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.

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.

Pet Portraits with Susan Wiersema

Susan Wiersema, Finally...You're HomeWhen: 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.

Uncovering the Artist’s Book

Sande Wascher-James, Still AnonymousWhen: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 12

Where: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium, 550 Winslow Way E.

Cost: FREE, but seating is limited. Reserve your spot at

In conjunction with our April exhibition, Carpe Librum: The Art of the Book (April 3-26), Bainbridge Arts & Crafts will bring together a panel of some of the region’s most exciting book artists for a lively discussion and presentation about what lies at the heart of their intriguing art form. The panel will be moderated by Lou Cabeen, artist and Associate Professor in the School of Art at the University of Washington. She will be joined by book artists Mare Blocker, Catherine Alice Michaelis, and Sande Wascher-James. A Q&A will follow.

After the talk, please join us for an informal reception at 4 p.m. in the BIMA Bistro.

Sande Wascher-James, Still Anonymous. Artist’s books. 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.