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.

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.

Amy FashionFashion Illustration with Amy D’Apice

When: Three-part workshop on consecutive Tuesdays, August 26 and September 2 & 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
Cost: $110, BAC members $100, students $95

Explore the dynamic world of fashion design and illustration using line, light, color, and movement. Designed for beginners and experienced sketchers, this course takes students on an exploratory journey of figure and fabric!

Instruction includes basic figure construction, sketching with line, value, color, and mixed media.

Amy D’Apice, Untitled, 2013. Mixed media. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sketching on Location with Amy D’Apice

When: Three-part workshop on consecutive Fridays, August 29 and September 12 & 19, 1-4 p.m.
Where: First class meets at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
Series Cost: $110, members $100, students $95
Drop-in option: $40 per class

Sketching is a powerful way to see and experience the world. This dynamic course teaches students to record their impressions and visions on paper. Working at new locations each week, you’ll learn 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.

Saturday Morning Painting Jam with Amy D’Apice

When: Three-part workshop on August 30 and September 13 & 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Locations to be announced.
Cost: $125, members $115, students $100.

Improve your acrylic and oil painting skills and learn new ones in this dynamic workshop designed to foster your technique and the courage to use it!

The course will cover composition, color theory, painted edges, the creation of light, impasto, and enlightening critiques that support individual expression and experimentation. It is geared specifically toward acrylics and oils.

Susan Wiersema, ArchieColored Pencil Pet Portraits with Susan Wiersema

When: Two-session workshop on consecutive Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 7 & 14
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
Tuition: $120, members $110, students $100

Fresh on the heels of our Dog Days show, Susan will teach you how to transform a photo of your favorite companion into an original masterpiece.

Susan Wiersema, Archie, 2014. Colored pencil, 8 x 8 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Lynnette Sandbloom, And Bingo Liked to Play-OStitched Paper Collage with Lynnette Sandbloom

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, October 10
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
Cost: $70, members $65, students $60

Learn to collage with paper and your sewing machine. You’ll use this great new technique again and again to create small works of art, greeting cards, and holiday gifts. Course covers design principles, sewing, and varnishing.

Lynnette Sandbloom, And Bingo Liked to Play-O, 2014 (detail). Mixed media stitched paper collage. Image courtesy of the artist.

Block Prints with Erica Applewhite

When: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 26
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
Tuition: $50, members $45, students $40

Explore the inventive world of block printing! You’ll design and carve a small relief print to use for cards, handmade books, a custom logo, or whatever your imagination dreams up.

Diane Culhane, still life in progressTable Top Still Lifes with Diane Culhane

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 8
Where: Hyla Middle School
Cost: To be announced

Diane coined the term “Table Top” to merge the traditional definition of “still life” with the new ways in which still lifes can take on meaning in our contemporary lives.

In this class, Diane will set a foundation based on paintings by masters of the form including Paul Cezanne, Pierre Bonnard, and Henri Matisse. You’ll begin with drawing and end with acrylic painting, placing an emphasis on line and exploring the use of prismacolor pencils to apply glorious color to various surfaces.

Diane’s innovative, imaginative approaches will help you transform the tradition of still life into something uniquely your own.

See. Experience. Draw. Color. Paint.

Diane Culhane, still life in progress. Image courtesy of the artist.

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