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WINTER / SPRING 2019 EVENTS EXHIBITIONS CLASSES

Adult Jewelry


SOUNDCHECK

December 13, 2018 January 17, 2019 February 21, 2019 March 21, 2019 April 18, 2019 Writing Workshop: 6 p.m. / Open Mic: 7 p.m.

Join Slam Poet and Artistic Director Rajnii Eddins with Young Writers Project for a Writing Workshop and Open Mic at Burlington City Arts. It’s FREE! Open to all! To find out more about SoundCheck and other events at Young Writers Project, contact rajnii@youngwritersproject.org.

December 12 My Architect: A Son’s Journey January 23 California Typewriter February 20 The Black Museum March 20 Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight April 10 Leaning Into the Wind

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN FILM SERIES

Free Wednesday screeings once a month, 6 p.m. Contois Auditorium, 149 Church Street

The Architecture + Design Film Series presents a free screening once a month until April 2019. Join us for thoughtful discussion and light refreshments in hopes that this creative gathering will broaden awareness, foster connections, spark new ideas, and ultimately build momentum towards positive action.


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December 31

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BCA CENTER WINTER / SPRING EXHIBITIONS

REBECCA WEISMAN

SKIN EGO

FEBRUARY 22 – JUNE 9, 2019 1st floor, BCA Center Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 6 - 8 p.m. Rebecca Weisman’s Skin Ego is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Rebecca Weisman examines subconscious and psychological spaces of identity. The artist combines video, sound, sculpture, and photography to create a large-scale, immersive installation. Skin Ego is comprised of several narrative threads that weave a story about the body’s corporeal nature. A central component of Skin Ego is the large-scale, eight by twenty foot sculptural recreation of a beached whale that visitors can enter and explore. Incorporating film and performance within her surreal environment, the artist spins a mysterious narrative between the fisherman and whale that expresses the nature of our impermanence. Project Vermont is a new series dedicated to experimentation by providing a setting for contemporary Vermont artists to push their artistic practice while creating new work. Presenting visual, performance, and interdisciplinary exploration from emerging to established artists, Project Vermont supports artists’ exploration of new ideas and challenges, enables innovation, and creates engagement between audience and artist.

Rebecca Weisman, Skin Ego (Detail), Artist Studio, 2018


BARBARA ZUCKER

ADORNED

(HAIRSTYLES OF AN ANCIENT DYNASTY) FEBRUARY 22 – JUNE 9, 2019 1st floor, BCA Center Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 6 - 8 p.m.

Barbara Zucker, Adorned (Detail), Artist Studio, 2018

Barbara Zucker debut’s her new work, Adorned, featuring several black-and-white paintings and an installation of acrylic abstractions inspired by the stylized hairstyles of Tang dynasty tomb figures. Zucker is fascinated by the complex ways in which hair has been used by cultures to convey class, status, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and power throughout the world. Since the 1990s, the artist has explored the subject of hair in her sculpture – how it is shaped, removed, or adorned. In Adorned, Zucker transforms seemingly abstract forms into ironic, often humorous, observations on gender and culture.


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IMPERFECT SOCIETIES FEBRUARY 22 – JUNE 9, 2019 Roth Gallery, 2nd floor, BCA Center Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 6 - 8 p.m. Imperfect Societies is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s The Island courtesy for the artist and James Cohan, New York

Featuring film and photography, Imperfect Societies probes themes of history, trauma, and nationhood set within the trope of science fiction. In Icarus 13: The First Journey to the Sun, Kiluanji Kia Henda plunges viewers into parallel traditions at pivotal movements in Angolan history, from the politics of Marxism-Leninism to the practice of witchcraft, as told within sci-fi narratives of the Cold War. Henda employs a sense of humor and criticality in his videos and photography, which often investigates themes of identity, politics, and perceptions of post-colonialism and modernism in Africa. Vietnamese-born artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s work questions the individual’s relationship to history, nationhood, and cultural displacement. In Nguyen’s short film The Island, shot on the Malaysian island Pulau Bidong (once the largest and longest-operating refugee camp after the Vietnam War that also housed Nguyen and his family) we encounter a dystopian future focused on the last two people on earth. 

Tuan Andrew Nguyen, The Island, (video still), 2017, Courtesy of James Cohan, New York.


ALM@ PÉREZ

ROBOPOEMS: QUADRUPED@S FEBRUARY 22 – JUNE 9, 2019 Lower Level, BCA Center Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 6 - 8 p.m. Robopoems: Quadruped@s is supported in part by the UVM Humanities Center

Alm@ Pérez, Robopoem@ 1, 2016

Robopoems is an interdisciplinary project created by Alm@ Pérez (a pseudonym for Tina Escaja) that combines poetry, photography, sound, and technology that explores the intersection of robotics and humanity. Pérez creates interactive sculptures in the form of robots engraved with bilingual poetry written from the robot’s point of view. Her creations resemble insects or spiders embodying underlying anxiety and problematic relationship many of us have with technology. Through her robotic sculptures and large-scale photographs, the artist emphasizes the existential exchange between robots and humans, correlating technology with art and poetics.


