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
Father’s Day Fused Glass Money Clip with Judi Minor
11am-12:30pm Thursday, June 1
$15 for adults; complimentary for BCA members and students.
Judi will guide you through the steps of fused glass art.

Summer-Cycle Series with Robin Weis
11am-12:30pm Saturday, June 3
Complimentary for students 14 and younger.
The class will explore art making through recycled materials
and participants will create plastic bag abstract paintings, sensory bottles,
water jug sculptures, sun catchers, wind chimes, mixed media
sculptures/collages, and t-shirt bags.

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.

Summer-Cycle Series with Robin Weis
11am-12:30pm Saturday, June 17
Complimentary for students 14 and younger.
The class will explore art making through recycled materials
and participants will create plastic bag abstract paintings, sensory bottles,
water jug sculptures, sun catchers, wind chimes, mixed media
sculptures/collages, and t-shirt bags.

JULY
Summer-Cycle Series with Carlea Kiddoo & Hannah Vestal
11am-12:30pm Saturdays, July 1, 15, & 29
Complimentary for students 14 and younger.
The class will explore art making through recycled materials
and participants will create rainbow sand jars, stained glass cups, and t-shirt bags.

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.
Judi will guide you through the steps of fused glass art.

SEPTEMBER

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