Free Programs

Art education is mission-critical at BAC, and we offer it free of charge to the community. Check out our listings below to see what’s happening, and make sure to subscribe for our e-news so you don’t miss a thing.

Sketching on Location with Amy D’Apice

This class is FULL!  Check out her intensive workshops at the Winslow Art Center!

Sketching is a powerful way to “see” and experience the world. This dynamic six-session course teaches students to record their impressions and visions on paper. Working at a new location each week, the goal is to see and remember details by creating drawings that are free, loose, and interpretive.

Beneficial to beginners and experienced sketchers alike, the course covers everything from how to hold a pencil to how to capture the human figure in movement, underscoring basics like composition and form as you go. All levels of drawing experience are welcome.

Dates: Fridays, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Bainbridge Island – Preregister to find out the super secret locations!
Series Cost: FREE! Donations gratefully accepted to support our outreach programming.

To register give us a call at 206-842-3132, or stop by the gallery at 151 Winslow Way E.


First Saturday artist talks and demos

Talk with our artists while you watch them in action. BAC hosts a free demo or gallery talk at 12:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month (and sometimes more!). No reservations are necessary unless otherwise noted – just stop in.

(Artwork images are courtesy of the artists.)


ARTIST’S INSIGHT | Improvisation, Flow and Work with Mike Biskup

Saturday, July 8, 12:30 p.m. at BAC

Mike Biskup, Morning Tier. Watercolor.


Watercolorist Mike Biskup will share his thoughts and host a conversation about art making, relaxation, and finding the state of flow while creating. He’ll also demonstrate and talk about the development of his nontraditional watercolor techniques, highlighting how the techniques themselves can help you find inner peace.



John Adams, Blue Horizon. Watercolor.

ARTIST’S INSIGHT with John Adams

 Saturday, July 15, 12:30 p.m. at BAC

Watercolorist John Adams will paint a Pacific Northwest inspired landscape while discussing color and design. Specific color mixing techniques and an introduction to design principles and elements will be covered in the demonstration. Adams has taught watercolor classes in the Northwest for 30 years and presently teaches weekly classes through the Bainbridge Island Parks Dept. and Peninsula College in Port Townsend. He is a signature member of both the National and Northwest Watercolor Societies.



Tiffany Thiele. Glass.

ARTIST’S INSIGHT with Tiffany Thiele

Saturday, July 22, 12:30 p.m. at BAC

Fused glass artist Tiffany Thiele will assemble a piece in progress and show others in various stages of completion as she shares the process of creating kiln-formed glass. Learn how heat and gravity create the varying effects and forms of the final work.







Suquamish TribeThank you to the Suquamish Foundation, generous supporter of our 2016-2017 Artist’s Insight program.

Art After 60

Fittingly established when BAC turned 60, this beloved program puts teaching artists into retirement centers once per month to lead art classes.

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Learn more about Art After 60.

Art in the Lobby

Every summer, BAC sends teaching artists to Harrison Bremerton to lead hands-on therapeutic art activities with patients, staff, and waiting families.

Thank you to CHI Franciscan, generous supporter of our 2016-2017 program.

Learn more about Art in the Lobby.

Also of interest

Student artists


Art After 60

Art in the Lobby

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Scott Allen, Fallout (detail), 2013. Oil on board. Image courtesy of the artist.