2016 Student Art Show

Beginning February 13 we will be presenting the 2016 Student Art Exhibition. The show continues through March 5 and features artwork from young artists in […]


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Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is a wellspring for the community providing inspiration, enrichment, enjoyment, opportunities, and education through the arts.

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Upcoming Events

Life Drawing Co-op
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Each week the figure drawing co-op meets at Banfill-Locke. There is a nude model hired each week and attendees to the group share the model’s fee. Cost is usually about $10 per artist.  Bring your drawing materials and enjoy the practice of life drawing each week.

NOTE: this group does not meet in August 2015

Beginning Alcohol Inks ***Cancelled***
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Beginning Alcohol Inks    

Wednesdays; February 3, 10, 17 and 24


Tuition: $80/$72 members

Beginner Adults

Instructor: Denise Finnestad   

Play with alcohol inks on a variety of non-porous surfaces including tiles and Yupo. Alcohol inks have a vibrant pigment and are transparent so they layer beautifully. Learn to manipulate them using eye droppers, cotton pads, and compressed air.  We will complete a minimum of four projects including an abstract and a floral.

Supply fee of $20, payable to instructor, covers all supplies plus written instructions. Please note you will be sharing inks with other students. Bring nitrile or non-latex gloves and wear old clothes as inks will stain. Also bring a shallow cardboard box or cookie sheet to transport tiles home.

Open Studio Wednesdays with Joyce VanderWyst
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Joyce every Wednesday for her Open Studio time! She will be here to help if you’re stuck and need some artistic advice, if you would like a little one-on-one instruction or just want to enjoy socializing and creating art together! There is no fee to attend, but feel free to make a donation directly to Joyce for her assistance.

Sessions meet from 1-4pm.

Mail Art and Valentines ***Cancelled***
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Wednesdays; February 3, 10 and 17


Tuition: $60; $54 members

Teens and Adults; All Skill Levels

Instructor: Terri Myers Wentzka

Mail art projects are very popular all over the world. They’re great fun to make and a marvelous surprise for your friends and family to find in their mailboxes! Using a variety of media and techniques including drawing, watercolor, collage and stenciling, you will learn to create unique cards, letters, pamphlets, and simple handmade envelopes. Learn about the history of mail art and some of the notable artists who were known for making it as part of their practices. Focus on developing your own ideas and creative style in what you make. No experience necessary. Participants are responsible for their own postage! Materials list emailed one week before class begins.