Class Descriptions

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3Day Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop Takaezu Studio


Art + Science = FUN


Art for Two:Bring Your Favorite Adult! Clay


Ages 2½ to 5, with an adult. Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pm
Two artists means twice the fun! Collage (from the French word 'coller' meaning to glue) is a visual arts technique enjoyed by Pablo Picasso and pre-schoolers alike.   Children and adults will work together to make a truly unique assemblage of forms from paper and other materials.  This class is designed to make children feel successful and comfortable with their first adventures in the process of making open-ended art. Bring a smock. Please register in advance for individual Saturday sessions. Taught by Jim Pruznick.



Art for Two: Bring Your Favorite Adult! Drawing

Ages 2½ to 5, with an adult.  Saturdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Two artists means twice the fun!  Learn the fundamentals of drawing (line, shape, texture, value, composition) while building eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.  This class is designed to make children feel successful and comfortable with their first adventures in the process of making open-ended art. Bring a smock. Please register in advance for individual Saturday sessions. Taught by Jim Pruznick.


Art for Two: Bring Your Favorite Adult! Painting

Ages 2½ to 5, with an adult. Saturday, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Two artists means twice the fun! Get familiar with primary and secondary colors, different methods of painting, as well as communicating and translating ideas into an image.  This class is designed to make children feel successful and comfortable with their first adventures in the process of making open-ended art. Bring a smock. Please register in advance for individual Saturday sessions. Taught by Jim Pruznick.   


Art for Two: Bring Your Favorite Adult! Sculpting


Ages 2½ to 5, with an adult. Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pm
Two artists means twice the fun!  Explore 3D art with sculpting.  Using clay and other materials, kids will experiment with size, shape, and proportion to sculpt their own, unique masterpiece.  This class is designed to make children feel successful and comfortable with their first adventures in the process of making open-ended art. Bring a smock. Please register in advance for individual Saturday sessions. Taught by Jim Pruznick.


The Art of Glass Fusing

Taught by Nancy Miller. Express your own individual creativity while learning the steps of how fused glass art is made. You will learn different aspects of the glass fusing process while designing one of a kind works of art. Learn how to cut and break glass safely and to design your own piece of fused glass art from start to finish. You will also gain insight into glass compatibility, firing times, temperatures and the different stages of fusing that can be done in a kiln. Students will learn fascinating techniques that expand design possibilities. All materials provided.

 Saturday, August 2, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tuition: $50; Member: $30

Early Registration Reward does not apply. 

Art with Heart

Class for kids with ASD and developmental disabilities 

Artistic Expressions

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.

Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor

Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30pm

Taught by Lena Shiffman.  Expand your artistic potential through watercolor. Learn basic and advanced techniques through the use of washes, controlled edges, glazing, expressive brush strokes and corrections. Composition, understanding value/color relationships and creating the illusion of depth are also covered. Fresh garden flowers, fruits and vegetables provide colorful still life inspiration.  All levels welcome.  Limited to 10 students. Recommended for adults and teens, age 16 and up.       Click Here for Lena Shiffman's Watercolor Materials List.  Image courtesy of the artist, Lena Shiffman. 


Tuesday Night Drawing & Painting

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.


Comics, Manga, Anime


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.



Design, Sculpt, Build

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.



Draw, Paint & Sculpt

Ages 7 to 9. Wednesdays, 4:15 - 5:15pm.  It’s all in the title! Learn to experiment with different materials. Make great projects and explore drawing, painting, and sculpting in this fun-filled class.  Taught by Nan Krochta.


Drawing & Painting for Teens

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.


Drawing & Painting for Beginners

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Figure Sculpting for Beginners with Oscar Peterson

Tuition: $160; Members: $140 (plus $100 model & materials fee)

Friday Night Figure Study

Fridays, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Hunterdon Art Museum offers open studio sessions in which artists may draw or paint from a model:  Life (nude) or Portrait (clothed).  Sessions are uninstructed with a facilitator,  providing an opportunity for artists to work independently, practice, and refine their skills.  Please register in advance for 3-week sessions, a minimum of 4 students is required to book a model for sitting.  Space is limited to 10 students.  Tuition: $55; members: $45 (per 3-week session). Please bring your favorite materials.  Image: A. Cabrera,  Angle (detail), 2012.

Spring 2014 ---  Session 1: May 2, 9, 16 with Portrait Model; Session 2:  May 30, Jun 6, 13 with Life Model

Summer 2014 --- Session 1: Jul 11, 18, 25 with Life Model, Session 2: August 8, 15, 22 with Life Model 


Fundamentals of Drawing

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. 



Glass Fusing for Little Hands

Ages 4 and up (with an adult companion).

Kids can spend quality time with an adult family member while exploring the fascinating and fun art of glass fusing! Create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Adults and children will work together to combine an assortment of safe pre-cut glass forms to create a range of shapes, colors, and designs. Participants will learn important color and design techniques, which can be applied to any area of art. All materials will be provided. Taught by Nancy Miller.

Intro to Acrylic Painting w/ Sarah DeWire

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Intro to Handbuilding: 2-Day Ceramics Workshop


Two Day Workshop:  Sunday, January 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm; and Sunday January 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm. 

Taught by Bill Macholdt and Ann Tsubota.  This workshop is offered by the Hunterdon Art Museum and in partnership with Raritan Valley Community College.  This two day workshop will be taught by Bill Macholdt and Ann Tsubota, both prolific ceramic artists and instructors at Raritan Valley Community College.  

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).


Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Materials

Adult class

Mix It Up: Paint, Clay, Fiber

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.  

Drawing & Painting 101



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 


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

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 


Plein Air & Still life Painting w/ Oscar Peterson

adult class

Portrait Drawing with Oscar Peterson

adult class

Pysanky Hoilday Ornaments with Wendy Hallstrom


School's Out: Draw, Paint & Sculpt


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.

School's Out Lunch with the Bunch

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 7
964B:   12:00 - 1:00 pm, Friday, November 8

Schools Out: My Pet Project

Friday, November 9.

School's Out: Sculpture Sampler


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

Storytime & Art Making

Free programs for families

Hunterdon Poets Workshop

Adult Workshop Formerly Sunday Afternoon drop in poetry  

Watercolor Pouring Method with Lena Shiffman

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Wine & Design: Paint Party with Linda Schroeder

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Glass Fusing for Little Hands: Holiday Workshop

Holiday Workshop 

All levels Drawing & Painting with Lena Shiffman

Friday morning class

Chelsea Gallery Tours with Merrily Kerr

NYC art tours

Animals & Landscape Plein Air Workshop


Young Potters: Handbuilding and Glazing

Clay class

Drawing & Painting from Photographs

Margaret Fanning 

Intro to Oils with Margaret Fanning

Margaret Fanning

Intro to Gouache with Margaret Fanning


Plein Air Throughout Hunterdon County

with Andrea G

Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor Open Studio

with Wendy Hallstrom

Prints at Play: Monotypes w/ Stephen McKenzie 

Explorations in Clay

Instructor: Joan Gavornik

School's Out: Mix It Up: Clay, Paint, Fiber

Taught by Liz Tracey

Mary Cassatt Tea Party

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. 

Art and the iPad with Andrea Gianchiglia

Adult workshop taught by Andrea Gianchiglia

The Art of the Colored Pencil

Adult workshop taught by Andrea Gianchiglia

The Economy of Stroke

Maureen's workshop

Pit Fire Workshop at the Takaezu Studio

with Karin Abromatis

Lace Not Lace Guided Tour

November 3 and November 11

$12 per person

Beginner Bobbin Lace Workshop

November 4