After an eventful winter, we are thrilled to welcome you back to our beloved building this spring for more artistic opportunities. The safety of our faculty, students, and staff is our top priority. We will be offering both in-person and online programs this spring. We are committed to continue providing the same high-quality classes and programs our community is used to receiving from the BAC. Thank you for joining us! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please see our BAC Policies Page for more information about in-person classes, which will be held in strict accordance with state regulations and CDC guidelines.

Registration closes Thursday at 5:00PM the week before each class is scheduled to start. Please contact office@brooklineartscenter.com Monday-Friday between 9:00AM-5:00PM with any questions.

Financial aid is available for all classes. Learn more.

Please refrain from registering anyone who is not related to you.
Separate registration is required for non-related registrations.

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Landscape Painting (Adults)
(7 weeks)

Mondays, April 25 – June 13
(No class 5/30)
9:30AM – 11:30AM
Teacher: Julianne Martin (she/her)

Class Fee: $240, Materials: $35

Painters of all levels of experience are welcome to join us for this skill-building class all about painting the landscape. Drawing inspiration from artists of the past and present, learn how to build a landscape painting through color mixing, layering techniques, and brushstrokes. Capture the essence of natural scenery, create depth in your compositions, and explore your painting process by working on a variety of surfaces with a range of painting media.

Jewelry & Metals (Adults)
(3 session options)

Mondays, April 25 – June 13 (7 weeks)
(No class 5/30)
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Teacher: Lauren Blais (she/her)
Class Fee: $355, Materials: $45

Tuesdays, April 26 – June 21 (8 weeks)
No Class 5/3
Makeup Class 6/21
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Teacher: Ashley Vick (she/her)
Class Fee: $410, Materials: $45

Fridays, April 29 – June 17 (8 weeks)
10:00AM – 1:00PM
Teacher: Laura Jaklitsch
Class Fee: $410, Materials: $45

Make beautiful jewelry with instruction from a working artist. They will guide you to shape, polish, solder, pierce, etch and embellish jewelry in copper and brass. Hollow forms, stones settings, stone inlay, repousse and reticulations will also be introduced.

Jewelry & Metals for Beginners (Adults)

Thursdays, April 28 – June 16 (8 weeks)
(Beginner Level)
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Teacher: Nanette Pengelley (she/her)
Class Fee: $410, Materials: $45

In this introductory to Jewelry & Metals class, students will make beautiful jewelry with instruction from a working artist. They will guide you to shape, polish, solder, pierce, etch and embellish jewelry in copper and brass. Hollow forms, stones settings, stone inlay, repousse and reticulations will also be introduced.

This class is for students who have not taken any previous Jewelry & Metals class

Techniques in Drawing and Painting (Adults)

Mondays, April 25 – June 13 (7 weeks)
(No class 5/30)
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Teacher: Julianne Martin (she/her)
Class Fee: $240, Materials: $35

Join us for an immersive experience of painting and drawing. Explore both experimental techniques and art historical methods of painting and drawing, try different traditional genres and subjects like portrait, landscape, still life, and dive into abstraction too! Spark your imagination with inspiring exercises that you can add to your daily routine to sharpen your skills, cultivate creating thinking, and boost mindfulness.

Inside the Studio Practice (Adults)

Tuesdays, April 26 – June 14 (8 weeks)
9:30AM – 12:30PM (3 hours)
Teacher: Julianne Martin (she/her)
Class Fee: $410, Materials: $35

Time in the studio and a supportive community of fellow artists are two precious resources for an artist. You’ll have both as a member of this class! Each week, choose to work from a provided drawing or painting assignment or choose to dedicate this class time to your own artistic projects. Give yourself the time and space you need to create your work within the direction and guidance of a studio environment. We will have discussions at the end of each class so students can interact with the work, and take inspiration from each other.

Being with Trees: A Yoga Nature Art Exploration (Adults)
Hybrid Class: BAC/Beech Mall

Wednesdays, May 4th – June 8th (6 weeks)
9:30AM – 12:00PM (2 1/2 hours)
Teacher: Rebecca Arnoldi
Class Fee: $255, Materials: $35

The class will focus on awareness, observation, and creativity, welcoming all levels of art and yoga experience and ability. We will slow down, becoming more aware of our movements and our breath. When it is not raining, we will be outdoors in a quiet park. On rainy days, we will make a brief foray to collect botanical materials from the ground and bring them back to the studio. We will explore branches, buds, and leaves creatively. Botanical questions may be answered together with the instructor who is an experienced artist, naturalist and yoga instructor.

This class requires walking to and from the Brookline Arts Center and the Longwood Mall (a public historic park in Brookline). Students will meet at BAC to gather materials and will walk as a group .4 miles (7-minute walk) to the Longwood Mall.