GALLERY EDUCATION PROGRAMS BCA CENTER AT 135 CHURCH STREET

Gallery education programs at the BCA Center invite adults and kids of all backgrounds and abilities to experience themes in contemporary art in an inclusive, welcoming environment. All Gallery Education and Public Programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

NEW PROGRAM ART & CONVERSATION Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 - 11 a.m. BCA Center

Art & Conversation is supported in part by AARP

Join us for lively conversation in the galleries followed by an art activity inspired by exhibition themes and artist materials. Explore and interpret works of art during a guided dialogue of current exhibitions with our gallery educator. Open to adults and life-long learners 50+ who enjoy engaging discussion, a sense of community, and desire to expand their creativity. Art & Conversation is offered bi-monthly (every other month.)


SEE. THINK. DO!

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (by appointment) See.Think.Do! invites youth and adults to the BCA Center for an interactive arts experience. Visits begin in the gallery with inquiry-based exploration, lively discussion, and active multidisciplinary learning. Programs conclude in the studio classroom where students explore artists’ process, materials, and create works of art inspired by exhibition themes.

FAMILY ART SATURDAY

Third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20 BCA Center, 4th Floor, Education Studio

Groups can schedule a one or two-part program, with tours lasting approximately 1 hour and full programs lasting 1.5 to 2 hours. See.Think.Do! programs are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Program fee is $5 per student, and groups are invited to apply for a partial or full scholarship. To schedule your visit, contact Melinda Johns, Gallery Education and Programs Coordinator, at mjohns@burlingtoncityarts.org, or call 802-865-7551.

Get creative and make art together! Families are invited to drop-in to the BCA Center every third Saturday of the month to create their own artworks inspired by our current exhibitions. Each Family Art Saturday offers a different artmaking project that will ignite the imaginations of your family members!


GALLERY PUBLIC PROGRAMS MOVEMENT WORKSHOP BECOMING HUMAN

NATURAL PIGMENT WORKSHOP ELIZABETH BUNSEN

In this 90 minute workshop, develop nourishing connections with others while building upon specific methods used to generate movement in Becoming Human, an exhibit currently on view at the BCA Center. This workshop offers the opportunity for non-dancers and trained dancers alike to explore creative movement in a safe, fun, and professionally guided manner. No training necessary, comfortable clothing recommended. Age 18 and over. Workshop taught by Pauline Jennings and Joshua Lacourse. Max Participants: 20.

Artist Elizabeth Bunsen will lead a workshop that explores the practice of using natural dyes to make fabric and paper creations. The session will incorporate several forms of natural materials, such as leaves, blossoms, rust, and insects demonstrating how they are used to create an array of colors. Open to beginners or avid enthusiasts, workshop participants will learn the basics of natural dyes and leave with a small work of their own. Age 18 and over. Max. Participants 12.

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 1 – 2:30 p.m. BCA Center, 2nd Floor, Lorraine B. Good Room $15/$13.50 BCA Members

ARTIST AT WORK REBECCA WEISMAN

Wednesday, March 26, 2019, 6 - 7:30 p.m. BCA Center, 2nd Floor, LBG Room Artist Rebecca Weisman discusses her largest immersive installation to date, Skin Ego, which incorporates film and performance to spin a mysterious narrative expressing the nature of our impermanence. Following her presentation, a moderated discussion between Weisman and the audience will explore professional development insights emerging from the project. Rebecca Weisman is the third artist to be featured as part of BCA’s new series, Project Vermont.

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m. BCA Center, 2nd Floor, Lorraine B. Good Room $25/$22.50 BCA Members

PRESENTATION & PERFORMANCE ROBOPOEMS: QUADRUPED@S Wednesday, April 17, 6 - 7 p.m. Lower Level, BCA Center

Alm@ Pérez (Tina Escaja) demonstrates the features of her robots while exploring the evolution of poetry beyond the page. From the creation of a cyborg identity to projects that merge art and technology, the artist explores new ways of understanding and experiencing poetry in a new technological age. Supported in part by the UVM Humanities Center

ARTIST AT WORK ELIZABETH BUNSEN

Thursday, March 14, 2019 6 - 7:30 p.m. BCA Center, 2nd Floor, Lorraine B. Good Room BCA’s 2018 Barbara Smail Award recipient Elizabeth Bunsen will discuss her vibrantly colored fabric prints and window installation currently on view at BCA. Following her talk, a moderated discussion between Bunsen and the audience will explore topics such as her career development, daily practice, and service in the community. A reception will follow the program.

