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Art Programs & Events

Mar
1
2020
Swamp Art Spectacular

Join us for the inaugural Swamp Art Spectacular at BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. We are welcoming artists from every skill level and background – fiber arts, fine arts and photography – to explore Louisiana’s beautiful and unique environment.

Mar
3
2020
Herding Cows

Acrylic painting class for any artistic level. Muralist and local artist, Anita LeJeune, will lead students through a fun, “cowtrinsic,” painting of a rural, Louisiana favorite.

Mar
3
2020
Clay Creations

A hand building class for beginners. Artist, Terri Kennedy, will introduce basic clay techniques allowing students to create several finished, fired and glazed pieces. Art supplies provided.

Mar
5
2020
Little Picassos: North Sherwood

An introduction to the fun aspects of art. Young artists will experience their first encounters with art – using paint, oil pastels, watercolor and mixed media.

Ages: 5-7

Mar
7
2020
Saturday Morning Studio

These classes are the perfect combination of art and FUN! Join us each month for tips, treats, and creative expression through projects designed to enhance art skills guised under a party atmosphere.

Ages: 8-12

Mar
10
2020
Herding Cows

Acrylic painting class for any artistic level. Muralist and local artist, Anita LeJeune, will lead students through a fun, “cowtrinsic,” painting of a rural, Louisiana favorite.

Mar
10
2020
Clay Creations

A hand building class for beginners. Artist, Terri Kennedy, will introduce basic clay techniques allowing students to create several finished, fired and glazed pieces. Art supplies provided.

Mar
17
2020
Herding Cows

Acrylic painting class for any artistic level. Muralist and local artist, Anita LeJeune, will lead students through a fun, “cowtrinsic,” painting of a rural, Louisiana favorite.

Mar
17
2020
Clay Creations

A hand building class for beginners. Artist, Terri Kennedy, will introduce basic clay techniques allowing students to create several finished, fired and glazed pieces. Art supplies provided.

Mar
20
2020
Art Unwined: Harlem Nights

Tired of the same ol’ paint and drink?! If so, then check out BREC’s adult- only, fun and creative grown-up time outs.

Ages: 21+

Mar
24
2020
Herding Cows

Acrylic painting class for any artistic level. Muralist and local artist, Anita LeJeune, will lead students through a fun, “cowtrinsic,” painting of a rural, Louisiana favorite.

Mar
24
2020
Clay Creations

A hand building class for beginners. Artist, Terri Kennedy, will introduce basic clay techniques allowing students to create several finished, fired and glazed pieces. Art supplies provided.

Mar
29
2020
Art Unleashed

A return of our fur-tastic community event celebrating the Arts & our four-legged friends. Games, dog organizations and arts & crafts vendors, dog costume contest, kids’ activities and canine activities.

Apr
4
2020
Saturday Morning Studio

These classes are the perfect combination of art and FUN! Join us each month for tips, treats, and creative expression through projects designed to enhance art skills guised under a party atmosphere.

Ages: 8-12

Apr
11
2020
Girl Scout Painting Badge - Louisiana Style

Girl Scouts will paint and create a moody wetland landscape mural using unexpected techniques (no brushes allowed) culminating in the creation of a 3D alligator.

Ages: 7-8

Apr
18
2020
Swamp Art Show Field Days

Twice a year, artists are invited to visit Bluebonnet Swamp for inspiration in creating works of art that can be entered in upcoming Swamp Art Shows. Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, fabric or pen, come on out and let the swamp inspire you. Bring your own supplies, and we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!

Apr
18
2020
Art Unwined: Bird Nerds

Tired of the same ol’ paint and drink?! If so, then check out BREC’s adult- only, fun and creative grown-up time outs.

Ages: 21+

Apr
19
2020
Swamp Art Show Field Days

Twice a year, artists are invited to visit Bluebonnet Swamp for inspiration in creating works of art that can be entered in upcoming Swamp Art Shows. Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, fabric or pen, come on out and let the swamp inspire you. Bring your own supplies, and we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!

Apr
30
2020
Plein Air "Art in the Garden"

This is the annual fundraiser for the BR Botanic Gardens' Foundation Board. Artists are welcome to paint in the garden to sell works for the benefit of the Botanic Garden's Parterre Garden. The Reception Show and Sale of the en plein air artists' painting will take place in the Main Library large conference room overlooking the garden.

May
1
2020
Plein Air "Art in the Garden"

This is the annual fundraiser for the BR Botanic Gardens' Foundation Board. Artists are welcome to paint in the garden to sell works for the benefit of the Botanic Garden's Parterre Garden. The Reception Show and Sale of the en plein air artists' painting will take place in the Main Library large conference room overlooking the garden.

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