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WINTER / SPRING 2020 EVENTS EXHIBITIONS CLASSES


ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN FILM SERIES All screenings are on Wednesdays, once a month, September 2019–April 2020 at Contois Auditorium, in Burlington, and 118 Elliot, in Brattleboro. Admission is free. Learn more about the upcoming films at burlingtoncityarts.org.

Dec. 11: Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light Jan. 22: The Proposal Feb. 19: Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects Mar. 18: Spirit of Place: Glenn Murcutt Apr. 15: Design Canada

HOLIDAY ARTIST MARKET

BCA’s 2019 Holiday Artist Market brings together established and emerging makers working in Vermont. The market showcases a diverse shopping experience with ceramics, clothing, fine art, print, photography, jewelry, accessories, and more for sale. This two day event comes with festive films on view, holiday snacks, and delicious Brio coffee on Saturday. See a list of vendors at burlingtoncityarts.org.

Friday, December 13, 4-8 pm Saturday, December 14, 10 am–4 pm Contois Auditorium, City Hall, Burlington


HIGHLIGHT NEW YEAR’S EVE 2019 Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Various sites in Burlington BCA and Signal Kitchen are thrilled to present Highlight: A City-Wide Revelry of Art and Ideas. Join us this New Year’s as we bring Vermont’s leading artists, makers, and thinkers together to

YOUNG WRITERS PROJECT Thursdays, February 13 and April 23 6-8 pm, BCA Center

Voices for Change is a social justice initiative led by a core group of YWP writers and community leaders. This youth-led program builds leadership, collaboration and audiences for you to advocate for positive change through

showcase our community’s creativity through lively festivities for all to enjoy. The day-long festival features crowdsourced Bright Ideas Projects, powered by VSECU. Buttons are $5 kids/$10 adults and can be found online, or by visiting any of our 23 regional sales partners. For a full schedule and more information, visit highlightbtv.org

writing and art, spoken word and publication. Join us to speak out on the issues of our times: climate change; racial and gender equality; school safety; and creating a just and equitable world. Visit youngwritersproject.org/voices4change to get involved and learn more.


BCA CENTER ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

TRANSCENDENT

SPIRITUALITY IN CONTEMPORARY ART ON VIEW THROUGH FEBRUARY 8, 2020 1st Floor Gallery & Lower Level, BCA Center

Transcendent presents a selection of artists who explore or evoke themes of spirituality through their work. Challenging the unspoken taboo of representing the divine or faith in contemporary art, Transcendent seeks to connect creative practice with the meditative or the sacred. Drawing upon diverse artistic and cultural traditions, these artists ask us to contemplate notions of identity, impermanence, and sanctity in everyday life. Transcendent features nationally and internationally recognized artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Leonardo Benzant, Maïmouna Guerresi, Shahzia Sikander, Sandy Sokoloff, Shelley Warren, and Zarina. These artists move beyond boundaries of geography and culture to create transformative works of art that deepen our human experience.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council.

Anila Quayyum Agha, Hidden Diamond - Saffron, 2019, BCA Center


TRAVIS SHILLING

TYRANNOSAURUS CLAN ON VIEW THROUGH FEBRUARY 8, 2020 Roth Gallery, 2nd Floor, BCA Center

Travis Shilling is a Canadian-Ojibwe painter who establishes deeply narrative tableaus that evoke the interaction between modern humanity and the natural world. Tackling issues of land use, cultural history, and humanity’s impact on the environment, Shilling’s encapsulated stories are concurrently deeply personal and widely universal. Tyrannosaurus Clan examines the impact of industry on the natural world, extinction facing animal species and cultural identity, and the intersection of where the world of modern humanity meets the realm of animals and animal spirits.

Courtesy of the Artist and Ingram Gallery, Toronto, Canada. BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council.

Travis Shilling, The Excavator #1, 2019, BCA Center


BCA CENTER WINTER / SPRING EXHIBITIONS

APOCALYPSE DIET WHAT WILL WE EAT? FEBRUARY 21-JUNE 7, 2020 1st Floor Gallery, BCA Center Artist Reception: Friday, February 21, 5-8 pm Apocalypse Diet is the second installment of BCA Center’s Artist’s Artist series which offers insights into contemporary art by inviting Vermont artists to guest curate intriguing and challenging work that has influenced their creative practice. BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council.

