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15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States
3606783396 http://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/

April 2022

Sacred Marks with Tracy Verdugo

Art Classes, Coupeville
April 23 @ 9:00 am - April 27 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

In my ever-expanding Sacred Marks workshop, we find raw inspiration in nature’s wild heart to hone our own unique creative voice and tell the stories we are here to tell. On beautiful Whidbey Island, I’ll share with you an array of techniques, but more than that, invite you into the beauty of your own way of seeing the world, help you find ways to loosen up and embrace limitless possibilities in your art-making through mixed media, word, acrylic ink and…

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Sacred Marks with Tracy Verdugo

Art Galleries, Coupeville
April 30 @ 9:00 am - May 4 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

In my ever-expanding Sacred Marks workshop, we find raw inspiration in nature’s wild heart to hone our own unique creative voice and tell the stories we are here to tell. On beautiful Whidbey Island, I’ll share with you an array of techniques, but more than that, invite you into the beauty of your own way of seeing the world, help you find ways to loosen up and embrace limitless possibilities in your art-making through mixed media, word, acrylic ink and…

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May 2022

$450

Creativity With Your Camera

May 20 @ 9:00 am - May 22 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Creativity with Your Camera Susan & Neil Silverman, Instructors Dates: Friday, May 20th – Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $425 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Bring out your camera and your creativity; explore techniques and tips to create wonderful photos on beautiful Whidbey Island.  It is not about the camera, but really about the photographer’s eye and imagination. We will inspire you to “find your vision” and open up techniques to enhance not only your photos, but also your adventures with your…

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June 2022

$1375

Landscape Photography with Charlie Waite

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Landscape Photography with Charlie Waite Charlie Waite, Instructor Dates: Tuesday, June 7th – Saturday, June 11th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $1350 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Our workshop is primarily centred around two pivotal elements crucial to all photography; ‘perception and communion’. But when applied to our photography, what do these two words mean? We will be exploring both of them in depth. Our photography will be about attending, intending, identifying and ultimately joyfully embracing what we have emotionally and visually fully and…

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$825

Alternative Marbling

June 13 @ 9:00 am - June 17 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Alternative Marbling Elin Noble, Instructor Dates: Monday, June 13th – Friday, June 17th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $800 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Experience the “oh wow” moments when the paint attaches to the cloth, freezing exotic imagery that is reminiscent of microscopic views of cells, geological forms, and cosmic observations. This class offers a fresh approach to the age-old tradition of floating paint on water and transferring the image to paper or cloth.We will focus on the principles of surface tension and…

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$960

Deconstructed Nature

June 20 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Deconstructed Nature Kerr Grabowski, Instructor Dates: Monday, June 20th – Friday, June 24th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $850 Registration: $25 Materials: $85 Let Nature be your muse as you explore line, texture and form via basic screen stencils such as wax and paper, deconstructed screen-printing, polychromatic printing, direct dye application and more. We will work on fabric and different papers, layering our imagery and always asking “what if”. In this workshop, we will use the screen in an intuitive, experimental way as…

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$750

Indigo: The Fascinating World of Blue, Brown, and White

June 27 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Indigo: The Fascinating World of Blue, Brown, and White Elin Noble, Instructor Dates: Monday, June 27th – Thursday, June 30th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $725 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 This four-day class will engage indigo dye from two vantage points. We will begin by applying indigo on cellulose cloth (cotton, linen, hemp, ramie). After that we will selectively remove indigo through a series of resist techniques. The first day of the course we will make an indigo vat and dye cloth creating…

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July 2022

$750

Dancing with the Wall

July 12 @ 9:00 am - July 16 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Dancing with the Wall Irene Roderick, Instructor Dates: Tuesday, July 12th – Saturday, July 16th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $725 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Improvisational quilting means letting go of all expectations and preconceptions of what you are going to make. Come spend five days with me and learn how to let your sub-conscience and creativity drive you to make a unique expression of your individual aesthetic and process. Relax, play, let it happen and see what comes out.Expect to have a…

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$550

The Book of Letting Go

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

The Book of Letting Go Beatriz Helton, Instructor Dates: Friday, July 15th – Sunday, July 17th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $525 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 This 3-day class is about having fun while creating a 5″X 5″ book, as I believe having fun with a sense of play is important in making authentic art. The intent is to help you let go of your inner critic while creating meaningful pages to serve as reminders to let go of self judgment and expectations.…

