BCA Survey: Programs

We would like to hear from you! Surveys -- we've all received requests to complete them. The Buchanan Center for the Arts would like your feedback on our classes. We value your opinion and would like to know how well we are serving you and what impact the BCA has made in your life and our community. The survey is 10 short questions and should take only 10-15 minutes. You may find the survey at:

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Thank you in advance for your help!

STUDIO 64: Class Schedule

Spring is a time of new and renewal. Our class schedule has a new name as well! Under the STUDIO 64 tab on the front page of our website you will find a listing of our fine arts and performance classes. We offer a little something for everyone! The schedule is updated monthly. Registration is required for all classes and members receive four complimentary classes each year.

STUDIO 64: 2017 Fine Arts Schedule

Registration is required. Class sizes are limited. BCA Members receive a 10% discount. Instructions and materials included. Call 309-734-3033 to reserve your spot!

FEBRUARY
Fused Glass Free Form Heart with Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm Saturday, February 4
$15 for adults; complimentary for BCA members and students

The Art of Weaving with Tromp-As-Writ
10:30am-12:30pm Saturdays, February 4 - April 8
$25 - 10 week series

MARCH

APRIL
Fused Glass Flower Sun Catcher with Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm Saturday, April 8
$15 for adults; complimentary for BCA members and students

MAY
Test Yourself with Mark Dierker
11am-1pm Saturday, May 6
$20 for adults; complimentary for BCA members and students 13+
“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer,
and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams

Landscape photography is about finding something interesting in
the scene before you and putting it in context with the environment
around it — no more, no less. This class will be about learning to
identify those interesting elements. Framing and cropping, utilizing
camera settings for a variety of light conditions, and going beyond
the limits of your camera frame and shooting a panorama. We will
start with instruction and discussion and then move out into the
field to shoot. Wear walking shoes, comfortable clothes, and bring
a camera and a creative attitude!

Painting on the Plaza with Cherry Simmons
5-7pm Saturday, May 13
$15 per participant 15+ years; complimentary for BCA members
Watercolor painting - how can you resist? Daisies and lilies of
the valley will be the subjects of composition as participants
use four resist techniques in watercolor painting. Join us for our
inaugural class on the Plaza!

JUNE
Fused Glass Money Clip for Father’s Day with Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm Thursday, June 1
$15 for adults; complimentary for BCA members and students

Monet’s Garden with Cherry Simmons
10am-12:30pm Saturday, June 10
$10 per participant; complimentary for BCA members
This class is designed for students 18 and younger.
Let’s impress upon viewers the importance of first impressions.
Participants will paint subjects of waterlilies, roses, delphinium,
and poppies for a Plaza installation, using inspirations from
Impressionist painters.

JULY
Abstract Art Meets Pop Art with Cherry Simmons
10am-12:30pm Saturday, July 8
$15 per participant 15+ years; complimentary for BCA members
What would Picasso think of Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol? Another
installation for the Pattee Plaza using symbols, stencils, and
sentiments based on America’s patriotism.

AUGUST
Fused Glass Sunflower Pendant with Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm Saturday, August 12
$15 for adults; complimentary for BCA members and students

SEPTEMBER
Photography Workshop with Mark Dierker
6-8pm Saturday, September 23
$20 for adults; complimentary for BCA members and students 18

The Art of Weaving with Tromp-As-Writ
10:30am-12:30pm Saturdays, September 9 - November 11
$25 - 10 week series
Instructions and looms provided; materials purchased by participants.

OCTOBER
Fused Glass Ghosts & Goblins with Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm Saturday, October 14 
$15 for adults; complimentary for BCA members and students

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER
Fused Glass Star Ornament with Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm Saturday, December 2 
$15 for adults; complimentary for BCA members and students

Classes: November - December 2016

Clay Building
Instructor: Chad Ellison
10:30am-1pm Saturday, November 19
This class is designed for participants 18 years and older.
Complimentary for BCA members; $20 for non-members.

