Hunterdon Art Museum
Class Descriptions

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Summer Camp starts June 23. Don't miss out an the fun & creativity, register today!

Workshops and classes for Adults available this Summer, check out all we have to offer under the "Summer Adult Programs" tab!

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All classes with descriptions are listed below. To register for a class click on the "Register" tab above. 

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3Day Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop Takaezu Studio

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American Girls: Home for the Holidays

 

Ages 7 & up. Friday, December 13, 6:00-8:00pm

Celebrate the season! Start the weekend getting ready for the holidays just like girls did a long time ago. Crafts influenced by various time periods will be included along with a tea party. Bring a favorite tea cup; tea party refreshments are provided. Sign up early for this popular workshop. Dolls are welcome but not required. Bring a smock.  Taught by Amanda Esposito.

 

Art + Science = FUN

KIDS CLASS

Art for Two:Bring Your Favorite Adult! Clay

 

Ages 2½ to 5, with an adult. Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pm
Two artists means twice the fun! Collage (from the French word 'coller' meaning to glue) is a visual arts technique enjoyed by Pablo Picasso and pre-schoolers alike.   Children and adults will work together to make a truly unique assemblage of forms from paper and other materials.  This class is designed to make children feel successful and comfortable with their first adventures in the process of making open-ended art. Bring a smock. Please register in advance for individual Saturday sessions. Taught by Jim Pruznick.

 

 

Art for Two: Bring Your Favorite Adult! Drawing

Ages 2½ to 5, with an adult.  Saturdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Two artists means twice the fun!  Learn the fundamentals of drawing (line, shape, texture, value, composition) while building eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.  This class is designed to make children feel successful and comfortable with their first adventures in the process of making open-ended art. Bring a smock. Please register in advance for individual Saturday sessions. Taught by Jim Pruznick.

 

Art for Two: Bring Your Favorite Adult! Painting

Ages 2½ to 5, with an adult. Saturday, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Two artists means twice the fun! Get familiar with primary and secondary colors, different methods of painting, as well as communicating and translating ideas into an image.  This class is designed to make children feel successful and comfortable with their first adventures in the process of making open-ended art. Bring a smock. Please register in advance for individual Saturday sessions. Taught by Jim Pruznick.   

 

Art for Two: Bring Your Favorite Adult! Sculpting

 

Ages 2½ to 5, with an adult. Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pm
Two artists means twice the fun!  Explore 3D art with sculpting.  Using clay and other materials, kids will experiment with size, shape, and proportion to sculpt their own, unique masterpiece.  This class is designed to make children feel successful and comfortable with their first adventures in the process of making open-ended art. Bring a smock. Please register in advance for individual Saturday sessions. Taught by Jim Pruznick.

 

Art From Around the World

Join us on a journey hopping from continent to continent learning about different cultures of the world through art! We will explore different cultures with projects including drawing, printmaking, painting, and sculpture. Taught by Suzanne Lauricella and Linda Schroeder, respectively.

Week 2: Ages 5 - 9; PM

Week 7: Ages 8 - 10; AM

Summer Camp Program 

The Art of Glass Fusing

Taught by Nancy Miller. Express your own individual creativity while learning the steps of how fused glass art is made. You will learn different aspects of the glass fusing process while designing one of a kind works of art. Learn how to cut and break glass safely and to design your own piece of fused glass art from start to finish. You will also gain insight into glass compatibility, firing times, temperatures and the different stages of fusing that can be done in a kiln. Students will learn fascinating techniques that expand design possibilities. All materials provided.

 Saturday, August 2, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tuition: $50; Member: $30

Early Registration Reward does not apply. 

Artistic Expressions

Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, 6:45 - 8:15pm

Taught by Jim Pruznick. This is an open studio art class for adults with developmental disabilities and is appropriate for students with DDD Self-Directed budgets. Art making topics are tailored to new and returning students, and include drawing, painting, sculpting, mixed media, and fiber arts. Students are encouraged to express their own vision in this fun, supportive class. An exhibition of work and a celebration highlight the final class. All materials included.  Hunterdon Art Museum is a DDD Qualified Provider. Tuition underwritten in part by Bunbury Foundation and Merck Neighbor of Choice.

