Whidbey is a tourist destination. We highly suggest you search and obtain lodging shortly after registering for your workshop. Please click on the lodging button for more information on Whidbey Island lodging.

Students, you have two options for getting to Whidbey!
You can drive and take a short but beautiful ferry ride, or drive around the north end of the Island and arrive via a stunning historic bridge.
Don’t want to drive? Simply fly into SeaTac airport and hop on a shuttle with direct service to Coupeville.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Whidbey Island, and to and from class each day.
We are a small but mighty staff of two and simply do not have the resources to provide transportation. Thank you for understanding.
Island Transit (Free bus service on Whidbey Island)

2023 Transportation Sponsor: Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle

2023 Community Sponsor: Town of Coupeville

Directions to Whidbey Island

From the South (and Sea-Tac Airport): Take I-5 north through Seattle to the Mukilteo/Whidbey Island turn-off to the Mukilteo ferry terminal. Ferries run approx. every 30 minutes with a 20-minute crossing. Travel north on SR 525, then SR 20, 27 miles to Coupeville. Turn right at the light/pedestrian overpass onto N. Main Street. Turn left immediately onto Birch Street. The Pacific NorthWest Art School is the second building on the left.

From the North: From the mainland, travel west towards Anacortes on I-5. Take the Whidbey Island exit roundabout off I-5. Travel south 33 miles on SR 20 across Deception Pass Bridge, through Oak Harbor and around Penn Cove to Coupeville. Turn left at the light/pedestrian overpass onto N. Main Street. Turn left immediately onto Birch Street. The Pacific NorthWest Art School is the second building on the left.

From the Olympic Peninsula: Take the Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry. Travel north to SR 20 and the traffic light/pedestrian overpass. Proceed across the highway onto N. Main Street. Turn left immediately onto Birch Street. The Pacific NorthWest Art School is the second building on the left.

Statewide toll-free ferry information: 1-800-84-FERRY (1-800-843-3779) – automated info only, or 1-888-808-7977.
From outside of Washington State, call 1-206-464-6400.
Web: https://wsdot.wa.gov/travel/washington-state-ferries

2023 Lodging Sponsor: Kineth House & Coveland Suites

Kineth House
702 North Main Street, Coupeville
Tel: (425) 984-3243

Coveland Suites
11 NW Coveland Street, Coupeville
Tel: (425) 984-3243