2024 PURSUIT Schedule

Expand creativity and reignite passions with PURSUIT art classes and workshops at Artisan Gallery. All classes will be held in the Broome County Arts Council classroom, Artist Studio, or Artisan Gallery, located at 223 State Street, Binghamton.

Prices vary by class. Art classes are for adults, unless otherwise indicated. Classes at BCAC require minimum registration to proceed as well as maximum participant capacity. Schedules are subject to change. If you are interested in a class, early registration helps us plan accordingly. Thanks for your understanding!

Pre-registration required – see descriptions below. For questions, contact us at 607-723-4620 or information@broomearts.org

Open Figure Drawing

First and Third Tuesday of Each Month

From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Presenter: Linda Ciallelo/Reda Abdelrahman

June 4/18  July 2/16  August 6/20  September 3/17

Join us in the gallery for open figure drawing with a live model. Bring your favorite drawing supplies; easels provided. Cost includes model fee. Sessions may feature nude models. All skill levels welcome. Class space is limited and preregistration is required.

Nature Journaling

June 15 / 22 / 29, July 13, 20, 27
Saturdays from 10 AM – 12 Noon
Presenter: Ciara Heatherman
6 sessions | $125

Nature journaling is a mindful practice that invites individuals to observe, document, and reflect on the natural world around them. It combines elements of art, science, and personal expression, allowing enthusiasts to deepen their connection with nature while honing their observational skills. Through sketches, written descriptions, and even poetry, nature journaling captures fleeting moments of beauty, reveals patterns in the environment, and fosters a deeper understanding of ecological systems. It’s not just about creating a visual record; it’s about cultivating a sense of wonder and curiosity, encouraging us to slow down, engage with our surroundings, and appreciate the intricate details of the world outside our doorstep. Whether done in solitude or as part of a group, nature journaling offers a pathway to both inner reflection and a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.

For this unique workshop, the first session will meet at BCAC and subsequent sessions will take place at different scenic locations all around Broome County! General supplies needed are a sketch book, pencils, colored pencils, pastels, watercolors. Complete agenda and supply list will be sent upon registration.

Polaroid Emulsion Lifts

Thursday, June 27 from 6-8 PM
One session | $50
Presenter: Alana K. Davis

A Polaroid Emulsion lift is an analog photography technique where the translucent emulsion layer is removed from the back of a Polaroid instant photo and transferred to another surface, such as glass, wood or paper.

In this workshop, participants will work with a self-portrait or may bring in an object to photograph. That photo will be turned into a beautiful polaroid emulsion lift print.
We will go over techniques on how to compose a simple portrait as well as the technical aspects of creating a Polaroid lift on watercolor paper. We’ll talk about some contemporary components to this analog process, like using a modern Polaroid instant camera, printers, and the applications that go with it.

Workshop cost includes one Polaroid portrait (a single instant film), additional films may be purchased from the instructor.

Past Classes

Painting with Acrylics. Classes held Thursdays from 5:30-8PM on April 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th

Give the gift of art!

Purchase a gift card today that can be used towards BCAC membership, PURSUIT Art Classes, Artisan Gallery exhibition artwork and local arts retail.

New classes every quarter – stay tuned for more!