Workshops, Lectures, and Series

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

To be added to our Education mailing list, contact Director of Education Lynnette Sandbloom,

To purchase a membership for discounts on workshops, visit our membership page.

The Art of Collecting Art

Three Saturdays, March 15, April 19, and May 17, 2014
5-7 p.m. Venues will be made available upon registration.
Series price: $150 (members $125). Individual event tickets: $65

Art of Collecting Art

BAC’s popular art series returns! Bainbridge Islanders open their homes for wine, hors d’oeuvres, a tour of their art, and a discussion of how, what, and why they collect.

This year we’ll visit an in-depth collection of work by a Mid-Century Modern painter; a first-class collection of both Pop Art and Contemporary Northwest art; and a museum-quality collection of Asian antiquities.

Your purchase will directly benefit our education programs at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts. We provide scholarships, mount student exhibitions, and give money for art supplies to our public school teachers every year.

Space is limited, so register early.

Gretchen Hancock, Manzanita BeachOil Painting, with Gretchen Hancock

Four-session workshop on consecutive Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, and 28
Noon to 4 p.m. at Seabold Hall, Bainbridge Island.
Tuition: $275 (members $265, students $245)

Gretchen’s back! Focusing on the fundamentals – light, shade, composition, and shape – you’ll create a small daily oil still life painting. Learn Gretchen’s proven methodology, from the demonstration that starts each class all the way to the finishing details that contribute to a successful outcome.

A great class for all levels, with plenty of one-on-one instruction.

Gretchen Hancock, Manzanita Beach. Oil on panel. Image courtesy of the artist.

Cats and Dogs! Colored Pencil Pet Portraits, with Susan Wiersema

Susan Wiersema, NemoTwo-session workshop on consecutive Sundays, June 1 & 8
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BAC.
Tuition: $120 (members $110, students $100)

This popular class returns. Create a unique and wonderful heirloom portrait of your pet while learning about materials and techniques such as image transfer, layering, texturing, and finishing. Ages 17 and up. No experience is necessary.

Bonus! Students’ completed pieces will be featured in the front window, right here at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts.

Susan Wiersema, Nemo, 2014. Colored pencil on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

Traver GalleryBehind the Scenes at the Traver Gallery, with Victoria Josslin

Saturday, June 7
Meet at 1:30 p.m. at BAC and catch the 2:05 ferry to Seattle
Cost: $25 (members $22, students $18)

Join Glass Quarterly contributing editor Victoria Josslin for a private tour of Seattle’s Traver Gallery, home to internationally renowned contemporary glass artists such as Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Sonja Blomdahl, Bertil Vallien, and Preston Singletary. You’ll be treated to a conversation and tour with Traver Gallery staff about the founding artists and the newest talents in the world of contemporary studio glass.

This exciting visit will follow Victoria’s free 12:30 p.m. gallery talk at BAC, during which she’ll discuss the production and art glass included in our June exhibition, Blown Away/Cast Away, which she also curated.

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Jennifer Umphress, green octopus (detail). Tami Meader photo.