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.
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.
Ages 2½ to 5, with an adult. Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pmTwo 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.
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.
Class for kids with ASD and developmental disabilities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuition: $160; Members: $140 (plus $100 model & materials fee)
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
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.
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.
Two Day Workshop: Sunday, January 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm; and Sunday January 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm.
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).
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 7964B: 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Friday, November 8
Friday, November 9.
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
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
Free programs for families
Adult Workshop Formerly Sunday Afternoon drop in poetry
Friday morning class
NYC art tours
with Andrea G
with Wendy Hallstrom
Instructor: Joan Gavornik
Taught by Liz Tracey
Create artwork based off of the prints of Mary Cassatt, one of the twentieth century's best known female Impressionist artists. Cassatt is well-known for her heartwarming portraits of parents and children but also created a body of work based off of Japanese-inspired printmaking techniques and styles, upon which this class is based.
Adult workshop taught by Andrea Gianchiglia
with Karin Abromatis
November 3 and November 11
$12 per person