Guest curated by interdisciplinary artist Stella Marrs, Apocalypse Diet investigates food systems—the processes and infrastructure required to feed a population—in light of imminent ecological crisis. Featured artists include Jane Adams, Suzanne Anker, Andrea Haenggi, Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco, and Candace Thompson who work in a range of media including installation, performance, video, participatory social events, and interventions. Apocalypse Diet seeks to reveal the critical importance of rethinking our relationship to food production and food culture as we navigate an uncertain future.

Apocalypse Diet, Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco, The Next Epoch Seed Library, 2015, Radiator Gallery NY, Installation view


BRIGITTA VARADI EXPLORING THE INVISIBLE FEBRUARY 21-JUNE 7, 2020 Roth Gallery, 2nd Floor, BCA Center Artist Reception: Friday, February 21, 5-8 pm Brigitta Varadi’s research-based artist residency and workshops are a partnership between Burlington City Arts and Shelburne Farms. Combining the missions of both organizations, the artist will lead conversations about social and cultural issues impacting the Vermont landscape and its community, culminating in this BCA Center exhibition. BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council.

Brigitta Varadi, Markings, 2018, Westbeth Gallery, installation view

Brigitta Varadi explores the invisible, everyday rituals of working life. Varadi’s research-based practice is an integral aspect of her creative process with each project incorporating experimentation and new techniques. In the summer of 2019, Varadi visited Shelburne Farms as a BCA artist-in-residence where she processed clay sourced from the property as part of a two-day community tile making workshop. Exploring the Invisible features a large-scale installation of more than 2,000 ceramic tiles created by artist and community members inspired by the laborious restoration of historic tiles at Shelburne Farms. The exhibit also includes Varadi’s felted-wool panels and a video performance. Exploring the Invisible examines themes of sustainability, craft, and rediscovered traditions.


BCA CENTER WINTER / SPRING EXHIBITIONS

ESTEFANIA PUERTA SORE MOUTH SWORE FEBRUARY 21-JUNE 7, 2020 Lower Level Gallery, BCA Center Artist Reception: Friday, February 21, 5-8 pm Estefania Puerta’s Sore Mouth Swore is the fourth installment of BCA’s Project Vermont, a new series dedicated to experimentation by providing a setting for contemporary Vermont artists to push their artistic practice while creating new work. The exhibition is a collaboration between Burlington City Arts and Generator. BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council.

Estefania Puerta is an artist who insists on traversing different media to make works that go beyond conventions of any one genre. Identifying as an immigrant Latina woman, Puerta is deeply connected to displacement and a “sense of body” that doesn’t quite fit anywhere. For Sore Mouth Swore, the artist creates an immersive installation that spills from the lower level gallery and travels through the art center’s stairwell. Sore Mouth Swore utilizes poetic alliteration to reveal the challenging act of pronouncing these words in succession while addressing the persistent failures and uncertainty of language. Evolving from spoken to visual expressions of this theme, Puerta examines the ambiguity within meaning— playing with notions of materials, media, and transformation.

Estefania Puerta, How to Trap a Woman-Chapter 5, 2017, Installation view


GALLERY EDUCATION PROGRAMS BCA CENTER AT 135 CHURCH STREET

SEE.THINK.DO!

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 9:30-11:30 am (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 participants create works of art inspired by exhibition themes, explore materials, and experiment with artistic processes.

FAMILY ART SATURDAY

Fourth Saturday of the month, 11 am-1 pm January 25, February 22, March 28, April 25, and May 23, 2020 BCA Center, 4th Floor, Education Studio

Groups can schedule a one-or two-part program, with tours lasting approximately one hour and full programs lasting 1.5 to 2 hours. Program fee is $5 per person, and groups are invited to apply for a partial or full scholarship. To schedule your visit, please 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 fourth Saturday of the month to create their own artworks inspired by our current exhibitions. Each Family Art Saturday offers a different art-making project to ignite the imaginations of your family members.


YOUTH AND FAMILY CLASSES

BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET ALL AGES* | FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Youth must be accompanied by an adult (with exception to High School Photo). Adults may assist their child(ren) free of charge. Additional tickets are required for adults who’d like to join the fun.

FRIDAY FAMILY CLAY

Friday, February 7-April 24, 2020 5-6:30 pm Instructors: Kate McKernan, Kim DeMaria, and Sheilagh Smith $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.

FAMILY PAINT

Sunday, January 26, 2020 10 am-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 creates beautiful works of art. All supplies are provided, no experience needed.

