Monday, May 7, 2012

Cary the Great!

If you have not yet taken a workshop at WhidbeyIsland Fine Art Studio (WIFAS) in Langley, Washington run by Cary Jurriaans, we want you to know what you are missing. As an artist, as well as the owner of WIFAS, Cary Jurriaans knows what artists need when attending an art workshop. 

The following was written by an art instructor about WIFAS, specifically for artists considering attending a WIFAS workshop.

It takes one to know one!

Cary Jurriaans, artist and owner of WIFAS has attended many a workshop in her lifetime. In other words, she has been where you will be when you attend one of her workshops, a student on the learning end of things— and to that end, she thinks like you do!

Cary already knows what you are asking yourself about the workshop:

1.   Will there be a good spot for me to view the model when I paint?
Yes, Cary always has 2 models for each session for 8 students or more, guaranteeing you a good spot.

2.   Will I have plenty of room for all my stuff when I set up?
Again, yes.  WFAS has about 3,000 square feet (give or take a few) for you and fellow artists to spread out in, this is for large workshops.

3. What about still life workshops—I have been stuck in some really bad spots before trying to paint the subject—will there be enough setups to work from without having to stand on my head?
Yes and yes again! Cary has still life setups for each student. You heard right—one student per still life set up.  Virtually unheard of!

4.   How could it get any better? 
Did we mention food?  Coffee, water, light snacks, set up and waiting on you each morning! In addition, organized “out to eat” dinners for the 4 day workshops. Yes, WIFAS workshops just do it better! 

5.   What about the 5 day workshops?
Cary goes all out. She has you to her home for a mixer with great food for all the artists to hang out, talk shop and get to know each other better.

6.   Still got questions?
Just take a look at what others who have attended a workshop at WIFAS and see what they have to say!

If you are looking for an art workshop to attend, we invite you to head on over to our website and check out all the great upcoming classes WIFAS is offering for the remainder of 2012.