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Burlington City Arts

EDUCATION

Education programs are now located at our brand new BCA Studios!

BCA Studios' education, classes, drop-ins, studio access, and camps are located at 405 Pine Street. 

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.

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. 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.

Discounts
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
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.

Register
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.

Payment
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.

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

STUDIOS 

 

GALLERY EDUCATION

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 >>>

 

EARLY ARTS

The Early Arts program focuses on the development of the arts and early literacy in infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and early primary grade children. Through the BCA education program, Head Start, and various other partnerships with community organizations, Burlington City Arts works to incorporate the arts into the curriculum by bringing professional artists to Head Start classrooms. These teaching artists approach the concept of literacy by combining lessons in visual arts, music, dance, and drama. BCA’s Early Arts Head Start Program is sponsored by the Vermont Arts CouncilChamplain Valley Head StartThe Turrell Fund, and the Dewing Foundation. MORE >>>

 

ART FROM THE HEART

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 >>>