Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio (formerly Fall City Fine Art Studio) is located in on Whidbey Island in Langley, Washington. We are dedicated to providing education in high quality representational art for artists at every level. In a pleasant and well equipped environment, we offer classes and workshops led by nationally recognized instructors/artists.
WIFAS offers drawing and painting from the still life, figure and landscape - studio and plein air. Our classes and workshops are small and intimate, allowing for more individual attention and a personalized approach. Workshops and classes are offered in Langley as well as some workshops at the Georgetown Atelier. We will have a shuttle to pick up students from the ferry in Clinton, if needed.
WIFAS is located in the quaint seaside village of Langley close to spectacular landscapes, coastlines, farms and other viewpoints that provide inspiration. WIFAS has a quiet and peaceful location that is stimulating for the fine artist and surrounding areas that are perfect for plein air painting. The instructors are top professionals and there are many comfortable accommodations available nearby.
Cary Loopuyt Jurriaans is the owner of WIFAS. In 2006, she started the Fall City Fine Art Studio (Now WIFAS) in Washington. It was relocated to Langley, Whidbey Island in 2009. For more information on Cary and her artwork, click on either of the links below:
For more information on WIFAS and our artists, click here to view our 2012 company powerpoint presentation.
For more information on Langley:
www.visitlangley.com and www.langleywa.org
Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Painting is today widely regarded as an intuitive process. Art instruction, devoid of absolutes and stripped of its foundational base, often lacks direction, clarity, and purpose.
As a school of traditional/representational art, we offer classes and workshops adhering to traditional methods of analyzing and interpreting nature.
We believe that one can only paint as well as one can draw. Good draftsmanship has long been regarded as the foundation of art and this is where teaching should begin. The acquisition of a solid working system and the development of good drawing habits strengthen and inform the entire process of painting. As each classically trained musician must begin by learning the scales, so must each competent artist begin by absorbing the basic principles of drawing.