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 workshops: Visit our membership page.

Pileated Woodpecker PanelAn Afternoon with Duane Pasco

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8

Where: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Cost: Admission is by donation

In conjunction with our March exhibition Duane Pasco & Friends: Respecting Traditions, join Bainbridge Arts & Crafts for a lecture and slideshow by nationally recognized artist Duane Pasco, whose work and teaching have played an instrumental role in the resurrection of the Northwest Coast Native style of art. You’ll learn about Duane’s history, techniques, and major contributions.

PME Banner - Proudly Sponsored ByBAC is grateful to Port Madison Enterprises for its generous sponsorship of Duane Pasco & Friends.

Duane Pasco, Pileated Woodpecker Panel. Yellow cedar, shredded cedar bark, acrylic paint. Image courtesy of the artist.

Anita Lehmann, UntitledSketching in Winslow with Anita Lehmann

When: March 13 and April 10, 1-4 p.m.

Where: BAC

Cost: Single class is$45, members $40, students: $38. Purchase both classes and save: $85, members $75, students $73

Develop your drawing style on site! In this plein air class, you’ll learn to translate what you see onto paper, using the page to compose and direct your drawing while considering line, form, and editing.

Anita is a former drawing instructor at the University of Washington and a practicing architect and artist.

Anita Lehmann, Untitled. Drawing. Image courtesy of the artist.

Susan Wiersema, Finally...You're HomePet Portraits with Susan Wiersema

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. consecutive Sundays, March 22 & 29

Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

Cost: $120 (members $110, students $100)

Use colored pencils to turn a photograph of your beloved companion into a portrait for the ages.  Along the way, you’ll learn about materials, image transfer, layering, texturing, and finishing.

Susan Wiersema, Finally…You’re Home. Image courtesy of the artist.

Anita Lehmann, UntitledWatercolor with Anita Lehmann

When: 1o a.m. to 4 p.m. March 20 & 21

Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

Cost: $195 (members $175, students $160)

Watercolor creates wonderful opportunities to describe and evoke emotion in a subject. In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn how to communicate with your own voice using loose strokes and bold color while discovering the variables of this medium.

Anita Lehmann, Untitled. Watercolor. Image courtesy of the artist

Plein Air Pastel Weekend with Stan Sperlak, PSA


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

Where: To be announced

Cost: Early bird special! Sign up and pay before April 30 to get a special rate of $350 (members $325, students $300). May 1 and later: $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.

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