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Pauline Jennings, Sea Inside Our Skin, 2018


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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LOCATIONS VARY (18 & UP)

TEACHING STRATEGIES THAT WORK WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS, K-6 Location: BCA Studios, 405 Pine Street Wednesday, January 16, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Beth Evans $25/$22.50 BCA members

In this session, participants will engage in activities and discussion to better understand the new American experience, the challenges of adjusting to a new culture, and the process of acquiring a new language. Participants will learn practical strategies that will help them differentiate their music, drama, dance, and visual arts lessons and make them more accessible to English Learners (ELs). Topics will include making the most of pre-planning with classroom teachers and facilitating instruction that is engaging and culturally responsive. Attendees will work on adapting a lesson plan using their new knowledge. Participants are also encouraged to bring questions and lesson ideas.

THE ARTIST’S STORY

Location: BCA Center, 135 Church Street Wednesday, February 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Recille Hamrell $25/$22.50 BCA members Learn tips for writing and presenting a successful artist talk from storyteller and educator, Recille Hamrell. Improve your public speaking and learn to craft an engaging story about how you began your work, your challenges and successes, and the purpose and unique value of what you create. Artists from all disciplines and levels are welcome. Participants are invited to bring samples of artist talks to be reviewed and revised.

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STUDIO NIGHT FOR EDUCATORS

Location: BCA Studios, 405 Pine Street Thursday, March 21, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructors: Kate McKernan & Kiersten Williams $25/$22.50 BCA members Spend an evening exploring the tools and equipment in BCA’s Print and Drawing & Painting studios with fellow teaching artists and K-12th educators. Participants will have the opportunity to express their own creativity, as well as discuss ways to bring lessons back to the classroom. Innovative reflection and assessment strategies will also be presented. Artists and educators from all disciplines and levels are welcome.

PHOTOGRAPHING ARTWORK

Location: BCA Studios, 405 Pine Street Thursday, April 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Instructors: Jessica Manley & Renee Greenlee $45/$40.50 BCA Members Learn how to take professional-quality digital images of your work in this hands-on workshop in our lighting studio. Whether you’re applying to art school, submitting work for an exhibition, or putting together a website, you’ll leave this workshop with techniques that will improve your images and enhance your presentations. Bring up to five pieces no larger than 40x60 inches. Digital camera use and flash drive provided.

CURATOR CONNECT

Wednesday, May 15, 6 - 7 p.m. BCA Center, Lorraine B. Good Room $15/$13.50 BCA Members BCA Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Heather Ferrell leads a lively conversation to help demystify the curatorial process, as well as give artists practical advice on studio visits, project proposals, and introducing artwork to galleries and museums. Max Participants: 15.


YOUTH & FAMILY CLASSES BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET

FRIDAY FAMILY CLAY

All Ages Fridays, February 1 - May 3, 2019, 5 - 7 p.m. Instructors: Alex Costantino, Sheilagh Smith & Lindsay vanLeir $10 per participant / $9 BCA members Spend a Friday night with your family at the BCA Clay Studio. A ticket provides a wheel demonstration at the beginning of class, wheel access (for ages 6+), hand building for any age, unlimited clay, and time to create. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may assist their child(ren) free of charge. Additional tickets are required for adults who’d like to join the fun and either hand build or use a wheel of their own. If you’d like your work to be fired and glazed by the studio, there is a $5 fee per piece. Finished pottery will be available for pick-up three weeks after visit. Ticket purchases for this class are non-refundable.

SUNDAY FAMILY PAINT

All Ages Sunday, January 27, 10 a.m. - noon Instructor: Kate McKernan $10 per participant / $9 BCA Members Spend a morning with teaching artist Kate McKernan in BCA’s painting and drawing studio. Using our paints, brushes, easels and more, your family will create beautiful works of art. All supplies are provided, no experience needed. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may assist their child(ren) free of charge. Additional tickets are required for adults who’d like to join the fun and paint on their own.

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SUNDAY FAMILY JEWELRY

Ages 6 and up Sunday, February 10, 10 a.m. - noon Instructor: Kate McKernan $10 per participant / $9 BCA Members Spend a morning with teaching artist Kate McKernan in BCA’s jewelry studio. Using our studio equipment, fine metals, and beads, your family will create beautiful and wearable works of art. All supplies are provided, no experience needed. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may assist their child(ren) free of charge. Additional tickets are required for adults who’d like to join the fun and paint on their own.

SUNDAY FAMILY PRINTMAKING Ages 6 and up Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m. - noon Instructor: Kate McKernan $10 per participant / $9 BCA Members

Spend a morning with teaching artist Kate McKernan in BCA’s print studio. Using our printing plates, inks and press, your family will create beautiful works of art. All supplies are provided, no experience needed. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may assist their child(ren) free of charge. Additional tickets are required for adults who’d like to join the fun and paint on their own.

