artist's palette

Workshops

Studio workshops are offered in the Winslow Art Center studio, upstairs in the Winslow Mall, downtown Bainbridge Island.
Pre-registration and payment are required for workshops. Registration may be made online or by contacting us at 206-715-6663.

Plein Air Landscape Painting

Terry Miura

Painting directly from observation is a difficult task under the best of circumstances. When we are outdoors, the problems are amplified due to uncontrollable factors such as the weather and the constantly moving light. The challenges don't stop there. Out on location, there is just an overwhelming amount of visual information that needs to be analyzed, processed and translated onto canvas in a limited amount of time. It's confusing and frustrating, and yet you keep going back for more, because you know it can be done. Website

Instructor: Terry Miura
Friday - Sunday, May 19 - 21
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $425
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Botanical Sketching in Watercolor and Ink

Lisa Snow Lady

Capture the essence of flowers, foliage, and your surroundings in this two-day class using simple, quick techniques and portable materials. You will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen, layering watercolor washes, and gathering tips that can be applied to everyday sketching. The first day we work in the classroom beginning with fun warm-up exercises starting with pen and moving onto color. In the next session we will travel to the beautiful Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge to work from seasonal flora. Website

Instructor: Lisa Snow Lady
Fridays, May 26 & June 2
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $230 (includes admission to Bloedel Reserve)
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Plein Air Painting with Eric Jacobsen

Eric Jacobsen

Loosen up your style and paint expressive landscapes. This workshop is disigned to help painters of all levels, from beginner on up. The focus will be on organizing and simplifying your subject and on making key decisions that will enable you to successfully paint the landscape. Demonstrations will be given. Website

Instructor: Eric Jacobsen
Saturday - Sunday, June 10 - 11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $310
Oils or Acrylics
All Levels
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Teen Summer Workshops: Drawing, Printmaking and Figure Drawing

Karen Cornell

Drawing for Teens
In this class students will learn to see as they make the critical shift from left to right brain, where drawing happens. We’ll explore contour drawing, negative space, and sighting for visual perspective, while working with a variety of drawing mediums, including pencil, charcoal and ink. Using a grid, we’ll do a group project to learn how to scale small drawings to create larger pieces.

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

Drawing For Teens
Ages 13-18 (All levels)
June 26-30, 2017
2:00pm-4:30pm
Cost-$250 (materials included) 
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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, Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm August 5-6. Students taking both receive a $25 total discount
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Alla Prima Figure Painting

David Shevlino

This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. On the first morning there will be a demonstration, then the class will paint from the model. Students will learn to look at the nude figure and see it in terms of large, overall basic shapes. Working on a toned ground, we’ll start by sketching and placing the subject on the canvas. Then we block in three simple values: light, dark and mid tone. By learning to simplify form, values and color, we begin to interpret and break down the figure into more understandable tones and shapes instead of becoming distracted by details. This helps us to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy. Website

Instructor: David Shevlino
Wednesday - Saturday, July 13 - 16
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $595 (Plus model fee)
Oils or Acrylics
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The Poetic Landscape

Barbara Jaenicke, OPA, AIS, PSA, IAPS/EP

Learn methods that will help you look past the overwhelming details of the landscape and compose a well-edited painting with a concise visual message. We’ll also address how to make every stroke count, considering the particulars of how you apply pigment to surface and how the quality of the application will contribute to your painting’s message. A generous, talented, humble and beloved instructor, Barbara welcomes pastel painters and oil painters alike. If you work in both media—great. Barbara takes time to work individually with students at their easels. Her demonstrations are wonderful, informative, and she is full of great tips and tricks she’s learned over her many years as a professional and teaching artist. Website

Instructor: Barbara Jaenicke
Wednesday - Friday, July 19 - 21
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $400
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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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Abstraction from Nature: Small to Big

