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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2D/3D Art Studio



3Day Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop Takaezu Studio

1177 Croton Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822 
Phone: 917-763-4058

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: 

Animal Art.


Ages 5 to 9. Thursdays 4:15 - 5:30 pm. Students will explore how artists of past and present have used animals to inspire them, and see how animals inspire us. Experiment with a variety of media from drawing to painting, sculpture, pastel, watercolor and acrylics. Paint a cat in the style of Paul Klee; sculpt a clay animal in the Oaxacan style; make an African inspired papier-mâché animal mask. Join the fun, meet new friends and celebrate your love for art! Taught by Catherine Kumar.

Image:  Henri Rousseau.  Jungles in Paris.  

Art for Two:Bring Your Favorite Adult! Clay


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!



Art for Two: Bring Your Favorite Adult! Drawing

Ages 3 & up, with an adult.
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.


Art for Two: Bring Your Favorite Adult! Painting

Ages 3 & up, with an adult. 
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. 


Art for Two: Bring Your Favorite Adult! Sculpting



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.



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

Learn the fun and fascinating art of glass fusing. Participants  design and create several pieces of art and/or jewelry from a variety of colors, shapes and sizes of fusible glass.  The instructor will show you how to cut and break glass safely and provide insight into glass types, compatibility, technique, firing temperatures and the different styles of kiln fusing.  All levels.  All tools and materials provided.

Art and Music

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Artistic Expressions

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.

Be An Illustrator

Ages 7 - 10; AM

Explore the process of making a book with professional children’s illustrator, Lena Shiffman. Combine the skills of drawing and painting with a favorite book, poem, or your own original story. Learn about storyboards, layout, book dummies, finished art and much more.  Taught by Lena Shiffman.  

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Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor

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. 


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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Tuesday Night Drawing & Painting


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.


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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All About Color


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.  

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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

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.

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

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 101

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Drawing & Painting

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Drawing: Pastels, Charcoal, Pencil with Lena

Adult Workshop 

Drawing & Painting for Beginners

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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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Figure Sculpting for Beginners with Oscar Peterson

This class is designed to give the beginner sculpting enthusiast an introduction to clay sculpture. Focusing on tools, volume, anatomy, and proportion, the student will get a better understanding of the sculpting process. Students will work from the same nude model for the entire class.

Fun Forms

Clay and Weaving. Summer Camp 

Fundamentals of Drawing

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.



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.


Go Green



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.  





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Imagination Station: Clay, Paint & Photo

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.


Intro to Acrylic Painting w/ Sarah DeWire

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Intro to Digital Photography

with Nancy Ori.

Intro to Gouache with Margaret Fanning


Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Materials

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.

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.


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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Mix It Up: Paint, Clay, Fiber.


Ages 4 – 6
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.

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Mix It Up: Paint, Clay, Fiber

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.  

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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Off the Wall: 3D Art.

Ages 4 – 6; PM
Not 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.

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Painting: Acrylic & Watercolor

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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.   


Painting: Pushing the Limits

 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.

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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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 & Still life Painting w/ Oscar Peterson

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.

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Oscar Peterson

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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

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Portrait Drawing with Oscar Peterson

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.

River Life: Paint, Sculpt, Print.

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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.  

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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 Club

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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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Watercolor Pouring Method with Lena Shiffman

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Webs Wings Watercolor

Ages 4 – 6; 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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Linocut Printmaking Technique

Adult workshop with Stephen McKenzie

All levels Drawing & Painting with Lena Shiffman

Friday morning class

Chelsea Gallery Tours with Merrily Kerr

NYC art tours

Animals & Landscape Plein Air Workshop


Intro to Oils with Margaret Fanning

Oil painting is the most traditional painting medium used by contemporary artists and old masters alike. This course offers an introduction to oil painting while encouraging individual artistic expression.  Through demonstrations and in-class exercises, students will develop their skills in paint handling, mixing colors, and capturing form.  A still life will be provided by the instructor, but students may also bring a photograph.

Not sure what supplies to get?  No need to worry — materials are provided for this class

Landscape & Flower Photography with Nancy Ori


Plein Air Throughout Hunterdon County

Scenic views of Hunterdon County will be the inspiration for this 3-week course in drawing and painting en plein air (outdoors).  Students can work in their desired medium of pastel, oil, acrylics or watercolor.

The instructor will give demonstrations in a variety of mediums and on several subjects such as perspective, foliage, color theory and atmosphere. The first class will meet at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ.  Additional locations will be announced at the first class. All levels are welcome!

Build a Time Machine

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Circus Camp

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Theater Camp: Dr. Seuss Anthology

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Wonderful Watercolor

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Lunch with the Bunch Week 3

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After-Care Week 3

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Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor Open Studio

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.

Pit Fire Workshop at the Takaezu Studio

with Karin Abromatis

Beginner Bobbin Lace Workshop

November 4

Perspective for the Petrified

One-day workshop with Andrea Gianchiglia

Intro to Contemporary Fiber Arts & Techniques

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.

Woodblock Printing with Stephen McKenzie

Materials provided

Hunterdon Poets Reading in the Gallery

with Vasiliki Katsarou

Recycled Papermaking Workshop

with Anita Genovese

Young Artist's Portfolio

Summer camp, taught by Andrea Gianchiglia 2019

Creative Explorations

Summer camp 2019 taught by Andrea Gianchiglia

The Every Day Through Clay with Emma Rimi

Adult workshop in partnership with Rimi Studios. All materials provided. 

Beyond the Stick Figure with Oscar

Anatomical drawing class; check materials list on website for supply details.

The Art of Cutting Paper with Wendy Letven

Visiting artist workshop, Summer 2019

Figure Study Open Studio

For ages 18 & up; uninstructed (nude) figure drawing workshop with light instruction of faculty moderator. 

Figure Study Open Studio.

Register for all four at a reduced price! For ages 18 & up.