About Us

Practical art instruction in drawing and painting for children,
teens, and adults who want to be creative in their free time.
BellinghamART is ‘where everyone can learn to draw, and paint’

Drawing is the foundation for all visual art and learning the basics gives students an appreciation for art and world cultures. It gives them tools for creative expression, improved problem solving skills, and pride in their artistic accomplishments. By breaking down the art subject into simple shapes and building on that one step at a time our students learn to see the individual parts that make up drawings and paintings.

Our classes reflect a conviction that anyone, at any age, can learn to draw and paint. Our supportive environment is free of competition and other distractions helps to foster the concentration necessary for all of our students to achieve their artistic goals.

Lynn Zimmerman
Owner and Creative Director

Get started with classes today! Email or phone 360.738.8379

Our Instructors

lynn1Lynn Zimmerman
Born in British Columbia Lynn gained an appreciation for the beauty of landscape. She graduated from Capilano University as a graphic designer. As the owner and Creative Director of BellinghamART she has taught for the last 17 years to developing artists of all ages. She is a painter of landscapes in oils and represented by Smith & Vallee Gallery. Her paintings reflect asubtle beauty, textures, and freedom from fast lifestyles that is like a breath of fresh sweet air and is hard to describe in words, paint works better. View Lynn’s paintings at www.lynnzimmermanfineart.com.

andrea1Andrea Gabriel
Andrea Gabriel After teaching our younger students for a number of years Andrea has relocated to Wisconsin. She still administers our BellinghamART website and is the illustrator of several acclaimed picture books for children, including Where Do I Sleep?, winner of the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Award. She studied art at Western Washington University, and works as both an illustrator, exhibiting artist and web designer. You can view Andrea’s work at andreagabriel.com.

amy1Amy Marcheglani
Amy holds a BFA from Washington State University and Masters in Teaching from Western Washington University. She teaches art for elementary students at BellinghamART and instructs K-12 educators how to develop an art curriculum at WWU. She also teaches high school and middle school art, science, social studies and life skills at Home Port Learning Center along with summer enrichment courses through WWU’s Odyssey of the Arts and Sciences. View Amy’s drawings and paintings at www.amym5000.wixsite.com/amyart

emily zimmermanEmily Zimmerman
Emily was born into a family of artists where she quickly learned to love art and all that it encompasses. Pursuing an education in graphic design and illustration she graduated from the Capilano University IDEA program in Vancouver. She now finds herself back in Bellingham and when she is not painting she works as the graphic designer for the Skagit Valley Food Co-op in Mount Vernon. Her artwork comes from her love of animals, nature, and rich colors. View Emily’s design, murals, illustrations, and oil paintings at www.emilyz.ca