HIGH SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY

Ages 14-18 Fridays, February 1 – March 29, 5 - 7:30 p.m. (no class March 1) Instructors: Renee Greenlee $240/$216 BCA Members No experience required Tell your story with photographs in this eightweek session for high school students! Students will explore their individual ideas, go on group photo shoots, process and print digital photos and zines in our digital lab, experiment with film photography in our darkroom and participate in supportive discussions and critiques. All supplies and cameras provided. Scholarships available.


SCHOOL BREAK WORKSHOPS

Choose from 1 to 5 days of art workshops for your child during Winter School Break. All basic supplies are included. Students must bring their bag lunch, and snacks will be provided.

POTTERY WHEEL

MINI WORLDS

This day is all about learning the basics of the ever-popular pottery wheel. Students will have all day to get their hands-on clay, spinning it into small bowls or cups to be fired and glazed by the studio. All items will be dishwasher safe and lead-free.

Shrink down with us and create small beautiful worlds. Campers will be encouraged to explore a variety of craft media to develop tiny, intricate terrariums, doll houses or fairy worlds.

BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET

Ages 6 - 11 Monday, February 25, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $70/$63 BCA members

DRAWING & PAINTING

Ages 6 - 11 Tuesday, February 26, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $70/$63 BCA members This workshop is designed for the young artist that loves to draw and paint. Join us at BCA’s painting studio to experiment with different mediums and techniques while learning how to make your drawings and paintings even better.

Ages 6 - 11 Thursday, February 28, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $70/$63 BCA members

POTTERY WHEEL

Ages 6 - 11 Friday, March 1, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $70/$63 BCA members This day is all about learning the basics of the ever-popular pottery wheel. Students will have all day to get their hands into clay, spinning it into small bowls or cups to be fired and glazed by the studio. All items will be dishwasher safe and lead-free.

SCREEN PRINT

Ages 6 - 11 Wednesday, February 27, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $70/$63 BCA members Working in BCA’s professional print studio, students will learn the basics of screen printing to print images onto paper and fabric.

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ADULT WINTER / SPRING DRAWING & PAINTING CLASSES BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET | AGES 18 and up

LIFE DRAWING

Fridays, February 1 - April 19, 2019, 7:30 - 9 p.m. $10 per participant/$9 BCA Members Spend the evening with other local artists drawing from one of our experienced models. Please bring your drawing materials and paper. Purchase a ticket to hold your spot. Ticket purchases for this class are non-refundable.

DRAWING

$255/$229.50 BCA Members Learn a variety of drawing techniques including basic perspective, compositional layout and use of dramatic light and shadow. Students will work mostly from observation and will be encouraged to work with a variety of media including pencil, pen and ink, ink wash and charcoal in this small, group setting. All levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome. Price includes all basic drawing materials, as well as open studio access during the weeks of your class. OPTION 1: Tuesdays, January 22 - March 5, 9:30 - noon (no class February 26) Instructor: Janet Armentano OPTION 2: Wednesdays, January 23 - February 27, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Janet Armentano

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OIL PAINTING

Tuesdays, January 22 - March 12, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Linda Jones $340/$306 BCA Members Learn how to paint with non-toxic, watersoluble oils. With an emphasis on studio work, this class will begin with fun exercises. Using direct observational skills we’ll work on still life and referencing photographs; we’ll explore the landscape. Discover a variety of painting techniques and learn how to apply composition, linear aspects, form and color theory to your work. This supportive class will balance studio time with gentle group discussion and critique. Beginners are welcome. Class price includes shared paint as well as the use of BCA’s palettes, easels, and painting trays, as well as open studio access during the weeks of your class. Students are responsible for some materials (see materials list online).

ABSTRACT PAINTING

Thursdays, January 24 - March 7, 6 - 8:30 p.m. (no class February 14) Instructor: Linda Jones $225/$202.50 BCA Members Explore the many exciting possibilities of abstract painting through a variety of fun demonstrations and exercises designed to help you open up and work intuitively. Experiment with paint of your choice (water-soluble oils, acrylics or watercolor) and a variety of other mixed media. Learn from fellow students and discuss techniques and ideas in a supportive setting. While prompts will be given for you to respond to, please bring ideas and reference materials for inspiration. Beginners are welcome. Class price includes shared paint as well as the use of BCA’s palettes, easels, and painting trays. Students are responsible for some materials (see materials list online).


