|Fine Art & Painting
Fine Art & Painting2019-01-10T15:19:04+00:00


High ceilings and generous windows offering dramatic views of Mt. Baker, the Twin Sisters and gentle farmlands—the classic elements of an inspiring atelier—characterize our versatile painting studio.

Classes & Workshops

Studio Events

The Fine Art & Painting studio hosts Paint & Wine nights monthly. These are social painting classes that are fun to take on your own or with friends.

Student Work

The Painting & Fine Arts studio teaches adult and kids classes throughout the year. Here are some examples of student work.


The Jansen Art Center is excited to serve as a teaching space for artists. Our instructors are passionate about engaging the community in the arts.

Susan Holman is a contemporary oil, acrylic and watercolor painter, living in Bellingham, Washington. She is a visual arts teacher with a graduate degree in education from Western Washington University. She completed her fine arts and design studies at Swain School of Design and the University of Arizona. Susan currently teaches at the Jansen Art Center and Bellingham Technical college. Her recent teaching and visual art work includes: a collaborative art workshop at Western Washington University, local watercolor workshops, and brochure and visual art series for the Seattle Refugee Women’s Alliance. She has exhibited her paintings on both the east and west coasts, locally and in Hawaii. Susan has over 20 years’ experience, in art and teaching, to empower and build artists’ skills and enjoyment.

Christen Mattix is a dynamic artist and art educator with over a decade of teaching experience. She has taught fine art classes at WWU, The Frye Art Museum, Pratt Fine Art Center, and Seattle Pacific University. Exhibiting locally and nationally, her work has been shown at the Whatcom Museum, Smith and Vallee Gallery, SAM Gallery, among others. She makes paintings, fiber art installations, public sculptures and poetry events. Christen received a BFA from WWU, and an MFA (Painting) from the San Francisco Art Institute. She lives and works in Bellingham, WA.

“My goal is to make fine art, and fine art comes from the soul. If you have virtuosity and facility, you can take and create something of significance. ” – Richard MacDonald

Studio Links

Contact Us

Email the studio: finearts@jansenartcenter.org
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