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.

Amy D’Apice workshops ongoing through August – drop in to one!

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Drawing Birds with Robert Amaraloriole-web

When:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 12

Where: Hyla Middle School

Cost:  $95, members $75, Students $65

Increase your enjoyment of birding by adding sketches to your birding observations. Instructor will cover basic drawing fundamentals such as shapes, proportions, and posture. Some drawing exercises will be done using bird mounts on loan from the Dungeness River Center in Sequim. This is a wonderful opportunity to draw from actual models. No experience necessary, all skill levels welcome.

Robert Amaral, Oriole. Pencil. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kirie Paper Cutting with Elizabeth VanDuine

vanduine-treetag-webWhen:   9:30-12:30, Friday, August 14

Where: BAC Annex

Cost: $95, BAC members $85, students $75

Elizabeth is a master with the utility knife! Her specialty is Kirie, a Japanese form of paper cutting in which the artist sketches an image, then cuts out of a single piece of paper using a utility knife. Colorful papers can then be adhered on the back to complete the image.

Using this technique, students will make cards or small works perfect for gift giving.

Instructor provides cutting materials which the student keeps at the end of class.

Elizabeth VanDuine, Tree Tag. Paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sketching on Location with Amy D’Apice

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

Where: BAC

Amy D'Apice, Seattle SkylineDrop-in cost:   $40/class

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. Drop in for one or for all!

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

Fashion Illustration with Amy D’Apice

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

Where: BAC

Drop-in cost: $40.

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

moogs-birthday-webSaturday Morning Painting Jam with Amy D’Apice

When: 10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 11 – August 15

Where: Hyla Middle School

Drop-in cost:  $65/jam

Drop in to one or all of these jams. 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, color theory, painted edges, creating light, impasto, and enlightening critiques. It is geared specifically toward acrylics and oils.

Each session will be “jam” packed as students work in an atmosphere supporting individual expression and experimentation.

Amy D’Apice, Moog’s Birthday. Image courtesy of the artist.

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