Fused Glass 3-inch Dish
Instructor: Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm Saturday, November 19
$25 for adults
Free of charge for students 18 and under.

Fused Glass Ornaments
Instructor: Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm Saturday, December 3
$20 for adults
Free of charge for students 18 and under. 

Fused Glass Hands – Child/Parent Class
Instructor: Judi Minor
6-8pm Thursday, December 8
$20 for adults
Free of charge for students 18 and under.

Clay Glazing
Instructor: Chad Ellison
10:30am-12pm Saturday, December 10
This class is designed for participants 18 years and older.
Complimentary for BCA members; $20 for non-members.

RumWorks Painting
Instructor: Steve Cross
6-8pm Saturday, December 17
This class is designed for participants 21 years and older.
$50 for adults and includes all materials, instructions, and an incredible sampling of some of Alaska’s delicious treasures.

Classes: September - December 2016

Fused Glass Fall Leaves
Instructor: Judi Minor
6-7:30pm
Thursday, September 15
$20 for non-members
Free of charge for students 18 and under & BCA members

Teabag Folding Zentangle
Instructor: Becky Terpening
11am-12:30pm
Saturday, September 17
All ages
$5 per card

Nighttime Photography
Instructor: Mark Dierker
7–10pm
Saturday, September 24
Ages 18 and older
$20 for non-members
Free of charge for BCA members
Equipment required:
- DSLR or SLR camera
- Sturdy Tripod
- Your widest lens
- Intervalometer – Optional, but handy

Clay Building
Instructor: Chad Ellison
10:30am-1pm
Saturday, October 1
For students 18 and under
Free of charge

“Up Close with Chuck Close” Mixed Media
Instructor: Cherry Simmons
11am-1pm
Saturday, October 8
For students 7th-12th Grades
Free of Charge

Clay Glazing
Instructor: Chad Ellison
10:30am-12:30pm 
Saturday, October 22
For students 18 and under
Free of charge

Fused Glass Paper Inclusion Pendants
Instructor: Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm
Saturday, October 22
$20 for adults
Free of charge for students 18 and under
(BCA gallery)

Clay Building
Instructor: Chad Ellison
10:30am-1pm
Saturday, November 19
This class is designed for participants 18 years and older.
Complimentary for BCA members; $20 for non-members.

Fused Glass 3-inch Dish
Instructor: Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm
Saturday, November 19
$25 for adults
Free of charge for students 18 and under
(BCA gallery)

Fused Glass Ornaments
Instructor: Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm
Saturday, December 3
$20 for adults
Free of charge for students 18 and under

Fused Glass Hands – Child/Parent Class
Instructor: Judi Minor
6-8pm
Thursday, December 8
$20 for adults
Free of charge for students 18 and under

Clay Glazing
Instructor: Chad Ellison
10:30am-12pm
Saturday, December 10
This class is designed for participants 18 years and older.
Complimentary for BCA members; $20 for non-members.

Fine Arts Classes: Summer 2016

The BCA is under construction, but we are still going to have classes for everyone to BUILD on their own CREATIVITY! Class sizes are limited and registration is required. BCA members receive a 10% discount as part of their annual membership. Call 309-734-3033 and register today!

Painted Ties
11am - 1pm Saturday, June 4

Make a gift for Father’s Day! This is a great class for kids ages 8 – 18 to create a hand-painted necktie for Father’s Day. While the ties are drying, kids will also have the opportunity to make a handcrafted Father’s Day card. This one-of-a-kind gift makes the perfect present for any Dad! Students 18 and under are free of charge and class includes all instruction, materials, and refreshments.

Clay Building
10am-12:30pm June 7 and 9
1-3pm June 16 and 22
10am-1pm June 25
Students 18 and under are free of charge. Class includes all instruction, materials, and refreshments.

Clay Glazing
10am-12:30pm July 19, 20, and 22
Students 18 and under are free of charge. Class includes all materials, instruction, and refreshments.

