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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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1177 Croton Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822
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.
Summer camp 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:
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Explore the intersection of Art and Science! Kids will stretch their minds (and their imaginations) creating cool projects that mix art, design, biology, chemistry, and engineering. From growing crystals and exploring the environment, to learning fish biology and understanding concrete, the possibilities are endless!
Ages 3 & up, with an adult.
Two artists mean twice the fun! We’ve created this special class to help kids feel comfortable when first learning how to make art. You (or Auntie or Grandpa) provide your child with warm encouragement and a helping hand. Don’t forget to bring a smock!
Ages 3 & up, with an adult.
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.
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
Class for kids with ASD and developmental disabilities
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.
Ages 7 - 10; AM
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. Image courtesy of the artist, Lena Shiffman.
Ages 7 – 10; PMThis 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.Summer Camp Program
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.
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. Image courtesy of the artist, Lena Shiffman.
Ages 4 – 6; PM
Explore the power of color! Painter Vasily Kandinsky said that “color is the keyboard…and the artist is the hand that plays.” Learn the basics about colors and then experiment with different types of media such as paint, pastels, watercolor, clay, fabric arts, and more.
Ages 7 to 15. Fridays, 6:15 - 7:45 pm
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.
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.
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.
drawing class, summer camp
Ages 13 to 17, 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.
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.
Clay and Weaving. Summer Camp
This 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.
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
Ages 8 – 11; AM
Let’s use our imaginations to turn unexpected objects into amazing art! We will use mixed media, recycled and re-purposed materials to create sculptures, instruments, masks, and mobiles. Experiment with color, texture, and composition.
Summer Camp Program
Ages 4 to 6. Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm. Visit the Imagination Station where you can create people, places and things – real and pretend. Learn different and unique approaches to color, shape, form, and composition by working with clay, painting, and photography. Taught by Jim Pruznick.
with Nancy Ori.
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).
This class is an introduction to watercolor painting for true beginners. We will cover methods and materials – what to use and how to use it. Warm up painting exercises and weekly lessons will cover essential watercolor skills such as washes, edges, dry brush, and wet-into-wet. Build your confidence and your individual style. Materials are provided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the world of three dimensional art with the help of clay, plus soft materials such as felt, fabrics, stuffing and much more. Come design clay creations and create your own plush toys, puppets, pillows, favorite animal or even a soft dessert! Come with a peanut and tree nut free snack, a smock, and a box to take home your creations. Taught by Nancy Miller.
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.
camp and/or after-school class!
Ages 10 – 15; PMPurrrfect 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.
Summer Camp Program
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
Ages 4 – 6; PMNot all art is made to hang on the wall! This class focuses on three dimensional art making as well as relief and sculpture in the round. Students will unlock the freedom of materials and process found in building, carving, modeling, assemblage, and kinetic sculpture. Work with mobiles, stabiles, fabric, clay, paint, and found objects. Taught by Nancy Miller.
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.
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.
Ages 11 – 15; AMStudents 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.
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
Artists have been painting en plein air (outdoors) for hundreds of years. Students will continue in this tradition and learn the techniques to start, establish, and finish their paintings en plein air. Fundamental principles of capturing color, light, planes, and structure will be covered. Still life subjects will be introduced in the case of inclement weather and/or to practice painting from observation.
Learn the principles of portrait drawing by observing live models. Various methods for depicting a realistic likeness in graphite and charcoal will be explored and each step of starting, establishing and finishing a drawing will be demonstrated. Class also covers drawing facial features, anatomy, shading and proportion. This is a rigorous class best suited for intermediate to advanced students who have taken beginner level drawing courses in the past. For adults and teens, ages 18 and up.
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).
Ages 10 – 15; PMYoung artists who like to work with different materials like wire, clay, plaster of Paris, and paper will really enjoy this camp. Invent all sorts of characters, creatures, people and places with these materials, and learn to use simple tools. Taught by Duffy Dillinger.Summer Camp Program
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
Ages 10 – 15; AMYou 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.
Ages 2 & up, with an adult
Inspire your budding artist! HAM Educators will read a story and then guide families through an art project on the same theme. Listen, imagine, and create together. Meet other parents and children, and get acquainted with the museum.
Adult Workshop Formerly Sunday Afternoon drop in poetry
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.
For one pair, adult & child working together.
Sunday, April 27; 1:30-3:30 pm $30, taught by a HAM Faculty memberThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday morning class
Learn to use the basic watercolor techniques to create finished paintings in an Open Studio setting. This class is for beginners who are familiar with watercolor painting, but still need hands on instruction using the medium. We will paint from still lifes with instruction in color theory, composition, perspective, and finishing the piece. Demonstrations and one-on-one instruction will be provided.
