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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!

Cost: $50 buys a 4-session punch card (Drop-in $15)
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Painting to your Next Level

Darrell Anderson

Why spend your time making ho-hum art when you can swing open the door to paintings that sing?Invigorate and speed up your painting growth with this six session class, where there will be plenty of time for painting from photo reference and life. A part of each class will include simple but effective exercises that explore the foundational concepts of how to make a better painting, and do it more easily. Paint application, color relationships, shape and value design, being 'painterly,' a study of contemporary painters' techniques and more will be studied, and in one session we will work from a live model. Open to anyone working in oil, acrylic, gouache or pastel who has a basic familiarity of their medium. If you are new to painting, the instructor is available for special pre-class instruction. The hours for this class have been extended to give you the most ‘last chance’ benefit. (Note: After many years of teaching the instructor has decided to take a sabbatical beginning in March. Except for two short Spring workshops, this will be the last class Darrell will be teaching for a while. His return date hasn’t been set. After March you’ll just have to search for him painting and drawing around the island...)

Instructor: Darrell Anderson
Tuesdays, January 17 - March 7 (no class January 31 or February 21)
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (uninstructed studio time, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Cost: $390 for 6-week session
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Trusting the Painting Process: Using Direct Observation and Photography

Justin Duffus

This six week course will introduce and demonstrate a variety of painting approaches and techniques combining direct observation of the figure and the use of photography as a reference to create a complete painting from start to finish. We will begin with a small figure study painting from a live model. This study will be used to compose a larger painting, which may incorporate photography to create alternative environments for the figure to inhabit. Learn to work with and without the model to create a sense of depth and a unique atmosphere. We will explore our complicated relationship with reality through representation and abstraction, mark making and paint manipulation. Learn to play with figure ground relationships and the balance 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 for you. website

Instructor: Justin Duffus
Thursdays, January 19 - March 2 (no class February 9)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (uninstructed studio time 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Cost: $390 + Model Fee for 2 sessions
Some painting experience helpful
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Figure Drawing for Teens

Karen Cornell

Drawing the model, students will hone their drawing skills, exploring
contour drawing, negative space, and sighting for visual perspective.
We will also experiment with different drawing mediums, including
pencil, charcoal, and ink.

Instructor: Karen Cornell
Wednesdays, March 1-29
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $230 including materials (Model fee not included)
All Levels, ages 13-18
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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
Wednesdays, May 3 - June 7 (6 weeks)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $310
All Levels
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