Workshops, Lectures, and Series

In addition to free monthly gallery talks and demos, BAC offers ongoing opportunities for edification and full-on creative immersion. Register for workshops at the front desk or call us at 206.842.3132.

Get onto our Education mailing list: Email Director of Education Lynnette Sandbloom,

Purchase a membership for discounts on paid workshops: Visit our membership page.

Fashion Illustration with Amy D’Apice

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 7 – August 25

Where: BAC

Series cost: $220, members $210, students $200. Drop-in rate: $40.

Bring your design vision to life in this popular fashion illustration class, taught by 20-year teaching veteran Amy D’Apice. Come for the series or drop in as you wish!

Sketching on Location with Amy D’Apice

When: 1-4 p.m. on Fridays, July 10 to August 21

Amy D'Apice, Seattle SkylineWhere: BAC

Series cost: $260, members $250, students $240. Drop-in rate: $40.

Sketching is a powerful way to “see” and experience the world. This dynamic seven-session course teaches students to record their impressions and visions on paper, creating drawings that are free, loose, and interpretive. Come for the series or drop in as you wish.

Amy D’Apice, Seattle Skyline. Image courtesy of the artist.

Plein Air Pastel Weekend with Stan Sperlak, PSA

When: Three-day workshop runs Thursday, July 16 through Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Stan Sperlak, TracksWhere: To be announced

Cost: $400 (members $375, students $350)

Whether you’re a beginning or an advanced student, Stan’s methods for how to see, analyze, and reinterpret a scene will take your skills to the next level. In this class you’ll learn how to bring forth paintings that reflect your emotion and connection to your subject while still producing believable images.

Based in New Jersey, Stan Sperlak is a nationally recognized artist and instructor who holds sell-out workshops around the country and whose work has been featured in Pastel Journal. Don’t miss this Northwest opportunity! The weekend includes an opening night meet and greet at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts.

Stan Sperlak, Tracks. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Art of Collecting Art

When: July 18

Art of Collecting ArtWhere: Venue will be provided upon registration

Cost: $65

In this popular series, the island’s most intriguing art collectors open their homes, share their art, and tell their stories.

For this year’s final installment, you’ll meet a couple who have collected art together since they were married 30 years ago. Their eclectic collection includes local and well-known contemporary artists, a large assortment of treasures from the couple’s world travels, and a wonderful collection of Judaica.

We must also add, views, views, views. We can’t tell you more until you register, but we can say that our hosts are among the most gracious and charming people we know.

Introduction to Water Soluble Colored Pencil, with Susan Wiersema

Susan Wiersema, Cat on BenchWhen: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, August 2

Where: BAC

Cost: $85, members $80, students $75

Many people own water soluble colored pencils but few really understand their versatility. Susan will teach you endless methods, tips, and tricks so that by the end of class, you will have discovered your new favorite medium.

Susan Wiersema, Cat on Bench. Water soluble colored pencil. Image courtesy of the artist.

Beginning Pastel with Mary McInnis

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 7 & 8

Mary McInnis, Playful Petunias EdmondsWhere: Hyla Middle School

Cost: $160, members $150, students $140

Capture any subject in pastel. In this class, you’ll learn how to layer color and manipulate the medium to create your own luminous, vibrant world. All supplies will be provided.

Mary McInnis, Playful Petunias, Edmonds. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Diana Cronin, Bicycling in Snow pasta dish, 2013 (detail). Porcelain. Image courtesy of the artist.