GRAPHIC NOVEL

$225/$202.50 BCA Members Prerequisite: Basic drawing experience is encouraged. Learn the art of visual storytelling through this immersive class in the comics discipline. Students will learn a broad range of techniques for communicating with both words and pictures, with an emphasis on using pen and ink. The class will also review the work of a variety of cartoonists as inspiration for student work. Some basic drawing experience is encouraged; students should be comfortable with and enjoy doodling. BCA will provide all basic materials. OPTION 1: Mondays, January 28 - March 11, 6 - 8:30 p.m. (no class February 18) Instructor: Rachel Lindsay OPTION 2: Wednesdays, March 20 - April 24, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Rachel Lindsay

CONTEMPORARY FIGURE PAINTING

Wednesdays, March 13 - May 1, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Instructor: Gail Salzman $360/$324 BCA Members Prerequisite: Figure drawing experience is recommended. Intermediate and advanced painters, re-vitalize your painting practices with a contemporary approach to the figure. Use fresh color and dynamic composition to strengthen your personal expression. Work from live models each week, explore a variety of advanced techniques with non-toxic water- soluble oils and get supportive feedback in a small group environment. Figure drawing experience is recommended. Class price includes paint as well as the use of BCA’s palettes, easels, and painting trays. Students are responsible for some materials (see materials list online).

EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING

Thursdays, March 14 - April 18, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m. Instructor: Gail Salzman $270/$243 BCA Members Prerequisite: Some drawing experience recommended. Expand on your drawing skills, while discovering the possibilities of abstract drawing styles and compositions. A variety of drawing mediums,

sizes and techniques will be explored, with plenty of flexibility to incorporate individual visions. Benefit from constructive feedback and gentle coaching in this supportive environment. Class price includes basic drawing materials.

ACRYLIC PAINTING

Tuesdays, March 26 - April 30, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Janet Armentano $255/$229.50 BCA Members This class introduces students to the tools and techniques artists use to create successful works of art in one of the most versatile mediums available, acrylic paint. Learn the basics of mixing colors, blending and a variety of acrylic painting techniques. Acrylic paint is the perfect medium for both the beginner and the experienced artist who wants to try something new. Students will have the opportunity to experiment and create works of art based on their interests. No experience necessary. Price includes all basic materials, as well as open studio access during the weeks of your class.

WATERCOLOR

Thursdays, March 28 - May 2, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Janet Armentano $225/$202.50 BCA Members Learn how to paint with watercolor. This class will focus on observational painting from still life, figure, landscape, and photos. Students will paint on watercolor paper and will gain experience with composition, color theory, layering, light, and shade. The class may move outdoors to paint en-plein-air on nice days! No experience necessary. Price includes all basic materials.

PEN & INK

Mondays, April 8 - May 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Janet Armentano $225/$202.50 BCA Members Learn the striking techniques of pen & ink. Students will discover how to use crosshatching, stippling and ink washes to enhance their realistic or abstract drawings. Share progress and receive feedback in a supportive setting. No experience necessary. All basic supplies will be provided.


ADULT WINTER / SPRING CLAY CLASSES

BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET | AGES 18 and up

FRIDAY ADULT WHEEL

Fridays, February 1 - May 3, 2019, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Instructors: Alex Costantino & Lindsay vanLeir $10 per participant/$9 BCA members Curious about the pottery wheel? Spend a Friday night with our pottery instructors at the BCA Clay Studio. A ticket includes a wheel throwing demonstration at the beginning of class, access to a wheel and time to try making a bowl or cup. There is a $5 additional fee per clay piece to be fired and glazed by the studio. Ticket purchases for this class are non-refundable.

WHEEL THROWING

$340/$306 BCAMembers This class is an introduction to clay, pottery, and the ceramics studio. Students will work primarily on the potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques, while creating functional pieces such as mugs, cups, and bowls. Students will also be guided through the various finishing techniques using the studio’s house slips and glazes. No previous experience needed. Class price includes your first bag of clay and open studio access during the weeks of your class. Additional clay is sold separately at $22/25lb bag. All glazes and firings are included. No previous experience needed.

OPTION 1: Wednesdays, January 23 - March 13, 9:30 a.m. - noon Instructor: Chris Vaughn OPTION 2: Wednesdays, January 23 - March 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Jeremy Ayers OPTION 3: Thursdays, January 24 - March 21, 6 - 8:30 p.m. (no class February 14) Instructor: Sarah Camille Wilson OPTION 4: Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Instructor: Jeremy Ayers OPTION 5: Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Jeremy Ayers

MIXED LEVEL WHEEL THROWING $340/$306 BCA Members Prerequisite: Wheel throwing experience required.

Mixed Level Wheel supports students across a range of skill and experience levels that have experience throwing on the wheel. This eightweek course is rooted in fundamentals and encourages individual projects. Demonstrations and instruction will cover centering, throwing,


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trimming and glazing, as well as forms and techniques determined by students. Class price includes your first bag of clay and open studio access during the weeks of your class. Additional clay is sold separately at $22/25lb bag. All glazes and firings are included. OPTION 1: Wednesdays, January 23 - March 13, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Instructor: Jeremy Ayers OPTION 2: Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22, 9:30 a.m. - noon Instructor: Chris Vaughn OPTION 3: Thursdays, April 4 - May 23, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Sarah Camille Wilson

