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.

Art with Amy D’Apice!amy

Amy is back from Thailand and ready to roll! Register at the gallery or call 206.842.3132.

Amy Marie D’Apice recently returned from Chiang Mai, Thailand where she has been making art and teaching drawing workshops.  She received an MFA in painting from the University of Washington and has been an instructor at the Art Institute of Seattle for the past 15 years.

Sketching on Location – Bainbridge Island


Amy D’Apice, “Seattle Skyline”

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, while underscoring basics like composition and form.

All levels of drawing experience are welcome.

Dates: Fridays, July 8, 15, 22 and August 12, 19, and 26, 1 – 4 pm
Location: First class meets at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
Series Cost: $255, members: $245, and students: $230
Drop in option available: $45 per class


Painting Jam


Amy D’Apice, “Street Vendor”

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

The course will cover composition, research, and color theory, hard and soft edges, creating light, impasto, and glazing techniques.

Each session will be “jam” packed with the focus set on individual expression and experimentation using a variety of source material.
Session II: August 10, 17, 24, and 31
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Session I: Hyla Middle School Session II: To be determined.
Cost per session: $190, BAC members $180, students $170
Drop in option available at $60 per class


Amy D’Apice, untitled.

Fashion Illustration

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.

Session I: Cancelled – Join us for Session II!
Session II: August 11, 18, and 25
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Where: Session I at Hyla Middle School;
Session II: to be announced.
Cost per session: $135, BAC members $130, and students $125
Drop in option available: $50 per class


Head, Hands, and­­­ Feet Workshop


Amy D’Apice, “Studies”

This three-hour class covers the fundamentals of drawing the three parts of the figure that everyone finds the most challenging: feet, hands, and the head. With simple formulas and helpful tips, you will draw using line, tone, and shape. All skill levels are welcome. Supply list: Drawing pencils 2B and softer, sketch paper, eraser, and pencil sharpener.

Session I: July 19
Session II: August 16
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Annex (the red door just below Heart)
Cost per session: $50, members $47, students $42


Art with Susan Wiersema!

Bugs, Birds, and Beyond! Assemblage Workshop


Student work made in workshop. Come give it a try!

Assemblages are three dimensional art compositions. Using colored pencil as the medium, learn about image transfers and use them to create your own assemblage. Workshop covers it all: materials, assembling, layering, and framing your three dimensional art piece.

Dates: Sunday, July 31
Location: 10 am to 4 pm at BAC
Cost: $120 ($115 for members, $105 for students)


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

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


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Amy D’Apice. Winslow Way Street Scene, sketched during Paint Out Winslow, 2015.