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Fall Virtual Visual Art & Digital Media Classes

Registration for Fall classes begins Monday, August 31, 2020 at 5pm through Eventbrite!

Classes run from October 5 - December 19, 2020.

All classes will be held on Zoom.

BRAC is pleased to present virtual visual art classes, digital media class, and our signature TPS+2.0 (teens plus young adults) Project Studio course this fall semester.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge us emotionally and financially, BRAC is committed to providing relief through creative-art programming for all ages. We will continue to offer our classes virtually this fall, due to the uncertainty of the reopening of schools and the continued health risk of the virus. Accordingly, we are reducing our fall semester class fees with a special COVID-19 discount of 20% off our traditional on-site prices. 

Because the Digital Illustration and Animation class requires access to Adobe Photoshop to engage in the course, BRAC can provide up to five temporary subscriptions of Adobe Photoshop per class for registered participants. Anyone interested in this offer should send an email to

For general questions, please email

Classes are still open for a pro-rated price! Register for the remaining 5 weeks of the semester or for single sessions of our visual art classes!

Ages 7 - 18: $8 per session for remaining classes

Youth and Parent: $13 per session for remaining classes

Adult: $10 per session for remaining classes

Seniors: $9 per session for remaining classes

All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Registration and payment will be through Eventbrite.

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All classes will be held on Zoom.


Oct. 5, 19, 26
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Dec 7, 14

(No classes on Oct. 12th)

4pm to 5:30pm: Learn To Draw By Drawing with Tiffany Miller

Ages 7 - 18: $76 for 10 sessions

Youth and Parent: $128 for 10 sessions

Seniors: $86 for 10 sessions

Register for single sessions through Eventbrite

Drawing is one of the oldest forms of communication and storytelling. Discover the beauty, magic, and power of this artistic discipline in a relaxed, supportive environment. Learn how to express your own personal visions, ideas, and observations. We will discuss and sketch images from master artists, as well as contemporary artists, animators, photographers, and more.

Materials: paper or sketch book, drawing materials such as graphite pencils (#2 pencils, 2b or 4b), medium-soft charcoal pencils, colored pencils, ballpoint pen, markers, oil pastels, etc., kneaded or rubber eraser.


Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov. 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 15

(No class on Nov. 3rd)

4pm to 5:30pm: Art Around the World (Painting & Sculpture) with Jennifer Tomaiolo

Ages 7 - 18: $76 for 10 sessions

Youth and Parent: $128 for 10 sessions

Adults: $96 for 10 sessions

Seniors: $86 for 10 sessions

Register for single sessions through Eventbrite

In this class, we will take a journey around the globe through artwork. Every class will introduce participants to a new location, explore examples of incredible art, and make your own creation inspired by the session. Participants will work with many different materials and styles, including 2D painting, collage and drawing, 3D multi-media, and sculpture with an emphasis on materials that are easily found at home. Tour the world through art!

Materials: paint, watercolor paper, construction paper, markers, pencil, ruler, scissors, glue, tape, clay, string/yarn, assorted household/decorative materials such as wrapping paper, tissue paper, foil, cardboard, etc.


Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov. 4, 11, 18
Dec. 2, 9, 16

(No class Wednesday Nov. 25th)

4pm to 5:30pm: Digital Illustration: Learn Photoshop! With Maria Ferrari and Digital Animation with Hector Canonge

Ages 11 - 26: $76 for 10 sessions

A special Hybrid class: 

Photoshop skills and knowledge provide great creative possibilities. For In this class, we will work on projects that incorporate Photoshop tools and techniques that will serve students well as they progress into higher education and beyond. This class teaches the basic skills and good work habits that are essential to mastering Photoshop – skills that will prepare you for a lifetime of creating digital art with ease. This class will be both fun and valuable – lessons learned here will enable students to build portfolios suitable for high-school submissions or college applications. At the end of the course, each student will be able to exhibit prints of their work. 

Explore Digital Animation for 5 weeks with Hector Canonge. Discover how digital animation can be used to make everyday objects come to life on screen. Working with computers, cameras, and crafts, participants will work on small projects to develop, direct, and film their own original animated movies. Digital Animation class consists of five sessions, each one builds sequentially on the other. In this course participants will learn the fundamental tools and techniques for 2D animation with hands-on examples and an overview of optical toys, stop motion, and frame by frame animation. Drawing skills are not required, but participants should be knowledgeable of working with computers. Participants are required to have photoshop installed on their computer to allow for screen sharing.

Access to Adobe Photoshop is required for this ten-week class. There are no single session available for this class.


Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov. 5, 12, 19
Dec 3, 10, 17

(No class Thursday Nov. 26)

4pm to 6pm: Teen Project Studio+2.0
KaN Landscape - Tactical Urbanism in time of Pandemic Part II: How to safely activate a forgotten land into a community hub

Teens & Adults (Ages 15 - 26): Free! By Application Only

Teen Project Studio + 2.0 is an intensive, project based, six-week digital and design program for teens and young adults, ages 15-26. This free program is limited to 15 students and is available by application only. TPS+2.0 is a unique opportunity to experience and learn about the design arts and career opportunities in the creative industries in an interactive and challenging way. It is also an opportunity to meet other teens and young adults from throughout the city with similar eagerness to learn and create.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday September 27, 2020. Click here to Apply!

Tactical Urbanism in time of Pandemic Part II: How to safely activate a forgotten land into a community hub with KaN Landscape.

Following our summer class on Tactical Urbanism, this fall session will focus more closely on the details of the design that we hope will be built and installed on the plaza at Devoe Avenue.

Participants will explore design elements such as painted graphics, benches, planters, dividers, and other site furnishing. The final design will be in compliance with pandemic safety guidelines and DOT regulations for public engagement. The class will also work on the design of a new fence for BRAC garden.

Applications accepted until September 27th!


Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov. 7, 14, 21
Dec. 5, 12, 19

(No class on Nov. 28)

11am to 12:30pm: The Artist’s Garden with Joel Adas and Mix Media Painting with Marta Blair

Ages 7 - 18: $76 for 10 sessions

Youth and Parent: $128 for 10 sessions

Adults: $96 for 10 sessions

Seniors: $86 for 10 sessions

Register for single sessions through Eventbrite

A special Hybrid class: 

For 5 weeks Participants are introduced to different textile communities throughout history. With a focus on each community's unique techniques and visual elements, students will create expressive artworks with materials easily found at home. This portion of the class is instructed by Marta Blair.

The last 5 weeks of class will be taught by Joel Adas. In this class, we will investigate artists who found creative inspiration from the garden. Looking at examples of Monet, Frida Kahlo, and Joan Mitchell, among others, we will celebrate the color and vitality of gardens in paint and collage. 

Materials: sturdy paper to work on, paint of any kind, brushes, colored scrap paper, scissors, glue, masking tape, recycled cardboard from cereal boxes, etc.

All classes will be held on Zoom. Once you register through EventBrite, you will receive an email with the Zoom link an hour before each session. 



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