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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

Amy D'Apice

Have you always wanted to become a painter but aren’t sure how to start? This five-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. 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: Amy D'Apice
June 21, 28 (no class July 5) July 12, 19, 26 (5 weeks)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $310
All Levels
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Teen Summer Workshops: Drawing, Printmaking and Figure Drawing

Karen Cornell

Printmaking for Teens
Learn the elements of printmaking and explore basic printmaking techniques, including monotype, linocut and transfer printing. We’ll explore each technique separately and then combine them to create varied, textured artwork.

Figure Drawing for Teens
Drawing the model, students will hone their drawing skills and explore contour drawing, negative space, and sighting for visual perspective, along with value and composition. Each class will begin with quick gestural drawings, then progress to longer poses. Students will investigate the formal issues of drawing while working with a variety of mediums, including pencil, charcoal and ink. We’ll end the week with a large, life-size drawing of the model.

Instructor: Karen Cornell

Printmaking for Teens
Ages 13-18 (All Levels)
July 24-28, 2017
2:00pm-5:00pm
Cost-$250 (materials included)
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Figure Drawing for Teens
Ages 13-18 (All Levels)
August 7-10, 2017
2:00pm-5:00pm
$260 (includes materials and model fee)
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Creating a Series: a Workshop in Drawing and Painting

Amy D'Apice

Creating a series pushes students to work at a higher artistic level. Decisions regarding design and composition take on greater complexity, as each piece must stand on its own as well as work in conjunction with the set. Working in a series requires a pre-planning phase allowing for deeper engagement and more informed execution. Working in a series provides the time necessary to thoroughly explore the variations of expressing a singular idea. This workshop is designed to take students through the process of creating a small body of work (5-7 pieces) from conceptualization to completion. Participants will meet over four consecutive weeks for work sessions, critique, support, and discussion of the next step forward. Pieces may be drawings, paintings, or mixed media. This course is for intermediate to advanced students with some background in drawing. More important than skill level, students should come ready to take artistic risks, challenge themselves, and offer meaningful critique to fellow artists. Website

Instructor: Amy D'Apice
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $375
Creating a Series may be taken in conjunction with Photography as Source workshop, Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm August 5-6. Students taking both receive a $25 total discount
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Photography as Source for the Artist: Possibilities and Perils

Amy D'Apice

Many, if not most, artists use photography at some point as source material for their work. Thanks to technology, cameras, and the internet, we have a wealth of visual resources. Unfortunately, art based on photographic images is often overworked, excessively detailed, and can look like a photographic copy. This multi-media drawing workshop explores multiple strategies and techniques encouraging the use of photographic source as a springboard, rather than a restriction, for self expression. Using lecture, discussion, demos, critique, and drawing techniques, this intensive course teaches students how to use photographic reference as the point of departure for creativity.

Topics:

  • How to interpret rather than copy
  • Applying the lessons learned from working in the real world
  • Creative editing and embellishing
  • Inventing color when using black and white photographs
  • Why working from a bad photograph can be a good idea
  • Why you can’t trust photos to tell the “truth”
  • Photoshoots and basic photo manipulation techniques

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Instructor: Amy D'Apice
Saturday - Sunday, August 5 - 6
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $295
All Levels
Photography as Source may be taken in conjunction with Creating a Series, Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:30pm July 11, 18, 25 and August 1. Students taking both receive a $25 total discount
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