|Studio workshops are offered in the Winslow Art Center studio in the Winslow Mall, downtown Bainbridge Island, a short walk from the Seattle ferry. Pre-regiSzstration is required for workshops. Registration may be made online or by contacting us at 206-618-3112.|
We often see things- movements, shapes, landscapes or people- that we would like to remember and recreate. The light coming in a window that illuminates a bouquet of flowers, the dramatically setting sun that makes a sailboat catch your attention, or a group of trees standing out against the sky. A fast way to capture these inspirational moments is by creating marker drawings. Darrell Anderson will teach you how to quickly translate your visual world into artistic expression using toned markers. These drawings are wonderful by themselves, or as the foundation for more extensive works of art. This workshop entails a full day of drawing and instruction. All skill levels welcome.
Painting the Contemporary Figure
Learn the fundamentals of impressionistic figure painting with a contemporary flare from highly respected artist and instructor Henry Stinson. Stinson will lecture on the impressionistic approach to figure painting, helping you gain a maximum understanding of color and relationships as you develop a solid foundation for creating paintings. The class will work from the live model. Stinson believes that painting from photos should not be done until one is accomplished in the process of painting from life. All levels.
Oil Painting Intensive: Seven Fundamentals for
Join award-winning, French Impressionist artist Valerie Collymore as she shares the essential fundamentals required to move your art forward quickly and with confidence.
In this two-day, hands-on oil painting intensive, Valerie will show you how she is able to simplify a great deal of complex visual information while remaining attentive to the in-the-moment character of the scene. Learn how to incorporate design, color and unusual lighting effects to create a painterly impressionistic style. Valerie will provide lots of artist demos and valuable master tips. All levels are welcome.
Valerie's work was written up in Southwest Art magazine in October, 2013, and will appear again April, 2014. She will be featured in American Art Collector Magazine and has an upcoming solo show titled "Impressions of the French Riviera and Provence with 20 of her French impressionist works.
Composition & Color:
In this workshop, learn the fundamentals of painting the landscape with pastels. Through daily demos, Susan will share ideas about developing powerful compositions using shape and value masses, and creating dynamic color relationships, as well as techniques for using pastels. She will focus on including structures, water elements, and seasonal changes in the landscape, encouraging students to try new ways of looking at their subject. “We’ll be painting the soul of the subject, not the details.” There will be plenty of time to practice what you have learned and Susan will give individual instructions and critiques along the way. All skill levels are welcome.
Award winning, published artist, Susan Ogilvie, lives and works in the Pacific Northwest. Along with her busy exhibition schedule, she has becme a popular workshop instructor and speaker. Find out more about her here.
Piece By Piece
Award winning, Colorado artist, Tim Deibler will teach you to look past the object, and see the entire picture as a series of shapes, values and colors. You'll practice focusing on the different elements of the landscape (trees, rocks, water, etc...) by doing many small studies. The emphasis will be on simplifying the scene down to its most important visual information, focusing on working quickly and accurately and studying each element of the landscape "piece by piece".
You will be working from photos of nature and are encouraged to bring as many different photos as possible; specifically, evergreen and deciduous trees, rocks, rivers, lakes, mountains, clouds and sky. We will work on one theme in the morning and another in the afternoon.
Tim Deibler is a well-known artist living and working in Colorado. After the success of his book Capturing the Seasons in Oils, published by North Light Books, he became a popular teacher and workshop instructor. His work has appeared in many books and publications including the Southwest Art article, "Of This Earth", published February 2012.
Color/Value Intensive in Acrylics
In this fun, fast and friendly one-day workshop, award winning artist Dianna Shyne will examine in depth the relationship between color and value, and reveal tools that will help you apply these color/value relationships to your paintings. Create your own perfectly hamonized palette as Dianna guides you in the art of color mixing and color harmony and teaches you some of the color theory that backs it up.
This workshop is part of Dianna's series, “The Artist's Toolbox”. Be prepared to do lots of little exercises and small color studies. There will be hand outs, slides, lots of encouragement, and even time to paint!
Encaustic Printmaking (Limited to 6)
Join Victoria Harrison for a two-day, beginning session, creating monotypes (one-of-a-kind prints) with pigmented beeswax and Japanese paper on a heated aluminum printing plate. This class is all about playing and exploring with the medium – no prerequisites! Class time will include a mix of demonstrations and mostly hands-on work. Go home with a variety of prints including a printed rice paper scroll. This technique creates gentle surprises and aha moments, resulting in beautiful abstracted images. Encaustic printmaking encourages go-with-the-flow spontaneous work, particularly excellent for the artist who wants to loosen up, and great for the non-artist who wants a new experience. Perfect for anyone who has the urge to play and explore.
Encaustic printmaking involves a heated surface, anywhere from a pancake griddle to a professional aluminum printing palette, without the use of a printing press. Pigmented beeswax is applied directly to the warm plate, and moved around with a variety of tools – kitchen spatula, string, brushes - whatever the imagination can drum up. A sheet of paper is laid on the surface of wax, and lifted to create a monotype of beeswax imbedded in paper. The variations, created with the use of a wide variety of tools (from the kitchen, the art store, the paint store, found objects), which are provided during class time, are endless.
A $60 supplies fee is paid directly to the artist and INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES. Due 2 weeks prior to class-time, the fee includes a generous supply of Japanese/rice papers (sumi-e, masa and a 12’ scroll) and machine-made “interleaving”. Also included is the use of a variety of “R&F” and “Enkaustikos” pigmented beeswax and the use of professional palettes needed for printing. No need to purchase anything, other than a small list of optional items found at your home - details to be emailed to the student upon registration. Specialty rice papers (kitikata, kozo, rives) will be available for purchase during class-time if you would like to use these papers in addition to those provided.
Instructor: Victoria Harrison