Burlington City Arts

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Burlington City Arts’ education program features high quality classes, drop-in classes, workshops and youth summer camps in all mediums for every age and ability. Our staff of teaching artists are highly skilled and will lead you through the art-making process in one of our professional art studios. BCA also has a gallery education program called See.Think.Do! which hosts school groups of all ages for an interactive arts learning experience in our galleries. We also offer community education programs like Early Arts Head Start, working with preschool children, and Art From The Heart, bringing art supplies to children and adults at Fletcher Allen Health Care to aid in the healing process.

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Join us this summer and work closely with professional teaching artists for a full week of art-making, togetherness, and fun. Every camp includes in-depth studio arts experiences and high-quality art materials. This year, we are excited to return to offering half-day camps and aftercare in addition to full-day camps. Scholarship applications are encouraged.

Please note: Health and safety is our first priority, and our camps are being carefully guided by the Vermont Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control, the City of Burlington’s analytics team, and many more professionals. Due to current regulations and requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our programs must meet strict health requirements and have been designed with new policies and protocols.

Browse the brochure below, and click on a class to register. You can also register here. Please note: if a listing below is not linked, that session is full.




From studio art and darkroom sessions for youths to woodcut and pottery classes for adults, BCA is delivering safe, in-person arts education to students of all ages and abilities with the most strict state health guidelines in place. Scholarship applications are encouraged.


Our virtual classes bring BCA Studios to you! BCA’s Home Studio Classes are designed to give you a creative push to keep making art at home. With the support of our knowledgeable teaching artists and fellow students, you can stay connected to our BCA community.

Browse the brochure below, and click on a class to register. You can also register here.




In an effort to increase access to arts-based learning, BCA is phasing out its membership program and offering this lower price for all. Prices for camps, classes, and studio access have been reduced to the former member rate, by about 10 percent. BCA’s membership program began over 30 years ago as a way to sustain a dedicated group of arts lovers engaging with educational offerings, programs, and events. The program succeeded in cultivating a tremendous community, but now is the right time to leverage this success to accommodate lower prices for all. And while we understand that a universal lower price expands access to many, we are continuing to grow our robust scholarship program so that its programming is available anyone who could use some financial assistance. If you are able, we hope you will join our effort to increase accessibility to the arts. Please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund, which allows more than 1 in 5 community members to access full or partial financial support for camps and classes.



Whatever your interest: photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry or design, BCA has lots of great options all year round for any skill level. Whether you want to try something new, or further develop your skills, you will find a creative home here at BCA. Class sessions begin every year in January, April, July and September, with an extensive youth summer camp each year from June – August.

Scholarships (Partial and Full)
Scholarships are available through the generosity of local businesses and donors. CLICK HERE to fill out a scholarship application or call 802.865.7166 for more details.

Refunds can only be given if the request is made at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the class. An administration fee of 15% of the class price is non-refundable. After the two week window, a class credit will be processed at the discretion of the Education Director. Class credits are non-refundable. Tickets for Friday Family Wheel and Friday Adult Wheel are also non-refundable.

To register for classes, select categories above, call 802.865.7166 or register in person at the BCA Center, 135 Church Street, Burlington, Vermont.

Class Locations
Check class listings for specific location.  The BCA Studios are located at 405 Pine Street, Burlington, VT and includes our clay, print, drawing and painting, digital, darkroom and jewelry studios. The BCA Center is located in downtown Burlington at 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT and houses contemporary art galleries.

Full payment is required to secure your space in classes. We accept Visa, MasterCard, cash and checks. Please register at least one week before classes begin to ensure your place. Students will be notified if a class is to be canceled due to low registration at least a week in advance and will be refunded in full.

Gift Cards

Customizable gift cards are ideal for artists of all ages and abilities. Get one here.


See.Think.Do!, our gallery education program invites youth and adults to the BCA Center for an interactive arts experience. Visits last approximately 1-1.5 hours and begin in the gallery with open-ended questioning, discussion and hands-on activities. Visits conclude in the studio classroom where students will create their own original artwork to take home. MORE >>>



Art from the Heart connects volunteers, patients and art supplies at the University of Vermont Medical Center. The waiting areas, in-patient hospital rooms and chemotherapy infusion bays become temporary art studios for patients and their families, transforming the hospital environment. MORE >>>