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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.

Painting the Vibrant Still Life

Sarah Sedwick

Join Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick for a two-day painting intensive. Focus in the workshop will be on the still life as a tool to expand your painting practice. Working in oils, delve into color, composition, and brushwork and explore traditional subjects – and some non-traditional ones – in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Sarah will do daily demos, followed by plenty of painting time and lots of individual attention. You’ll be doing sketches, quick exercises, and more finished pieces as well. Each day will include a mini-critique at the end of each day - 30 minutes or so to step back, look at work together, and discuss. Ideal for students of all levels who are comfortable with oil paint. See more of Sarah's work here.

Instructor: Sarah Sedwick
Saturday-Sunday, November 7-8
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $395
(work in oils or acrylics)
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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, November 14-15
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $295 + Supply fee of $25
All Levels
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Value Sketching with Markers

Darrell Anderson

Valued toned markers provide a quick and relatively easy way to play with visual ideas, record your artistic impulses and journal your life. In this one day workshop we will focus on adding more life to your drawings through simplification, unifying shadow shapes, adding gouache and paying attention to elegant line work. We will work out in the field, whether that means a coffee shop (in case of rain), along the shore, or in one of the many Bainbridge Parks. We will use toned card stock, markers and white gouache to add visual punch to your drawings. This is a no-fail course for anyone who has drawn on-site before, feels comfortable with using markers or has previously taken my introductory marker workshop. Simple tools producing eye candy results. website

Instructor: Darrell Anderson
Saturday, November 21
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $150
All Levels
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Paint Itty Bitty Masterpieces in Acrylics

Dianna Shyne

Create itty bitty masterpieces in acrylics using the 6" square as your format. Learn optical techniques for creating form and design as you practice your brushwork and mixed media techniques. These tiny creations can be given as holiday gifts. All levels. (Painting panels available for purchase at the workshop.)

Instructor: Dianna Shyne
Friday-Saturday, December 4-5
:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $295
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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