FAMILY CARDMAKING

Sunday, February 9, 2020 10 am-noon Instructor: Kate McKernan $10 per participant/$9 BCA Members Join us in BCA’s print studio using our inks and tools to create hand-made cards to share with those you love. This is a great class to make art as a family while not making a mess at home. All supplies are provided; no experience needed.

FAMILY PRINTMAKING

Sunday, March 22, 2020 10 am-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 creates beautiful works of art. All supplies are provided, no experience needed.

FAMILY JEWELRY

Sunday, April 5, 2020 10 am-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 creates beautiful and wearable works of art. All supplies are provided; no experience needed.

HIGH SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY + SCREEN PRINTING *Ages 14-18 Fridays, February 7-March 20, 2020 5-7:30 pm Instructor: Renee Greenlee $180/$162 BCA Members

Learn a variety of digital photography and screen printing processes in this dynamic sixweek program for high school students. On guided photo walks, students learn digital shooting techniques with a focus on making a great image. Using the digital lab and printmaking studio, students transform their photographic images into a variety of prints on both paper and alternative media such as t-shirts, posters, bags, and more. Experience in photography/screen printing is not required. Bring your camera or use one of ours. All supplies and cameras provided. Scholarships available. No class on February 28.


SPRING SCHOOL BREAK WORKSHOP BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Choose from one to five days of art workshops for your child during spring school break. All basic supplies are included. Students must bring their bag lunch; snacks are provided.

POTTERY WHEEL

DRAWING & PAINTING

Learn how to use the ever-popular pottery wheel. Students 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.

This workshop is designed for the young artist who loves to draw and paint. Join us at BCA’s painting studio to experiment with different media and techniques while learning how to make your drawings and paintings even better.

JEWELRY

POTTERY WHEEL

Spend the day in our jewelry studio creating wearable art using a variety of techniques and materials.

Learn how to use the ever-popular pottery wheel. Students 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 are dishwasher safe and lead-free.

Ages 6-11 Monday, April 20, 2020 8 am-3 pm $70/$63 BCA members

Ages 6-11 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8 am-3 pm $70/$63 BCA members

PRINTMAKING

Ages 6-11 Thursday, April 23, 2020 8 am-3 pm $70/$63 BCA members

Ages 6-11 Friday, April 24, 2020 8 am-3 pm $70/$63 BCA members

Ages 6-11 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8 am-3 pm $70/$63 BCA members Working in BCA’s professional print studio, students learn about the printing press and basic printing techniques to make unique pieces of art.

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ADULT DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET AGES 18 AND UP | FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

LIFE DRAWING

OIL PAINTING

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. Drop-ins are welcome, space-depending. Tickets for this class are non-refundable.

Learn how to paint with non-toxic, watersoluble oils. With an emphasis on studio work, this class begins with fun exercises. Using direct observational skills, we work on still life and referencing photographs, 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 balances 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 class. Students are responsible for some materials (see materials list online). No class March 3.

Fridays, February 7-April 24, 2020 7-9 pm $10/$9 BCA Members Instructor: Misoo Bang

DRAWING

OPTION 1: Wednesdays, January 29-March 11, 2020, 6-8:30 pm, (no class February 26) OPTION 2: Tuesdays, March 10-April 21, 2020 9:30 am-noon Instructor: Janet Armentano $255/$229.50 BCA Members Learn a variety of drawing techniques including basic perspective, compositional layout, and use of dramatic light and shadow. Students work mostly from observation and are 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–welcome. Price includes all basic drawing materials as well as open studio access during the weeks of class. No class March 17.

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Tuesdays, January 21-March 17, 2020 6-8:30 pm Instructor: Linda Jones $340/$306 BCA Members

ABSTRACT PAINTING

Thursdays, January 30-March 5, 2020 6-8:30 pm Instructor: Linda Jones $225/$202.50 BCA Members Explore the exciting possibilities of abstract painting through a variety of demonstrations and exercises designed to help you open up and work intuitively. Experiment with the 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 are 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).


CONTEMPORARY FIGURE PAINTING

GRAPHIC NOVEL

Intermediate and advanced painters, revitalize 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 techniques with non-toxic water-soluble oils, and get supportive feedback in a small group environment. 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).

Learn the art of visual storytelling through this immersive class in the comics discipline. Students learn a broad range of techniques for communicating with both words and pictures, with an emphasis on using pen and ink. The class also reviews the work of a variety of cartoonists as inspiration for student work. Students should be comfortable with and enjoy doodling. BCA provides all basic materials. 

