Teaching artists keep the arts alive! Teaching artists are practicing, professional artists who have dual careers as educators. They come from every artistic field and work in many settings. The teaching artists play an integral role in the fabric of the BAI, the community, provide high-quality, creative, lifelong learning experiences to people of all ages and abilities. Our mission is to connect artists with opportunities to engage the community in making art. In doing so, the BAI is always looking for the right fit and to keep it affordable for the students. With your class fee, we create an open art space for the community and support our working artists. If you are interested in teaching an art class and would like to join us, please email our programs manager, Glenna Smith at Glenna.Smith@borregoartinstitute.org. 

Upcoming events

    • 18 May 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 526 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662

    ** This class will NOT meet at the Borrego Art Institute **

    It will meet at Newport Beach, CA  
    will be meeting on-site.**Please Note the Location and Date**

    Sometimes, it is difficult to live in the present; we forget to slow down and allow ourselves to experience the moment. In art, ‘sketching’, can be a great way to achieve this. It tends to slow you down, using your senses to take in and record what is around you. It is a method that is often done swiftly and loosely, enhancing your experience wherever you are in the world. In art, sketching is also a technique in art that can help develop an idea for a finished work.

    In Kristen Olson Stone's “Watercolor Sketching'' workshop, she will use teaching strategies that will guide you through step-by-step techniques to achieve the skills needed to excel. Kristen will also share tips on how to accomplish this inexpensively and without bulky supplies. This workshop is well suited for beginners as well as experienced artists. It is also applicable to artists working in other mediums, such as acrylics and oils. Your gained confidence after taking this workshop, will turn you into an enthusiastic watercolor sketcher, enabling you to take out your sketchbook anywhere, anytime!

    Materials included if needed.

    Wednesday, May 18th  on Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA
    Class meets from
    10:30 am to 3:00 pm

    526 S. Bay Front
    Newport Beach, CA 92662

    ** We will meet at the corner of South Bayfront and
    Topaz Ave. at the sea wall.**

    Parking is free on the side streets.

    Please read the Cancellation Policy

    • 21 May 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Location: 587 Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 125 (old library)

    Tie Up KidsArt! Weaving

    The month of May will “Tie Up KidsArt” for the year with some experiences with weaving. From “weaving” fiber through burlap to lessons on how to weave on simple looms made from household items, students will gain an understanding of one of mankind’s oldest art forms.

    KidsArt program is free. Please register so we can get the right amount of art supplies for this class. Ages 6 through 18. Parents may stay to participate after they have signed their children in.

    Class location: 587 Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 125 (in the old library)

Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 am - 4 pm.
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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Borrego Art Institute

665 Palm Canyon Drive, at Christmas Circle

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2383

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Phone: (760) 767.5152
Email: gallery@borregoartinstitute.org

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