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The Art Center offers adult classes in Drawing & Painting, Ceramics, Photography & Digital Media, Jewelry, Printmaking, Sculpture and Special Subjects. Classes in every media are listed below - this list can be sorted using the filters and drop down menus.

Summer Semester begins July 14.
Early Registration Discount: Register by June 2 to receive a $5 DISCOUNT on class tuition.
On-Time Registration: June 3 - July 7
Late Registration: Beginning  July 8 a $10 LATE FEE will be applied to class tuition.

Fall Semester begins September 8.
Early Registration Discount: Register by July 27 to receive a $5 DISCOUNT on class tuition.
On-Time Registration: July 27 - September 1
Late Registration: Beginning  September 2 a $10 LATE FEE will be applied to class tuition.


ATTENTION MEMBERS:
If you joined or renewed your Membership by phone, mail or in person, you will need to activate your Online Membership with the Art Center to receive the Member Discount on classes. Please call 908.273.9121 to activate your Membership. (Those who have joined or renewed through our website do not need to call.)

NOTE: Both Summer and Fall Classes are listed below, please be aware of which semester you are registering for.



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FALL - Sculpture
 
0800
Sculpture
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$340 + $40 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$370 + $40 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

Hurry!! only 5 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class is an exploration of three-dimensional forms in clay. From traditional to contemporary, this class will help to inspire individuals to find their creative voice and achieve an understanding of aesthetics in sculpture. This class is structured to suit intermediate to advanced students wanting to work on individual projects under the guidance of an instructor. Materials list will be discussed the first day of class.
FALL - Sculpture
 
0802
Sculpture
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$340 + $40 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$370 + $40 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class is an exploration of three-dimensional forms in clay. From traditional to contemporary, this class will help to inspire individuals to find their creative voice and achieve an understanding of aesthetics in sculpture. This class is structured to suit intermediate to advanced students wanting to work on individual projects under the guidance of an instructor. Materials list will be discussed the first day of class.
FALL - Jewelry
 
0402
Jewelry
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$300 + $40 lab fee

Non Member:
$330 + $40 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Learn basic metalworking techniques to make a pin, pendant or belt buckle. Instruction is individualized to the skill level of each student. Demonstrations will include design, sawing, filing, soldering, texturing, polishing and stone setting. Materials used will be silver, copper or brass. All necessary tools are provided. Students provide metal, findings and sandpaper.
Materials list
FALL - Jewelry
 
0404
Jewelry
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$300 + $40 lab fee

Non Member:
$330 + $40 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:30PM - 10:00PM
Season: Fall - 2013  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Learn basic metalworking techniques to make a pin, pendant or belt buckle. Instruction is individualized to the skill level of each student. Demonstrations will include design, sawing, filing, soldering, texturing, polishing and stone setting. Materials used will be silver, copper or brass. All necessary tools are provided. Students provide metal, findings and sandpaper.
Materials list
FALL - Jewelry, Wax Carving & Modeling: Personal Projects
 
0406
Jewelry
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$340 + $40 lab fee

Non Member:
$370 + $40 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  3:30PM - 6:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

Hurry!! only 2 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
A smaller class size offers students an opportunity for more one-on-one student and instructor interaction. The focus of this class will be on discussing and completing individual projects. All levels are welcome as the instruction is very personalized. The class will cover techniques for creating jewelry using wax carving construction methods. Wax allows the artist to create very fluid, intricate and sculpturally exciting work. Once the model is completed, it will be cast into silver or gold. Students may also mold it to create multiples. Depending on the design, the piece will be finished by soldering, setting and polishing.
Materials list
FALL - Jewelry, Wax Carving & Modeling: Personal Projects
 
0408
Jewelry
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$340 + $40 lab fee

Non Member:
$370 + $40 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

This class is full. Please contact the Registrar at 908.273.9121 x223 to be added to the waiting list, or consider attending a different class from our extensive list.

