See what artists love about Springmaid Watermedia Workshops!

Testimonials from past instructors and attendees.

It was an honor and privilege to be affiliated with the 2005 Springmaid Beach Watermedia Workshop series. Having conducted watercolor workshops for over 35 years, it is easy for me to say that the Springmaid workshop went beyond all levels of expectation and was without question, the best of the best. The camaraderie among the staff and students was exceptionally warm and genuine, the facilities were state of the art, the fellow instructors were very competent and professional, and the food was superb.

– Frederick C. Graff; A.W.S., N.W.S., T.W.S.A.; Instructor

“I think Springmaid Art Workshops are a fantastic opportunity for painters to have time to be completely immersed in their art. This is a rare happening since in our lives we are so busy and we become so distracted with all the things going on around us. At Myrtle Beach we have no such distractions. The food is there, a comfortable room is there and we are challenged with a myriad of new and exciting ideas and inspiration each day. If you want this special and unique chance to expand your talent and horizons come to Springmaid.”

– Mary Todd Beam, Instructor

“…….to regenerate your creative spirit nothing compares to the Springmaid experience. Immerse yourself, pamper yourself, with no responsibilities other than to your own artistic growth for one two or three weeks. You deserve it! ”

– Carla O’Connor, A.W.S., N.W.S., D.F., Instructor


Springmaid Beach Watercolor Workshops are a delight to teach at. The spacious rooms with an ocean view, the students’ energy, and attentiveness to details by the staff have made it a most enjoyable experience for me as an instructor. It is truly a family atmosphere that continues to draw many repeat students over the years. By having numerous instructors each week, students are able to draw on the learning experience from others outside their classroom. It is a topnotch organization.

– Eric Wiegardt, N.W.S., Instructor

“Whether you’re a novice artist or an experienced artist, Springmaid workshops have instructors who can guide and enhance your skills as a painter. Art instructors, such as Gerald Brommer, Janet Walsh, Carrie Brown and Mary Todd Beam continue to inspire and give individual attention to each artist’s needs and goals. The staff and facilities are excellent. I now own the Hamlet Art Gallery in Charleston, S.C., and have two daughters who are emerging artists – can’t wait for them to attend the workshops.”

– Stephanie Shuler Hamlet, Attendee

“The thing that makes Springmaid workshops better than most others is the fact that all your daily necessities are provided for you– lodging, all meals and snacks, uncrowded studio space, and social hours– all in one facility, giving you more time to paint and learn. The instructors are top notch and the beach is at your front door.

– Dale Ziegler, Pennsylvania, Attendee

“I absolutely love going to the Springmaid Beach watercolor workshops! My first workshop was with Carrie Brown, and since then I have studied with many of the excellent instructors who are outstanding artists, gifted teachers and caring individuals. I have a full-time job, but nevertheless make it a priority to attend twice a year–usually for one week, occasionally for two. These workshops provide a marvelous setting where creativity abounds, individuality in artistic expression is encouraged, friendships are formed, and everyone ends the week with renewed enthusiasm and a determination to come back again as soon as possible. I already have a week in November blocked out on my calendar!”

– Melinda Mathews, Attendee