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Classes

Classes are taught in the Winslow Art Center studio, upstairs in the Winslow Mall, downtown Bainbridge Island. Pre-registration and payment is required. Please register online or contact us for more information.

Open Painting Studio

Have you wanted to spend more time painting? Has it been difficult to find a block of time or a place to be a bit messy? Join us at Winslow Art Center for our Open Painting Studio. Set aside a few hours to fearlessly drip paint with other painters! All mediums are welcome. Space is limited!

Mondays
10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Cost: $50 buys a 4-session punch card (Drop-in $15)
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Painting for Absolute Beginners

Ninalee Irani

Have you always wanted to become a painter but aren’t sure how to start? This six-week course is designed for students who have very little to no painting experience and would like to learn techniques to create fresh, vibrant paintings of any subject in oils or acrylics. Ninalee will introduce you to your art supplies, from brushes to canvas, gesso to varnish. Progressive exercises will be given to explore composition, value, color theory, and shape — helping you discover your innate ability to “see” as an artist. Working from photo reference, students will wrap-up the course by completing a painting of their choice. In a positive, casual, and supportive environment, you will receive one-on-one guidance. This course is open to anyone who will be painting in oils, water-mixable oils, or acrylics. Website

Instructor: Ninalee Irani
Wenesdays, October 18 - November 22
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cost: $310
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Beginning to End: Trusting the Painting Process

Justin Duffus

This seven-week course will introduce and demonstrate a variety of painting approaches and techniques to accompany a student’s personal conception and completion of a painting. We will begin with a small painting using your choice of photography, memory, direct observation and imagination to design and explore a direction for an image. This image and idea will be the source reference and point of departure for a larger painting. We will explore our complicated relationship with reality through representation and abstraction, mark making and paint manipulation, and color studies. Learn to play with figure ground relationships and the balancing of different styles within one painting. Trust the painting process and work through any preconceptions to develop a closer sense of what a finished painting may feel like to you. Website

Instructor: Justin Duffus
Thursdays, October 19 - December 14 (No class November 2 and November 23) (7 sessions)
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Plus 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. uninstructed studio time)
Cost: $390
Level: Intermediate +
Oils or Acrylics
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Class Full! Please email Martha to be put on a waiting list.

Fresh Vision: Advanced Seeing and Thinking Tools for the Experienced Painter

Darrell Anderson

You know how to paint an apple, even a whole bag of apples, but your paintings don’t have the "it" that gets them to the finish line. A fresh way of seeing and of establishing new simple ideas will help get you there. This is a newly designed course based on Darrell Anderson's personal experiences and working methods over the last eight months. This course will help put you into a new territory of ideas and methodology that will incorporate and build upon what you already know. This class is open to experienced artists working in oils, acrylics, gouache, watercolor, pastel, charcoal/pencil or markers. Website

Instructor: Darrell Anderson
Tuesday's, November 7-December 12 (no class November 21) 5-week session
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (1:30-4:30 p.m., uninstructed painting time)
Level: Registration in the class requires permission from the instructor.
For more information, contact Martha.
Cost: $375
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