Artists for Arts Sake

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Beginner Level Drawing w/ Whitney Wetherill

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Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor

Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30pm

Taught by Lena Shiffman.  Expand your artistic potential through watercolor. Learn basic and advanced techniques through the use of washes, controlled edges, glazing, expressive brush strokes and corrections. Composition, understanding value/color relationships and creating the illusion of depth are also covered. Fresh garden flowers, fruits and vegetables provide colorful still life inspiration.  All levels welcome.  Limited to 10 students. Recommended for adults and teens, age 16 and up.       Click Here for Lena Shiffman's Watercolor Materials List.  Image courtesy of the artist, Lena Shiffman. 

  

Tuesday Night Drawing & Painting

Tuesdays, 7:15 - 9:45pm  

Taught by Lena Shiffman. Pick your favorite medium and set aside Tuesday evenings for building your drawing and painting skills. In this relaxed, intimate class, beginning and intermediate students are invited to work at their own pace with guidance from the instructor using a variety of subject matter, including still life subjects and photographs. Projects are adapted to student skill level. All levels welcome, beginners start with drawing.  Recommended for adults and teens, age 16 and up. Click Here for Open Studio Materials List.  Image courtesy of the artist, Lena Shiffman.

  

Comics, Manga, Anime

          

Ages 7 to 15.  Fridays, 5:30 - 7:00pm.  Learn to draw classic comics, plus the styles of Japanese Manga and Anime.  Instruction in drawing and inking will be covered, plus games and trivia.  From Dragon Ball Z to the X-Men, from Sailor Moon to Spider-Man, this course covers it all. Develop your own characters and learn to draw your favorites.  Images Left to Right:  S. LeGrand, ooouuusm, Chibi Yoda.

 

 

Design, Sculpt, Build

Ages 9 to 12, Thursdays 4:15 - 5:30pm.  Have fun turning ordinary materials into extraordinary two and three-dimensional creations, with various media such as paint, clay, wood, wire, plaster, and paper.  Make mobiles, sculptures, paintings, and more. The possibilities are endless.  Taught by Jim Pruznick.

 

 

Draw, Paint & Sculpt

Ages 7 to 9. Wednesdays, 4:15 - 5:15pm.  It’s all in the title! Learn to experiment with different materials. Make great projects and explore drawing, painting, and sculpting in this fun-filled class.  Taught by Nan Krochta.

 

Drawing & Painting for Teens

Ages 13 to 17, Thursdays 6:00 - 7:15pm.   Learn to draw and paint from observation using the fundamental elements of design: line, color, form, texture, shape, value, and scale. Learn tips and tricks; and experiment with dry and wet media such as pencil, charcoal, conte, pastels, ink, and acrylics.  This is a great class for teens and young adults looking to strengthen their skills or learning to draw for the first time. Taught by Sarah DeWire.

 

Drawing: Pastels, Charcoal, Pencil with Lena

Adult Workshop 

Drawing & Painting for Beginners

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Friday Night Figure Study

Fridays, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Hunterdon Art Museum offers open studio sessions in which artists may draw or paint from a model:  Life (nude) or Portrait (clothed).  Sessions are uninstructed with a facilitator,  providing an opportunity for artists to work independently, practice, and refine their skills.  Please register in advance for 3-week sessions, a minimum of 4 students is required to book a model for sitting.  Space is limited to 10 students.  Tuition: $55; members: $45 (per 3-week session). Please bring your favorite materials.  Image: A. Cabrera,  Angle (detail), 2012.

Spring 2014 ---  Session 1: May 2, 9, 16 with Portrait Model; Session 2:  May 30, Jun 6, 13 with Life Model

Summer 2014 --- Session 1: Jul 11, 18, 25 with Life Model, Session 2: August 8, 15, 22 with Life Model 


 

Fundamentals of Drawing

Recommended for adults.  Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Taught by Erica Lescota. This eight week class will be offered for adult beginners to explore drawing basics such as line, color, shape, form and value. The first half of the course will focus on still lives, adding color using charcoal and pencil.  Artists will paint from observation and focus on drawing fundamentals. The second portion of the class will shift focus to emphasize the human form through observation of portrait and nude models. Each class will be focused around a basic drawing concept which students will then explore through studio time (the teacher will arrange various still lives or a model will be present) and close with group critique to help budding artists improve. Materials List Provided. Model fee approximately $30.  Image courtesy of the artist, Erica Lescota. 