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$700

Stunning Abstracts and Soft Pastels

July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 18 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Stunning Abstracts and Soft Pastels Mira White, Instructor Dates: Saturday, July 16th – Monday, July 18th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $675 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 We are going to have a great time working with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways: under-paintings with acrylics, watercolors or pastel diluted with rubbing alcohol.( No petroleum-based solvents in this workshop.) We will be layering both dry and wet processes. Lots of exuberant mark making on several surfaces! Open to continuing artists of all levels…

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$190

Introduction to Hand Papermaking

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Introduction to Hand Papermaking Jane Ingram Allen, Instructor Date: Monday, July 18th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $165 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Introduction to Hand Papermaking: Explore techniques of hand papermaking including sheet forming, pressing and drying as well as techniques of laminating, embedding and watermarking. Learn how papermaking can be used for a variety of art creations and make an array of handmade papers using Western and Asian papermaking with cotton, abaca and other local plant fibers. The instructor will introduce…

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$725

Animals through the Lens

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Animals through the Lens Traer Scott, Instructor Dates: Monday, July 18th – Friday, July 22nd, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $700 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Creating profound and inspired images of the animals that we share our world with is a challenging yet deeply rewarding endeavor. This workshop is intended for photographers who want to make artful, evocative images of animals that reflect both the ethos of the photographer and the intelligence and individuality of the subject. The goal of the workshop is…

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$665

Paper-making from Scratch with Local Plants

July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Paper-making from Scratch with Local Plants Jane Ingram Allen, Instructor Dates: Tuesday, July 19th – Friday, July 22nd, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $625 Registration: $25 Materials: $15 This workshop will cover how to make paper from scratch (starting with the local plant materials such as leaves and bark) with minimal equipment and facilities. The emphasis will be on creative problem solving and creative use of materials to make unique handmade paper art, using sustainable methods and materials that do not harm the…

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$775

Collage, Construction, and Paint

July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Making it and Painting it: Collage, Construction, and Paint Holly Roberts, Instructor Dates: Tuesday, July 19th – Friday, July 22nd, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $750 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Master the elusive art of transferring images to create striking works in this unique workshop, which combines the arts of painting and applied imagery. We cover the basics of working with acrylic paints to establish powerful substrates (underlying layers) that allow you to build images through collage and different transfer techniques. Students learn…

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$1030

Nihonga 1 & 2, Then and Now

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Nihonga 1 & 2, Then and Now Judith Kruger, Instructor Dates: Monday, July 25th – Friday, July 29th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $825 Registration: $25 Materials: $180 NIHONGA: Then and Now-Levels 1 and 2* This workshop is a Nihonga (traditional Japanese mineral pigment painting) class. Students will make water-based paint and grounds from Japanese pigments, pine soot (sumi), indigo, cochineal, and gofun (shell white) with natural glue binders. Varied colors and particle sizes will be explored through a traditional layering system on…

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August 2022

$775

Mixed: Inside Vintage Book Covers

August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 5 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Mixed: Inside Vintage Book Covers Orly Avineri, Instructor Dates: Tuesday, August 2nd – Friday, August 5th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $750 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Practices of mixed media art making cultivate insight into the nature of the creative process and its multiple relations to emotional stories of loss and mend. Enriched by self trust and acceptance, images, photos, paper, paint, words, pen, line, thread, and many unconventional tools and materials entwine to make expressive, complex and extremely personal creations. It’s all…

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$875

Long Exposure

August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Long Exposure Sharon Tenenbaum, Instructor Dates: Friday, August 5th – Sunday, August 7th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $850 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Long Exposure Photography changes the way we that we see reality, It eliminates the unnecessary details and creates more of an emphasis on art. It can distort time and transform an everyday scene into something otherworldly. For Vancouver professional photographer Sharon Tenenbaum, this mystical quality is a big part of what makes the technique appealing. While normal exposures typically take just…

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$1225

Imaging Paradise

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Imaging Paradise Keith Carter, Instructor Dates: Monday, August 8th – Friday, August 12th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $1,200 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 This workshop is designed to help you discover or renew your creative spirit, and broaden the way you think about photography. Its purpose is to help serious amateur or professional photographers reconcile practical and creative lives, to re-examine your own creative process exploring the narrative, aesthetic, and emotional aspects of image making, and find new paths to creative growth. Our…