Clay Building
1-3pm June 7th and 8
Students 18 and under are free of charge. Class includes all instruction, materials, and refreshments.

Clay Glazing & Critique
1-3pm June 14, 15, and 21
Students 18 and under are free of charge. Class includes all materials, instruction, and refreshments.

Fused Glass Money Clip
6:30-8:30pm Thursday, June 9
Looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift? Create a fused glass money clip for your dad this Father’s Day. Students 18 and under are free of charge. Adults are $20. Class includes all materials, instruction, and refreshments.

Zentangle - Advanced
11am-1pm Saturday, June 11
What is Zentangle? Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images with ink. It increases focus and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. For those who have taken the previous classes, this class offers more materials and more patterns. Adults (18+) are $30. Class fee includes material kit, instruction, and refreshments.

Edible Art
11am-1pm Saturday, July 9
Edible art!?!?!? Yes! Spend your time drawing, painting, sculpting, and EATING artwork inspired by the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Giuseppe was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. Students 18 and under are free of charge. Class includes materials, instruction, and refreshments.

Felted Flowers
10am-1:30pm Saturday, July 16
Make a beautiful flower sewn onto a brooch pin or barrette. It can add a pop of color and fun to a purse or jacket, or you might come up with your own creative use! Learn to make a round wool bead that is used as the flower center. Participants will need to bring the following supplies: a bowl that will hold a quart of water, a pair of sewing scissors with a sharp point to cut the felt, a sewing needle to attach the flower to a brooch pin or barrette, a sponge to soak up extra water, and a bath towel.  $25 includes a flower kit, instructions, and refreshments.

Writing Creativity
1-3pm Tuesday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 26
Workshop and “think aloud” offered to 4th – 6th grade students to explore creative writing. Class is free of charge and includes materials, instruction, and refreshments.

Fused Glass Fish Bowls & Mosaic Tiles
11am-1pm Thursday, July 21
11am-1pm Saturday, August 13
Students 18 and under are free of charge. Adults are $20. Class includes materials, instruction, and refreshments.

Guitar Workshop 
7-8pm Wednesday, August 17
Bring your guitar and join Brian Glasgow in the BCA gallery for a workshop that will show you how to get started. Or if you’ve been playing for a while, he can help you along further. The more, the merrier! Brian will wrap up the evening with a few songs as well! Class is free of charge and includes materials, instruction, and refreshments.

Perspective & Creating Drama in Photography
11am-1pm Saturday, August 20
The dark side of the moon, the deep end of the pool, glass half empty or half full, the opposite point of view. Life would be pretty boring without different perspectives. Abe Lincoln had his own take on it, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”  Photography, like life can get pretty boring without considering different perspectives. Changing perspective can create drama in photographs. Come out for a couple hours of capturing the world looking down, up, over, out, and sideways. Mark Dierker will instruct you on how to avoid drama in life but create it in art! Digital camera is required. This class is complimentary for our BCA members, non-members are $20. Class includes instruction and refreshments.

Trifecta Works on Paper
5-7pm Saturday, August 27
Have you ever wanted to explore charcoal, pastels, or mixed media? Well, you can when you join Cherry Simmons in our BCA classroom as she guides you through an evening of exploring subject matter from three different medium perspectives. This class is complimentary for our BCA members, non-members are $20. Class includes materials, instruction and refreshments.

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Classes: May 2016

Registration is required for all classes. BCA Members receive a 10% discount as part of their annual membership. Contact the BCA at 309-734-3033 and register today.

Everybody's an Actor with Natalie Stortoni
5:30-7pm Wednesday, May 4
5:30-7pm Friday, May 6
Natalie Stortoni is offering an introductory acting course for students of all levels. This hands-on class teaches the basics of acting focusing on voice, movement, character building, scene study, and improvisation in a supportive environment. Classes are free and refreshments are included. No prior experience is necessary. Eight years & older.

