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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase a membership for discounts on paid workshops: Visit our membership page.
The Art of Collecting Art
When: May 16, June 20, and July 18
Cost: $150 for the full series (members $125) or $65 for a single event.
Some of the island’s most intriguing art collectors open their homes, share their art, and tell their stories.
- In May, we feature a colorful South-end home where well-known artists such as Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, and Edouard Vuillard are almost overwhelmed by the huge showing of contemporary artists from our region.
- June takes you to a mid-century home with a Zen-like aesthetic and a collection built on a foundation of venerable Northwest artists, contemporary gems, and a gorgeous collection of Asian art.
- In July, you’ll meet a couple who have collected art together since they were married 30 years ago. Their eclectic collection includes local and well-known contemporary artists, a large assortment of treasures from the couple’s world travels, and a wonderful collection of Judaica.
We must also add, views, views, views. We can’t tell you more until you register, but we can say that our hosts are among the most gracious and charming people we know.
Assemblage with Susan Wiersema
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on consecutive Sundays, May 31 & June 7
Cost: $120, members $110, students $100
Make your vision a 3-D reality through assemblage. In this two-part class, you’ll use colored pencil as your primary medium, learning about how to use image transfers to create bugs, birds, or any other assemblage that strikes your fancy.
The workshop cost covers materials, assembling, layering, and framing your piece.
Susan Wiersema, Pi Bug. Image courtesy of the artist.
Watercolor with Anita Lehmann
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 & 20
Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
Cost: $195, BAC members $175, students $160
Watercolor creates opportunities to describe and evoke emotion in a subject. In this two-day workshop, you’ll develop an understanding of transparent watercolor while discovering the medium’s variables and learning how to communicate with your own voice using loose strokes and bold color.
Anita is a former drawing instructor at the University of Washington and a practicing architect.
Anita Lehmann, Untitled, watercolor. Image courtesy of the artist.
Plein Air Pastel Weekend with Stan Sperlak, PSA
REGISTER NOW FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!
When: 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.
Beginning Pastel with Mary McInnis
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 7 & 8
Where: Hyla Middle School
Cost: $160, members $150, students $140
Capture any subject in pastel! All supplies will be provided.
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Diana Cronin, Bicycling in Snow pasta dish, 2013 (detail). Porcelain. Image courtesy of the artist.