Wednesdays, January 29-March 18, 2020 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Gail Salzman $360/$324 BCA Members Prerequisite: Figure drawing experience is recommended

ABSTRACT DRAWING

Thursdays, January 30-March 5, 2020 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Gail Salzman $270/$243 BCA Members Prerequisite: Some drawing experience is recommended Generate new energy in your drawing through the expressive style of abstraction. Develop confidence and expand your intuitive drawing language. We combine a variety drawing media, sizes, and techniques in fresh new ways. Constructive group feedback and individual coaching creates a supportive environment for experimentation. Class price includes basic drawing materials.

Thursdays, March 26-April 30, 2020 6-8:30 pm Instructor: Rachel Lindsay $225/$202.50 BCA Members Prerequisite: Basic drawing experience is encouraged

FIGURE DRAWING

Tuesdays, April 7-May 12, 2020 6-8:30 pm Instructor: Misoo Bang $225/202.50 BCA Members Practice the traditional art of drawing the human figure in a supportive atmosphere. With local painter Misoo Bang and a model present in each class, students study the human form through varying media and develop drawing skills. Basic classical drawing methods such as measuring and angling are covered to help you draw a more realistic human anatomy. All basic supplies included.

WATERCOLOR

Wednesdays, March 25-April 29, 2020 6-8:30 pm Instructor: Carolyn Crotty $225/$202.50 BCA Members Learn how to paint with watercolor. This class focuses on observational painting from still life, landscape, and photos. Students paint on watercolor paper and 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.


ADULT CLAY CLASSES

BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET AGES 18 AND UP | FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

FRIDAY ADULT WHEEL

Friday, February 7-April 24, 2020 7-9 pm Instructors: Kate McKernan, Kim DeMaria, and Sheilagh Smith $10/$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 wheelthrowing 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. Finished pottery is available for pick-up three weeks after visit. Ticket purchases for this class are non-refundable.

WHEEL THROWING

OPTION 1: Wednesdays, January 22-March 11, 2020, 9:30 am-noon, Instructor: Chris Vaughn OPTION 2: Wednesdays, January 22-March 11, 2020, 6-8:30 pm, Instructor: TBD OPTION 3: Thursdays, January 23-March 12, 2020, 6-8:30 pm, Instructor: Sarah Camille Wilson

MIXED LEVEL WHEEL THROWING

OPTION 1: Wednesdays, January 22-March 11, 2020, 1:30-4 pm, Instructor: Jeremy Ayers OPTION 2: Wednesdays, April 1-May 20, 2020 9:30 am-noon, Instructor: Chris Vaughn OPTION 3: Thursdays, April 2-May 21, 2020 6-8:30 pm, Instructor: Sarah Camille Wilson $340/$306 BCA Members Prerequisite: Wheel throwing experience required. Mixed Level Wheel supports students across a range of skill and experience levels who have experience throwing on the wheel. This eightweek course is rooted in fundamentals and encourages individual projects. Demonstrations and instruction covers centering, throwing, 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 class. Additional clay is sold separately at $22 per 25lb bag. All glazes and firings are included.

OPTION 4: Wednesdays, April 1-May 20, 2020 1:30-4 pm, Instructor: Dan Siegel OPTION 5: Wednesdays, April 1-May 20, 2020 6-8:30 pm, Instructor: Dan Siegel $340/$306 Members This class introduces students to clay, pottery, and the ceramics studio. Working primarily on the potter’s wheel, learn the basics of throwing and forming techniques while creating functional pieces such as mugs, cups, and bowls. Students are also guided through 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 class. Additional clay is sold separately at $22 per 25lb bag. All glazes and firings are included. No previous experience needed.

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ADULT PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET AGES 18 AND UP | FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

OPTION 1: Fridays, January 24-March 13, 2020 10 am-12 pm, Instructor: Mark La Rosa OPTION 2: Mondays, January 27-March 16, 2020, 6-8 pm, Instructor: Andrew Frost (no class February 18) OPTION 3: Thursdays, April 2-May 21, 2020 6-8 pm, Instructor: Mark La Rosa $240/$216 BCA members Learn the basics of making a great photograph—from initial exposure to editing and printing­—in this comprehensive eightweek class. This class starts 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 are covered. Students leave with a selection of high-quality prints made on our archival Epson printer. This class also includes assignments and supportive critique sessions to discuss the composition, content, and concepts explored in your photographs. A DSLR Camera and a Mac-compatible portable flash or hard drive required.

PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS Thursdays, February 6-27, 2020 6-8 pm Instructor: Mark La Rosa $120/$108 BCA members

Demystify Adobe Photoshop and create the images you envision. This class starts with the basics of the Photoshop toolbox and covers exposure and color corrections, working with layers and masks to selectively edit, remove, and add content within images, sizing files for print or the web, and printing on our Epson archival printer. Bring a selection of digital image files or scanned negative files on a Maccompatible flash or hard drive to the first class.

DIGITAL PRINTING CRASH COURSE

Thursdays, March 12-March 19, 2020 6-8 pm Instructor: Mark La Rosa $60/$54 BCA Members Prerequisite: Proficiency editing digital photographs in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom Are you comfortable with organizing, editing, and sizing your digital photographs in Photoshop or Lightroom but have never printed your work? Are you curious about testing paper surfaces or printing large? This intensive workshop goes through all of the basics of printing to the large format, archival inkjet Epson printers at the BCA Photo Labs. Bring a selection of digital files on a Mac-compatible external flash or hard drive to the first class.

PHOTOGRAPHY + SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 21, 2020 10-4 pm Instructors: Renee Greenlee, Kate McKernan $90/$81 BCA Members Learn to transform your digital photographs into screen printed artwork in this immersive, full-day workshop. Using the digital lab, students first learn how to edit their image files for screen printing and print digital transparencies of their edited photographs. Using the printmaking studio, students transform their photographic images into a variety of prints on both paper and alternative media such as t-shirts, posters, bags, and more. All supplies provided. Bring a selection of digital images on a Mac-compatible flash or hard drive to the workshop. Experience in photography/ screen-printing is not required.


DARKROOM CRASH COURSE Mondays, March 23-April 13, 2020 6-9 pm Instructor: Rebecca Babbitt $180/$162 BCA Members

Explore the traditional, analog black and white darkroom. Learn to properly expose black and white film, process film into negatives, and make silver gelatin prints. Students 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 and an exposed roll of black and white film to the first class.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS Fridays, March 27-May 15, 2020 10-12 pm Instructor: Mark La Rosa $270/$243 BCA members Prerequisite: Basic proficiency with manual camera settings and Adobe Lightroom

Do you shoot digital images and have a project idea to explore? This eight-week class challenges 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 largeformat printers, and more are covered, tailored to individual student interests. This class also explores ideas in contemporary photography through select readings and discusses 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 digital files on a Mac-compatible external flash or hard drive to the first class.

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ARTIST BOOKS + ZINES

Mondays, March 30-May 18, 2020 6-8 pm Instructor: Andrew Frost $270/$243 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 eight-week, handson class. Sequencing choices, layout in Adobe InDesign, digital printing, and hand-binding techniques are covered. This class also examines the conceptual ideas behind books as objects, considering design, content, and what makes an interesting or compelling book. Class price includes darkroom and digital lab access during open lab hours. Mac-compatible external flash or hard drive required.

DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS

Thursdays, April 9-May 14, 2020 6-8 pm Instructor: Mary Zompetti $205/$184.50 BCA members Prerequisite: Basic darkroom/film camera experience Refine your black and white darkroom skills and receive feedback on your work in this supportive, project-based class. Guided sessions to help you improve your printing and film processing techniques and discussion of the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of your work are covered. This class also includes readings and discussion on contemporary photography and theory, with a focus on artists using analog methods. Class price includes darkroom and digital lab access during open lab hours. Bring a selection of recent negatives and prints to the first class.


ADULT PRINT CLASSES

BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET AGES 18 AND UP | FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

PRINTMAKING

OPTION 1: Tuesdays, January 28-March 10, 2020 9:30 am-noon OPTION 2: Thursdays, January 30-March 5, 2020 6-8:30 pm Instructor: Susan Smereka $255/$229.50 BCA Members This class introduces you to a whole range of printing techniques that can be used on their own or in combination to create unique artwork. Over six weeks, learn about the studio’s equipment and materials and discover techniques such as block printing with linoleum, collagraph (a low-relief intaglio technique), and monoprinting. Students are encouraged to have fun experimenting. Class price includes basic supplies and open studio access during the weeks of class. No previous experience needed. No class March 3.

