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BACC offers a spectrum of Art workshops.  Year round workshops and lectures are available in the visual,  digital, dance and music arts.  We encourage you to join us for a wonderful learning experience led by our local Montana artisans.

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Meet our Instructors

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Brooke Gavelle

Artist

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Brooke Gavelle

https://www.facebook.com/brooke.thomson.986

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Jennifer Bach

Artist & Transformational Coach

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Jennifer Bach

As an artist and Transformational Wellness Coach I have the unique opportunity to  provide creative workshops for small groups and work teams. Creating in a group format cultivates connection and collaboration. For many people painting and other creative projects are outside their comfort zone, at JB Inspired Living I implement a functional approach to wellness and living. Meaning, we work together to master the Art of Flourishing through Transformational Wellness; Inspiring health and wholeness in all areas of life. All systems of the body...mental, emotional, physical and spiritual, function in tandem with one another. Not one part of our wellbeing is isolated. Creating provides many health benefits to the mind, body and soul.

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Giovanna Carlson

Homeschool & Dance Instructor

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William Smith

Graphic designer by trade. Artist and teacher by heart.

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William Smith

I have been an artist my whole life. At a young age I would draw every day for hours. I experimented with pencil, charcoal, pen and ink and finally developed a passion for oil painting. I pursed my artistic passion through art classes in school and commercial art classes in high school where everything changed. After receiving a A.A.S. in Commercial Art from Ferris State University, my career took me from newspaper editorial illustration, to design agencies and eventually to owner and creative director of a successful marketing communications firm in Michigan, from which I retired. My wife and I moved to Montana where I began my latest career in Bigfork, designing full-time for an award-winning creative firm. In my spare time, I work in my home studio putting brush to canvas using the beauty that surrounds me for creative inspiration.

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Terrisa Olson

Artist and workshop leader.

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Terrisa Olson

Terrisa is a popular artist and BACC workshop leader!

Terrisa was born and raised in Billings, Mt. As a child she spent summers visiting her Aunt and Uncle's farm in Pryor,Mt. on the Crow Reservation. 
She was greatly influenced  during these visits, gaining a love for the mountains, wildlife and farm life.
  Terrisa is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe, with  roots  deep in Montana's history.
Terrisa's initial medium was watercolor but through the years has added pastels, acrylics, collage and inks. 
Terrisa has a line of greeting cards, " dipper Cards" and a line of stickers, " Montana Stickers" found at several retailers in Montana.
Terrisa is a Signature member of the Montana Watercolor Society and her work was selected to be in the up-coming Water Media Show at the Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, Mt. She has recently been in the " Our Town Show", Dana Gallery, Missoula,Mt. and the "Resilience Show" at the Bigfork Art and Cultural Center.
Terrisa is an art instructor, in the past she donated, time to teach art at the Rattlesnake  Elementary School. Missoula Mt.  and currently teaches from her home and ships lessons to rural area's in Montana.
 
 
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Grace Powell

Owner Cranky Goose Hill Farm

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Grace Powell

Welcome to Cranky Goose Hill Farm located on the west shore of Flathead Lake in northwestern Montana. We are a small urban farm located in the center of the community of Lakeside committed to providing locally grown cut flowers. 

Started in 2020, our farm was created to fulfill a lifelong desire to be able to farm and provide the beautiful blooms that have always brought me happiness to others.  This lifelong passion has resulted in a ever-expanding collection of annual and perennial blooms. The farm started as a way to provide blooms for ourselves and has grown into my dream job of providing fresh locally grown flowers to our community. 

Cranky Goose strives to provide affordable stunning arrangements and wholesale blooms for just about any occasion that are the epitome of fresh, sustainable, and organically grown. 

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Pamela Beer

Artist and workshop leader.

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Pamela Beer

"Spacious Joy, with emotion, with humor, with love...always" is Pamela Beer's motto!

Pam grew up as a creative personality coming from a life that demanded more a focus on survival than the expression of her creativity.

Each feeling of excitement, burst of pleasure, or dreams of laughter were squelched by the need to navigate through the challenges of being raised rural and poor along with the challenges stemming from that environment.

Through sheer determination and a long career in technology, she finally burst onto the art scene in 2013 with a renewed spirit to make things that brought joy and completeness, not only for herself but to bring uplifting moments to others.

Each work takes many weeks to complete and begins with several layers of an oil paint and cold wax mixture applied with squeegees onto wood cradled panels. More layering and subsequent colors are applied with soft brayers for an effect that is simultaneously bold and subtle.

Her designs often begin chaotic and stormy only to end up in a very joyful dance that emanates from each work.

Life creates her work and she makes whatever resinates in the current.

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Schoolhouse Corner

Founded in 1893, The Swan River School has been a beloved landmark in the Bigfork community for over 125 years. In the spring semester of 2018, the students of Mrs. Emslie’s 5th grade glass undertook a project to tell part of their school’s rich history, in the form of short video documentaries that they researched, wrote, shot, and edited themselves.

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Bigfork Art / Cultural Center

We are an creative and educational hub in Bigfork that inspires people of all ages through a wide variety of workshops, lectures, and learning opportunities. BACC shares cultures through art and story stewardship. This is BACC’s way of bridging the connection between our past and the future we wish for our children, ourselves, and our world. As determined by the Internal Revenue Service Code, Bigfork Art and Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 organization, exempt from federal income tax. Bigfork Art and Cultural Center's tax identification number is 366212000. 

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Bigfork, Montana

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