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
A smaller class size offers students an opportunity for more one-on-one student and instructor interaction. The focus of this class will be on discussing and completing individual projects. All levels are welcome as the instruction is very personalized. The class will cover techniques for creating jewelry using wax carving construction methods. Wax allows the artist to create very fluid, intricate and sculpturally exciting work. Once the model is completed, it will be cast into silver or gold. Students may also mold it to create multiples. Depending on the design, the piece will be finished by soldering, setting and polishing.
Materials list
FALL - Jewelry Fabrication (Mixed Levels)
 
0410
Jewelry
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$300 + $40 lab fee

Non Member:
$330 + $40 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/12/2013 - 11/14/2013
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class will cover all skill levels, including sawing, drilling, soldering, cold connections, basic forming, use of the rolling mill, hydraulic press, and stone setting. Intermediate to advance students will receive individualized attention to stretch their skill sets which can include: mechanisms, etching, keum-boo or hollow forms. Students may refer to the work of other jewelry artists for inspiration, as well as personalizing their own design sense with instructor input.
Materials list
FALL - Jewelry Fabrication (Mixed Levels)
 
0412
Jewelry
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$300 + $40 lab fee

Non Member:
$330 + $40 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  7:30PM - 10:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class will cover all skill levels, including sawing, drilling, soldering, cold connections, basic forming, use of the rolling mill, hydraulic press, and stone setting. Intermediate to advance students will receive individualized attention to stretch their skill sets which can include: mechanisms, etching, keum-boo or hollow forms. Students may refer to the work of other jewelry artists for inspiration, as well as personalizing their own design sense with instructor input.
Materials list
FALL - Handmade Paper Basics & Beyond
 
0102
Printmaking
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$280 + $65 materials fee

Non Member:
$310 + $65 materials fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS ON THE SPECIAL SUBJECTS PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Delve into the art of handmade paper and learn about its many applications—from creating single sheets to assembling books and building sculptures. In this fun, relaxed class students will explore the techniques of manipulating the wet pulp, embedding items into the pulp and building layers of color. No experience necessary. Just bring your imagination! All materials included.
FALL - Exploring Etching in Color and Black & White
 
0300
Printmaking
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$280 + $40 materials/lab fee

Non Member:
$310 + $40 materials/lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

This class is full. Please contact the Registrar at 908.273.9121 x223 to be added to the waiting list, or consider attending a different class from our extensive list.

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Taught by world-renowned printmaker and founding member of the Manhattan Graphics Center, Vijay Kumar, this class is geared to both the beginning and experienced printmaker. Vijay’s expertise in a variety of printmaking techniques will provide an overview of both traditional and contemporary etching methods, including monotype and monoprinting. Students will be encouraged to use and combine various techniques, such as drypoint, soft and hard ground, aquatint and spit bite, as well as viscosity printing, transferring photocopies directly onto the etching plate and working in a painterly manner with toner or sugar lift. Experience this beautiful and versatile art form for yourself! Some materials are included; an additional materials list will be discussed during the first class.
FALL - Printmaking Lab
 
0304
Printmaking
All Levels
Class
Friday
Member:
$240

Non Member:
$270

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/12/2014 - 11/14/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Friday  9:30AM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Class available to experienced printmakers. The etching press and printmaking facilities are provided for developing plates. Reservations are limited to permit edition printing. Limited to 8 students. Students must enroll for all 10 weeks.
FALL - Experimenting with Art
 
0100
Special Subjects
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$235 + $50 materials

Non Member:
$265 + $50 materials

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
If you are looking for a quiet, conservative environment, this is not the class for you. Each week students will explore and experiment with a different medium or tool as they journey through drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture. All materials included.
FALL - Handmade Paper Basics & Beyond
 
0102
Special Subjects
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$280 + $65 materials fee

Non Member:
$310 + $65 materials fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Delve into the art of handmade paper and learn about its many applications—from creating single sheets to assembling books and building sculptures. In this fun, relaxed class students will explore the techniques of manipulating the wet pulp, embedding items into the pulp and building layers of color. No experience necessary. Just bring your imagination! All materials included.
FALL - Mommy & Me (for parents & kids, ages 3+)
 
0106
Special Subjects
All Levels
Class
Sunday
Member:
$145 + $30 materials fee

Non Member:
$175 + $30 materials fee

4-week course  
Class Held: 10/12/2014 - 11/2/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 11:30AM
Season: Fall - 2014  
REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS ON THE KIDS CLASSES PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Children will explore their creativity through a variety of outlets—but little artists aren’t the only ones who get to stay and enjoy the fun. All materials included.
FALL - Personal Digital Projects
 
1100
Photography & Digital Media
Int/Adv
Class
Monday
Member:
$500 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$530 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 5 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class is ideal for any student who wants to focus on a photographic, design or fine art project, whether complex or simple. Past students have worked on building a portfolio, publishing a photo book online, preparing artwork for an exhibition, creating slide shows, or even just refining their Photoshop® skills. This class is not intended to be a print lab. Limited to 5 students to ensure personalized attention. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader.
FALL - Personal Digital Projects
 