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$450

Fabulous Felted Hats

August 11 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Fabulous Felted Hats Flóra Carlile-Kovács, Instructor Dates: Thursday, August 11th – Saturday, August 13th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $425 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Instructor Bio: Flóra Carlile-Kovács Bio

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$550

New Nouveau

August 11 @ 9:00 am - August 14 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

New Nouveau Andrea Matus deMeng, Instructor Dates: Thursday, August 11th – Sunday, August 14th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $525 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 I remember being absolutely mesmerized the first time I saw a print of “Lady with a Fan” by Gustav Klimt. It was stunning and I was captivated by the way all of the different patterns co-existed strangely harmonious and providing such a feast for the eyes. In fact, if I had to name one of my most significant art…

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$650

Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting

August 27 @ 9:00 am - August 30 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting Serena Barton, Instructor Dates: Saturday, August 27th – Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $625 Registration: $25 Materials: $60 Creating abstract art with oil paint and cold wax medium is intuitive, bold, and full of discovery. Your pieces will take on lives of their own through the many layers of oil and cold wax you apply, addition of mixed media elements, and the areas you choose to scrape away. Each oil and cold…

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September 2022

$825

Layers upon Layers

September 7 @ 9:00 am - September 11 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Layers upon Layers Carol Soderlund, Instructor Dates: Wednesday, September 7th – Sunday, September 11th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $800 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 Workshop Level: Intermediate and up. Some experience with Procion MX dye recommendedDistressed surfaces are endlessly fascinating to artists. Weathered doorways, crumbling walls, eroding hillsides, peeling paint, and rusted metal grab our attention as they partially reveal and partially conceal. These surfaces speak of time and of process. They open the door to our inner thoughts and invite us in……

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$775

The Coasts of Whidbey Island

September 8 @ 9:00 am - September 11 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

The Coasts of Whidbey Island David Cobb, Instructor Dates: Thursday, September 8th – Sunday, September 11th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $750 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 All levels welcome. Photographing the Whidbey Island coastline is about as good as it gets. The mornings will be spent capturing dramatic sunrises, photogenic coastlines, a lighthouse, harbors, bays, beautiful madronas, and one or two gardens. During the afternoon, we’ll direct our attention to the classroom where we’ll discuss the basic tenets of photography that include light, color,…

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$590

Beyond Felting: Silk, Wool & Paper

September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 18 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Beyond Felting: Silk, Wool & Paper Eva Camacho-Sánchez, Instructor Dates: Friday, September 16th – Sunday, September 18th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $525 Registration: $25 Materials: $40 During this three-day workshop, students will learn how to create a textured and unique surface by felting merino wool onto mulberry paper, and vice-versa. Paper is a material that provides certain tactile qualities, while adding more structure to the felt. Students will learn how to combine these two materials, how to trap the mulberry paper into…

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$500

The Poetry of Black & White Photography

September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 18 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

The Poetry of Black & White Photography Robert Stahl, Instructor Dates: Friday, September 16th – Sunday, September 18th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $475 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 This workshop in Black & White photography will emphasize the cultivation of a poetic eye. Accordingly, an interpretive style will be advocated. To reinforce this approach a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of composition and design will be provided as we consider the role of line, shape, texture, and depth along with light and time.…

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$750

Binding Time

September 29 @ 9:00 am - October 3 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Binding Time Christine Mauersberger, Instructor Dates: Thursday, September 29th – Monday, October 3rd, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $725 Registration: $25 Materials: $50 The diary must have always existed in a primitive form, but the first regularly kept diary of daily reflections dates back to the late Renaissance period, when the importance of individualism began to take hold. During this time, people began to keep commonplace books where assemblages of notes, ideas, inspirations, recipes, and quotes were recorded and kept. In this workshop,…

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October 2022

$750

Master Class with Christine

October 6 @ 9:00 am - October 9 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Master Class with Christine Christine Mauersberger, Instructor Dates: Thursday, October 6th – Sunday, October 9th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $725 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 A description and updated images for Christine’s Master Class are forthcoming  Instructor’s Bio: Christine Mauersberger is an American artist who produces complex mark-making narratives in multiple media: paintings, embroidery, and installation works. Her work is featured in private and public collections and has been exhibited and published internationally including The Millennium Court Arts Centre in Ireland and in the…

