BCG's educational programs and public presentations consist of the Master/Apprentice Program, Art Education Program, workshops, seminars, lectures, artists in the schools, and community programs. They offer intensive study in furniture making, architectural artisanry, metal arts, glass design, fiber arts and ceramics. All of BCG's programs are directed toward creating an active and informed environment for fine craft in the San Francisco Bay Area.about craft

Baulines Craft Guild partners with community agencies such as the Canal Alliance, the Marin Youth Center, and Sweet Spirit Ceramics Studio in San Rafael to present after-school programs of arts and crafts to children ages 7 through 18. Classes have included drawing, furniture making, model building, mural painting, tapestry weaving, paper-making, sculpture, ceramics, and introductory metal arts. Video below.

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In the Baulines Craft Guild’s Apprentice Program the student apprentices study with Master Members such as Michael Bock, seen above with his apprentice.

Fine Woodworking has several articles on Trevor Hadden and his apprenticeship through the BCG. Trevor's final project with Michael Cullen not only graced the back cover of a recent Fine Woodworking, it was also featured on the back and inside cover of the annual issue of Tools and Shops
- a fine accomplishment for a young man like Trevor.

Watch the slide show, by Fine Woodworking, below.

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The Junior Apprentice Program of Baulines Craft Guild offers high school age youths an opportunity to study one-to-one with a Master artist in a studio setting. Junior Apprentices are invited to exhibit with the Guild in the Master and Apprentice Annual exhibition. Junior Apprentices have studied with Catherine Merrill, ceramics; Don Braden, wood furniture; Micahel Cullen, wood furniture; Michael Bock, green woodworking practices; John McCormack, woodworking; Penelope Starr, fused glass sculpture; Carol Wedemeyer, ceramics; and Barbara Andino-Stevenson, ceramics.

The Arts Education Program sends BCG master artists into high schools and agencies for disadvantaged and recovering young people to teach hands-on classes in the various craft media in conjunction with school programs. The concept of hands-on workshops for people of all ages has proven successful as a tool for educating the public about the work of individual artist/craftsmen. Seeing and touching the materials and making something beautiful and useful gives people a better understanding of the life and work of the individual craft artist and the value of handmade objects.

The Junior Apprentice Program is supported by the Walter and Elise Haas Fund,
the Marin Arts Council,
the Marin Community Foundation,
and the Nina P. Brandt Fund.

For further information and to apply for these programs please contact us by phone at 415.458.3535

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