"Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts"

Upcoming Classes

Register online by clicking the links below. All registrations and payments must be made online in advance. Space will not be held for unpaid registrations.

Oil Painting Series

Date: Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30 (6-9pm)
Cost: $140 ($135 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Holly Hannon

Explore oil painting at your own pace, painting your choice of subject. Learn composition, mixing color, glazing, different styles of painting, and the steps to achieve a finished masterpiece. No experience needed, all levels welcome. All materials provided by instructor.

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Pastel Landscape Series: Part I

Date: Friday, May 10 (1-4pm)
Cost: $45 ($40 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Brenda McLean

How to make your landscapes look deep and layered. Using color, position, and simplified 2-point perspective, practice simple techniques that make your landscapes appear as if you could walk into them. All the while, practice using one of the most practical and brilliant of all media. Immediate and versitile, pastels were used by the impressionists for plein-air painting and exploring the myriad of unexpected color effects to represent light and shadow. Sanded paper and pastels provided. Bring your own pastels if you have them.

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Encaustics with Donna Persinger

Date: Saturday, May 11 (10am-2pm)
Cost: $65 ($60 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Donna Persinger

A photograph cannot do this piece justice! Explore beautiful encaustics with Donna and discover this sensual, ancient, medium re-born to modern and endless applications. Create a mixed media bird's nest on an 8" x 10" panel. All materials included.

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Pastel Landscape Series: Part II

Date: Friday, May 17 (1-4pm)
Cost: $45 ($40 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Brenda McLean

Painting vibrant skies in pastels gives you the opportunity to get bold and adventurous. There are colors we see in the skies that almost defy belief! Capture that exhilarating color and light in the most immediate medium you can commit to paper. Let your fearless spirit out to play! Paper and pastels provided. Bring your own pastels if you have them.

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Flower Pockets & Simple Clay Vases

Date: Tuesday, May 21 (6-9pm)
Cost: $50 ($45 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Wendy Converse

Spring has sprung! It's the perfect time to think about flowers. Join Wendy in the clay studio to create one-of-a-kind personalized flower pockets and simple clay vases perfect for all your spring arrangements. You'll go home with at least 3 different projects, possibly more! No experience needed. It's always a good time in the clay studio. Bring an apron, we'll provide the rest.

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Pastel Landscape Series: Part III

Date: Friday, May 24 (1-4pm)
Cost: $45 ($40 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Brenda McLean

Look at this photo and find it's most appealing parts to paint, super simplified! Also, "The secret to still bodies of water looking like still bodies of water lies in the knack of adjusting the color and positioning the reflections." What did she just say?! Come and see how much sparkle you can add to a painting with the most simple- to- manipulate medium and a few tips. Paper and pastels provided. Bring your own pastels if you have them.

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Beginning Drawing

Date: Saturday, May 31 (10am-noon)
Cost: $35 ($30 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Donna Juras

We will start with simple basics. You will also learn arrangement, perspective, depth, shapes, negative space and shading. This sounds like a lot to learn, but you already know a lot of this if you can use a camera.

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Watercolor Workshop

Date: Wednesday & Thursday, June 26 & 27 (10am-4pm)
Cost: $130 ($125 for BRAC Members)
Instructor: Pam Haddock

Pamela will demonstrate techniques, encouraging preliminary drawing that establishes composition, creating exquisite diffusion and glow while mastering wet-into-wet painting, with limited palette and minimal strokes. Materials list will be provided to participants.

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