1104
Photography & Digital Media
Int/Adv
Class
Monday
Member:
$500 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$530 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 4 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class is ideal for any student who wants to focus on a photographic, design or fine art project, whether complex or simple. Past students have worked on building a portfolio, publishing a photo book online, preparing artwork for an exhibition, creating slide shows, or even just refining their Photoshop® skills. This class is not intended to be a print lab. Limited to 5 students to ensure personalized attention. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader.
FALL - Introduction to Photoshop®
 
1116
Photography & Digital Media
Beginner
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/12/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class covers the basic concepts and tools used in Photoshop®. Through demonstrations, instructional handouts and hands-on computer use, students will learn the fundamentals of digital color, retouching, colorizing, dodging and burning, and inkjet printing. The use of adjustment layers, layer masks and filters will also be explored to emphasize image enhancement and creative freedom. This class is intended to prepare the student for the next level of Photoshop® skills. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader.
FALL - Personal Digital Projects
 
1108
Photography & Digital Media
Int/Adv
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$500 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$530 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 4 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class is intended for a limited number of students who desire to create a personal digital media project or to continue to build upon an already started portfolio for possible exhibition. Students have access to Apple iLife®, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom® and Epson® fine art printers. This class is not intended to be a print lab. Limited to 5 students to ensure personalized attention. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader. Pre-requisite: Basic computer skills, Photoshop® Basics or faculty review.
FALL - From Tumbler to Teapot & Beyond
 
0706
Ceramics
Int/Adv
Class
Monday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/15/2014 - 11/17/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 4 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
All methods of clay construction will be explored, including handbuilding and the potter’s wheel, to create functional, sculptural, and decorative pottery forms. A variety of wheel techniques, use of the slab roller and extruder, and surface texturing will be featured. Glazing and decorating techniques will also be covered, including slips, underglazes and resists. The objective will be to expand and improve skills, and to develop a personal style. Students must have completed at least one beginner class.
Materials list
FALL - Pottery
 
0710
Ceramics
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 3 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Come and learn how to create beautiful pottery. Instructor demonstrations will supplement students’ individual pursuits. Students will receive personalized attention while they are encouraged to create! All levels welcome.
Materials list
FALL - Wheel-Thrown Pottery
 
0712
Ceramics
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/12/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 5 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Students will learn fundamental wheel-throwing techniques through step-by-step instructions and discover new possibilities. Decorative elements such as surface pattern, texture and glazing are covered. Traditional and experimental processes are explored.
Materials list
FALL - The Joy of Handbuilding
 
0714
Ceramics
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Students will discover the joy and versatility of creating hand built ceramic objects. Techniques including slab construction, slump molding, coil building, pinch forming and tile making will be demonstrated and discussed. This class will emphasize general growth and development through demonstration and hands-on practice.
Materials list
FALL - Beginning & Intermediate Wheel-Throwing
 
0716
Ceramics
Beginner
Class
Thursday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

Hurry!! only 5 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Become immersed in throwing pottery on the wheel. Learn all the steps needed to create and finish beautiful wheel-thrown pottery, including glazing techniques. Acquire the skills to make vases, bowls and plates. Various surface decorating techniques will also be explored. Particular emphasis will be on the successful integration of form and function.
Materials list
FALL - Beginning & Intermediate Wheel-Throwing
 
0720
Ceramics
Beginner
Class
Thursday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Become immersed in throwing pottery on the wheel. Learn all the steps needed to create and finish beautiful wheel-thrown pottery, including glazing techniques. Acquire the skills to make vases, bowls and plates. Various surface decorating techniques will also be explored. Particular emphasis will be on the successful integration of form and function.
Materials list
FALL - Self Expression through Painting
 
0500
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This comprehensive class embraces all personal styles – figurative, expressionistic or abstract. Mixed media may be used, with a focus on oil and acrylic. The goal of this class is to have students create the best possible piece of art they can, to express what they have envisioned as closely as possible, using whatever tools or medium are required. It is a “no rules” class relying on the laws of shape, color and intuition. Students work on individual projects at their own pace. Individual instruction and class discussion create a warm and supportive atmosphere.
Materials list
FALL - Painting A to Z
 
0502
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Perfect for the beginner as well as the experienced painter, this general painting class places the emphasis on oil painting, but students may work in the medium of their choice. Each class will begin with a short talk or demonstration covering many topics such as subject matter selection, composition, layout and blocking, abstraction and pattern, development of form, color mixing, detail and finishing, as well as how to speak about art. Students will explore their inspiration and discover their vision.
Materials list
FALL - Simple & Quick Approach to Watercolor (Intermediate)
 
0506
Drawing & Painting
Int/Adv
Class
Monday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
This class is full. Please contact the Registrar at 908.273.9121 x223 to be added to the waiting list, or consider attending a different class from our extensive list.