Mom's Day Sweet Treat Creation
11am-1pm Saturday, May 7
Want to make a unique and edible gift for mom this year? This class will teach the art of making chocolates. Students will learn how to mold and decorate chocolates and create a special card for mom. This class is free and includes materials, instructions, and refreshments. Ages 8-18.

Adult Coloring Series
6-8pm Thursday, May 19
In partnership with the Warren County Public Library, this adult coloring series gives you an opportunity to relax, unwind, and be creative. This class is the last class in the series of four and your $15 registration fee includes Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom and adult refreshments. 21+ adults.

Classes: April 2016

Registration is required for all classes. BCA Members receive a 10% discount as part of their annual membership. Contact the BCA at 309-734-3033 and register today.

Everybody's an Actor with Natalie Stortoni
5:30-7pm Wednesday, April 6
5:30-7pm Friday, April 8
5:30-7pm Wednesday, April 13
5:30-7pm Friday, April 15
Natalie Stortoni is offering an introductory acting course for students of all levels. This hands-on class teaches the basics of acting focusing on voice, movement, character building, scene study, and improvisation in a supportive environment. Classes are free and refreshments are included. No prior experience is necessary. Eight years & older.

Clay Building with Chad Ellison
11am-2pm Saturday, April 9
Learn to sculpt and build creatures, bowls, or whatever your imagination can dream up. This class is free and includes materials, instruction, and refreshments. Six years & older.

Adult Coloring Party Series
6-8pm Thursday, April 14
In partnership with the Warren County Public Library, this adult coloring series gives you an opportunity to relax, unwind, and be creative. $15 registration fee includes Johanna Basford’s Lost Ocean and adult refreshments. 21+ adults.

Porcelain Envelopes with Mary Schuytema
11am-1pm Saturday, April 16
Make a unique wall vase for those first bright blooms. Using porcelain clay, you will roll a slab, stamp, and texture to create an original design. With a simple fold, an envelope is fashioned. After a few weeks, your vase will be returned to the BCA glazed in your choice of one of three celadon colors. $30 registration fee includes materials, instruction, and refreshments. 13 years & older. Register online at: arttimeout.com.

Fused Glass Mother's Day Pedant with Judi Minor
6:30-8:30pm Thursday, April 21
Create a memorable, one of a kind gift for your mother or grandmother this year. Adult fee is $20 and includes materials, instruction, and refreshments. Children 18 & under are free.

What on Earth Watercolor & Acrylic Painting with Cherry Simmons
5-7pm Friday, April 22
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to create a beautiful landscape. With the instruction of Cherry Simmons, you will enjoy your journey through this wonderful watercolor and acrylic painting class. This class is free for BCA members as part of their membership, or $20 for non-members, and includes materials, instruction, and refreshments. 13 years & older.

Clay Glazing with Chad Ellison
11am-1pm Saturday, April 30
Students from the Clay Building Class will glaze and complete their projects. This class is free and includes materials, instructions, and refreshments. Six years & older.

Mom's day Sweet Treat Creation
11am-1pm Saturday, May 7
Want to make a unique and edible gift for mom this year? This class will teach the art of making chocolates. Students will learn how to mold and decorate chocolates and create a special card for mom. This class is free and includes materials, instructions, and refreshments. Ages 8-18.

Classes: March 2016

Registration is required for all classes. BCA Members receive a 10% discount as part of their annual membership. Contact the BCA at 309-734-3033 and register today.

Origami Animals with Leroy Valentin
11am–1pm Saturday, March 5
Learn how to create your very own origami animal kingdom. Classes are free – materials and refreshments provided. 3rd grade – high school.

Grandma’s Buttons Tumbler with Mary Schuytema
12-2pm Saturday, March 12
Try your hand at an easy, slab built, stoneware tumbler. Roll a slab and impress with various texture stamps, then cut it out using a template. The tumbler will be fired and returned to the BCA within a few weeks. We'll even make a stamp in class. If you have a favorite old button, bring it to class. $30 includes materials, instructions, lunch, and cocktails. Register online at arttimeout.com. 13 years +.

