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
The Fine Art & Painting studio hosts Paint & Wine nights throughout the year. These are social painting classes that are fun to take on your own or with friends.
We are currently recruiting artist volunteers who would like to help with additional programming opportunities for the studio.
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.
“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