Hunterdon Art Museum
Class Descriptions

Summer is right around the corner, download our Summer Camp 2014 Brochure!

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. 

Narrow down your options by selecting the class category you are interested in. 

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2D/3D Art Studio.

This mixed media camp is perfect for the young artist who likes to experiment with different materials. Use your imagination and have fun working with painting, collage, mosaics, mobiles, and sculpture.  Taught by Kelly DiGioia and Suzanne Lauricella, respectively.

Week 2: Ages 4 - 6; AM 

Week 4: Ages 4 - 6; PM 

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3Day Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop Takaezu Studio

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Acrylic Painting

Ages 10 – 15; PM

Your imagination and ideas - in paint! Students will learn tips and tricks for painting with acrylics, which are very versatile. Acrylics can be used right out of the tube or made thinner or thicker with mediums that yield fun and unique results. Blending, washes, texture, and edges will be covered as well as color, composition. Taught by Erica Lescota.

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After-Care Program

The Hunterdon art Museum provides entertaining and relaxing after-care for students who are enrolled in camp. After-care is directed by camp staff and volunteers. A daily snack will be provided to all campers attending after-care. Supervised activities during after-care will vary, but may include free art time, board games, pleasure reading, and walks to downtown Clinton, the Red Mill Museum and other close by destinations (weather permitting). For further information please download the after-care registration form: 

Art for Two:Bring Your Favorite Adult! Collage

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

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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. 

Art and Music

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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. 

  

By the Sea

Ages 7 – 10; PM
This camp celebrates fun in the sun.  Explore all kinds of creatures that glide, swim, or slither in the sea.  Create two and three-dimensional works of art based on the beauty of the ocean.  Mix your own salt clay, make beach inspired jewelry, watercolor sea-scapes and more.  Taught by Linda Schroeder.

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Cartooning Around

 

Ages 8 – 15; Full Day (9am - 4pm)

Love Cartoons? Then this camp is for you. Get instruction in cartooning and comic book drawing plus games, trivia, funny money and more. Develop your own characters and learn to draw popular favorites like Scooby Doo, Sponge Bob, and Spiderman. Please bring a nut free lunch. Lunch With the Bunch included. Taught by Doug Baron.

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Claymation Animation

Ages 7 – 10; PM
Learn the basics or build your skills in 2D and 3D animation. Students will make short or long form videos using stop-motion animation, storyboarding, model construction, drawing, and painting. Bring a digital camera, data cable, and memory card. Taught by Jim Pruznick.
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Comic Book Creation.

Ages 8 – 15; Full Day
Learn basic cartooning techniques and develop your own characters, names, and story lines. Learn to comic book heroes and villains. and popular characters such as Spiderman and the X-Men.  Games, funny money, trivia, and more are included in this week of comic book fun! Please bring a nut free snack and lunch. Registration for Lunch with the Bunch included.  Taught by Doug Baron.

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Design, Sculpt, Build.

Ages 11 - 15; PM

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.

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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.

 

Draw Paint & Sculpt

Ages 7 – 10; AM
It’s all in the title! Join Miss Nan for fun-filled projects including drawing, painting, plaster and clay sculpting, printmaking and tie dying. Taught by Nan Krochta.

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Drawing 101

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Drawing & Painting

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Drawing: Pastels, Charcoal, Pencil with Lena

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Egyptian Art

Ages 5 - 9; PM

The world of ancient Egypt awaits! In this class we will travel back in time to the land of the Pharaohs and learn about Egyptian art and history while recreating their masterpieces that have stood the test of time. Learn the mysterious symbols of hieroglyphics, make your own jewelry, create Egyptian statues and design pyramids and sarcophagi.  Learn how to draw like an Egyptian. Taught by Amanda and Matthew Esposito. 

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Faces in Clay

Ages 7 – 10; PM
Students will explore facial expressions of both the human and animal variety through working with clay and paint.  Tools will be used to sculpt realistic and imaginative details. Students will learn how to create and manipulate basic features as well as fine tune characteristics such as age, expression and texture.  Paint and mixed media will be used to enhance the sculptures that are created.  Taught by Erica Lescota.

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Fashion: Sewing and Construciton

Ages 9 – 11; AM & Ages 12 - 15; PM
Learn to create a piece of clothing from start to finish using a sewing machine.   Make an illustration, select fabric, create a pattern and sew away!  Learn the correct stitches and the how to process of garment construction following the same process as used in the fashion industry. Taught by Leah Cahill.

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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 


 

Fun Forms

Clay and Weaving. Summer Camp 

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.


Japanese Anime & Cartooning

     

Ages 7 to 15. Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:30pm. Love Japanese Animé and Manga? Love cartooning and comic book drawing?  Then this class is for you.  Develop your own characters and learn to draw your favorites in this fun, comprehensive course.  Taught by Chris Muller.

 

Jewelry Design

 

Ages 7 and up. Fridays, 5:30 - 7:00pm. Turn beads, wire, chain, found objects, and unexpected materials into beautiful handmade jewelry. Learn stringing, knotting, wrapping, crimping and creative combining of elements. Taught by Suzanne LeGrand.

LEGO Robotics

Ages 8 – 10; AM & Ages 11 – 15; PM
Imagination and innovation come together in this exciting camp! Learn how to build a unique LEGO® NXT robot. Discover how it works and how to program your robot to perform different operations. Students will work individually and in teams, to design and create a functioning robot, then watch it come to life!  Taught by Joe Agabiti.

