Thank you to all of our plein air artists and Susan Gatti, our art instructor for participating in the fall small-group painting session.

Please watch for additional scheduled classes in the future.


Painting "en plein air" is an age-old tradition of painting outdoors.


Guided workshops allow students to experience the joys of nature and to learn techniques in painting while working with a limited palette. Students study light, shadow, and atmosphere beginning with a thumbnail drawing before moving on to color.


Plein air workshops are opened to adult students (ages 18+).


Each session follows social distancing guidelines. A mask is required for participation. 

A standing easel is available to each student for use during the class (free of charge), but other supplies (including paints, art tools, and comfort items such as lawn chairs and tables) are not included. A supply list will be sent upon class registration.

Instruction is focused on oil and acrylic painting techniques, but students are welcome to use the medium of their choice.


SUSAN GATTI is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work includes oil and acrylic paintings, filmmaking and, most recently, figure sculpting. Her paintings are studies of native NY environments, ranging from long island beaches and parks to the hustle of New York City. 


"I paint scenes that have a certain energy about them or tell a good story. I strive to find interesting patterns of light, color, atmosphere or expression to translate into something new on canvas" said Gatti. "I often go on location to paint because something very special happens when you paint in a natural environment - you see the light moving, hear the ocean, smell the flowers and your senses are heightened. Its a different kind of experience so I offer plein air classes and workshops to help others experience the joys of painting outdoors"  


For more information please go to or click on our Facebook link

Plein Air classes are made possible by the support of

the Town of Babylon Local Development Corporation (LDC) as part of the "Babylon Together" initiative.

Visit our Babylon Together page for more information.

BACCA’s programs are made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the County of Suffolk, County Executive Steven Bellone and the Suffolk County Legislature, the Town of Babylon, Supervisor Rich Schaffer, the Lindenhurst Business Improvement District, and from membership and private contributions.

If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please email

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Babylon Village, NY


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Rain Date: Saturday, October 24th


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Copiague, NY

Thursday, September 10th 10:00 am -12:30 pm


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Lindenhurst Village, NY

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Phelps Lane Park

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Friday September 25th 10:00 am -12:30 pm


Historic Van Bourgondien Property

West Babylon, NY

*Includes a short history lesson about the property by Town of Babylon Historian Mary Cascone!

Friday, October 9th 10:00 am -12:30 pm


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Office:  Old Babylon Town Hall ·  47 West Main Street ·  Suite 4 ·  Babylon, NY 11702 ·  Phone: (631) 587-3696
BACCA Arts Center:  149 N Wellwood Avenue ·  Lindenhurst, NY  11757