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$750

Susan Burnstine- Personal Photo Narrative

October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 9 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

In this 3-day (Friday-Sunday) workshop with award winning photographer Susan Burnstine you will explore your Personal Story. Photographic images are deeply rooted in personal emotion. This is the case whether they are found or created, and it is the case regardless of genre—be it landscape, still life,  portraiture, nature, abstraction, photojournalism, self-portrait, or documentary.  As photographers who strive to convey our visions in a true, honest, and consistent manner, we establish an emotional connection to each image we create. Under…

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$650

Ink and Splash Landscapes

October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 10 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Ink and Splash Landscapes David Lobenberg, Instructor Dates: Friday, October 7th – Sunday, October 9th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $625 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 With a bare minimum array of watercolor sketching tools and paints, I’ll teach you how to draw and ink in landscape overlaid with loose, vivid splashes of color! Perfect for lively, eye-catching landscape captures around town or around the globe!Instructor Bio: David Lobenberg

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$815

Unfolding Geometries: Creating Kaleidoscopic Hand-dyed Fabrics

October 11 @ 9:00 am - October 15 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Unfolding Geometries: Creating Kaleidoscopic Hand-dyed Fabrics Cameron Mason, Instructor Dates: Tuesday, October 11th – Saturday, October 15th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $750 Registration: $25 Materials: $40 Skill level: beginner/intermediateAdd rich visual texture to your hand-dyed fabrics through the art of the fold. Simple dye chemistry and low-tech methods create unique and fascinating results. Using Procion dyes and resist methods we will expand beyond the basics. Techniques include ice dyeing, soy wax resist, itajime-style clamped shibori, direct application, and low-water immersion dyeing. Explorations…

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$375

Gilding for Works of Art… A Study for Fine Artists

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Gilding for Works of Art… A Study for Fine Artists Charles Douglas, Instructor Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $275 Registration: $25 Materials: $75 Students explore the various methods of working with gold and silver leaf on canvas, paper, and panels for both background and embellishment. Learn to lay a genuine 23k gold leaf ground for painting. Instructor Charles Douglas will patiently take you through the intricacies of working with delicate gold leaf and how to tame it with…

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$375

Water Gilded Panels

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Water Gilded Panels Charles Douglas, Instructor Date: Sunday, October 16th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $275 Registration: $25 Materials: $75 This Workshop takes the student through a summary of each step of the ancient traditional water gilding method specifically for panels from the laying and gluing of linen, and preparing and applying gesso and clay bole to laying and burnishing genuine 23k gold leaf and an intriguing introduction to granito, the technique of punchwork and incision for decorative embellishment. This course has been…

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$1275

Evocative Travel Photography – Telling Your Story of a Place and Its People

October 20 @ 9:00 am - October 24 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Evocative Travel Photography – Telling Your Story of a Place and Its People John & Lisa Merrill, Instructors Dates: Thursday, October 20th – Monday, October 24th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $1,250 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 In this fun workshop for photographers of all levels, John and Lisa Merrill will help you nurture your creativity and develop the skills and mindset to tell compelling visual stories of the places you explore and the people you meet. Whidbey is a fascinating and beautiful island…

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November 2022

$525

Monochrome

November 11 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Monochrome Jack Graham, Instructor Dates: Friday, November 11th – Sunday, November 13th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $500 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 For many photographers, color presents a lot of challenges. In many images, the use of monochrome brings out the shapes and textures stronger than color. Perhaps it’s that in many images color can be distracting and taking away the drama of the scene. In monochrome photography, one can adjust the brightness, shadows and contrast to their individual liking, just as we…

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December 2022

$1225

A Natural Eye: The Expressive Landscape with Eddie Soloway

December 3 @ 9:00 am - December 7 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

A Natural Eye: The Expressive Landscape with Eddie Soloway Eddie Soloway, Instructor Dates: Saturday, December 3rd – Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 (9am-4pm) Tuition: $1,200 Registration: $25 Materials: $0 At the heart of any good photograph is both the passion for the subject and your ability to uniquely capture it. If you love the outdoors yet find that your images keep looking like pretty postcards, join Eddie Soloway for an intense week of looking at the natural world with fresh new eyes.…

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