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Fri, Mar 08


Crooked Creek Park

"Simplifying Shapes with Color and Light" with Shannon Smith Hughes & Jennifer Smith Rogers

Workshop: "Simplifying Shapes with Color and Light" with Shannon Smith Hughes & Jennifer Smith Rogers

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Time & Location

Mar 08, 2019, 9:00 AM – Mar 09, 2019, 4:00 PM

Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin, SC 29036, USA

About the event

This workshop is FULL. Existing registrants may still go to the registration screen to pay the balance due on their entry as needed. Interested in getting on a waitlist? Contact our workshop coordinator, Sandra Oliver at

Workshop Description

Our class goal is to help you recognize that paintings are made up of shapes, and each shape has a named value and color that painted correctly will make your paintings sing! The hardest thing about painting is to see things simply. We will concentrate on painting what you see and not what you know... by training your eyes to break a scene down into the basic shapes. Starting with large basic shapes is key to the foundation of a painting. In order to have a feeling of light, you need the darks and mid tones to set up the lights. Color creates vibrancy when surrounded by neutrals. We will begin with value studies and then introduce how to identify and mix the color you see by using a limited palette. We have a few fun exercises planned as well as some demos.

About the Instructor

Shannon Smith Hughes and Jennifer Smith Rogers, two thirds of the triplet siblings from the Smith Family of Artists in Charleston, SC live and paint in Charleston, SC where they co-own Anglin Smith Fine Art, with their mother Betty Anglin Smith and brother Tripp Smith. Both sisters earned their BFA at Clemson University in the early ‘90’s.

Shannon Smith Hughes has been an artist living and painting in the Charleston, SC area for the past 20 years. She comes from the Smith family of artists, mother Betty Anglin Smith and triplet siblings Jennifer Smith Rogers and Tripp Smith. She is part owner of their family gallery, Anglin Smith Fine Art. Shannon has studied in the US and Europe with renowned artists Kim English, Gregg Kreutz, Kenn Backhaus, and Quang Ho. She is a signature member of Plein Air Painters of the Southeast, and often travels to plein air paint and exhibit with this accomplished group of artists. Shannon has taught plein air painting workshops locally and in Italy. Her collectors include corporations such as Clemson University Foundation, Piggly Wiggly Corporate Headquarters, Hospice of Charleston, and McCrady's restaurant.

Jennifer Smith Rogers’ life has always revolved around art. Raised in a household of artists, her mother Betty Anglin Smith and her twin sister Shannon Smith Hughes are also highly regarded artists. Her brother, Tripp Smith, is an accomplished photographer. The family now owns Anglin Smith Fine Art in the French Quarter of Charleston. Her works have been featured in galleries along the Eastern Coast from St. Simons, GA, to Martha’s Vineyard. Her works hang in many prominent corporate and private collections including Walt Disney World, the Family Circle Cup in Daniel Island, SC, McCrady’s restaurant in Charleston, SC, and Stanley Furniture in High Point, NC. An active member of Plein-Air Painters of the Southeast (PAPSE), she is also an associate member of Oil Painters of America and American Impressionists Society.

W orkshop Supply List

• Portable easel with tripod

• Airtight brush washer container for mineral spirits

• Odorless mineral spirits (we use Gamsol)

• Oil Paints: (limited palette)

Cad yellow lemon or Cad yellow light

Cad red light

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Titanium White

Burnt Siennna

• Canvas panels:

11x14, 12x16, and/or 14x18 (3-4 panels total) or a canvas pad is fine (we will be doing mostly exercises)

• Paper towels (we like Viva!)

• Plastic grocery bags for trash

• Sliding viewfinder (optional, but a great tool!)

• Palette knife

• Hog bristle oil brushes: size 4, 6, 8, and 10

• Sketchbook with pencil or black sharpie

• Wet panel carrier


Registration is open to CCAL members now for $125 ($50 minimum deposit required).

Registration is open to all artists beginning December 31. Non-members pay $155 ($50 minimum deposit required).


  • CCAL Member - Balance Due

    This 'ticket' allows registrants who have ALREADY paid their initial deposit of $50 to pay the balance remaining for this workshop.

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  • Non-Member - Balance Due

    This 'ticket' allows registrants who have ALREADY paid their initial deposit of $50 to pay the balance remaining for this workshop.

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