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.

Teen Summer Workshops: Drawing, Printmaking and Figure Drawing

Karen Cornell

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

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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Wild Ink—Sketch-Drawing the Environment

Hal Dean, AIA, Emeritus

Using his instructional brochure "Wild Ink" as your guide, Hal Dean will guide you through his 10 steps for sketching the environment in ink. Each step builds on techniques to develop drawing and composition skills to create a sketch. The idea behind ‘sketch drawing’ is to develop three dimensional views of what you see or are thinking. Unlike a photograph, street sketching recaptures the entire sensorial experience. We are ALL artists! Drawing is a craft, and like any craft, its finesse is directly proportional to how much attention is paid toward technique and practice.

Instructor: Hal Dean
Saturday - Sunday, July 8 - 9
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225 (includes a copy of "Wild Ink" brochure)
All Levels
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FULL! Please contact Martha at 206-715-6663, to be put on a wait list.

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
Thursday - Sunday, July 13 - 16
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $595 (Plus model fee)
Oils or Acrylics
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FULL! Please contact Martha at 206-715-6663, to be put on a wait list.

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

Website

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
Friday - Sunday, September 15 - 17
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $480 (Plus model fee)
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Exploring the Light of Tonalism

Patrick Howe

A tonalist landscape painting typically portrays a twilight sky setting behind hills, meadows and trees, filling the painting with solitude and peaceful warmth. Some have even said that Tonalism carries the fragrance of the spiritual dimension. Tonalism began in 1880’s with the explorations of George Inness, James McNeil Whistler and others. In this workshop you will learn how to create a tonalist color palette, and how to simplify your compositional structure in the tonalist manner. In a friendly and nonjudgemental classroom environment there will be a balance of structured lessons with a flexibility that accommodates the natural pace and expression of each student. There will be demonstrations at each stage, long and short painting exercises, and a brief historical summary of tonalism. Although tonalism originated with landscape painting, you will also learn how it can be applied to still life and urban subjects. By the end of this workshop, you will have received all the knowledge you need to paint in the tonalist style. Workshop

Instructor: Patrick Howe
Saturday and Sunday, November 18 & 19, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $295
All levels
(Paint in oils or acrylics)
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