Brighton Arts Centre was born as 'Brighton Figure Drawing from Life', so named because at its inception it advertised our newly offered life drawing sessions. Quickly pursuant to that we added plein air opportunities, and then we bundled other, already existing, offerings to the list, such as Academy classes. And so the title Brighton Figure Drawing from Life no longer sufficiently described this Meetup. Plus it was a really long name :D. Hence the name change.
The intention of this Meetup from the outset was to offer opportunities to artists who live North of Denver. To attend Life drawing sessions one had to drive to Denver - maybe Boulder or Greeley. Why not have something happening in Brighton? There are other Plein Air offerings, and indeed one may not be able to afford a private model on a regular basis, but one could certainly sit in one's neighbourhood park and draw the geese. However, how often do 'ones' do that? Much easier to commit to an excursion with a group of artist friends.
Brighton is growing as an Arts and Culture centre. And we are an involved art of that growth. This Meetup is intended to provide Brighton with a centre for local artists and not so local, with opportunities not necessarily available to the individual artist.
Opportunities available currently include: Life Drawing Sessions (non-instructed)
We provide three separate sessions for those wishing to draw clothed or unclothed models as well as sessions focused on portraiture. None of these sessions are instructed, although, we do provide instructed classes if so desired, as part of the Academy.
Plein Air Events
While we do not have many of these events in the colder months, we begin in Spring and go through Autumn.
The Academy functions year round. We teach in most mediums* and at all skill levels. Classes are open to teens and adults. Students are taught individually in a group setting. * Oil, acrylic, pastel, coloured pencil, pencil, charcoal, clay (sculpting) and pottery (wheel and slab-work), etc. We also have a dedicated watercolour class taught by Sharon Krohn.
From time to time we will announce opportunities such as our Gallery events & shows, and art salons.
Contact Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org for more class information and registration, as well as information about Plein Air outings, Gallery, call for artists and other art events.