 

 

Fundamentals of Painting

Recommended for adults.  Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00pm 

Taught by Erica Lescota. This eight week class will be offered for adult beginners to explore painting basics such as line, color, shape, form and value. The first half of the course will focus on still lifes,  adding color using acrylics and/or oils.  Artists will paint from observation and focus on painting fundamentals. The second portion of the class will shift focus to emphasize the human form through observation of portrait and nude models. Each class will be focused around a basic painting concept which students will then explore through studio time (the teacher will arrange various still lifes or a model will be present) and close with group critique to help budding artists improve. Materials List Provided. Model fee of approximately $30 is payable with registration. Please note: Fundamentals of Painting is part of a new series which includes Drawing, Painting, and Sculpting.

Click Here for Fundamentals of Painting Materials List 

Glass Fusing

 

Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.  Each week you will design a different piece of fused glass art while learning the fundamentals of glass fusing and a variety of techniques involved in creating your artwork. You will also be taught how to cut and break glass safely. Create one of a kind works of art while gaining insight into important techniques of color and design. Taught by Nancy Miller.

 

Glass Fusing for Little Hands


Ages 4 and up (with an adult companion).

Kids can spend quality time with an adult family member while exploring the fascinating and fun art of glass fusing! Create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Adults and children will work together to combine an assortment of safe pre-cut glass forms to create a range of shapes, colors, and designs. Participants will learn important color and design techniques, which can be applied to any area of art. All materials will be provided. Taught by Nancy Miller.


Intro to Acrylic Painting w/ Sarah DeWire

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Intro to Handbuilding: 2-Day Ceramics Workshop

     

Two Day Workshop:  Sunday, January 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm; and Sunday January 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm. 

Taught by Bill Macholdt and Ann Tsubota.  This workshop is offered by the Hunterdon Art Museum and in partnership with Raritan Valley Community College.  This two day workshop will be taught by Bill Macholdt and Ann Tsubota, both prolific ceramic artists and instructors at Raritan Valley Community College.  

On the first day of the workshop, students will be introduced to the basic technical skills and conceptual approaches of hand-built ceramics. Students will make their own objects through hands on exploration of form and surface treatments and their work will be fired by the instructors before the second meeting.  The second day of the workshop will be spent learning about glazes and students will glaze their work. Lab fee includes clay and glaze materials. Recommended for adults and teens age 16 and up. Note:  This workshop will be held at the Raritan Valley Community College Ceramics Studio in Branchburg, NJ.  Directions, tools, and materials list provided. Transportation not provided. Pre-registration is required.  Tuition:  $155; member: $135 (plus $30 clay and firing fee).

 

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Materials

Adult class

Lunch with the Bunch

We offer supervised lunchtime for summer campers.  LWTB is directed by camp staff and volunteers; activities include games and/or walks to downtown Clinton, the Red Mill Museum and other close by destinations (weather permitting). Please bring a nut free bag lunch. 

 

Mini-Camp: My Pet Project

Ages 6 to 10. Purrrfect for young artists who love all kinds of pets – real and imaginary. Pet-themed projects bring art and animals together. Projects include sculpting and painting using a variety of materials. Come with a peanut and tree nut free snack, a smock, and a box to take home your creations.  Taught by Amanda Esposito. 

Mini-Camp: Nature's Gallery

  

Ages 6 to 10.  Discover the art and design possibilities found in nature. Experiment with painting, clay sculpting, printmaking, and more. Come with a peanut and tree nut free snack, a smock, and a box to take home your creations.  Taught by Nan Krochta. 

Mix It Up: Paint, Clay, Fiber

Ages 7 and up. Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Mix it up!  Explore two and three dimensional art with paint and clay, plus soft materials such as felt, fabrics, and stuffing.  Make a masterpiece or create your own plush toy while you learn techniques in a variety of media.  

