Discover Your Voice for our Coast

Nature and the Arts:

Telling Stories Through Art

For centuries, artists have relied on the natural world as their muse and inspiration. In this same spirit, One Hundred Miles is thrilled to partner with local artists to continue our Nature and the Arts series with monthly workshops from October to December. Each session will provide techniques and instruction to help you view the majesty of our coast through the lens of nature.

Interested in learning a new skill or honing your craft? Through our three-month series, you’ll be inspired to connect with, protect, and preserve Georgia’s treasured coast. Each month focuses on a different artistic medium:

October – Pottery: Traces of the Georgia Coast • November – Painting: Strokes of the Salt Marsh • December – Photography: Behind the Lens of Nature

October – Traces of the Georgia Coast

Ceramic Art with Elizabeth Halderson
Thursday, October 26th • 6pm – 8pm
OHM Brunswick Office
$25 members | $35 regular price

Join us for a ceramics workshop with Elizabeth Halderson, the founder and creator of Elizabeth’s Pottery. We’ll learn the ceramic-making process from start to finish and create our own coastal Georgia dishes to take home! Trace coastal-themed designs onto your signature dish or draw your own detailed artwork. Fossils, biofacts, and beach combing finds will be provided for tracing or to inspire your designs, or you are also encouraged to bring your own! Capture your favorite shell, leaf, or coastal Georgia treasure in a beautiful ceramic dish (which will be glazed in Elizabeth’s own studio and returned following the workshop). Beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Elizabeth will also share her coastal story and the inspiration behind her work. She grew up on St. Catherines Island, where at the dinner table, her family would share stories of the wonders of coastal Georgia. These tales later became the inspiration for her work as a ceramic artist. Each of her creations are hand drawn, and all of the plants and animals on her work can be found nearby in local habitats. Elizabeth’s work inspires new conversations among families and friends, and drives support for the conservation of our sea turtles, shorebirds, and sand dollars. For all those who want their art to tell a story, her beautiful pottery is the answer. Elizabeth believes in our coast, and through her art, she shares its important message.

November – Strokes of the Salt Marsh

Plein-air Outdoor Workshop with Karen Burnett and
the Georgia Coastal Artists Guild
Saturday, November 11 • 9am-2pm
Cooper’s Point Clubhouse at Shellman Bluff, McIntosh County
$45 members | $55 regular price

Have you ever wanted to capture our coast’s signature salt marsh in art? Now’s your chance to learn how or improve your skills! Artist Karen Burnett, alongside other painters from the Georgia Coastal Artists Guild, will lead a plein-air outdoor painting workshop. They will provide demonstrations and 1:1 personal teaching instruction on how to paint a coastal landscape. One Hundred Miles will provide drinks and light snacks, along with one basic canvas per person and basic art supplies. Participants should bring their own bagged lunches and any additional canvasses or special painting supplies they wish.

Karen Burnett, local artist of fine oil painting and commissioned portraits, was born and raised in Savannah where she attended Telfair’s art academy. She now lives on Eagle Neck Island in McIntosh County. After retiring from a 32-year career with Delta Airlines as an international flight attendant, Karen continues her love of painting by teaching fine art classes at her studio and gallery in Shellman Bluff.

December – Behind the Lens of Nature

Outdoor Photography Workshop with Benjamin Galland
Saturday, December 2 • 8:30am-11am
Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah, GA 
$35 members | $45 regular price 

Join us for an inspirational morning under the oaks at Wormsloe’s idyllic historic site. Ben Galland will lead a workshop for photographers of all backgrounds. By morning light, we’ll explore Wormsloe’s oak avenue, historic structures, and salt marsh ecosystem behind the lens of our cameras. Light breakfast snacks and drinks will be provided. Participants should bring their own camera and any equipment they wish (of any kind – even a camera phone can work!)

Allowing his creativity to run wild, Galland is never caught without a camera. Whether it be shooting for his company, H20 Creative Group, or kayaking the local rivers, he is always striving to bring the most artistic and freshest approach to every subject he photographs. Ben’s award-winning photographic works can be seen in Island Time and Sapelo: People and Places of a Georgia Sea Island from UGA Press.