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Art Workshops

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-registration is required for workshops. Registration may be made online or by contacting us at 206-618-3112.

Painting in the French Impressionist Style,
An In-Studio Workshop

Valerie Collymore

Vive la France! Join award-winning French Impressionist artist Valerie Collymore for a french-themed day of studio painting, using reference images from her collection of photographs from Paris, Provence and the French Riviera ... and your own images of France as well, to share!

Valerie spent her formative years growing up on the French Riviera, and returns yearly to paint, to gather reference materials and to enjoy friends in southern France and in Paris.

We will discuss:

  • French Impressionist techniques as seen in works by Renoir, Cezanne and other impressionists.
  • Color and color harmony, as it pertains to French Impressionism.
  • Edges and paint handling, as it pertains to French Impressionism.

The bulk of the day will be spent painting, with a good deal of personal attention and ongoing feedback from the instructor. And, but of course, there will be french music! All levels. Paint in oils or acrylics.

Instructor: Valerie Collymore
Saturday, August 2
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $150
All Levels
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Premier Coup Painting
Duane Keiser

Through painting sessions, demos and critiques, Duane Keiser will lead a dynamic four-day workshop on premier coup oil painting. Premier coup, or direct painting, [also known as alla prima painting] refers to a method by which the artist applies each stroke of paint to the canvas with the intention of letting it stand in the picture as part of the final statement. Included will be a talk on being a painter in the digital age which will include Keiser's unique take on the current state of the internet, social media and the business of art. The workshop is open to all skill levels, though you should have a working understanding of the painting process. See more images and details.

Instructor: Duane Keiser
Friday - Sunday
September 26 - 28
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $435
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Design Intensive
Jennifer Diehl

The most important aspect of a painting is how the viewer experiences the piece. This class goes into great depth as to how to create that experience through all aspects of design. We will spend each day working on hands on activities to help better understand unity, variety, emphasis, eye movement, color in design, Notan, design in still life, landscape, etc., etc., etc. Be prepared for an intense workout in design.

Design is the single most important thing in a painting. It has the first impact on a viewer by directing the viewer’s eye through the painting to experience the entirety of the piece based on how you (the artist) have chosen to show them what you have to say. This set of workshops goes into great depth, exploring design concepts with hands on learning. You will spend most of each day learning a concept, and then applying it through exercises that were created to enhance your understanding.

Instructor: Jennifer Diehl
Friday - Sunday
October 17 - 19
November 14 - 16
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost per weekend: $325
Take both weekends: $590
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