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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 206-618-3112.

The Liberating Line

Anne Samuel Lewis

Explore your individual expression in an ‘un’drawing class. Enjoy the inventive and organic experience of making lines and marks without the judgment of drawing. A variety of tools, mediums and resources inspire fun exercises and projects. Loosen-up, enrich your line vocabulary and increase your comfort with one of the essential elements of art. website

Instructor: Anne Samuel Lewis
Saturday, August 1
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $145
All Levels
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Encaustic & Paper: A Journey through Monotype
& Mixed Media

Karen Chaussabel

Join encaustic monotype and mixed media artist Karen Chaussabel for a 2 day exploration of encaustic monotype printing on paper. Encaustic paint is made with melted wax, resin, and an addition of oil paints or pigments. When applied to a hot plate, the fluid quality of encaustic is revealed. Combine it with paper, and a whole world of possibilities opens up! Oil sticks, pastels, pencil and pen can be added to create dimension and turn your print into a mixed media piece. We will make some of our own encaustic paint that we'll use as well as pre-made encaustic paint with a variety of papers provided for experimentation. Creating encaustic monotype prints can result in happy surprises that invite creativity and improvisation! website

Materials are included in the workshop but you are welcome to bring your own. If you have unfinished or no longer loved watercolor, acrylic, pastel pieces on paper, bring them! You will have the opportunity to give them a new life! We will do our best to be tidy but its best to wear an apron or studio
friendly attire! We will take a break for lunch.

Instructor: Karen Chaussabel
Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $295 (most supplies are included)
All Levels
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Alla Prima Portrait Painting: Paint the Big Shapes & Capture Likeness

Aaron Coberly

In this two-day workshop with Seattle artist Aaron Coberly, learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by learning to paint broadly but accurately. This intensive class will include Aaron's demonstrations and individual critiques to guide students in meeting their goals. website

Instructor: Aaron Coberly
Saturday-Sunday, August 22-23
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $295
All Levels
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Paper Paintings – Collage with Hand Painted Paper

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson

In this intense, 3-day workshop, students are taught a unique figurative collage technique. Students will learn to make a beautiful palette of colors with various papers and create an under-painting and collage with paper for an exciting final finish. Working with photographic reference, students will explore drawing, composition, proportion, value, color and collage application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow, just like in traditional painting techniques. No prior collage experience is necessary. All levels. See more images.

Instructor: Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson
Friday-Sunday, September 4-6
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $425
All Levels

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Color and Energy Workshop (Oils or Acrylics)

Karen O’Neil

"The still lifes of Karen O’Neil make you want to enjoy the good things in life: to take a bite out of ripe fleshy fruit, to mix tea with lemon and honey and drink it from a cup, to take a candy from a bowl and to smell the fragance of flowers in a vase..." The Highway is my Home Blog

Join Woodstock, New York based artist/educator Karen O'Neil for this four-day painting intensive. Working from still life, students are encouraged to work with larger brushes, and to simplify form. Focus is on the study of atmospheric effects of light on color. Building form with value and color will be emphasized. The relationship of color theory to representational painting will be discussed. All levels welcome. See more of Karen's work here.

Instructor: Karen O’Neil
Thursday-Sunday, May 12-15, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $495
All Levels
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