Painting by Peggy Buchan
Art has been an important part of our island history since
the 1800s, and if you visit the island today, you will find yourself surrounded
by it. Not only will the vistas and stillness of the island inspire you, but
you can also explore art galleries and art workshops that will bring out the
painter – or photographer or potter or jewelry maker – in you! Art is a
meaningful part of our island’s unique culture, and it permeates just about
every nook and cranny of picturesque St. Simons. The laid-back, friendly
atmosphere, as well as the true beauty and serenity of the island, draws
artists of all skill levels wishing to experience our Southern charm and to be
inspired by it. We wish to welcome you to be a part of this vibrant art
While visiting, check out Glynn Visual Arts, a marvelous studio and
gallery that invites students of all levels to come and explore the arts. They offer many painting classes, from basic techniques to advanced
medium methods, some of which offer opportunities to try your hand at painting the
lovely Golden Isles. While you’re visiting us, feel free to take a series of
classes, or perhaps just drop by for a single class on a day you feel
Around the island, there are some breathtaking vistas and
cultural locations begging to be captured on the canvas or on film. If you want
to capture the beauty of the ocean, we suggest making your way to Massengale
Park where you can access a more secluded section of the popular East Beach, or
feel free to set up shop on St. Simons Beach where you can catch more of the
action. Some other exciting landmarks sure to inspire you are the St. Simons
Island Lighthouse or Gascoigne Bluff, which is stippled with ancient trees and
has access to a beautiful part of the river.
You don’t have to be a painter to experience the magic of
the island. Here, there is something for everyone. Glynn Visual Arts offers a
wide array of classes in other mediums aside
from painting. They include courses in pottery, photography, art history,
and a wide variety of jewelry making techniques. Also, check out their exciting
and ever changing list of
workshops designed for every skill level and discipline.
Get Your Muse On is another art studio located on St. Simons Island that offers several types of instruction from workshops and retreats to paint and play parties to art classes designed for all skill levels. They're ideal for grabbing a bottle of wine, a few friends, and whipping up a masterpiece to bring home with you. If
paint-your-own-pottery is more your style or you have the kids in tow, visit The Tinted Tide, located in Redfern Village on St. Simons Island, or Color Me Happy pottery, a family
owned studio in Brunswick where everyone can be an artist!
St. Simons Island also
boasts a broad and exciting variety of art festivals and galleries perfect for
the art connoisseur and casual fan alike. Stop by Anderson Fine Art Gallery and
Left Bank Art Gallery for some
of the best original works the island has to offer.
Whether you are visiting us for a week or for the whole
summer, there are endless ways to get involved in the timeless and evocative
art scene present on St. Simons Island and the surrounding area. We want you to be inspired by the
beautiful scenery and tranquil lifestyle, and perhaps even take a little bit of
that beauty home with you.
For more information about art classes at The King and
Prince and island events, stay up to date with us through our calendar, or visit us on Facebook.