    Friday 11/13/2020
    Class 9 - 4.
    Dinner Harbor Cruise, BBQ, Live Music

    Saturday 11/14/2020
    Gullah/John's Island Tour, Mary's SC beginnings
    Lunch downtown
    Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony - Gaillard Center

    Sunday 11/15/2020
    Check out 11 AM



    MARY WHYTE is a teacher and author whose figurative watercolor paintings have earned international recognition.  
    A resident of Johns Island, South Carolina, Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of
    coastal Carolina slaves who number among her most prominent subjects.  In 2003, Whyte’s paintings of her Gullah
    friends culminated in a museum exhibition and book called Alfreda’s World.  

    In 2011, Whyte’s ground breaking exhibition Working South opened with fifty works at the Greenville County
    Museum of Art in South Carolina.  Four additional museums signed on to exhibit the large-scale, sensitively rendered
    watercolors depicting blue-collar workers in industries vanishing throughout the south.  Whyte’s unrivaled mastery
    of the watercolor medium, along with this exhibition, was featured on CBS Sunday Morning.  Her book, Working
    South, references each painting and sketch with background stories of the Southern people and places beautifully
    portrayed within the exhibition.  

    Down Bohicket Road, released November 2012, is her comprehensive book of paintings completed over a twenty-
    year period on Johns Island.  It is a rich, visual tribute to friendship that crosses cultural and racial borders and
    reaches straight to the heart.  

    Whyte was one of ten watercolor artists in the world invited to the China and Foreign Countries International
    Watercolour Summit at the Nanning Art Gallery in Nanning China, October 2013.  Simultaneously, The Butler
    Institute of American Art showcased twenty of Whyte’s major works in a solo exhibition named after her recently
    released biography titled, More Than A Likeness, The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte, written by Martha R. Severens
    and published by University of South Carolina Press.  

    November 2013 Whyte was featured in a solo exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City.  This exhibition
    was extended due to the overwhelming positive public response.  Other exhibitions have included The World
    Watermedia Exposition in Thailand, 2014.

    Whyte is the author of Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor, Watercolor for the Serious Beginner, and An
    Artist’s Way of Seeing.  She continues to teach watercolor nationwide and in Europe.   

    She was awarded the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal in April of 2016.