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LEGO Robotics.

Ages 8 to 12. Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00pm. Imagination and innovation come together in this exciting class. Learn how to build, customize, and control a unique LEGO® NXT robot. Discover how to program a robot to perform different operations. Students will work individually and in teams to design and create a functioning robot and watch it come to life. Taught by Joseph Agabiti.

 

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. 

 

Meet the Masters

Ages 4 – 6; AM
Meet a new artist each day from Matisse (collages) to Calder (primary colors) to Monet (painting), while you explore paint, clay, sculpture, collage and more. An ideal beginning art class. Taught by Amanda Esposito.   

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Mixed Media Painting & Crafts

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My First Book

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My Pet Project


Ages 10 – 15; PM
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.  Taught by Joanna Platt.

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Mythical Beasts

Ages 11 – 15; PM

Explore mythical beasts in art throughout history and from different corners of the world.  Create delightful and terrifying creatures by drawing, painting, and sculpting.  Don't forget your imagination!  Taught by Tricia Hurley. 

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Nature Art

Explore art in nature and nature in art! Have fun learning about the lives of plants, flowers, and insects, by making collages, prints, paintings, and sculptures. Taught by Jim Pruznick and Lisa Grasso-Earl, respectively.

Week 3: Ages 4 - 6; PM

Week 7: Ages 5 - 7; PM 

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Nature's Gallery

 

Ages 7 – 9; AM
Discover the art and design possibilities found in nature. Experiment with painting, clay sculpting, gyotaku and sun prints, nature sketching (as weather permits) and more. Host an exhibition of your art on Friday. Taught by Nan Krochta.

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Old Masters / New Era

Ages 7 - 10; PM

This camp offers drawing, painting, and a little Art History.  Learn about the old masters and create your own works of art with traditional wet and dry media including pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, and acrylic paint.  Line, shape, texture, value, composition, and perspective will be covered.  Taught by Lena Shiffman.

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Painting: Acrylic & Watercolor

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Painting: Pushing the Limits

Wednesdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm 

Taught by Bascha Mon. Not your conventional painting course!  Challenging traditional notions of painting, this class ignores the usual “rules” of painting and gives imaginations a chance to soar by applying new methods to the artistic process. Students work on individual projects with guidance from the instructor.  You may work in oils, acrylics, and mixed media.  Discuss contemporary art for inspiration and use the underlying concepts as a springboard for your own work. Beginners are welcomed. This course is for students at any skill level who are open to learning how to work in unconventional ways. Recommended for adults and teens, age 16 and up.   Click Here for Painting: Pushing the Limits Materials List 

 

Painting with Paper

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Passport to Art

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Pen & Ink Drawing

        

Ages 11 – 15; AM
Students will experiment with pen and ink to create people, places, and objects.  Students will create value, texture and form through crosshatching.   It is amazing what artist can do employing only inked lines. Taught by Erica Lescota.

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Pet Portraits

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Photography Boot Camp

Ages 10 - 15; AM

Through demonstration and hands on opportunities, students immerse themselves in the basics of using their digital camera and progress to an intermediate level during a concentrated learning experience.  We will cover camera operation, shutter speed and aperture; resolution selection, using the in-camera light meter for better exposure compensation, white balance, tips on good composition and use of accessories. Taught By Nancy Ori

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Pinhole Photography

  

Ages 10 – 15; PM
Make your own camera and explore the amazing art of pinhole photography. Take black and white photographs and develop them on location in our own darkroom. Taught by Tricia Hurley.

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Plein Air Painting Workshop with Oscar Peterson

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Pop Art

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River Life: Paint, Sculpt, Print

Ages 11 - 15; AM & Ages 8 - 10; PM

Nature art comes alive in this course inspired by our local river. Birds, fish, boats, and plant life will provide the creative spark for projects in watercolor, acrylics, sculpture, printmaking, and bookmaking.  Taught by Duffy Dillinger. 

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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

Sketch Book

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Squish It, Sculpt It, Shape It

Ages 10 – 15; AM
You will love exploring sculpture and three-dimensional art in this fun camp. Work with papier mache, Sculpey, wire and clay. Discuss design, proportion, composition and surface. Taught by Tricia Hurley.

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Theater Camp: Where the Sidewalk ends

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Tie Dye & Fabric Styling

 

Ages 11 – 15; AM
Students will learn color theory, plus dying and diffusing techniques to create a multitude of dyed fabrics and papers. They will experiment with different patterns and unique designs, then be wowed by the results. We will explore tie dye, itajime, and batik methods. Please bring a 100% cotton white tee. Taught by Erica Lescota.

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Webs, Wings, & Watercolors.

Ages 7 – 10; PM

From spider webs and turtle shells to ripe red apples, children are encouraged to observe art in nature. Fun projects allow children to experiment with a variety of media including watercolor, pastels, printing ink, and more. Taught by Lisa Grasso-Earl.

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Wine & Design Paint Party with Linda Schroeder

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Wood Block Printing with Stephen McKenzie

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Plein Air Painting for Kids & Teens

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Raku, Clay Workshop for Teens

Workshop at Takeazu Studio

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Workshop at Takaezu Studio

Hands-On Workshop & Presentation with Gail Heidel

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Knot-Tying & Dip Dying with Crystal Gregory

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Experiments in Mark Making & Block printing

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