Drawing & Painting 101

 

 

A true studio art class for the beginning artist or someone developing their skills. Projects encourage exploration of traditional wet and dry materials including pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Begin with drawing and move on to painting.  Taught by Tricia Hurley and Lena Shiffman, respectively.

Week 3: July 8 - 12; 1:00pm - 4:00pm (PM)
Ages 11 - 15

 Week 8: August 12 - 16; 1:00pm - 4:00pm (PM)
Ages 7 - 10  

 

Summer Camp Program 

 

Paint the Modern Landscape

  

Fridays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Taught by Maureen Chatfield. Explore the relationship between music, movement, and painting in this fun class.  Working in acrylics, students will experiment with action painting and developing layers of color, form, and image on the canvas.  The instructor will guide individuals  through different approaches to the modern landscape, working in varying degrees of representation,  abstraction, and everything in between.  Each class will be shaped by a selection of music intended to encourage self-expression, spontaneity, movement and interaction with the canvas.  Limited to 8 students.  Recommended for adults and teens, age 16 and up.   

 

Plein Air & Still life Painting w/ Oscar Peterson

adult class

Poetry Chapbook Manuscript Workshop

          

One Day Workshop:  Sunday, March 30, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Gather your poems into a chapbook.  In this intensive but friendly workshop led by Princeton’s Ragged Sky Press publisher and MacDowell fellow Ellen Foos, together with Pushcart Prize nominee and Geraldine R. Dodge poet Vasiliki Katsarou, participants will learn how to collect their poems into well-crafted chapbook-length manuscripts.  Participants will explore methods to order, group, and title their poetry collections, and be advised on what to consider including or excluding. There will be some discussion on how and where to submit chapbooks for publication.  Foos and Katsarou will describe how smaller literary presses solicit manuscripts, and how some work cooperatively with authors. Be ready to submit 14-24 pages of poetry by March 8. The workshop leaders will read each manuscript before the Workshop.  Limited to 7 students.   Click on the following link for Poetry Manuscript Submission Guidelines.  Tuition:  $110; member: $90

 

Pop Art

Summer Camp 

Portrait & Figurative Painting w/ Oscar Peterson

adult class

Portrait Drawing with Oscar Peterson

adult class

Pysanky: Art of the Easter Egg

One Day Workshop: Saturday, April 5.  1:00 - 4:00pm. 

Taught by Wendy Hallstrom.  Have you ever wondered how the beautifully decorated Easter eggs, known as Pysanky, are created? Pysanky are the beautiful, often elaborate, designs found in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian traditions. While the eggs look difficult to make, they actually are quite easy. You will learn the step by step process used to create these Easter jewels and a little bit of the history behind these small works of art. It’s a lot of fun and the results are always impressive. Please wear old clothes, as the dyes used will stain. Students will keep their materials and finished eggs.  NOTE: This workshop will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, Lebanon, NJ Directions and materials provided.  Transportation not provided.  Please register in advance.  Tuition:  $60; member: $40 (plus $10 materials).

 

 

Pysanky Hoilday Ornaments with Wendy Hallstrom

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School's Out: Draw, Paint & Sculpt

 

Ages 6 to 10. Friday, November 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Scheduled during this year's NJEA convention.  

It’s all in the title! Make great projects and explore drawing, painting, and sculpting. Come with a peanut and tree nut free snack, a smock, and a box to for your creations.  Taught by Nan Krochta.

School's Out Lunch with the Bunch

Between our 'School's Out Workshops', which are scheduled during this year's NJEA Convention, we also offer a supervised lunch hour for children who would like to stay for the entire day or who would just like to join their friends before or after class. All children should bring a peanut and tree nut free lunch. 