HANDBUILDING

$204/$183.60 BCA Members Learn the basics of handbuilding that will help you create functional and sculptural forms from clay. Class will include an introduction to our clay studio’s equipment and tools, along with helpful demonstrations and discussions. Working with the clay in different stages, from greenware to glaze will be covered. Class price includes your first bag of clay and open studio access during the weeks of your class. Additional clay is sold separately at $25/25lb

bag. All glazes and firings are also included. No previous experience needed. OPTION 1: Fridays, February 15 - March 29, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (no class March 1) Instructor: Addie Chris OPTION 2: Fridays, April 12 - May 17, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Instructor: Addie Chris

GLAZE CHEMISTRY

Monday, March 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Sarah Camille Wilson $25/$22.50 Members Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of working with clay is recommended. For ceramics artists, glazing can be a daunting and mysterious process, part alchemy, part magic, and part pure luck. During this two-hour lecture, we will pull back the curtain to reveal the science behind this mysterious process. We will cover families or types of glazes, the breakdown of components in a glaze, common and less common raw materials, and the basics of what you can do to start making and troubleshooting your glazes


ADULT WINTER / SPRING PRINT CLASSES

BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET | AGES 18 and up


PRINTMAKING

$255/$229.50 BCA Members This introductory class will show you a whole range of printing techniques that can be used on their own or in combination to create unique artwork. Over six weeks, you’ll be introduced to the studio’s equipment and materials and learn techniques such as block printing with linoleum, collagraph (a low-relief intaglio technique) and monoprinting. Students will also be encouraged to explore these techniques and have fun experimenting. Class price includes basic supplies and open studio access during the weeks of your class. No previous experience needed. OPTION 1: Tuesdays, January 22 - February 26, 9:30 a.m. - noon Instructor: Susan Smereka OPTION 2: Thursdays, January 24 - March 7, 6 - 8:30 p.m (no class February 14) Instructor: Susan Smereka

SCREEN PRINTING

$340/$306 BCA Members This introduction to screen printing class will show you how to design and print t-shirts, posters, fine art and more. Discover a variety of techniques for transferring and printing images using hand-drawn, photographic or borrowed imagery. Students will learn how to apply photo emulsion, how to use an exposure unit and how to print on a variety of surfaces. Class price includes the use of studio equipment, emulsion, transparencies, and ink as well as open studio access during the weeks of your class. Students can bring their screens or rent one through the studio. No experience necessary. OPTION 1: Wednesdays, January 23 - March 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m. OPTION 2: Thursdays, March 28 - May 16, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

HAND PRINTED FABRIC WORKSHOP Tuesday, February 5, 6 - 9 p.m. Instructor: Kate McKernan $25/$22.50 BCA Members

Get to know our print studio at this one nightworkshop and explore the possibilities of printmaking. Students will explore simple and satisfying ways to add design to fabric goods to bring home. Class includes all materials, no experience necessary.

MONOPRINT

Tuesdays, March 12 - April 16, 9:30 a.m. - noon Instructor: Susan Smereka $225/$202.50 BCA Members Prerequisite: Basic printmaking skills recommended Hone your skills working with the press and experiment with a variety of materials to take your printmaking to the next level. Learn how to incorporate drypoint and collagraph techniques and discover how to layer images that create depth in your work. Students are encouraged to bring ideas and imagery they want to develop further. Class includes one-on-one guidance, group critiques, and all basic materials.

SCREEN PRINT WORKSHOP Tuesday, March 26, 6 - 9 p.m. Instructor: Kate McKernan $25/$22.50 BCA Members

Get to know our print studio at this one nightworkshop and explore the possibilities of screen printing. Students will choose from a variety of prepped silkscreen designs to pull on a poster or tote bag to bring home. Class includes all materials, no experience necessary.

WOODCUT

Wednesdays, April 3 - May 8, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Ashley Stagner $225/$202.50 BCA Members Discover the unique process of woodblock printing with local artist Ashley Stagner. Students will focus on fundamental relief printing techniques and will be able to transform their designs into unique prints. The class will then progress to more sophisticated processes including multi-color printing and 2-3 color reduction block printing. Class cost includes all basic materials.


ADULT WINTER / SPRING JEWELRY CLASSES

BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET | AGES 18 and up

JEWELRY

$255/$229.50 BCA Members Learn the basics of creating metal jewelry. Techniques covered will include sawing, piercing, filing, annealing, soldering, texturing, cold connections, ring sizing and more, so that students can create at least two completed pieces. Students will also be encouraged to explore different styles and design processes. The class includes some copper, brass, and nickel for class projects, use of all basic tools, as well as studio access during the weeks of your class. OPTION 1 Tuesdays, January 22 - February 26, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Sarah Sprague OPTION 2 Tuesdays, March 12 - April 16, 9:30 a.m. - noon Instructor: Sarah Sprague OPTION 3 Tuesdays, April 16 - May 21, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Sarah Sprague

