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Mar 18 2016

Seabrook Island Artist Guild Invites You To ‘Talk About Values’

By Roberta Boatti for The Island Connection

Pat Van de Graff

Pat Van de Graff

On March 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Seabrook Island Artist Guild invites you to “Talk About Values.” No, not what one usually thinks about when you mention values, but values in the world of art. Pat Van de Graff, artist, long-time Seabrooker and recently elected guild board member, will teach the third in a free workshop series; this one will focus on values.

This workshop will cover all there is to know about values, from light to dark, bright and subdued, brilliant and pale, from the sketch, to the painting, to the frame. Bring a photo or something inspirational that you would like to work on, along with your canvas and paints.

You will begin by sketching with pencil and then move toward painting. The workshop is open to all who are interested.

Pat Van de Graaf is a watercolorist and printmaker, an Exhibiting Member of The Charleston Artist’s Guild and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.

She has been printing for over 25 years and studied at the Art Students League in New York City and Syracuse University.

She graduated from The University of Bridgeport with a degree in Printmaking/ Art History. Pat’s prints have won numerous awards in local and regional shows and are part of many private and corporate collections.

Pat began painting in watercolors again after living in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Surrounded by marshes and the sea in both South Carolina and Connecticut, she enjoys capturing their beauty with the unique qualities that watercolor brings to painting. She is represented by The Spencer Art Gallery and the Charleston Artist’s Guild Gallery in downtown Charleston.

To register for the class call Gary Kunkelman at 484.400.4390 or e-mail him at Visit the guild’s website a to learn more about the organization and upcoming events.

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