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Learn to paint with watercolor as a transparent medium. Applying the basic techniques such as, flat wash, graded wash, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and dry brush strokes. Students are encouraged to use experimental approach to explore possibilities of varied textural effects. Actual demonstrations are necessary for the student to grasp these principles behind transparent watercolor painting. Forms and atmospheric perspective are given importance through the play of tonal values.
Materials list
FALL - Painting from Photographs
 
0508
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260 + $5 photocopy fee

Non Member:
$290 + $5 photocopy fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Many of the world’s master painters have used the photograph as a visual record and inspiration for new developments in painting. The photo is a great model to inspire creation. The student will not duplicate the photo but rather interpret it. Cropping and proportional experimentation allow the artist to achieve a painting of a similar or different sensibility. The photo can be personal, travel-related or from the media. Individual instruction and class discussion create a warm and supportive atmosphere.
Materials list
FALL - Exploring Color
 
0510
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Understanding color is key to artistic development. This class will explore color theory, mixing, layering and usage. Sessions will include demonstrations and exercises, as well as free choice paintings where students can use, experiment and build upon new concepts. This class is perfect for the beginner as well as experienced painters. Participants can use the painting medium of their choice.
Materials list
FALL - Landscape Painting
 
0512
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  3:30PM - 6:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 1 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Learn the basics for creating a successful landscape painting. Instruction on color, composition, light and shadow, paint application and different atmospheric effects will be covered. Emphasis is on oil paint and oil pastel; however, all media are welcome. Individual attention will be given making this class suitable for both beginners and advanced painters.
Materials list
FALL - Landscape Painting
 
0514
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  6:30PM - 9:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Learn the basics for creating a successful landscape painting. Instruction on color, composition, light and shadow, paint application and different atmospheric effects will be covered. Emphasis is on oil paint and oil pastel; however, all media are welcome. Individual attention will be given making this class suitable for both beginners and advanced painters.
Materials list
FALL - Visual Interpretation
 
0518
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Open to all artists working in two-dimensional media, this class focuses on the expressive use of color and composition. Each week a new compositional and color challenge will be presented to the class. The instructor will demonstrate and discuss a variety of approaches to the challenge, as well as provide historical examples. Group and individual critiques will be provided.
Materials list
FALL - The Beautiful Art of Chinese Brush Painting
 
0552
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Step into the beautiful world of Chinese brush painting. Students will learn step by step the various techniques of freehand style brush works and how to use simple brush strokes to create vivid images of flowers, birds, fish, bamboo and more. Students will also learn how to incorporate texture and unique wash techniques essential for landscape painting. More complex brush work will be explored for those with previous experience. Individual attention will be given to students of all levels.
Materials list
How to Paint Like the Impressionists
 
0526
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2013 - 11/12/2013
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Learn how to paint with the palette of colors and brush strokes used by the Impressionists. Paint sunflowers, bowls of fruit, drapery and other still lifes set up in class. Learn the power and vibrancy of using complementary colors. Paint starry nights, snowy streets, rivers, hills and mountains. Explore how color is used for atmosphere and amazing light. Be inspired by the great masters of Impressionism.
Materials list
FALL - Experimenting with Acrylics
 
0524
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Are you ready to move beyond the basics? This class will take students to the next level as you acquire techniques such as under painting, layering, glazing, alla prima and working with both water and acrylic mediums. Concepts such as form, value, proportion, perspective and composition will be covered in detail, as will color theory. Students may work independently on their own projects, using the techniques demonstrated by the instructor in each class.
Materials list
FALL - The Beauty of Encaustic: Beginner
 
0530
Drawing & Painting
Beginner
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$210 + $110 materials fee

Non Member:
$240 + $110 materials fee

8-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 10/28/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  4:00PM - 6:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 5 seat(s) left

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Encaustic is the art of painting with molten beeswax mixed with colored pigments and resin. The results are like no other medium—mysterious, deep and translucent. Students will gain the fundamental knowledge of working with encaustics, allowing for personal exploration. Receive informal critiques of your work in an environment where having discussions, taking risks, letting go of preconceived notions, and having fun is encouraged. Some materials provided, see additional materials list.
Materials list
Taking Encaustic to the Next Level
 