PRECIOUS METAL CLAY $190/$171 BCA Members

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a composite of 90% fine metals, 10% water and organic binder. When fired, PMC burns out the binder leaving a solid brass, silver or gold piece. In this fourweek course, a variety of techniques will be demonstrated showing the versatility of the material and students will be able to create several small pieces of wearable art, such as beads, earrings, and pendants. Class price includes 20 grams of silver PMC. Additional PMC can be purchased through the studio. OPTION 1 Tuesdays, January 22 - February 12, 9:30 a.m. - noon Instructor: Sarah Sprague OPTION 2 Tuesdays, March 12 - April 2, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Sarah Sprague

BANGLES

Thursday, January 31, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Sarah Sprague $37/$33.30 BCA Members Check out the jewelry and fine metals studio by making your silver, copper or brass bangle. Open to all skill levels. All materials included.

RINGS

Thursday, February 7, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Sarah Sprague $37/$33.30 BCA Members Check out the jewelry and fine metals studio by making your silver ring. Open to all skill levels. All materials included.

EARRINGS

Thursdays, March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Sarah Sprague $37/$33.30 BCA Members Check out the jewelry and fine metals studio by making your own earrings. Open to all skill levels. Class includes copper and brass, silver ear wire and all basic tools. Silver can be purchased separately.

PENDANTS

Thursdays, April 11, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Kate McKernan $37/$33.30 BCA Members Check out the jewelry and fine metals studio by making your own copper, brass or nickel pendant using basic cutting, stamping and sawing techniques. Open to all skill levels. All materials included.

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ADULT WINTER / SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET | AGES 18 and up

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Do you shoot with black and white or color film and have a project idea to explore? This hybrid darkroom and digital lab class will help you refine your skill set to create the work you envision, either traditionally in the black and white darkroom, through scanning and printing in the digital lab, or both. This class will also explore ideas in contemporary photography and theory through select readings and will discuss the technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your work through supportive weekly critique sessions. Class price includes darkroom and digital lab access during open lab hours. Bring a selection of recent images to the first class.

Learn the basics of making a great photograph from initial exposure to editing and printing in this comprehensive 8-week class. This class will start with an overview of camera controls and functions, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO ratings, shooting in RAW, lens choices, metering techniques and more. Organizing and editing files in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop will also be covered and students will leave with a selection of high-quality prints made on our archival Epson printer. This class will also include assignments and supportive critique sessions to discuss the composition, content, and concepts explored in your photographs. A DSLR or digital Mirrorless Rangefinder and a Mac-compatible portable hard drive or flash drive required.

$360/$324 BCA members Prerequisite: Basic proficiency in the darkroom and with Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop

OPTION 1: Thursdays, January 17 – March 7, 6 - 9 p.m. Instructor: Mary Zompetti OPTION 2: Thursdays, March 21 – May 9, 6 - 9 p.m. Instructor: Mary Zompetti

$240/$216 BCA members No experience necessary

OPTION 1: Fridays, January 25 – March 15, 10 a.m. – noon Instructor: Andrew Frost OPTION 2: Mondays, January 28 – March 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (no class February 18) Instructor: Mark La Rosa


ALTERNATIVE PRINTING: CYANOTYPES

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS

Beat the winter blues! In this one-day workshop, students will create one-of-a-kind blue prints using the historic cyanotype method. Cyanotypes are made by placing negatives, large transparencies or objects on chemically coated watercolor paper, and then exposing this paper to UV light. This workshop will cover digitally preparing and printing digital negatives, hand-coating watercolor paper and making the final print using a UV light table. Chemistry, watercolor paper, and transparency film will be provided. Bring a Mac-compatible portable drive with a selection of images to the workshop.

Do you shoot digital images and have a project idea to explore? This 8-week class will challenge you to edit and refine your photographs to create the portfolio of work you envision. Organizing and editing techniques in Adobe Lightroom, printing on our Epson large format printers and more will be covered, tailored to individual student interests. This class will also explore ideas in contemporary photography through select readings and will discuss the technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your work through supportive weekly critique sessions. Class price includes darkroom and digital lab access during open lab hours. Bring a selection of recent images to the first class. Mac-compatible external hard drive or flash drive required.

Saturday, February 23, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Instructor: Renee Greenlee $60/$54 BCA Members Prerequisite: Basic Photoshop Experience

DARKROOM CRASH COURSE

Mondays, March 18 – April 8, 6 - 9 p.m Instructor: Rebecca Babbitt $180/$162 BCA Members No experience necessary Explore the traditional, analog black and white darkroom! Learn how to properly expose black and white film, process film into negatives, and make silver gelatin prints. Students will leave with the skills and confidence to join the darkroom as a member. All 35mm film, paper and darkroom supplies included. Bring your manual 35mm or medium format film camera to the first class.

