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Workshops & Classes

Ann Feldman



BCAC Plein Air Meet-ups

  • June 20 (Tuesday) 9AM Cuba Marsh, 24205 West Cuba Road, Deer Park, IL 60010 Rain date: Wednesday, June 21

  • July 11 (Tuesday) 9AM Downtown Barrington, Meet at the Alley behind Francesca’s, 100 E Station St. Rain date: Wednesday, July 18

  • August 1 (Tuesday ) 9AM Location TBD Rain date: Tuesday, Aug 8, 9AM

To RSVP or be put on the BCAC plein air email list for future plein air meet-up information, email Sue Whitney: suewhitney@ameritech.net.

This plein air event is open to and Free for BCAC members as well as non-members. It is a good way to have friends get acquainted with our organization. However, if a friend will be joining you, please include their name and email address in your RSVP.


Diana Hynes

Diana’s Portrait Painting Class and Open Studio are temporarily cancelled due to lack of participation during the winter months.

Please contact Diana at   hynesdiana@sbcglobal.net for more information


Wednesday, 12:30PM-1:30PM

This is an ongoing class, every Wednesday. 

You can come when it’s convenient for you.

$35 plus $10 model fee

BCAC Gallery, Ice House Mall   

   200 Applebee Street, Barrington  

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Learn the basics of oil painting. Color, value, edges, paint quality and composition. Paint form with a deeper understanding of how light flows, shadows fall and the atmosphere of a painting. Discussions, demonstrations and individual attention will be given. Students of all levels are welcome.

Diane began painting when she was 11 years old. She attended the American Academy of Art and has been a member of The Palette & Chisel for over 25 years. She has attended numerous workshops with master painter David A Leffel. Diane brings her many years of experience as an artist, as well as a desire to share her talents and knowledge with others.
For more information please contact:
Diane Hynes  


$15 model fee
9:00 – 12:00
 BCAC Gallery
200 Applebee Street
Barrington, IL 60010
Call Diane Hynes if you have any questions 815-276-4262.

Other Art Activities:

Artist Salon

BCAC will be begin a bi-monthly series of Artist Salons. What is an Artist Salon, you ask?
(noun) – Salon, from the French word salon (a living room or parlor), means a conversational gathering. Usually this is a select group of intellectuals, artists and politicians who meet in the private residence of a socially influential (and often wealthy) person.
Numerous wealthy women have presided over salons in France and England since the 17th century. The American novelist and playwright Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was known for her salon at 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris, where Picasso, Matisse and other creative people would meet to discuss art, literature, politics and, no doubt, themselves.

This Artist Salon is to promote quality conversation among artists around a variety of topics ranging from artist materials, art in the news, art trends and personal artist goals and achievements. A different topic will be chosen for each meeting every other month. If there is interest, we can also devote the last half hour of the salon for group critiques. Critiques are meant for constructive feedback and will be lead in a structured manner.

The first proposed BCAC Artist Salon will be held on Saturday, November 12 at 12:30pm at the Ice House Mall in the BCAC Gallery. Responses are appreciated to confirm attendance. Our first topic will be Pleinair equipment setups and how to travel with artist supplies on planes. Please bring your Pleinair set up and share it with the group so we have a variety of options and opinions to share. Bring one piece of art if you would like a group critique! This is entirely optional.

This Salon is meant to be participatory rather then passive! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Sharron Boxenbaum

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