SCREEN PRINTING

OPTION 1: Wednesdays, January 29-March 25, 2020, 6:30-9 pm (no class February 26) OPTION 2: Tuesday, March 24-May 12, 2020 9:30 am-noon OPTION 3: Thursdays, March 19-May 7, 2020 6:30-9 pm Instructor: Kate McKernan $340/$306 BCA Members This introduction to screen printing shows 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 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 class. Students can bring their screens or rent one through the studio. No experience necessary.

HAND-PRINTED FABRIC WORKSHOP Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6-9 pm Instructor: Kate McKernan $45/$40.50 BCA Members

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

LINOCUT

Tuesdays, March 24-April 14, 2020 6-8:30 pm Instructor: Ashley Stagner $150/$135 BCA Members In this four-week class, students create small designs with the relief technique of linoleum block printing. We print these one-color blocks by hand or with the printing press and then add color by experimenting with watercolor paints. This class is a fun opportunity to make cards and other art to share, since we can print multiples once you make your block. Please bring ideas or sketches (8" x 10” or smaller) to the first class. All other materials provided. 

WOODCUT

Wednesdays, April 15-May 20, 2020 6-8:30 pm Instructor: Ashley Stagner $225/$202.50 BCA Members Discover the unique process of woodblock printing with local artist Ashley Stagner. Students focus on fundamental relief printing techniques and transform their designs into unique prints. The class then progresses to more sophisticated processes including multicolor printing and two-three color reduction block printing. Class cost includes all basic materials.


ADULT JEWELRY CLASSES

BCA STUDIOS AT 405 PINE STREET AGES 18 AND UP | FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

JEWELRY

RINGS

OPTION 2: Mondays, April 6-May 11, 2020 9-11 am, Instructor: Sarah Sprague $204/$183.60 BCA Members

Make your own silver ring in our jewelry studio. Open to all skill levels. All materials are included.

OPTION 3: Thursdays, March 5-April 9, 2020 5:30-8 pm, Instructor: Bren Prescott $255/$229.50 BCA Members

Thursdays, February 27, 2020 5:30-8:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Sprague $45/$40.50 BCA Members

OPTION 1: Mondays, January 27-March 9, 2020 5:30-8 pm, Instructor: Sarah Sprague $255/$229.50 BCA Members (no class February 17)

Learn the basics of creating metal jewelry. Techniques covered include sawing, piercing, filing, annealing, soldering, texturing, cold connections, ring sizing, and more. Students create at least two completed pieces and 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 class.

PRECIOUS METAL CLAY

Mondays, March 23-April 13, 2020 5:30-8 pm Instructor: Sarah Sprague $190/$171 BCA Members

Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:30-8:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Sprague $45/$40.50 BCA Members

EARRINGS

Make a pair of earrings in our jewelry studio. 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 23, 2020 5:30-8:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Sprague $45/$40.50 BCA Members Make your own copper, brass, or nickel pendant using basic cutting, stamping, and sawing techniques in our jewelry studio. Open to all skill levels. All materials included

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a composite of 90% fine metals and 10% water and organic binder. When fired, PMC burns out the binder, leaving a solid brass, silver, or gold piece. In this four-week course, a variety of techniques are demonstrated to show the versatility of the material. Students 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.

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ADULT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CLASSES

AGES 18 AND UP | FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK OPTION 1: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:30 am-noon

OPTION 2: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:30-3 pm OPTION 3: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:30 am-noon OPTION 4: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:30-3 pm OPTION 5: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:30 am-noon OPTION 6: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:30-3 pm OPTION 7: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:30 am-noon OPTION 8: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:30-3 pm OPTION 9: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:30 am-noon OPTION 10: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:30-3 pm Instructor: Mark La Rosa $120/$108 BCA Members Work one-on-one with a BCA professional to photograph your two- or three-dimensional artwork in the BCA Lighting Studio. Your work is professionally lit and photographed by BCA staff and you receive one high-resolution TIFF and JPEG of each image. BCA staff handles the lighting and camera work during the shoot and applies basic adjustments to each image. Bring up to 10 unframed pieces no larger than 40" x 60", or 10 objects no larger than 24" x 24". BCA provides a digital camera during the session and a flash drive for taking home. Registration is required and cancellations within a week’s time will be non-refundable.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING Friday, February 7, 2020 10 am-noon Instructor: Carolyn Crotty $25/$22.50 BCA members

Social emotional learning (SEL), strongly connected to social and academic success in school, is the process of building skills for setting and achieving goals, developing empathy for others, establishing healthy relationships, and making good decisions. In this workshop, participants learn the basics of SEL and why it’s important for educators and parents. Explore different frameworks for understanding the core competencies of SEL and learn classroom strategies for fostering wellness among students.

