Open Studio at the BAC

Open Studio Mondays & Wednesdays

(Mondays by arrangement only)

NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 stay-at-home directive, Open Studio has been cancelled 

and our downtown Art Studio is now CLOSED. Check back for future off-site art lessons and classes!


What: Open studio time just for TEENS and ADULTS!  Create artwork of your own choice OR to learn something new!



Self-Guided Painting

This is a great opportunity to create a painting that you’ve seen on our walls and have always wanted to paint! We have over 30 self-guided paintings to choose from, for painters of all abilities, including beginners! You may also choose to bring in your own resource photos or find one from our resource library to create your own original art. Times are 12 to 5 pm. Please arrive no later than 3 pm to allow enough time to finish your painting. 


Cost:  Teens / Adults 12 and up; $15.00 to $25.00 per painter depending upon painting canvas size. All supplies are included. One canvas per person. Need some help? An art instructor will always be available to provide support and to answer your questions.


Weekly Art Lessons 

Join us for ongoing Open Studio art lessons just for Teens and Adults. Beginning Adult Art Lesson times are 1 to 3 pm on Wednesdays. Teen Art Lesson times are 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Wednesdays. Please register prior to your first lesson.


Note: Adult/Teen art lessons run September (after the Fair) through May only. There are no lessons during the summer months.


Cost:  Teens / Adults 12 and up; $15.00 per class. All supplies are included.



Open Studio 

Want to bring in your own supplies and just need a place to paint? Use our self-guided instructions for the painting of your choice, or bring your own project.


Cost: All ages; just $10.00 per hour. Supplies/materials not included.


S.T.E.A.M. MakerSpace, where kids (accompanied by an adult) can drop in and create to their heart's content!


Cost: $5.00 per hour. Supplies, materials, tools, and equipment are included for children 12 and under. Items created from recyclables and other consumable materials (cardboard tubes, melty beads, masking tape, and fabric scraps, for example) can be taken home; items created from studio equipment (such as Legos, Tinker Toys, and robot kits) must remain in the Studio.


What happens if I don't finish my painting before closing time? No worries! We have available times throughout the week for you to return to finish your painting. Open Studio time is $5.00 per hour. 



The more the merrier -- invite your friends! This is a great way to enjoy art while giving and receiving encouragement and support. You'll also meet new people and have a great time! Bring your favorite snacks or drinks (no alcohol, please).