0532
Drawing & Painting
Int/Adv
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$210 + $110 materials fee

Non Member:
$240 + $110 materials fee

8-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 10/28/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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This intermediate class is designed for students who are already comfortable working with wax, as the class will go beyond basic painting and fusing skills. It is also geared to the individual needs of each student and will emphasize developing each student’s personal approach to encaustic. Informal critiques and discussions will be encouraged. Some materials provided, see additional materials list.
Materials list
FALL - Drawing the Figure with Confidence
 
0534
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260 + $65 model fee

Non Member:
$290 + $65 model fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Figure drawing is an extremely rewarding and challenging activity. Because our poses are short, students will be able to focus on how to initiate a figure drawing, through basic structuring. Repetition and practice are key elements in expressing yourself with confidence. This class familiarizes students with basic anatomy to better understand the figure. The goal of this course is to simplify the complex nature of drawing the human form.
Materials list
FALL - The Principles of Painting
 
0538
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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This class will provide a basic understanding of the principles of painting, using acrylic or oil, for the beginning student. The student will gain a strong foundation of the fundamentals of painting, while experimenting with line, color, shading, modeling and blocking. Individual expression is encouraged by using a combination of direct observation, sketches and reference photographs as inspiration.
Materials list
FALL - Creative Watercolor
 
0546
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

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This class focuses on basic watercolor techniques and teaches composition, elements of design and traditional and non-traditional approaches to the medium. Subject matter such as landscape and still life imagery will be explored.
Materials list
FALL - Creative Watercolor
 
0542
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

Hurry!! only 4 seat(s) left

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This class focuses on basic watercolor techniques and teaches composition, elements of design and traditional and non-traditional approaches to the medium. Subject matter such as landscape and still life imagery will be explored.
Materials list
FALL - Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified
 
0522
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Students will learn at their own pace in this structured class emphasizing self-discovery and skill development. Focus on building and refining basic skills, developing powers of observation, and exploring a broad range of drawing materials while developing self-confidence and defining individual style.
Materials list
FALL - Paint It Your Way!
 
0544
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

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Students will have the opportunity to work in the medium of their choice (oil, acrylic, pastel or any combination of each). Demonstrations will be given each week using one or more of these three media. Emphasis will be on painting expressively and using each medium to its fullest advantage. All styles of painting (representational and abstract) are welcome; experimentation with new media and processes is encouraged.
Materials list
FALL - Oil Alla Prima for All
 
0550
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

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This class is for advanced oil painting students who are interested in developing their individual style and furthering their technical proficiency. Technical demonstrations relative to the medium, as well as to concepts such as compositions, color theory, form and value, will be provided in each class. Historic examples will be used to stretch the students’ imaginations and encourage experimentation. Assembling a portfolio and preparing work for presentation in exhibitions will also be covered.
Materials list
FALL - Yes! You Can Draw
 
0572
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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Anyone can learn to draw as this class will prove! The goal is to teach students how to take what they see in our 3D world and to successfully translate it to a flat paper surface. This class will focus on building the confidence of aspiring artists through step-by-step practical exercises and demonstrations of the principles of drawing, including proportions and composition. Students who feel they are ready to take their work to the next level may process their drawings into paintings.
Materials list
FALL - The Art of Pastel
 
0574
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Friday
Member:
$360

Non Member:
$390

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/12/2014 - 11/14/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Friday  9:30AM - 1:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Students will learn basic and advanced techniques using both soft and hard pastels on a variety of surfaces. Concepts such as form and value, color theory, proportion and composition will be covered in detail through demonstrations in each session. Students may work from the still life provided by the instructor or from their own reference photos or sketches.
Materials list
FALL - Beginning Watercolor Painting
 
0516
Drawing & Painting
Beginner
Class
Monday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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This class is designed for the beginning watercolorist or anyone seeking to advance to the next level. Students can learn to develop and build upon their own unique style while having fun learning the techniques of watercolor in a structured, focused and caring environment. Through demonstration, individual instruction and encouragement, beginning and continuing students will work from provided photographs, still lifes, or their own imagination to create beautiful finished paintings. Learn to paint with confidence and control of this exciting medium.
Materials list
FALL - Seeing in Color
 
