Boulder Art Association Pushing Creative Limits For Over 90 Years

The Boulder Art Association (BAA), the oldest formal art association in Boulder, is expanding art appreciation, exploration, and education across the city.

Celebrating their 91st birthday this year, the association aims to promote the value of art, encourage creative excellence, and provide enjoyable, engaging, and interesting artistic content for both members of the BAA and the Boulder community. The BAA is a nonprofit association that welcomes all levels of artists – beginning, emerging, and professional – as well as art appreciators.

Members of the BAA have access to a wide variety of programs and benefits including monthly members’ shows, Boulder community shows, inclusion in a community of artists in varied fields, technique and business-of-art education, and public art outreach. BAA takes extreme pride in the work of their passionate members, and promotes artistic experiments to push the limits of what creativity means in Boulder today.

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Explore BAA’s events and classes below.



Make reservations while you can! During Boulder Arts Week, Boulder Art Association member artists will be showing their work during a special High Tea event at the St. Julien hotel.
When: Saturday, March 28, 2:00pm
Where: St. Julien Hotel

The event is expected to sell out, so early reservations are recommended. Click here to reserve: What:


Painting Studio
When: Thu, March 5, 10am – 1pm
Where: Boulder Art Association
What: Taught by Mary Lee Hill. Any medium welcome! Class will based on the 5 elements to a successful painting: color, composition, values, edges and texture. $25.00 per class. For more info, call Mary Lee at 720-202-2505 or email






Contemplative Photography Class

When: Sun, March 8, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Boulder Art Association
What: Come explore contemplative Nature photography and the art of seeing from an intuitive, receptive connection. Learn simple meditation, deep breathing and photo techniques that connect you to your unique, personal vision. No fancy equipment is necessary– you can even bring your camera phone.
Dates:   February 8, March 8, April 5 and May 10.
$30 for 3 hr class.
Call Caroline at 303-717-9426 to register.

BAA Gallery 3






Sculpture Class at Frasier Meadows
Where: Frasier Meadows Retirement Community 2nd Floor Art Room
When: March 10, 10 a.m. – 12. P.m.
What: Sculpture of a Head
Taught by Marilyn Russell and Linda Keschl.  There will be a live model. The cost is $25 for the series, no matter how many you attend. Checks should be made out to “FMRC” and noted for “art class”.  Works will be fired in the Frasier kiln. Drawing students are FREE and welcome to drop in.
Call Marilyn at 720-562-8080 to register.  You may leave a message.

Fiber Arts Open Studio
Where: Boulder Art Association
When: Tues., March 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
What: All are welcome to this friendly FREE walk-in group. Bring a cloth or fiber project and come on in!

Business of Arts Workshop
Where: Boulder Art Association
When: Tues., March 10, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
What: The BAA is hosting several experienced artists to teach you how to price your art correctly.

BAA Gallery 2






Pastel Class
Where: Boulder Art Association
When: Wed., March 11, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
What: Taught by Gretchen Acharya, this is a 6 student class with personalized instruction. Registration is required. Cost is $120 for 4 sessions. To register,call 303-443-1416 or email

How to Create Clothing with Recyclables
When: Sat. March 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Boulder Art Association
What: Classes taught by: Aura Liesveld and other members of the Eco Art Creators.
Price $5.00 per class/person.

Elizabeth's purse-plastic bags (2)

Purse made with plastic bags. Artist: Elizabeth Capetillo


Bernadine- Elizabeth- Phillis creations _students

Students Bernadine Klingsmith, Elizabeth Capetillo and Phillis Pettay wearing necklaces made from t-shirts and wool leftovers.

This class will be held in partnership with Eco Art Creators, a nonprofit organization,  founded 3 ½ years ago with the purpose of lessening the amount of trash we produce by transforming disposables into beautiful art and crafts. Among their creative endeavors, Eco Art Creators helps students design clothing and accessories from recyclables. They are preparing for a fashion show through the Boulder Art Association in April, and for that purpose they are offering classes at the Boulder Art Association’s facilities.

What to Bring: A cloth creation idea if you have one, sewing scraps, used clothing and/or the recyclables materials that you want to use, plus: scissors, measuring tape, pattern, a marker for cloths, an iron, and a portable sewing machine if you have one.

For more Information, and Registration, Contact: Aura Liesveld at  or (303) 465-3675.

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