Larry Moore

This 3 day studio class is designed to help you with finding your voice and gaining freedom in paint. We explore all of the characteristics that make a great painting: intent, paint, color, mark making, drawing, shape, edge, methods and materials and we do it at the fun sizes, 30×30 to 40×40 on the easel or on the floor. This class will start with the same processes as in all my classes, small studies to larger studies to big stuff. The big paintings are done with house paints, acrylics, tempera, whatever is cheap and plentiful. We also will be using different tools to create with; brooms, mops, sponges, brushes, squeegees, and more. Website

Instructor: Larry Moore
Friday - Sunday, August 11, 12, & 13
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $450
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Modern Impressionism-In-Action

Colley Whisson

Colley will ensure that each student has the fundamentals to produce paintings with powerful light effects, loose brushwork and a sensitivity to our subject. Colley will be focusing his attention on tone, composition, brushwork, color saturation and paying special attention to the importance of edges. Colley will employ a step-by-step process allowing all students the best chance to see the way a painting is constructed. His workshop will be conducted in a positive and uplifting manner. Students of ALL skill levels in OIL & ACRYLIC are welcome. website

Instructor: Colley Whisson
Thursday - Sunday, August 17 - 20
Cost: $650
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The Pastel Landscape, from Plein Air to Studio

Lyn Asselta, PSA, IAPS MC

This 3-day workshop will focus on gathering information through field sketches, small plein air paintings and color studies that will be used as your inspiration for further studio work. We will utilize the basics of composition and color in the field to inform and create more expressive, meaningful pieces in the studio. website

Instructor: Lyn Asselta
Friday - Sunday, August 25 - 27
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $395
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Alla Prima Portrait Painting

Felicia Forte

Alla Prima painting, or wet into wet, single session painting is a stimulating method which teaches you to be present in every brush stroke, focusing on only the essentials, ultimately teaching you great dexterity and control. With demonstration and gentle critique, Felicia will challenge you to correctly observe and record the fundamentals: shapes, values, edges and color. You will paint with the Zorn Palette, a limited primary color palette that allows for easier color harmony by eliminating the need to choose between cool or warm versions of each primary. Website

“Do studies, not pictures. Know when you are licked – start another. Be alive, stop when your interest is lost. Put off finish – make a lot of starts. It is so hard and so long before a student comes to a realization that these few, large, simple spots in right relations are the most important things in the study of painting. They are the fundamentals of all painting. Paint the color tones as they come against each other, and make them sing, vibrate.” —Charles W. Hawthorne, “Hawthorne on Painting”

Instructor: Felicia Forte
Saturday & Sunday, September 15 - 17
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $480 (Plus model fee)
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Gouache Portraits

Sarah Bixler

Gouache is a flexible, portable and opaque water-based medium that allows you to practice color observations on the go. We will explore practical color-theory as it relates to the portrait model and their environment, using a structured vocabulary of value, temperature and intensity. This approach will free you to use color purposefully and imaginatively in your paintings, rather than being tied to mixing a specific color from observation. This is an invaluable tool, whether you want to work abstractly or from observation. Students will practice seeing the model as a whole, blocking in strong compositions using limited palettes of color shapes. Examples of color use from contemporary and historical artists will further your understanding of color relationships in this concentrated 2-day workshop. See more of the instructor's work here.

Instructor: Sarah Bixler
Rescheduled, dates TBA
Cost: $250 + Model Fee
All Levels

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Rescheduled

Focus on the Face, Portrait Painting

Darrell Anderson

Capturing a person’s likeness can be one of the most rewarding artistic experiences for an artist. In this intensive two-day workshop, learn the fundamentals of portrait painting from the live model and explore how to accurately represent the human face in (your choice of) oils, acrylics or gouache. Each day will include an explanation of the key elements in creating portraits, followed by time for working from the live model. Emphasis will be on capturing artistic movement and interpretation, as well as obtaining a likeness of the subject. Classes will be conducted in an atmosphere of collegial support and sharing, and are open to anyone with some experience in one of the media mentioned above. Website

Instructor: Darrell Anderson
Time & Dates: TBA
Cost: $275 + model fee
Oil, Acrylics or Gouache
All Levels
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