964A:   12:00 - 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 7
964B:   12:00 - 1:00 pm, Friday, November 8

Schools Out: My Pet Project

with Megan Becker

School's Out: Sculpture Sampler

Workshop 

Silkscreen Printing: Simple and Fun

             

One Day Workshop:  Saturday, May 3.  10:00am - 4:00pm

Taught by Stephen McKenzie. Silkscreen printing is easy and fun, with attractive and sometimes unexpected and complex results.  Learn the process of silkscreen printing, create original designs and print endlessly to create editions of prints and/or your own textiles. Learn two silkscreen methods: hand-cut paper stencils and printing with drawing fluid and screen filler.  Each student will leave with several finished works and the skills to keep printing.  Tuition:  $110; member $90  

Images left to right:  Wikipedia; Warhol, Campbell Soup 1, 1968;   Margret Hofheinz-Döring, Missverständnis, Siebdruck, 1975

Storytime & Art Making

Free programs for families

Hunterdon Poets Workshop

Adult Workshop Formerly Sunday Afternoon drop in poetry  

Watercolor Pouring Method with Lena Shiffman

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Watercolor Open Studio with Eric Rhinehart

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Wine & Design: Paint Party with Linda Schroeder

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Wine Glass Painting with Linda Schroeder

Adult Workshop 

Linocut Printing Making Technique

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You & Me Sewing Workshop

with Leah Cahill. Fall 2015

Young Artists Workshop-Clay

Sunday, April 27; 1:30-3:30 pm 
$30, taught by a HAM Faculty member
The Young Artists Showcase Workshops run in conjunction with the Young Artists Showcase. Workshops are open to all elementary and middle school students. This workshop will cover the basic fundamentals of clay. Bring a smock and dress for a mess.  Two sessions are offered on each date. Session E is for ages 5 - 9 and Session F is for ages 10 to 14. Sessions may be combined if enrollment numbers are low in one of the sessions.

Young Artists Workshop - Drawing

Sunday March 23, 1:30-3:30 pm 
$30, taught by a HAM Faculty member
The Young Artists Showcase Workshop runs in conjunction with the Young Artists Showcase. Workshops are open to all elementary and middle school students. This workshop will cover the basic fundamentals of drawing. Bring a smock and dress for a mess.  Two sessions are offered on each date. Session A is for ages 5 - 9 and Session B is for ages 10 to 14. Sessions may be combined if enrollment numbers are low in one of the sessions. 

Young Artists Workshop-Painting

Sunday, April 6; 1:30-3:30 pm 
$30, taught by a HAM Faculty member
The Young Artists Showcase Workshops run in conjunction with the Young Artists Showcase. Workshops are open to all elementary and middle school students. This workshop will cover the basic fundamentals of painting. Bring a smock and dress for a mess.  Two sessions are offered on each date. Session C is for ages 5 - 9 and Session D is for ages 10 to 14. Sessions may be combined if enrollment numbers are low in one of the sessions.

Young Artists Workshop- Printmaking

Sunday, May 18; 1:30-3:30 pm 
$30, taught by a HAM Faculty member
The Young Artists Showcase Workshops run in conjunction with the Young Artists Showcase. Workshops are open to all elementary and middle school students. This workshop will cover the basic fundamentals of printmaking. Bring a smock and dress for a mess.  Two sessions are offered on each date. Session G is for ages 5 - 9 and Session H is for ages 10 to 14. Sessions may be combined if enrollment numbers are low in one of the sessions.

Art with Heart

Class for kids with ASD and developmental disabilities 

Glass Fusing for Little Hands: Holiday Workshop

Holiday Workshop 

School's Out: Meet the Masters

Workshop 

Drawing & Painting Animals & Landscapes

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All levels Drawing & Painting with Lena Shiffman

Friday morning class

Chelsea Gallery Tours with Merrily Kerr

NYC art tours

Embroidered Poetry Workshop

Exhibitions Related 

Animals & Landscape Plein Air Workshop

Workshop 

Young Potters: Handbuilding and Glazing

Clay class

Animal Portraiture

with Andrea 

Drawing & Painting from Photographs

Margaret Fanning 

Intro to Oils with Margaret Fanning

Margaret Fanning

Open Studio with Lena Shiffman

Tuesday class new name

Young Artists Workshop - Cartooning

YAS

Mini-Camp: Meet the Masters

spring break 

Mini-Camp: Art + Science= FUN

Spring break 

Intro to Gouache with Margaret Fanning

workshop 

Landscape & Flower Photography with Nancy Ori

workshop

Plein Air Throughout Hunterdon County

with Andrea G