2023 PURSUIT Schedule

Expand creativity and reignite passions with PURSUIT 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. 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 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Presenter: Linda Ciallelo

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. 

Basic Drawing Workshop for Beginners

Thursday, October 12 / 19 / 26 and November 2
From 5:30 – 8:30 PM
4 Sessions | $125 (does not include materials)
Instructor: Linda Ciallelo

Beginner students will learn drawing techniques in the Classical Realism style during four three-hour classes. This class is an excellent prerequisite for the Basic Oil Painting Workshop, coming in January.

Materials needed: charcoal pencil set, kneaded eraser, white charcoal pencil, red charcoal pencil (optional but helpful). Charcoal pencil sets are available at Dick Blick and Michaels. Some good brands to look for are: General, Cretacolor, Koh-I-Noor, and Conte.

Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation (2nd session)

September 6 / 13 / 20 / 27
Wednesdays from Noon – 1 PM
4 Sessions | $50
Presenter: Wendy Neuberger

Everyone can learn to meditate! Meditation can help reduce stress and improve your physical and emotional well-being. This four-week class teaches skills of mindfulness and meditation and helps build the habit of using it in your daily life. Each session includes instruction, practice, and discussion. Wendy’s teaching style is open and relaxed. She teaches a variety of ways to meditate (one size does not fit all!) and how to find what works for you.

Wendy started her daily meditation practice in 2015 to help manage stress and the results were life changing. She loves to share her experiences to help others learn how to quiet our busy minds and relax. She earned her teaching certification from the Koru Mindfulness Center, an evidence-based curriculum designed at Duke University.

Introduction to Zentangle® for Child & Parent

Saturday, September 30 from 1 – 4PM
1 Session | $60 (includes all materials for two participants)
Presenter: Lynette Menichelli, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Spend an afternoon with your child or grandchild and learn The Zentangle Method® together! It is an easy to learn and fun way to create together by drawing structured patterns. The Zentangle Method is taught around the world and students have found it promotes calmness, creativity, and relieves stress. Anyone who can write their name can learn!

Bring a snack and spend a fun afternoon with me!

To learn more, go to Zentangle.com.

Photo FUNdamentals

Thursday October 12 / 19 / 26
From 6-8PM
3 Sessions | $90
Presenter: JW Johnston

This 3-session workshop is designed for photographers who are just getting to know their DSLRs or Mirrorless cameras. It begins at the beginning, allowing you to get comfortable with fundamentals and build your foundation of technical and aesthetic photographic skills from the ground up. We keep it simple and go step-by-step so that you can make the photographs you’ve always envisioned and have fun doing it. Classroom material is reinforced by exercises between class sessions. Workshop agenda includes:

  • ISO
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • Exposure Triangle (ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed working together)
  • Metering
  • Focusing Technique
  • White Balance
  • Photographing Motion
  • Depth of Field
  • File Types (JPEG & RAW)
  • The Importance of Manual Mode
  • Filters
…and much more. Award-winning photographer JW Johnston (www.jwjohnston.com) is your instructor. Workshop includes instructor presentations, handouts, practice between sessions, and constructive reviews of your work.
IMPORTANT: Bring your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera – AND MANUAL – to the first session. 

Introduction to Zentangle® (Age 13 and Up)

Thursday October 12 & 19 from 6 – 8PM
2 Sessions | $55 (includes all materials)
Presenter: Lynette Menichelli, Certified Zentangle Teacher

The Zentangle Method® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. If you can write your name, you can learn this method. Get in touch with your creativity again and create in a positive, nonjudgmental environment.

The Zentangle Method has been taught around the world by Certified Zentangle Teachers. Students of this method find that it can promote calmness and relieve stress. To learn more, go to zentangle.com.

Created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, “Zentangle” is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.

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!