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Kathleen Broaderick Announces Summer Classes at CHROMA 30A

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WESTERN LAKE by Kathleen Broaderick

Award-winning Santa Rosa Beach artist Kathleen Broaderick, whose stunning work is featured on this issue’s cover, announces details for her Summer Art Series of five intimate, boutique art instruction sessions and one three-day oil workshop.


Painting titles such as “Boathouse Lily,” “Seaside Sunflower” and the quintessential “Western Lake,” this new series of classes celebrates the natural beauty of coastal life in South Walton infused with Broaderick’s signature bold, colorful whimsy. “Red, White & Roo” allows Broaderick to teach her signature patriotic proud rooster and celebrate the summer season.


“What better a way to celebrate summer in lovely South Walton than by welcoming everyone into my beautiful studio gallery and sharing my techniques with fellow art lovers?” asks Ms. Broaderick.


All sessions will be held at Broaderick’s CHROMA Studio & Gallery, located at 3925 West Scenic Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.


The single-session classes are two-and-a-half hours long. All supplies are provided, including gallery wrapped canvases, high-quality professional Golden acrylic paints, brushes and step-by-step instructions, plus all the encouragement needed to make a masterpiece. Wine and snacks are welcome, but experience is not required. The cost for each single session class is $75 per person.


The class schedule is as follows:



“Boathouse Lily,” 6-8:30 PM.



“Seaside Sunflower,” 6-8:30 PM.



“Red, White & Blue Roo,” 6-8:30 PM.



“Western Lake,” 6-8:30 PM.



Elementary Acrylics, 6-8:30 PM.

Get a feel for painting by making a color wheel, mixing color, practicing strokes and then painting small studies on paper. Take home your own small set of six professional Golden brand acrylic paints and paintbrush. Registration is $100 per person.


A two-day Beginner Oils Paint Class is being planned for Wednesday, Oct. 31, and Thursday, Nov. 1. For details, visit


As a former elementary art teacher, Florida native Kathleen Broaderick is perfectly suited to lead classes for art lovers of all skill levels. Her artistic journey began serendipitously during her last semester at Florida State University, when she filled an open slot in her schedule with a watercolor class. After raising two children and teaching elementary school, she turned her longtime passion into a career.


Her love of watercolor is evident in the transparent, luminosity of her energetic, layered oil paintings. Ms. Broaderick deftly captures the essence of her subjects with bold use of clean color and light created with loose brushstrokes resulting in fresh, relatable pieces.


As the 2016 Poster Art Contest winner, Ms. Broaderick’s artwork prominently represented the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Festival of the Arts in Destin. The same year, she also won an Award of Merit in the 21st annual juried art competition.


In June 2017, she designed and opened CHROMA Studio & Gallery on 30A. And that August, she was named an Exclusive Artist for Ballard Designs, one of the nation’s premier sources for home furnishings. In October, she was named South Walton Artist of the Year for 2018.


To register for classes and workshops, visit or call 844-5-CHROMA. For the latest updates on new news and art offerings, sign up for CHROMA e-news at the website, and follow Kathleen Broaderick on Facebook and Instagram.

Zandra Wolfgram
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