Nationally renowned watercolor artist David Rankin will be leading a free watercolor demonstration from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at The Society of Bluffton Artist’s Center for Creative Arts in Old Town Bluffton. This event is free and open to the public. Register online at https://sobagallery.com/free-watercolor-demo/. Rankin is well known for capturing his passion for conservation with unique imagery of birds. Rankin will lead a demonstration on painting distinctive and elegant birds. He will use translucent washes of watercolor to create magical visual effects that bring bird subjects to life. Rankin also will lead a “Birds In Watercolor” workshop for immediate to advanced painters from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18, 19 and 20 at the Center for Creative Arts. The cost is $325 for members and $350 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit https://sobagallery.com/product/birds-in-watercolor-feb-18-20-with-david-rankin/. Rankin is one of the most effective watercolor teachers in the world today. When teaching, his main emphasis is to get watercolor painters to pay more attention to developing good sound watercolor technique in order to rapidly upgrade their skills. Rankin is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and a successful author and lecturer. His watercolors have been featured in numerous watercolor books & magazines and in many one-man exhibitions and over 60 museum exhibitions across North America as well as in Japan and Sweden.