2017 Winter Term Classes


Painting Workshop: Figure Painting w/ a Knife
Instructor: Kim Rhoney

Painting from a live model, you will use painting knives to express the figure by
exploring its essential forms. We will paint on a variety of tinted grounds to encourage
the build-up of layers and depth. Working from a live figure always brings challenge and

2112.52.02.17  All Levels
Saturday, March 25
10:00 am-4:00 pm, 1 session
$162 Members, $202 Guests, $5 Materials Fee, $20 Model Fee


Painting Workshop: Improv, Nature & the Artist in Acrylic
Instructor: Bonnie Weir

In this workshop we will complete an abstract painting inspired by nature. The focus will 
be on expressive brushwork, color and allowing the unexpected to happen on the canvas.
Come join us and have fun, you may surprise yourself! Please bring the acrylic painting 
supplies you already have. If you don't have supplies already, a materials list is available
by clicking on the link below.
2112.52.03.17   All Levels
Saturday, April 1
9:00 am-3:30 pm, 1 session
$117 Members, $157 Guests, $20 Materials Fee


If you are registering online, please know that we are ALWAYS happy to help (248.644.0866).



Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have art classes for children?

Yes. Youth classes are held after school Monday – Thursday & on Saturdays.  During the summer, we offer a great variety of camps for Pre/K through Grade 12.  Mom & tot art classes start at age 2, independent classes start at age 4.

How long are your classes?

Classes generally run 8-12 weeks, with quarterly terms starting in September, January, April & June. Adult art classes are offered Monday – Saturday with start times of 9am, 12:30pm, & 6:30 (with some variations).  In addition, there are several workshops to choose from during each semester.

What is the difference between a class and a workshop?

Our classes follow similar formatting: 8-12 weeks in length, 2-3 hours in class each week.  On the other hand, workshops might be anywhere between 3-6 hours all done on one day.  Workshops may also span 1 or more days, 6 hours daily (for example).  Lengthy workshops are most common in the summer months. 

Does the BBAC offer scholarships?

Yes. For information about scholarships, click here.

Do you offer any course discounts? i.e., seniors, students, AARP, frequent flyers, etc.

Course discounts are available to current BBAC members.  The membership discount is $40 off per class enrollment.  Starting at $50, they last one year from the day of purchase.  For more about memberships, click here.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for – give us a call or stop by!
PHONE 248.644.0866 with questions and/or to sign up by phone. 
STOP BY – Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
(Summer hours: 9am-5pm; Mon-Sat)
If you want the creative experience but aren’t ready to commit to a class for three months, consider our monthly drop-in workshops:
A Sunday @ the Center & Seniors @ the Center. And you can always wander through our exhibits & visit the Gallery Shop.