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Fridays, March 29 – May 17, 10 a.m. – noon Instructor: Andrew Frost $240/$216 BCA members Prerequisite: Basic proficiency in manual camera settings and Adobe Lightroom

ARTIST BOOKS & ZINES

Mondays, April 8 – May 13, 6 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Andrew Frost $180/$162 BCA members Prerequisite: Basic digital editing skills Have you wanted to make a book or zine but don’t know where to start? Bring your project ideas and create unique artist books and zines from start to finish in this in-depth, hands-on class. Sequencing choices, layout in Adobe InDesign, digital printing and hand-binding techniques will be covered. This class will also examine the conceptual ideas behind books as objects, considering design, content, and what makes an interesting or compelling book. Bring examples of your work to the first class. Mac-compatible external hard drive or flash drive required.


STUDIO ACCESS MEMBERSHIP The BCA Studios at 405 Pine Street offers studio access for adults (18+) with basic experience who would like to work independently in our Drawing/Painting, Print, Clay, Jewelry, or the Darkroom/Digital Photography Labs. Each studio offers approximately 20-30 hours of open studio time per week. Trained studio assistants are on hand during all open studios hours for guidance and support. Onsite storage for supplies is included. Please contact the specific studio manager or more information or to schedule an orientation. Fees: $60/month per studio, $54/month for BCA members (per availability)

The JUDY KELLY DRAWING & PAINTING STUDIO features standing easels, adjustable lighting, utility sink, homasote critique wall and drying racks.  Studio access members are allowed use of the community tools and shared storage space. Our Drawing and Painting studio is equipped for solvent-free, water-based painting and drawing materials. Contact: Kate McKernan, Education Assistant, kmckernan@burlingtoncityarts.org

The PRINTMAKING STUDIO offers a 30" x 48" Takach etching press, a 38" x 32" vacuum sealed exposure unit, blow out sink, utility sink, large work tables and cleaning materials. Our Print Studio is equipped for silkscreen, relief printmaking and monotype. Studio access members are allowed use of the community tools and shared storage space. Contact: Kate McKernan, Education Assistant, kmckernan@burlingtoncityarts.org

The TAMARA EDDY CLAY STUDIO is a fully equipped, educationally-focused ceramics studio with 14 pottery wheels, three kilns, a slab roller, extruder and a wide variety of hand tools for wheel throwing, hand building and sculpting. Studio members get a personal shelf space to store their clay and work in progress. The studio provides slips, underglazes and over 100 glaze combinations. All clay must be purchased through BCA. Contact: Chris Vaughn, Clay Studio Manager, cvaughn@burlingtoncityarts.org

The DARKROOM + DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LABS offer a traditional black and white darkroom for film and print processing and a digital lab for scanning negatives and largeformat printing. The darkroom uses low-toxicity Eco-Pro chemicals and there is space provided for experimenting with alternative historic processes, matt cutting and zine making. The digital lab offers color-calibrated iMac workstations with Adobe Creative Cloud software, Epson V700/V800 film scanners and 3 large format Epson printers. Additional per-sheet fees apply for digital paper and ink. Contact: Mary Zompetti, Photography Program Director, mzompetti@burlingtoncityarts.org

The LAURIE PETERS JEWELRY STUDIO provides many tools and equipment for use including a polishing wheel, rolling mill, drill press, flex shafts, soldering stations, a PMC kiln, an extensive range of forming stakes and hammers and many small hand tools. Contact: Kate McKernan, Education Assistant, kmckernan@burlingtoncityarts.org

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Full payment is required to secure your space in the class. We accept Visa, MasterCard, cash, and checks. Please register at least one week before class begins to ensure your place. Students will be notified if a class is to be canceled due to low registration at least a week in advance and will be refunded in full.

Scholarships are available through the generosity of local businesses and donors. Visit burlingtoncityarts.org or call 802-65-7166 for details.

Refunds can only be given if the request is made at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the class. A cancellation fee of 15% of the class price is nonrefundable. After the twoweek window, a class credit will be processed at the discretion of the Education Director. Class credits are nonrefundable.

To register for upcoming classes, visit burlingtoncityarts.org, call 802-865-7166, or register in person at The BCA Center, 135 Church Street, Burlington, Vermont.

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BCA CENTER 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401

Located in downtown Burlington, the BCA Center is housed in the old Ethan Allen Firehouse. The center hosts contemporary art exhibitions and gallery programs, and hosts community events such as the Artist Market and Summer Concert Series. Meeting space is also available for rent. BCA CENTER GALLERY HOURS Tuesday - Thursday: noon-5 p.m. MAY 1 – OCTOBER 31 Friday & Saturday: noon-8 p.m / Sunday: noon-5 p.m. Monday Closed Admission is always free to the BCA Center

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Burlington City Arts is committed to being accessible for our whole community. We are wheelchair accessible, can make materials available in braille and large print, and can make accommodations as requested. For more information please call 802.865.7166 or 802.865.7142 (TTY).

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