0564
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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Color! This class is for students who prefer to create in color. Students will create with oil, acrylics, pastel, watercolor, colored pencils and any other medium you choose to bring to class. Selecting either a still life or a photograph, students will work on a subject that interests them while learning about different media. Students can use their preferred medium and learn to work with other media by watching instructor demonstrations each week. As they work on their chosen subject, students will understand how to achieve the correct color, value, texture and overall composition in a colored medium. Basics such as drawing and composition will also be demonstrated.
Materials list
FALL - Outdoor/Studio Landscape Painting
 
0566
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  12:30PM - 3:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Working both outdoors and in the studio, students will gain an overall landscape painting experience. Emphasis on simplification of landscape elements, color, aerial perspective, and composition will be addressed. Class meets outdoors when weather permits. Work from photos and sketches in the studio during inclement weather. There will be demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. First time outdoor painters with some oil painting experience are welcome. First class meets at the Art Center for overview before going outdoors to paint.
Materials list
FALL - Personal Digital Projects
 
1122
Photography & Digital Media
Int/Adv
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$500 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$530 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

Hurry!! only 5 seat(s) left

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This class is intended for a limited number of students who desire to create a personal digital media project or to continue to build upon an already started portfolio for possible exhibition. Students have access to Apple iLife®, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom® and Epson® fine art printers. This class is not intended to be a print lab. Limited to 5 students to ensure personalized attention. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader. Pre-requisite: Basic computer skills, Photoshop® Basics or faculty review.
FALL - Personal Digital Projects
 
1136
Photography & Digital Media
Int/Adv
Class
Friday
Member:
$500 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$530 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/12/2014 - 11/14/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Friday  1:30PM - 4:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 5 seat(s) left

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class is intended for a limited number of students who desire to create a personal digital media project or to continue to build upon an already started portfolio for possible exhibition. Students have access to Apple iLife®, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom® and Epson® fine art printers. This class is not intended to be a print lab. Limited to 5 students to ensure personalized attention. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader. Pre-requisite: Basic computer skills, Photoshop® Basics or faculty review.
FALL - From Tumbler to Teapot & Beyond
 
0702
Ceramics
Int/Adv
Class
Monday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/15/2014 - 11/17/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2013  
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All methods of clay construction will be explored, including handbuilding and the potter’s wheel, to create functional, sculptural, and decorative pottery forms. A variety of wheel techniques, use of the slab roller and extruder, and surface texturing will be featured. Glazing and decorating techniques will also be covered, including slips, underglazes and resists. The objective will be to expand and improve skills, and to develop a personal style. Students must have completed at least one beginner class.
Materials list
FALL - Ceramics for the Ultimate Beginner
 
0718
Ceramics
Beginner
Class
Thursday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Overwhelmed at the thought of sharing space with the pros? No worries! This ceramics class was created just for you! Students will learn about and work with various clay bodies and slips, and experiment with all glazing techniques available at the Art Center. Join this a stress-free, fun-filled ultimate introduction to the creative world of ceramics.
Materials list
FALL - Creative Exploration in Ceramics
 
0708
Ceramics
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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This class is open to all levels of experience and will focus on building skills and individual direction for personal expression. An introduction to a variety of handbuilding techniques and potter’s wheel will be covered, including glazing and finishing of projects. Slide presentations will expose students to pottery from various cultures across time. The instructor welcomes and supports cross-over or work in conjunction with other media such as collage, drawing, painting, papermaking or printmaking.
Materials list
FALL - Introduction to Digital Photography
 
1110
Photography & Digital Media
Beginner
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 4 seat(s) left

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This in depth photography class for beginners is designed for students who want to learn how to take inspiring pictures and have fun with their point-and-shoot or DSLR camera. Topics include basic camera operation: shutter speed, aperture, camera modes and lenses. Creative concept will include depth of field, motion, time-exposure, lighting and composition. Students will also learn how to manage and present their photos, make basic adjustments using Adobe Lightroom® and Photoshop®, and learn how to make photo-quality prints on our fine art inkjet printers. Weather depending, field trips will be included to try out new skills along with fun shooting assignments. Students should bring their own digital camera and the camera manual to the first class; additional materials will also be discussed.
FALL - Introduction to Digital Photography
 
1114
Photography & Digital Media
Beginner
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 5 seat(s) left

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This class is designed for students who want to learn about their digital point-and-shoot or DSLR camera system. Topics include basic camera operation: shutter speed, aperture, focal length, white balance and metering. Students will learn to adjust RAW images and make basic adjustments using Adobe Photoshop®. Students will also learn how to scan and make photo-quality prints on our fine art inkjet printers. Simple composition, presentation and lighting strategies will be addressed. Shooting assignments will be given. Students should bring their own digital camera, a tripod if possible, and the camera manual to the first class; additional materials will also be discussed.
FALL - Photoshop & Photography as a Fine Art Form
 
