Registration for 2023 is CURRENTLY OPEN 🙂 Use the links below to explore the four different mediums of workshops we offer and register online or over the phone at (360/866) 678-3396 for a workshop today!
While the school is no longer requiring proof of vaccination against Covid for 2023, your workshop instructor might. Please check the specific course description to see if that is a requirement. If you were a student last year and submitted proof of vaccination, we still have that on file. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate through an ever-changing world post Covid.
A Big Thank-You to
Our Sponsors: bayleaf, Island County LTAC, Whidbey Island Bank, Whidbey View Homes
Our Partner: Whidbey Camano Islands Tourism
Come Paint the Great Outdoors with Us This Summer!
Plein Air Artists! We want YOU this summer for our fourth annual Plein Air Paint Out event, August 14-17, 2023 on gorgeous Whidbey Island. For four days, come paint the beaches, forests, townscapes, and vistas that Whidbey affords, with an emphasis on Coupeville. Artist Registration is $70.
The event is open to all, novice to professional. The Paint Out and Gala are fundraisers for the Pacific NorthWest Art School. Experienced plein air artist Mike Wise will be our Juror.
Art Lovers! Whidbey Plein Air Paint Out is free to the general viewing public and we would love to have you come out to view the Plein Air artists in action during the week. On Friday, August 18th, please come to the Pacific NorthWest Art School from 6pm – 9pm for the Gala and Art Sale. The Gala is free to artists registered for the Paint Out.
Tickets will be available for purchase ($25) closer to Summer. Saturday and Sunday, August 19th and 20th we will host the Weekend Art Sale, a free event open to the public to come view and purchase the wonderful artwork our Plein Air artists painted during the week.
The Pacific NorthWest Art School, a 38-year-old not-for-profit visual arts education facility, is dedicated to bringing exceptional visual arts education to our community and beyond, by bringing nationally and internationally known faculty to our students. We are dedicated to excellence in the mediums of fiber arts, mixed media, painting, and photography. We provide a unique and nourishing artistic environment that celebrates the spirit of the arts. We strive to provide scholarships, and free and/or low-cost art workshop opportunities to our local community and beyond, in addition to our high-caliber workshops.
Come Inspire Your Inner Artist in 2023 with An Unforgettable Experience!
What sets us apart from the rest? There are so many reasons! First is the stunning backdrop of Whidbey Island on the edge of the Salish Sea. Escape the ordinary by taking an extraordinary workshop in an equally extraordinary place. Quiet beaches, encircled by mountains, old growth forests, and a quaint historic waterfront full of historic buildings, are all the backdrop for your experience with us.
Our workshops are led by distinguished and nationally known faculty members such as Sam Abell, Arthur Meyerson, Keron Psillas, Charlie Waite, Mitch Albala, Carol Soderlund, Elin Noble, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Pat Pauly, Soon Warren, Lisa Pressman, Tom Lynch, Tracy Verdugo and more! Additionally we offer year-round events, activities, lectures, presentations, gallery exhibitions, and an art-book lending library.
PNWAS Proudly Presents the Quilts of Janet Steadman
We are so grateful that we get to display some of nationally-renowned quilt artist Janet Steadman’s extraordinary modern art quilts to you via our website. Janet generously donated more than thirty of her quilts that span her 30+year career to the Art School. Come peruse these one-of-a-kind gems!
We recently dedicated our Library and Classrooms! These two women left the Art School generous legacy gifts and we want to honor them! You, too, can become a legacy giver… check with your legal and financial advisors. Give a gift that gives well into the future!
15 NW Birch St Coupeville, WA 98239
Office Hours: 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
Toll Free: (866)-678-3396