Friday, May 14, 2010

It's not too soon to be planning your workshop with us for next year, especially if you want to travel....we are working on a painting expedition to Hawaii and perhpas a photography on location at Yellowstone National Park as well as our usual fabulous slate of instructors...also in the works is a possible fiber expedition to Peru! Stay tuned for all the details...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What a beautiful day it is shaping up to be!!! Expecting Ulrieke Benner in today to set up for her workshop (which is full!) to begin tomorrow for three days of felting. Nuno Collage Scarves will be created over the next three days by some excited and exuberant felting fans

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

We have some amazing opportunities to express yourself with paint, a camera or some are a few...

Camera Creativity & Inspiration....June 9-13 David Julian's unique workshop will guide you to awareness, camera skills and inspiration. Shoot on Whidbey Island at some of the island's most unique locations....$495, material fee of $25.

If fiber is more your cup of tea...try Michele Wipplinger's "Natural Dyes", June 11-13, $345, materials fee of $100. Bogolan, Ochres and Tannins-West African Inspired Mark Making Techinques might just be the workshop for you....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Let's all hope the volcano has settled down and will stay calm so that our first ever Art Expedition to Italy can get off safely and return safely! Our group is set to fly to Rome May 8th, 2010. Eleven artists and seven companions will be taking the trip of a lifetime full of painting, tours and excursions and the warmth of Umbria, both the local color, tastes and sights and smells. Look for an art exhibition upon their return and feel like you got to travel with them yourself.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Waiting with bated breath for the arrival of our catalog in your mailbox...there is always something magical and special about opening the pages for the first time and seeing all that "art" waiting there to be discovered like chocolates in a box...

For all you artists, there is much to be discovered and savored between the skills waiting to be honed, brushstrokes ready to glide on the canvas...When you receive your catalog you have permission to "dive" in and sign up for a workshop. This is the year...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 2, blooming, the sun playing tag with the clouds makes our minds turn toward spring, rebirth, new creation...makes one want to take a workshop? You know where to reach me...360 678 3396,

Just got the menu from Chef Andreas for our dinner "The Fine Art of Dining" on March 21st and it makes my mouth water just typing it....

Mache salad with marinated pumpkin and smoked duck breast
Pan seared trout topped with hazelnut butter, white asparagus and
parsley potato pearls

"Zwiebel Rost Braten" or in english Thinly pounded beef tenderloin topped with
Zweiglt onion wine sauce served over braised red cabbage and potato strudel

and finally to top it off "Topfen Palatchinken" or oven baked crepe filled with creme cheese, raisins, rum with vanilla ice cream.

Just what we need in March, a departure to another world by an inspired menu, mix in some artists talking about what inspires them, add some great wines to sample with the four courses,what more could you ask for besides world peace, the winning lottery ticket, the end of poverty?

I say you have to start me for reservations, $100 per person covers the dinner, wine, tax and gratuity. Can't make the dinner? Attend the art reception and exhibition prior to dinner with a no host bar (means you are on your on).

Monday, March 1, 2010

Join us for the "Fine Art of Dining" series as it starts March 21st with an Austrian inspired dinner at Christopher's on Whidbey. Art reception and exhibition prior to dinner in the banquet room, meet the artists, no host bar. Dinner is at 5:00 p.m. Dinner tickets are $100 per person and include four course meal with wine, tax and gratuity.

Call the Pacific NorthWest Art School, 360 678 3396 to make your reservation. Space is limited to just fifty lucky diners....

Hello and Greetings from the Pacific NorthWest Art School!

March brings four great workshops to kick start the year with:

Gary Schallock's "Expressive Watercolor", March 16, 18, 23 and 26-9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.-$245 tutition

James Moore's Beginning Oil Painting, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3-9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.-$225 tuition

Stephanie Schuemann's, "Taking the Mystery out of Drawing", March 13-14, 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.-$245 tuition

Patty Picco's "Monoprint I" and "Monoprint II", March 20-21 and March 27-28-$245 tuition