Please wear comfortable clothes, layers for extra warmth. hats, and comfortable shoes to walk in. Water bottles are required for staying hydrated and for carrying water for water coloring. Yoga mats are required, please contact us at office@brooklineartscenter.com if you are in need of a yoga mat and we will try to accommodate your request. Material Fees will cover all art supplies. Save

Comics for Grownups (Adults)
(8 weeks)

Tuesday, April 26 – June 14
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Teacher: Zoe Schein (they/them)

Class Fee: $275, Materials: $35

Holy creative outlet, Batman! You mean comics aren’t just for kids??? Students in this class will experience the best of all that comics have to offer – as a creative, silly, and experimental storytelling medium as well as an artistic craft with its own history, vocabulary, and traditions.The course will take students on a guided tour of some of the foundational elements of comics – from character design and figure drawing to storyboarding, text, motion, layout, and timing. Students will engage in playful warmup exercises to generate ideas and stretch their creative muscles; learn about the process of comics-making from idea to execution (and how they might fit this process to their own purposes); and practice the skills introduced in class in short comics assignments designed to work for students of any skill level. Whether comedic or dramatic, fictional or true-to-life, poetic or action-driven, the aim of this class is for students to learn the skills to tell their stories, their way. *No prior drawing or comics-making experience required!*

Watercolor Workbook (Adults)
(8 weeks)

Tuesdays, April 26 – June 28
No Class 5/17 or 5/31
Makeup Classes: 6/21 + 6/28
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Teacher: Deirdre Beck (she/her)

Class Fee: $275, Materials: $35

Watercolor has a reputation both for producing work of great beauty and for being a difficult medium to master”-Anne Elsworth. This course for beginners will introduce the medium with a dive into color theory and basic techniques for painting with watercolors, painting still lifes, and creating compositions. The emphasis of the class will be on practicing with watercolors as opposed to creating a finished piece every week, with the goal of completing a sketchbook of watercolor studies.

Look Like an Artist: Art Appreciation through Art Making (Adults)
(4 weeks)

Wednesdays, April 27 – June 15
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Teacher: Zoe Schein (they/them)

Class Fee: $140 Material Fee: $10

Ever look at a work of art and think, “What am I even looking at?” Do you love museums, but wish you could engage with artworks more deeply? This workshop series will use a combination of observation, discussion, lecture, brief readings, and no-skills-required art exercises to help participants think differently about the way that they engage with visual art. Topics will include: what do we want out of an art experience? What kind of information do we need to understand an artwork? How does an image “speak” to us, and how can we better listen? And most importantly: could my six-year-old really make that?

Creativity Workshop (Adults)
(8 weeks)

Wednesdays, April 27 – June 15
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Teacher: Julianne Martin (she/her)

Class Fee: $275, Materials: $35

Do you enjoy making visual art, but aren’t always sure how to begin the creative process? This class will ignite your creative spark, guiding you to begin the process of uncovering your own artistic language. Each week will present you with a new creative challenge or prompt designed to encourage exploration and interpretation. We’ll experiment in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media using both traditional and non-traditional artist tools and materials.

Open Studio: Jewelry and Metals (Adults)

**You must have taken at least one BAC Jewelry & Metals Course in order to qualify

Wednesday, April 27 – June 15 (8 weeks)
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Teacher: Lauren Blais (she/her)

10 Class Passes: $200, Materials: $45

Do you need some extra time in the Jewelry Studio, or want to experiment on a new project? Stop by for open studio time! Open Studio time does not include instruction. You must have taken at least one BAC Jewelry Course in order to qualify. The pass can be used during two consecutive sessions, beginning with the session in which it was purchased. In this case, passes purchased for the Spring 2022 session will be valid from Spring 2022 – Summer 2022 sessions. Please note that you may only attend Open Studios if you have registered for with a 10-class pass and have reserved your space. Reservation is first-come, first-served until space is full and can only be reserved by emailing office@brooklineartscenter.com. Please read our Reservation policies below.

If you would like to purchase a 10 Class Plass for Spring 2022 session or if you have Class Passes from the Winter 2022 session please email us at office@brooklineartscenter.com

Each week you will need to reserve your space 1 week prior to open studio day. You will have from Monday at 12:00 pm – Thursday at 12:00 pm at the latest to reserve your spot for the following week. Space is limited. Please email office@brooklineartscenter.com during the reservation period to reserve your spot, we will not be receiving reservations over the phone. You must cancel by 12:00 pm the Monday before or your pass will be charged, if you do not show up for your class, your pass will be charged.

Draw Like A Pro (Adults)
(8 weeks)

Thursdays, April 28 – June 16
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Teacher: Zoe Schein (they/them)

Class Fee: $275, Materials: $35

Draw what you see and see what you draw! In this introductory-level class, students will learn the essentials of drawing technique – specifically drawing from observation and reality. Students will try their hands at classic subjects like still life and portraiture (as well as subjects of their choice!) using a variety of different tools and media. Students will study composition – that is, how a picture “speaks” to us – and explore how they can use that language themselves to communicate their own thoughts and ideas through artwork.

Foundations of Portraiture (Adults)
(8 weeks)

Thursday, April 28 – June 16
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Teacher: Deirdre Beck (she/her)

Class Fee: $275, Materials: $35

In this drawing class we will study the basics of human portraiture. Using grayscale mediums; students will practice anatomy of the face, achieving likeness, and rendering skin and hair. This class is for beginners or for anyone who would like to refine their portrait drawing skills with a return to basics.

Enameling (Adults)
2 sessions (Morning & Afternoon)

Every other Saturday, April 30 – June 11 (4 weeks)
Morning Session: 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Teacher: Margaret Langdell (She/Her)

Every other Saturday, April 30 – June 11 (4 weeks)
Afternoon Session: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Teacher: Margaret Langdell (She/Her)

Class Fee: $205, Materials: $25

This class will meet every other week. See dates below for class schedule
Saturday, April 30th
Saturday, May 14th
Saturday, May 28th
Saturday, June 11st

Description: Enameling is the process of fusing glass onto metal. Enamels come in a rainbow of colors, as well as small glass flower chips and decal sheets. Students are introduced to the principles of metal preparations, enamel application and finishing process. All levels are welcome!

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