1132
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Class
Friday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/12/2014 - 11/14/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Friday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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This class is an exploration into multi-image shooting techniques and image processing, via Photoshop® and Lightroom®. Students will incorporate various image elements from different photographs and combine them into one unique image, making it something new and totally different from the constituent components. Taking photography out of the realm of the “everyday” and propelling it into “what could be”. It’s all about imagination...how to “see” and interpreting color, lines, shapes and space.
FALL - Luminous Florals in Watercolor
 
0520
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Everyone admires the beauty and expertise of a well-done watercolor floral. This class is for those who would like to learn the skills necessary to create a floral painting. Working at an individual pace, students will be encouraged to develop a personal style while learning how to mix and apply paint to achieve a luminous look. Several floral paintings will be completed over the course of this class and each one will become more complex as we raise the level of skill and ability. Techniques for backgrounds and making the whole painting come together will also be covered. Students will work from photos and still lifes provided or from their own reference materials. Knowledge of basic watercolor techniques is helpful, but not necessary.
Materials list
new: FALL - Think Big, Paint Small
 
0536
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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A painting, although small in size, can be expansive both in expression and impact. A small work allows for a more intimate interaction by drawing the viewer closer. A small canvas does not mean the scale and depth have to be small. Small works can stand by themselves or become studies for larger ones. In this class we will touch on composition, color and choice of subject matter. There are practical elements as well to small works: it is more cost effective, can be completed in a shorter time, and is easier to transport. This class offers much individual attention within a supportive, non-competitive environment. All levels are welcome. Students will work on table-top easels.
Materials list
FALL - Oil Painting for Total Beginners
 
0554
Drawing & Painting
Beginner
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

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If you always wanted to learn to paint, but were afraid to try, this class is designed for you! As total beginners, each student will acquire a basic understanding of the principles of oil painting and will gain a strong foundation of the fundamentals of painting, while experimenting with line, color, shading, modeling and blocking. Individual expression is encouraged by using a combination of direct observation, sketches and reference photographs as inspiration. Easy to follow demonstrations will be provided along with individualized attention for each student. Be amazed at what you can accomplish—even as a first-time painting student.
Materials list
new: FALL - The Art of Portraiture
 
0556
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260 + $65 model fee

Non Member:
$290 + $65 model fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

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Come and learn the art of portraiture from the live model and/or photograph. This class will focus on the key elements including skills of observation, anatomical details, accurate drawing and creative ways of using line and tone. The students will learn through a logical and informative approach through demonstrations and individual instruction. This fun course will begin with graphite and will then be open to the student’s medium of choice.
Materials list
new: Watercolor Pure & Simple
 
0568
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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Watercolor is sometimes thought of as the most difficult medium to master, however, it can produce beautiful results with a very basic and simple approach! This class will emphasize accurate drawing skills and clean, pure color harmonies to help students create simple, yet highly effective paintings in watercolor.
Materials list
new: FALL - Achieving the Magical Look in Landscapes
 
0576
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Friday
Member:
$210

Non Member:
$240

8-week course  
Class Held: 10/3/2014 - 11/21/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Friday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Painting plein air can be frustrating with fast moving light and painting from photos can be misleading. Through engaging lectures and demonstrations on value, drawing, atmosphere, color mixing, composition, and creating dynamic light effects students will learn how to turn simple landscape photographs into luminous landscape paintings. Student will work on paintings each week applying skills acquired during class to create a magical light filled landscape on canvas. This class is for all levels, beginners are encouraged & all mediums are welcome.
Materials list
new: FALL - Drawing for Beginners
 
0570
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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This class is about learning to draw, gaining confidence, and having fun doing it. In this introductory course, students will learn to draw more realistically and with more confidence. Using exercises based on the book and the instructors experience, as well as with simple still lifes, students will learn to draw what they “see.” Even those who have previously taken a beginning class will learn from this subject matter. No experience necessary, however those with a sample of previous work, are encouraged to bring it to the first class.
Materials list
FALL - Still Life Photography & Studio Lighting
 
