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Art Workshop at IMA in Friday Harbor

When you stay with us at Harrison House Suites here in Friday Harbor, WA, you have so many options for activities and entertainment, all within a short walking distance.  And in January, you will have a unique opportunity to add education to that list,  if you enroll in a workshop at the Island Museum of Art.

Island Museum of Art (IMA) on Spring Street in Friday Harbor, WA
Island Museum of Art (IMA) on Spring Street in Friday Harbor, WA

On January 16-18, 2016, international award winning artist and instructor, Steven R. Hill, from Lopez Island, will conduct a comprehensive workshop using the soft pastel medium to “paint” anything successfully and with confidence. This is a very “hands-on” and technique-driven workshop, and will be held at the IMA building on Spring Street.



plein air Steven Hill
Steven Hill painting in plein air

Steve has taught more than 50 workshops in the islands, around the U.S. and in Europe during the past 10 years, using these basic exercises as a basis for quickly learning techniques that can take years to develop on your own. His workshop reviews consistently and unanimously point to these as the single most important element taught (and learned), as everyone is able to immediately use them to start rendering form, shape and color . . . the same day!


Pastel painting by Steven Hill
Pastel painting by Steven Hill

Three Day Workshop, January 16 to 18, 2016, 9 to 5 daily, all levels, from beginner to advanced.  Fee is $300 per student plus your own basic pastel supplies.  Contact IMA at to register, and make your lodging accommodations reservation at Harrison House Suites!


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