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Continuing Education


Plan NOW to enroll in art and music courses at BRCC - and bring a friend or family member along.  Learning can be made enjoyable (AND doubled) when you share your educational experience with others.


Acrylic Abstract Painters: Mix Your Media AND Your Techniques

Learn the basics of collage and layering with acrylic paints, vintage papers, and printmaking techniques, while testing your use of art elements to make these experiments work as final, abstract compositions.  Explore use of household items, standard art materials and ephemera to create unique abstract paintings. Push your understanding of "abstract art" to include your own efforts, and be amazed at what you create, watching your art story deepen with a new approach. A willingness to experiment is essential!

Meets: Six Thursdays, Mar 19 – Apr 23; 6 – 8:30 pm; BRCC Fine Arts Center V205
Instructor: Barbara Gautcher
Fee: $175 (#65244) Bring $25 to first class for supplemental supplies.

Drawing I:  What You See, Is What You See! NEW       

Designed for absolute beginners and those wanting to expand! Work at your own pace, focusing on drawing from observation. Learn about line, shape, value, space, perspective and composition. Build drawing skills as you develop your own artistic style.

Meets: Six Thursdays, Jan 29 – Mar 5, 6-8:30 pm, BRCC Fine Arts Center V205
Instructor: Colleen Pendry
Fee: $129 (#39592) Bring $15 to first class for supplies.

3D Design: Materials and Metaphor! NEW       

Expand your knowledge of design as it relates to the three dimensional world. Explore the function of space, form, mass, plane and line. Create projects from found objects and more!

Meets: Six Mondays, Jan 26-Mar 2, 4:30-6:30 pm; BRCC Fine Arts Center V203 
Instructor: Colleen Pendry                      
Fee: $129 (#65278)  Bring $20 to first class for supplies.

Encaustic Art: Ancient with a Contemporary Twist 

Learn the ancient, yet contemporary, art of encaustic painting, a versatile, spontaneous medium where hot wax and oil paint are applied to an absorbent, prepared surface. Applied in opaque or translucent layers, the painting is modeled, textured, scraped, sculpted, polished, or combined with a variety of materials to create collage works – an amazing method you won’t want to miss!

Meets: Four Thursdays, Feb 19 – Mar 12; 4:30 - 7 pm; BRCC Fine Arts Center V113
Instructor: Barbara Gautcher
Fee: $155 (#65233) Bring $40 to first class for supplies

Glass Mosaic Class   

Create a beautiful stained glass mosaic artwork, and capture the translucency of your finished piece for many years to come.  A true beginner’s class, with no soldering involved.  Another great holiday gift idea! 

Meets: Four Thursdays, Jan 15 – Feb 5, 6 – 8 pm; BRCC Fine Arts Center, Room V203
Instructor: Lisa Morrison
Fee: $109 (#65252) Bring $30 to first class for supplies, payable to instructor.

Night Scenes in Watercolor

Explore how to paint a city scene at night; learn to use color and value to depict night-time atmosphere. Instructor Peg Sheridan demonstrates easy-to-follow steps, and gives individual assistance to each beginning artist. Bring a brown bag lunch and your own supplies.

Meets: One Saturday, Jan 17 (snow date: 1/24), 9:30 am–3:30 pm; BRCC Fine Arts Center V205
Instructor: Peg Sheridan
Fee: $95 (#65343) $15 optional supply kit; request when registering. Register by Jan 12.

Splashes of Color      

Peg Sheridan breaks it down into simple steps through demonstrations and worksheets.  Train in class, receive one-on-one help; practice at home to see drastic improvement – all in only six weeks!  Known for her encouraging, no-pressure teaching style, Peg has been helping students learn to paint for 14 years.  All new lessons in this course; return even if you’ve taken Peg’s prior courses. A new splash of color awaits you!

Meets: Six Fridays, Jan 30 – Mar 6, 9-11:30 am, BRCC Fine Arts Center, V205
Instructor: Peg Sheridan
Fee: $169 (#65282) Bring $40 to first class for supplies. Already have supplies? Tell us when you register.

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