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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 206-618-3112.

Blowing It Up! From Field Sketch to Finished Painting

Darrell Anderson

In this workshop, learn the step-by-step process of creating a finished painting, encountering many techniques along the way.

Day one we will be in the field, making drawings, color sketches, and taking photos. We will address how to find and simplify a visual concept and gather the information needed to turn that concept into a showable piece. There will be lots of sketching and painting, and an exchange of ideas and support provided by the group that enriches the experience. No pressure on making a finished piece though.

Day two we will be in the studio working to finish a larger painting. Using the material from the previous day we will look at how the initial concept can be strengthened to make a painting that will convey physical and emotional appeal to a viewer. By the end of the day you will have a painting well on its way to being finished. Work in oil, acrylic, gouache, pencil, pen, markers or pastel. Open to anyone who has had their hand on a brush enough times to create a painting, successful or not. website

Instructor: Darrell Andersong
Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $295
All Levels
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Painting the Human Form (oils or acrylics)

Fong Baatz

During this two-day workshop, Fong Baatz will lead you through the process of creating a dynamic figure painting. Learn to create convincing and compelling human forms and a sense of environmental space. All levels. website

Instructor: Fong Baatz
Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $295
All Levels
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Colored Pencil Boot Camp

John Ursillo

Learn about the rising medium of colored pencil from the ground up with Whidbey Island color pencil artist John Ursillo. This one-day workshop, suitable for both beginner and advanced levels, will consist of a full day of instruction covering practical exercises and projects that start with the fundamentals and extend to in-depth, advanced techniques for colored pencil. Students will learn about the different applications of the medium, from traditional to alternative surfaces, use of watercolor pencils, and non-toxic solvent enhancement of wax colored pencils. Also included will be instruction on building the colored pencil project, from conception to final presentation. Fully illustrated class study guides and some basic materials will be provided. John Ursillo is an accomplished colored pencil artist holding Signature Status in the National Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). His techniques have been published in both CPSA and national sources. website

Instructor: John Ursillo
Saturday, June 27
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $150
All Levels
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Pattern and Collage

Anne Samuel Lewis

Explore the dynamic duo of pattern and collage. Experiment with simple forms of printmaking to add motif, rhythm, and texture to your collage repertoire. Playing with pattern is a great exercise to increase your sense of design and composition. Discover the role pattern and print can play to enhance your collage work. website

Instructor: Anne Samuel Lewis
Sunday, June 28
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $145
All Levels
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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, July 11-12
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 10, Evening Demo and Reception ($20 for non-workshop participants)
Cost: $395 (includes Friday evening demo and reception)
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The Figure and Portrait in Monoytpe

Dawn Emerson

Monotypes are called “The Painterly Print"... Degas was the first to explore using the monotype to explore color and composition. In this 3-day workshop, nationally-acclaimed artist Dawn Emerson will teach composition and the elements of drawing and painting through monotypes. Days one and two, students will draw and print from a clothed model or photographs to learn the basics of additive, subtractive, and trace methods of monotype. You will examine how Degas used these prints to explore color by adding pastel and mixed media. Regardless of your preferred subject, experience with monotypes can enhance your appreciation for mark making and design. See more of Dawn's work here.

Instructor: Dawn Emerson
Friday-Sunday, July 17-19
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $395 (most supplies are included)
All Levels
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Expressive Drawing & Design in Landscape

Anita Lehmann

Whether you want to learn how to draw, rekindle your creative imagination, or broaden your drawing skills, this class will free your ‘inner artist.’ Noted Northwest architect and teaching artist Anita Lehmann will guide you through stimulating exercises, focusing on expressive drawing, a free-form, abstract approach that any eager artist can master. Concepts covered: line, mark, shape, texture and tone, and critical design concepts related to dynamic mark-making. Once we initially investigate these specifically dynamic drawing concepts, we will apply these to landscape painting and drawing processes. You'll never look at landscape and drawing the same way again! website

Instructor: Anita Lehmann
Friday-Saturday, July 24-25
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $295
All Levels
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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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