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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
Apr 23 @ 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 $9 per artist.  Bring your drawing materials and enjoy the practice of life drawing each week.

Open Oil Painting Group
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each Thursday morning a group of oil painters come together to paint.  There is no formal instruction and no cost to participate. Drop in and paint with others in our classroom space.

Poetry for Non-Poets (Poets also Welcome!)
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Have you ever said ‘I don’t even like poetry’? When you were forced to read poetry in school did it never seem to make sense to you? Have you ever said ‘I can’t write poetry’? Then this is the class for you.  We’ll make sense of this strange world of poetry. Each class will provide writing time and we’ll read from a variety of poets who do make sense.  Who knows, you may even join the ranks of poetry lovers.

This is a three session class meeting April 24, May 8, and May 22 from 1:30 to 3 pm.

Portrait Drawing Group
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

On Fridays at 10:00am, a group of artists gathers to draw or paint portraits from a live clothed model. Attendees to the group share the model’s fee. Cost is usually about $5-7 per artist.