STUDENT-CENTERED ART PROJECTS Friday, March 6, 2020 10 am-noon Instructor: Carolyn Crotty $25/$22.50 BCA members

In this workshop, participants learn strategies and lesson plans for projects that incorporate student well-being and support social emotional growth. Participants are guided in experiential activities that foster awareness and understanding of wellness habits across social, emotional, and physical domains. Theories and frameworks for understanding wellbeing are also discussed. Materials are provided.

ARTS INTEGRATION

Friday, April 3, 2020, 10 am-noon Instructors: Kate McKernan and Alissa Faber $25/$22.50 BCA members In this workshop, participants discuss the basics of arts integration and the benefits of a crosscurricular teaching approach. Participants are introduced to completed school residency projects–facilitated by local teaching artists– and learn strategies and tips to implement their own collaborative arts projects in a variety of settings.


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STUDIO ACCESS MEMBERSHIP BCA Studios at 405 Pine Street offer studio access for adults (18+) with basic experience who would like to work independently in our Drawing/Painting, Print, Clay, or Jewelry Studios, as well as in 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 for more information or to schedule an orientation. Fees: $60/month per studio; $54/month for BCA members (per availability) STUDIO ACCESS GRANT PROGRAM BCA Studios offer a Studio Access Grant Program for adults (18+) in the Winter-Spring 2020 session. This initiative awards studio access to individuals who might otherwise be unable to participate in the existing Studio Access Membership program due to financial or other barriers. The next grant cycle awards three months of studio access (February through April 2020) for up to three individuals per studio. This program is open to adults (18+) with prior experience in their medium. The applications is open from December 1, 2019 through December 15, 2019 for grants awarded for the period spanning February 2, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Please apply online at burlingtoncityarts.awardsplatform.com or call (802) 865-7166 for details. The JUDY KELLY DRAWING & PAINTING STUDIO features standing easels, adjustable lighting, a utility sink, a homasote critique wall, and drying racks. Studio access members are allowed the use of the community tools and shared storage space. Our Drawing/Painting Studio is equipped for solvent-free, water-based painting and drawing materials. Contact: Shastina Ann-Wallace, Education Assistant, sannwallace@burlingtoncityarts.org The PRINTMAKING STUDIO offers a 30" x 48" Takach etching press, a 38" x 32" vacuumsealed exposure unit, blowout 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 the use of the community tools and shared storage space. Contact: Shastina Ann-Wallace, Education Assistant, sannwallace@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 works-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 using low-toxicity Eco-Pro chemicals. There is space provided for experimenting with alternative historic processes, mat cutting, and zine making. The digital lab offers color-calibrated iMac workstations with Adobe Creative Cloud software, Epson V700/V800 film scanners, and three large-format Epson printers with archival printing capability up to 44 inches. 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: Shastina Ann-Wallace, Education Assistant, sannwallace@burlingtoncityarts.org


CLASS & LOCATIONS INFO SCHOLARSHIPS (PARTIAL & FULL)

The BCA Studios offer lots of class/camp options year-round for any skill level. Full or partial scholarships are available to anyone regardless of ability to pay. Please fill out a scholarship form online at burlingtoncityarts.org/scholarship or call 802-865-7166 to request a paper application. Once approved, your class/camp will be confirmed by the Education Director.

REFUNDS

Refunds can only be given if the request is made at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the class/camp. 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.

REGISTER

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. 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.

MEMBERSHIP

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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, 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 pm NOVEMBER 1 - APRIL 30, 2020 Friday & Saturday: noon–8 pm Sunday and Monday: Closed Admission is always free to the BCA Center

BCA STUDIOS 405 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401

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Programs include Drawing/Painting, Print, Clay, Jewelry, Darkroom/Digital Photography. The BCA Studios also offers monthly studio access.

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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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BCA Winter/Spring Catalog 2020  

Burlington City Art's Winter/Spring guide to exhibitions, classes, and public programs. Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org for more informatio...

BCA Winter/Spring Catalog 2020  

Burlington City Art's Winter/Spring guide to exhibitions, classes, and public programs. Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org for more informatio...