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Visual and Literary Arts Leisure Classes

Course participants will print their own unique designs as handmade works of fine art or gifts for family or friends. Participants will learn fundamental printmaking skills in relief printmaking on professional printmaking equipment. Classes will meet in Room 104 in the Frazier Art Annex, 555 Julia St. The course is restricted to 18 participants. The fee of $130 includes paper, linoleum, ink, tools, and access to the studio facility during class times.

Wheel-Thrown Pottery will be facilitated under the instruction of a skilled ceramicist on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. over the course of five weeks. Session will be held on March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4.

Taught in a studio environment designed to accommodate either budding or experienced potters, students will throw, glaze, and fire functional and imaginative vessels. Classes will be held in Room 112 in the Frazier Art Annex, 555 Julia St. The course is restricted to 18 participants. The fee of $130 includes clay, glazes, and on-site firing. Students will also be required to purchase a pottery tool kit, costing approximately $20, from an art supply store.

Writing Nights Live: Poetry Workshop will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning Tuesday, March 21. Sessions will be held on March 21, 23, 28, and 30.

Under the guidance of English Professor and published poet Carrie Causey, adults (18 and older) are invited to participate as part of a community of writers in a workshop setting for novice to experienced poets to learn or hone their craft. Poets will share original work, discuss the submissions of their peers and learn about the publication process. Classes will be held in Room 142 of the Governors Building on BRCC’s Mid-City campus. The fee is $65, and the class is restricted to 15 participants.

Screening Nights Live: Film and Discussion will explore “Why Citizen Kane is the Greatest Movie of All Time” with Dr. Valerie Holliday.

Citizen Kane (1941) is hailed by every critic and commentator as the greatest movie of all time; Orson Welles still enjoys the distinction of being the most influential film director ever, across time and space. Have you ever wondered why? What is it about Citizen Kane that is so remarkable? How did Welles innovate the cinematic practice so completely that his work resonates through nearly every film made today?    

The course, restricted to 25 participants, will feature two class sessions: Day 1: Friday, April 7, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (30-minute introduction, two-hour film screening, 30-minute closing); Day 2: Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to noon (two hours for a lecture and discussion of the new language of cinema that Welles created.) Classes will be held in Room 118 of the Cypress Building on BRCC’s Mid-City campus. The fee is $50.

All courses have free and convenient parking available for participants. To register, visit the Workforce Development page at

For additional information, contact Rhett Poché, Chairperson of Fine Arts and Communication, at