Everybody’s an Actor with Natalie Stortoni
5:30-7pm Wednesday, March 16
5:30-7pm Friday, March 18
5:30-7pm Wednesday, March 23
5:30-7pm Wednesday, March 30
Everybody's an Actor. Natalie Stortoni is offering an introductory acting course. This hands-on workshop teaches the basics of acting focusing on voice, movement, character building, scene study, and improvisation in a supportive environment. Students of all levels are welcome. No prior experience necessary. Participants may attend any number of classes. This class is free of charge and light snacks will be provided.

Adult Coloring Party Series
6-8pm Thursday, March 17
Adult Coloring Party. Join us in the BCA gallery for a fun evening of coloring and refreshments in partnership with the Warren County Public Library. This class is the second in a series of four classes that will be offered. Class fee is $15 and includes Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forrest adult coloring book and refreshments.

Introduction to Zentangle with Natalie Kessler
11am-1pm Saturday, March 19
What is Zentangle? Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images with ink. It increases focus and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. $25 includes material kit, instruction, and refreshments. 18 + adults.

Everybody's an Actor!

The BCA will be offering introductory acting courses during the months of February - May, 2016. No prior experience necessary. Students of all levels are welcome. Please click on the link to register and for more details.

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Classes: February 2016

Registration is required for all classes. BCA Members receive a 10% discount as part of their annual membership. Contact the BCA at 309-734-3033 and register today.

Fused Glass Valentines
11am-1pm Saturday, February 6
The class will be taught by Judi Minor. Create an original valentine for that special someone. Children 6-18 years of age are free. Adults are $20 - includes all materials, instruction, and light snacks. 

Everybody's an Actor
5:30-7pm Wednesday, February 17
5:30-7pm Friday, February 19
5:30-7pm Wednesday, February 24
The class will be taught by Natalie Stortoni. Natalie is offering an introductory acting course. This hands-on class teaches the basics of acting, focusing on voice, movement, character building, scene study, and improvisation in a supportive environment. Students of all levels are welcome. No prior experience necessary. Participants may attend any number of classes. This class is free of charge and light snacks will be provided.

Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden Adult Coloring
6-8pm Thursday, February 18
Take time to relax and unwind. Join us in the BCA gallery for a fun evening of coloring and refreshments in partnership with the Warren County Public Library. This class is the first of four classes that will be offered. Class is $15 is which includes Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden adult coloring book (take home), colored pencils to use, and refreshments.

Bohemian Bangle Bracelets
12-2pm Saturday, February 20
The class will be taught by Mary Schuytema in the BCA classroom. Do you need something to spruce up your wardrobe? Create a pair of gorgeous bohemian bangle bracelets. $30 includes materials, instruction, and light snacks. 12+ years and older. Visit arttimeout.com to register.

Graphic Novel & Comic Strip Classes with Alex Nall: November 2015

Graphic Novel & Comic Strip Art Classes with Alex Nall
Attention students (ages 8 -18): Create your very own graphic novel and/or comic strip!
Classes are FREE and registration is REQUIRED. Lunch is provided. Call the BCA at 309-734-3033 to sign up for one or both sessions and the book signing:

Friday, November 27
Buchanan Center for the Arts
11am–2pm

Saturday, November 28
Warren County Public Library
11am–2pm

Sunday, November 29
Stone Alley Books & Collectibles
Join Alex Nall for a book signing
238 E. Main Street, Galesburg, IL
1pm-3pm

This programming is sponsored in part by a grant from the Galesburg Community Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

Fused Glass Ornament Class with Judi Minor: December 2015

Fused Glass Holiday Ornament Class
11am-1pm Saturday, December 5

Kick off your holiday with Judi Minor, fused glass artist, in the BCA classroom and learn how to create a unique fused glass ornament. Hang on your tree or great for gift giving.
$20 includes instruction, materials, and holiday refreshments
Contact the BCA at 309-734-3033 and register today!

This programming is sponsored in part by a grant from Galesburg Community Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.