Learn the basics of working with clay in this fun introductory course to the medium. Through various projects students will learn the basic techniques of creating pinch pots, coil pots, and slab projects, and also get to paint all of their projects. Come and explore methods of creating texture as well as form. Perfect for those not scared to get their hands dirty, and of course always dress for a mess.
with Karin Abromatis
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join us for this introductory course to fiber techniques with a contemporary spin. Students will learn the history of fiber as a fine arts medium, and learn how it can be applied to 2D and 3D artwork, collage, sculpture, and mixed media assemblage. There will also be exploration of current contemporary fiber artists and their works, and students will be given an outlet for personal expression through their artwork. Techniques that will be covered include wet, needle, and Nuno felting, Shibori method, and stitching, binding, and dyeing.
with Vasiliki Katsarou
with Anita Genovese
With Andrea Gianchiglia
Workshop for children ages 8 - 12.
In this six hour workshop students will learn the basics of gold leafing. Participants will learn how to precisely and skillfully apply gold leaf to paper and use this material as a basis for creating collages. Mandalas, jewelry and historic objects will all be possible sources of inspiration. This workshop is a way to explore collage and paper, as well as to consider the role that material plays in design and concept development. All materials are provided.
Visit Amelia's website at http://ameliatoelke.com.
Visiting Artist Workshop, winter 2020, taking place at the Toshiko Takaezu Studo.
After School Class for Teens
Embroidery is the art of stitching designs onto fabric. In this workshop students will learn the basics of embroidery and how to use it to accessorize and personalize their apparel. Students will learn stitching techniques, how to make their own designs and create a patch that they can adhere to apparel and accessories in the future. No prior experience is needed, but students should come prepared with a few garments accessories to embroider on, such as sweatshirts, denim, tote bags, or fabric pencil cases. All other materials are provided.
Winter 2020 Visiting Artists Workshop in conjunction with exhibit. Taught by Emily Squires Levine. Website: http://www.emilysquireslevine.com/
Winter 2020 Visiting Artist Workshop in conjunction with exhibitions. Taught by Katherine McClelland. Website: https://www.marsupicool.com/
Visiting Artist Workshop Winter 2020, in conjunction with exhibition. Taught by Linda Brooks Hirschman. Website: http://www.lindahirschmanartist.com/
2 days: Saturday, March 28 & Sunday, March 29
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $320; Member: $300 (plus $15 materials fee)
Take your work to the next level with this exploration of textural felting techniques. Learn Shibori felting, felting around resists, folds, cracks, ripplies, and more. Through detailed demonstrations and hands-on practice, students will experiment and create a few new pieces, all with great potential for continued embellishment such as stitching and embroidery. Designed for students with some felting experiences.
Workshop for kids with an adult.
One Day Adult Workshop
Young Artists Workshops - Fiber Arts
Taught by Pierre Fouché, spring 2020.
Summer camp taught by Tricia Hurley.
Creativity knows no bounds in puppetry! Campers will create one-of-a-kind mixed media puppets out of materials ranging from fibers to clay to recycled materials. The week will end with a short puppet performance you won’t want to miss.
Summer camp taught by Andrea Gianchiglia.
Kids will go wild in this multimedia camp. Learn to depict wildlife creatures through drawing, painting, and three-dimensional techniques.
Summer camp taught by Doug Baron, full day (9 a.m. - 4 p.m., lunch is included). Please bring a tree-nut and peanut free snack for both A.M. and P.M., plus lunch daily.
Embrace the fantastic! Learn to use a range of media and techniques, including charcoal, pastel, acrylic paint and more to capture characters and beasts from the fantasy world.
Summer camp taught by Barbara Kaiser.
Campers will think outside of the canvas in this fun camp that will take painting and crafts to new, unexpected places. Projects will include pour painting, string art, and more.
Summer camp taught by Joseph Agabiti.
Engineering, architecture, and artmaking come together in this multimedia camp. Campers will plan, build, and design their own structures and simple machines, incorporating art into the design process to make the world a more beautiful place to live, create, and play.
Summer camp taught by Andrea Gianchiglia.
Campers will become contemporary creators as they learn about art being made today. Taking to the galleries of HAM to launch off their learning, students will be inspired by a diverse range of contemporary artists as they develop their own artwork in drawing, painting, sculpting and more.
Summer camp (4-day)
Sample camp options in these three days of mini-camps. Perfect for both the first-time HAM camper and returning friends, these camps run for a single session, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. Supervised lunchtime and after-care is optional each day. Sign up for just one or as many as you’d like to try! For ages 5 – 9.
One day lunch with the bunch
One day after care
In this one-day workshop participants will conquer both one and two-point perspective as they learn how to accurately and realistically create interior drawings. Through exercises and step-by-step demonstrations students will learn how to apply perspective in their drawings and paintings, and will be able to see - and capture - the world in a whole new way!
Join illustrator Lena Shiffman for a fun and relaxing watercolor workshop. Learn how to sketch with your watercolors, forgetting about pencil lines and instead becoming loose and free with your paint. Students will be painting different objects from life, creating work that appears fresh and effortless. Some knowledge about watercolor will be helpful, but not necessary. All levels welcome.
Learn how to marble paper and use it for your one-of-a-kind book. Perfect for gifts, journals, or artist books.
Kids After-School Class
Learn to draw and paint architectural structures, both real and imaginary. Students will use wet and dry media to create two-dimensional representations of buildings from direct observation as well as their own imagined dream houses. This class will focus on architecture and perspective while using mediums such as in ink and watercolor.
Workshop for Kids