Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio Mission Statement:
We are committed to providing the best educational experience in the representational arts with workshops, classes and exceptional instructors in the beautiful environment of Whidbey Island.
Cary and Sieb Jurriaans are the owners of WIFAS. In 2006, the school was started as the Fall City Fine Art Studio in Washington. It was relocated to Langley, Whidbey Island in 2009. For more information on Cary and her artwork, click on the link below:
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Why Choose WIFAS?
Nourishment for Your Soul
With so many art workshops across the country, and even internationally, choosing the right instructor and setting for an art class can be overwhelming. Why come to Whidbey Island for your next art class? What sets Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio (WIFAS) apart from other art studies offering art workshops? Our motto “Feeding the Artist Soul” sums up what we do. A workshop at WIFAS will feed your artist soul in three unique ways.
One: Our Picturesque, Pastoral Setting on Whidbey Island
located across the Puget Sound just 30 miles from Seattle, is a wonderful place for relaxation and tranquility. WIFAS’s location in Langley, a quaint historical village, offers views of the water. In addition, the island’s farms, forests, bluffs, and beaches provide the foregrounds to many aquatic vistas. The quiet and romantic surroundings that are so much a part of the Whidbey experience help to restore and feed every artist’s soul. Coming to a workshop at WIFAS is like taking a relaxing vacation with picturesque gardens and farms, and water, island, and mountain views in every direction.
Two: Personalized Approach
Each workshop offered at WIFAS includes personalized instruction for the artists in attendance. There is always plenty of room for everyone to have their own easel with elbow room to allow creative juices to flow. We place an emphasis on utilizing seasoned artists who provide good instruction delivered in such a manner that it sticks with our attendees long after they go home, continuing to strengthen and nourish each soul. In addition, WIFAS ensures that our students’ needs are attended to, from delicious snacks to personal questions answered.
Three: Class Dinner
Every workshop of 3 days or more includes a social event hosted by Cary and Sieb Jurriaans at their home where instructor and students, including spouses, mingle over wine, cheese and an array of appetizers. For many students, this event is a highlight of their time at WIFAS as they get to interact with their instructor and the other students in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. We guarantee the food and drinks will be delicious, ensuring that it feeds your soul as well as your stomach.
You can find a list of our upcoming workshops by clicking here.
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