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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:
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.
Summer Camp Program
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
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.
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 8 – 15; Full DayLearn 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.
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.
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.
Summer camp program
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 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.
Ages 7 – 10; PMStudents 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.Summer Camp Program
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Ages 8 – 10; AM & Ages 11 – 15; PMImagination 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fall 2019 Visiting Artist Workshop with Martin Kruck
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.
hoffman's crossing program
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.
Takes place at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lebanon, N.J.
Week 3 Version
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.
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
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. Come with a peanut and tree nut free snack, a smock, and a box to for your creations. Taught by Lisa Grasso-Earl.
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.
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.
For one pair, adult & child working together.
Friday morning class
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!
Summer camp week of 4th of July LWTB
Summer camp week of 4th of July after-care.
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.
Taught by Liz Tracey
Adult workshop taught by Andrea Gianchiglia
with Karin Abromatis
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.
Summer camp, taught by Andrea Gianchiglia 2019
Summer camp 2019 taught by Andrea Gianchiglia
Adult workshop in partnership with Rimi Studios. All materials provided.
Anatomical drawing class; check materials list on website for supply details.
For ages 18 & up; uninstructed (nude) figure drawing workshop with light instruction of faculty moderator.
With Andrea Gianchiglia
Workshop for Kids & Families
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.
Explore women in art in the galleries of HAM!