Learning With Art

New Art Classes

BNG Urban Sketch

Join us this Saturday for the first BNG Urban Sketch session of 2022. Artists of all levels are invited to join this free, drop in programme. Meet Education Officer Rehana Packwood in the gallery at 11am and then head out to visit different locations across Hamilton to sketch from life. 

This week, the group will be exploring the Par-La-Ville Sculpture Park. All you need is a sketchbook and pencil, but you can bring any supplies you would like to work with. Please note that BNG members now receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Stationery Store.

Click here to be added to the BNG Urban Sketch mailing list to be kept up to date with the new locations that the group will be exploring each week. 

Artist Led Classes

A new series of Draw and Explore begins on January 19 with a 6 week programme led by three former Bermuda Biennial artists who will be sharing their diverse approaches to art making. 

BNG Founding Committee Member, BNG Architect and past-Trustee, artist John Gardner will introduce a discussion and exercises regarding drawing as a fundamental vehicle for invention, discovery, observation, communication and expression in weeks one and two.

This will be followed by two sessions with multi-media artist and educator Vaughan Evans, who will be bringing pen and ink into focus. He will introduce ways of looking that involve both architecture and the figure through the use of single line drawing.

The programme will conclude with two sessions led by artist and spoken word poet Tiffany Paynter, who will be presenting different examples of blackout poetry and art before giving the students the opportunity to create their own and illustrate them. 

Classes take place in the gallery on Wednesday evenings from 5pm – 7pm. The six week programme, which begins January 19, is open to BNG members and costs $125. 

Click here to register

Youth Programmes

Due to the delay to the start of the school year for many, we have pushed back the start of our youth programmes through to February. These will now begin after the mid-term break. Spaces are limited. Register now to avoid disappointment.  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Drawing for Animation is an after school programme for students age 14 to 18 which meets twice a week to explore the principles of animation. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.45pm to 5.15pm. The cost is $325 per students (for 16 classes). The new semester begins on February 15. Click here to register

The BNG Youth Arts Council is a free programme for students age 13 to 17. Students meet in the gallery every Saturday morning for gallery tours, artist talks, critiques and team building. The new semester begins February 19.
Click here to register. 

Click here for further information on all BNG education programmes or email Education Officer Rehana Packwood at