Upcoming Classes 

Classes scheduled for 2021-22

Dalmalning with Diane Edwards      May 27, 2021     (Class is currently filled!)

Cost: $60          Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A one day class in the basics of Swedish Folk Art Dala painting.  Diane will show you how to load and use your brush and how to make those exciting kurbits and flowers.  We will use JoSonja acrylics which are formulated in the correct colors so there is little color mixing needed.  The paints and mediums are provided compliments of the Chroma company.  Diane will provide a backgrounded paper and patterns for you to transfer on.  She will also show you how to accomplish these forms freehand.


This is a fun and interesting class with some Swedish background information thrown in and if you are not a beginner you can also bring a small wooden article to paint, preferably flat like a plate or breadboard.  Swedish Folk Art is a fun, relaxing and very colorful type of painting that you will enjoy!

Zentangle with Pam Vukelic        June 10 & 24, 2021   10:30 - Noon both days

Class Fee: $20.00 plus $10 supply fee

Learn Zentangle from certified instructor Pam Vukelic.  It is an international phenomenon focused on mindful drawing.  Zentangle

art involves combining defined patterns, known as Tangles, into original works of art.  Typically, Zentangle drawing is done using black ink on a small white paper "tile,"  With shading and enhancements, the possibilities are endless.  Although Zentangle art has been compared to adult coloring, we start with a blank tile to create a totally original creation, so this is not an apt comparison.  The process, rather than the product, is important in Zentangle.  In these classes you will learn the fundamental Zentangle steps as well as 8-10 different tangles.

Basic Drawing with Nicole Gagner         July 8, 2021       1-4 pm

Class Fee: $40 (includes supplies)

Get a good grasp on the basics of pencil drawing with an overview of supplies, techniques and enough to get you started! We will cover the basics of line, proportion, shading, and the difference between drawing from life and from a photo. We will discuss a bit about perspective as well, and you will leave with lots of things to try out in the future. 

Leatherwork with Chip Liebel            August 2021

Watercolors with Michael Dunn         September 2021 (Tentative)

Acrylics with Walter Piehl                October 2021

Plein Air with Tarryl Gabel     November 6, 2021   (Class is currently filled!  Call for waiting list.)

 Class Fee: $75.00           Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)

     Come learn the Why and How of Tarryl's approach to painting. Strengthen your fundamentals while learning to work quickly with atmosphere and implied detail. You'll be painting beside Tarryl as she guides you in this one day workshop. She will show and explain her unique plein air setup and working methods by taking you through her process from start to finish.

     Tarryl says, "I believe we learn the fastest, and retain the most, by physically 'doing,' rather than just watching and listening." She'll prove her point in this workshop, while you paint step by step through her entire process. Tarryl will cover value, composition, design, atmospheric and linear perspective, color, edges, and different types of contrast. You'll experience her techniques first hand, from the lay-in stages all the way through the final brushstrokes, integrating her process by painting along in real time.

     Tarryl will display one of her beautiful plein air paintings, and will take you stepwise through the process of that work, as you follow her to recreate the scene from start to finish. This will give the students the chance to try a different approach to working fast, and use Tarryl's tips to achieve a detailed-looking result in less time. Practicing these techniques can have great benefits when working out on location with a moving light source and time constraints.

     Each student will receive a hand-out that summarizes her process, so that you can refer back to specific steps in the progression of the painting. These notes will restate the basic fundamentals of her approach, and help you keep them foremost in your mind while out painting.

     Participants will be provided with a materials list for the class. Whether you paint in the studio or out on location, achieving a great result in less time is invaluable! Tarryl's tips and tricks will help you with speed and mastery, as you paint your way to a beautiful landscape.

Oils with Sam Coleman               March 2022  


Contact BAGA for registration, or more information on classes at (701) 223-5986; or register online here (please note you do not need to login to pay online, simply click "Donate Now")

Refund Policy:  BAGA will refund class registration fees, if notified 7 days or more prior to the beginning of a class.