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.


Bring a bit of our studios home with 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.
Each class includes convenient art supply kits to provide you with everything you need to get started, weekly instruction via Zoom, and personalized support with your projects. Plus, our teaching artists will have access to BCA Studio equipment and will be able to help you do what you can’t at home, like prep screens, print photos, and fire clay pieces in our kilns. Classes will be released throughout the fall, so keep checking back for more!

Explore classes here.


For the first time, BCA is offering in-person youth programming at BCA Studios during the fall. These once-a-week, four-week-long sessions are designed to help students stay busy and support parents during a unique back-to-school season.

Following a successful run of summer camps this year, BCA is extending three programs–Studio Art, Pottery, and Darkroom Photo–with four options each. All sessions will run Mondays or Wednesdays from 8 am-3 pm.

Spots are very limited and may go fast. We encourage parents to apply for scholarships (link in comments) and/or add themselves to a waitlist if a class is full. With a robust waitlist, we may be able to add another pod of kids.

Like our summer camp protocols, BCA is following the most recent and strict health guidelines to keep our students, staff, and families as safe as possible. There will be no mixing of children with other BCA groups, and outdoor activities will be incorporated. Please note that aftercare is not available.

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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. BCA Members receive a 10% discount on classes, along with several other great benefits that help support all of BCA’s programming.

Adult & Youth Classes • Adult & Youth Drop-insSummer Camps 

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.

BCA members receive 10% off class registration fees (as noted with class descriptions). Become a member today and save 10%! Once you select a class, you can add a membership to your cart as well.

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.

Interested in creating a class program? Submit your idea using our Class Proposal Form.



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 >>>