Bryan Memorial Gallery
Bryan Memorial Gallery



Workshops & Demonstrations

    Cartooning Class with Robert Waldo Brunelle JR

    Friday, August 16, 2024 - Sat., August 17, 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Led by Robert Waldo Brunelle JR
    Registration Required     »register now

    In this class students will learn the basics of creating cartoons. Topics covered include: designing characters, caricaturing famous people, how to set up panels, writing speech balloons, inking and pencils, adding color, and creating cartoons using digital technologies. Students will also learn a bit about the history of the various genres of cartoons and comics.

    Materials needed: drawing paper, pencils, erasers, ink pens, colored pencils, straight-edge (ruler or triangle).

    This workshop is geared to youth aged 15+ and adults. 


    Robert Waldo Brunelle is a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art educator and political cartoonist who has actively exhibited his work in this region since 1978. He was the art teacher at the Browns River Middle School from 1981 to 2012. He served as the president of the Northern Vermont Artist Association from 1995 to 2012, and now serves as the NVAA’s Vice President. He is a founding member of the Vermont Comic Creator’s Group, and his cartoon strip Mr. Brunelle Explains It All appeared weekly in Seven Days, and monthly in Funny Times. To see more of his work, visit

    Pick a card ... Learn to make Artist Trading Cards

    Saturday, September 14 10:00am - 12 noon

    Led by Lisamarie Charlesworth
    Registration Required     »register now

    Learn to make Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) in this unique, free-form workshop at the Bryan Gallery.

    ATCs are small artworks, created using a variety of techniques to both sides of a card. In this workshop, we'll explore making ATCs of our own, using a variety of materials and techniques. 
    Layers, applications of different materials and collage are some of the techniques we will explore together. 
    The three rules of ATCs: ATCs are always small - no larger than a playing card. They are never sold. They are always traded or given as gifts.
    ATCs began with an artist in Zurich, Switzerland in the late ‘90s. The idea that these miniature works of art could be easily made and traded became a “thing” that rapidly spread around the world. 
    Lisamarie has worked in mixed media and collage for many years. She will guide you along in the process, with tips and techniques you can use to make your own ATCs!

    Materials will be provided by the Gallery, including the cards.
    Participants are invited to bring favorite materials, tools, ephemera, gels, paints, and other types of “bits and bobs” to use to make their cards.  
    There is a suggested materials list download on the registration page.
    No previous art skills are required – this class is all about making something unique, no matter your skill level.
    Suitable for ages 15+

    Use promo code "BMGMEMBER" if you are a current member of the Gallery to receive a member discount!

    2024 Artist Fall Retreat

    Sunday, October 20 - Saturday, October 26 All Day

    Led by T.M. Nicholas & Leo Mancini-Hresko
    Registration Required     »register now

    We are thrilled to be bringing back the annual Fall Artist Retreat this year after such a wonderful and successful retreat in 2023!

    Are you ready to surround yourself with other likeminded artists in the beauty of Northern Vermont’s landscape, as so many artists have over the past 100 years?

    Join us from October 20-26 for art-filled learning, painting, lectures, demonstrations, community, and fun! Located in Jeffersonville, VT, this intensive plein air retreat will have you ending the week with a deeper command of your artistic style. You don't want to miss this retreat!

    Retreat Price Includes:
    Daily Meals: 6 breakfast, 5 lunches, 6 dinners.
    Artist Demonstrations/Instructions by T.M. Nicholas & Leo Mancini-Hresko
    Daily group critiques.
    Epic group of new friends!
    All of the creative inspiration you can handle!
    Not Included:
    Ground Transportation
    Traveler’s Insurance

    Retreat Pricing:
    Member Pricing . . . . . . . . $1400.00 USD
    Starts Friday, January 26

    Non-Member Pricing. . . $1500.00 USD
    Starts Friday, Janauary 26

    After we have received your registration you will be emailed with a confirmation of your registration along with an additional form to fill out.

    Cancellation After June 11: 50% Refund
    Cancellation After August 13: 25% Refund
    Cancellation After September 22: No Refund

    We have partnered with Smugglers' Notch Resort for lodging during the retreat. 


    Cancellation Policy:

    To make a reservation contact Smugglers' Notch Resort Group Vacations at 1-800-521-0536

    Participants are welcome to lodge at another location of their choice.

    The 2024 Fall Artist Retreat is open to artists' at all levels of their artistic journey. All that is needed is a basic understanding of oil paints.