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Current Classes

Feb
18
Mon
The Artist Way
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Uncover your creativity! The Artist Way is a 12-week course in discovering and recovering your creativity. The Artist Way will be led by BLCA Writer in Resident – Sarah Ratermann Beahan.

The sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Below will be the themes of each class:

Session 1 – Classes 1-4

1 – Feb 4 – Safety,  2 – Feb 11 – Identity,  3 – Feb 18 – Power,  4 – Feb 25 – Integrity

Session 2 – Classes 5-8

5 – March 11 – Possibility,  6 – March 18 – Abundance,  7 – March 25 – Connection,  8 – April 1 – Strength

Session 3 – Classes 9-12

9 – April 15 – Compassion,  10 – April 22 – Self Protection,  11 – April 29 – Autonomy,  12 – May 6 – Faith

Feb
19
Tue
Urban Landscapes in Watercolor
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Code I

February 5, 12, 19

2 pm  – 4 pm

Learn to paint urban landscapes with buildings, warehouses, high rises, and churches. Study how the light hit the buildings. Learn to draw buildings in perspective. Bring photos or paint from teachers. Intermediate level. Supply list available.

Instructor:  Gitte Mohr

Cost: $65 / $57 members

Feb
20
Wed
Writing Our Stories
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Code K

February 13, 20, 27, & March 6

10 am  – 11:30 am

Writer-in-Residence Sarah Ratermann Beahan will lead the group in exploring the art of writing memoir. We will dip into texts from renown memorists for close readings, discuss the pitfalls of memory, truth-telling, and self-exploration on the page, and put what we learn to use in generative writing exercises.

Instructor:  Sarah Ratterman Beahan

Cost: $70 / $63 members

Feb
21
Thu
Pine Needle Baskets
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Code L

February 21

1 pm  – 4 pm

Follow up to the beginner class, this is a continuation of beginning skills. You will learn and practice different stitches making a basket lid with a pine cone top.

Instructor:  Carol Stockman

Cost: $55 / $49 members

Feb
22
Fri
Famous Author Sampler
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Code N

February 22, March 1, 8

10 am  – 12:00 pm

Collect imaginative ideas like Stephen King. Develop characters and settings like Kristin Hannah. Structure stories like Anne Lamott. Using clues from interviews, articles, and books about these and several other famous authors, we’ll mine for inspiration and practical tips to prompt our own writing.

Instructor:  Barbara Farland

Cost: $70 / $63 members

Feb
23
Sat
Drypoint Printmaking
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Code O

February 23

10 am  – 4 pm

In this traditional printmaking workshop, you will learn to create your own intaglio drypoint print. This process involves scratching a line drawing directly into a copper plate and printing the scratched image onto paper using BLCA’s etching press. Supplies included. Bring a lunch.

Instructor:  Emily Gray Koehler

Cost: $95 / $85 members

Feb
25
Mon
The Artist Way
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Uncover your creativity! The Artist Way is a 12-week course in discovering and recovering your creativity. The Artist Way will be led by BLCA Writer in Resident – Sarah Ratermann Beahan.

The sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Below will be the themes of each class:

Session 1 – Classes 1-4

1 – Feb 4 – Safety,  2 – Feb 11 – Identity,  3 – Feb 18 – Power,  4 – Feb 25 – Integrity

Session 2 – Classes 5-8

5 – March 11 – Possibility,  6 – March 18 – Abundance,  7 – March 25 – Connection,  8 – April 1 – Strength

Session 3 – Classes 9-12

9 – April 15 – Compassion,  10 – April 22 – Self Protection,  11 – April 29 – Autonomy,  12 – May 6 – Faith

Feb
27
Wed
Writing Our Stories
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Code K

February 13, 20, 27, & March 6

10 am  – 11:30 am

Writer-in-Residence Sarah Ratermann Beahan will lead the group in exploring the art of writing memoir. We will dip into texts from renown memorists for close readings, discuss the pitfalls of memory, truth-telling, and self-exploration on the page, and put what we learn to use in generative writing exercises.

Instructor:  Sarah Ratterman Beahan

Cost: $70 / $63 members

Feb
28
Thu
Beginning Pastel Drawing
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Code P

February 28 & March 7

9:30 am  – 12:30 pm

Drawing with beautiful colored pastels is a flexible and rewarding process. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of pastel drawing: the characteristics of different types of pastels, application, paper preparation, underpainting, light and shadow, composition and basic color theory.

Instructor:  Holly Nelson

Cost: $65 / $57 members

Mar
1
Fri
Famous Author Sampler
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Code N

February 22, March 1, 8

10 am  – 12:00 pm

Collect imaginative ideas like Stephen King. Develop characters and settings like Kristin Hannah. Structure stories like Anne Lamott. Using clues from interviews, articles, and books about these and several other famous authors, we’ll mine for inspiration and practical tips to prompt our own writing.

Instructor:  Barbara Farland

Cost: $70 / $63 members

Mar
2
Sat
Open Studio in Watercolor
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Code Q

March 2

1 pm  – 3:30 pm

All levels of experience in watercolor are welcome in Cheryl’s Open Studio class. Bring your ideas or current projects for individual assistance and suggestions. If you don’t have a current project, come anyway. The instructor will have photos and still life objects on hand. When you sign up, indicate your level of experience so that Cheryl can plan accordingly.

Instructor:  Cheryl Barr

Cost: $12 a session

Mar
6
Wed
Writing Our Stories
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Code K

February 13, 20, 27, & March 6

10 am  – 11:30 am

Writer-in-Residence Sarah Ratermann Beahan will lead the group in exploring the art of writing memoir. We will dip into texts from renown memorists for close readings, discuss the pitfalls of memory, truth-telling, and self-exploration on the page, and put what we learn to use in generative writing exercises.

Instructor:  Sarah Ratterman Beahan

Cost: $70 / $63 members

Mar
7
Thu
Beginning Pastel Drawing
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Code P

February 28 & March 7

9:30 am  – 12:30 pm

Drawing with beautiful colored pastels is a flexible and rewarding process. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of pastel drawing: the characteristics of different types of pastels, application, paper preparation, underpainting, light and shadow, composition and basic color theory.

Instructor:  Holly Nelson

Cost: $65 / $57 members

If You Want to Write
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Code R

March 7, 14, 21

6 pm  – 8 pm

As the great writing teacher Brenda Ueland once said: “Everyone is talented, original, and has something important to say.” Have you always wanted to write, but didn’t know where or how to begin? Or maybe you started writing at one time and then let it go? Take this fun, supportive class to begin (or restart) a writing practice that will enrich your creative life. Through short readings, exercises, and prompts, we’ll try our hands at different forms of writing to unearth hidden talents and originality!

Beginning writers (or those wanting a refresher)

Instructor:  Katherine Schaefer

Cost: $70 / $63 members

Mar
8
Fri
Famous Author Sampler
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Code N

February 22, March 1, 8

10 am  – 12:00 pm

Collect imaginative ideas like Stephen King. Develop characters and settings like Kristin Hannah. Structure stories like Anne Lamott. Using clues from interviews, articles, and books about these and several other famous authors, we’ll mine for inspiration and practical tips to prompt our own writing.

Instructor:  Barbara Farland

Cost: $70 / $63 members