The Studio features and generous windows with 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.

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.

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