1102
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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This course is designed for students who want to learn intensive studio lighting techniques for photographing objects in space, and how to document their existing sculptures, paintings, and drawings, or want to learn proper lighting in general. Students will learn the art historical importance and creative possibilities of the still life genre through reading, looking, and making photos. Bring a USB drive and digital card reader.
FALL - Further Exploration in Digital Photography
 
1134
Photography & Digital Media
Int/Adv
Class
Friday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/12/2014 - 11/14/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Friday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Students will refine their aesthetic, creative and technical digital photography skills. Topics will include image critiques, tonal separation and color balance, refining workflow and enhancing drama within the digital composition. This class will help build confidence when using the digital camera and digital workstation. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader. Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography.
FALL - Further Exploration in Digital Photography
 
1106
Photography & Digital Media
Int/Adv
Class
Monday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Students will refine their aesthetic, creative and technical digital photography skills. Topics will include image critiques, tonal separation and color balance, refining workflow and enhancing drama within the digital composition. This class will help build confidence when using the digital camera and digital workstation. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader. Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography.
FALL - Introduction to Digital Photography
 
1128
Photography & Digital Media
Beginner
Class
Thursday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  7:00PM - 9:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This in depth photography class for beginners is designed for students who want to learn how to take inspiring pictures and have fun with their point-and-shoot or DSLR camera. Topics include basic camera operation: shutter speed, aperture, camera modes and lenses. Creative concept will include depth of field, motion, time-exposure, lighting and composition. Students will also learn how to manage and present their photos, make basic adjustments using Adobe Lightroom® and Photoshop®, and learn how to make photo-quality prints on our fine art inkjet printers. Weather depending, field trips will be included to try out new skills along with fun shooting assignments. Students should bring their own digital camera and the camera manual to the first class; additional materials will also be discussed.
FALL - Basic Photography II: Practical Experience
 
1118
Photography & Digital Media
Beginner
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$230 + $25 lab fee

Non Member:
$260 + $25 lab fee

5-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 10/8/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
This class is full. Please contact the Registrar at 908.273.9121 x223 to be added to the waiting list, or consider attending a different class from our extensive list.

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The best way to learn is by doing. This class is designed to take students beyond basic photography through practical hands-on experience. Students will take frequent trips (close by and one further away), do friendly in-class critiques and work more extensively with Lightroom® and basic level Photoshop®. Students will work further on the topics learned in a basic class, including depth of field, creative composition, creative shutter and much more. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader.
FALL - Lightroom® & Photoshop® Creative Workflow All in One
 
1112
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Lightroom® and Photoshop® have become the most popular image editing and management programs by Adobe®. This course will introduce students to the best of both, image editing and image management. Learn how to make pictures look great in Lightroom® while using Photoshop® for other image effects such as retouching, filters and making composites of multiple images. Students will be able to export finished work via computer or by printing in the lab. This course is designed for both beginners and those with some prior Lightroom®/Photoshop® experience. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader.
FALL - Lightroom® & Photoshop® Creative Workflow All in One
 
1124
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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Lightroom® and Photoshop® have become the most popular image editing and management programs by Adobe®. This course will introduce students to the best of both, image editing and image management. Learn how to make pictures look great in Lightroom® while using Photoshop® for other image effects such as retouching, filters and making composites of multiple images. Students will be able to export finished work via computer or by printing in the lab. This course is designed for both beginners and those with some prior Lightroom®/Photoshop® experience. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader.
new: FALL - Experimental Methods for Photography
 
1120
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

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This course is designed for students who want to learn alternative contemporary photographic processes using unconventional materials and techniques. The instructor will fully explain and show students how to use these techniques with the minimum equipment. Students will learn how to work with scanograms, motion blur, time-lapse photography, and stop motion animation using Adobe Bridge®. In addition, students will create 3D images in Photoshop®, experiment with photo print on fabric, make photo-sculptures with Epson® prints, and experiment with light painting photography.
FALL - Creative Exploration in Digital Photography
 
1126
Photography & Digital Media
Int/Adv
Class
Thursday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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Students will refine their aesthetic, creative and technical digital photography skills. Topics will include image critiques, tonal separation and color balance, refining workflow and enhancing drama within the digital composition. This class will help build confidence when using the digital camera and digital workstation. Materials will be discussed the first day of class; bring a USB drive and digital card reader. Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography.
new: FALL - Introduction to Digital Painting
 
1130
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$430 + $55 lab fee

Non Member:
$460 + $55 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/12/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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During this course, students will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop®, how to use Wacom® tablets to draw and paint in Photoshop®, and how to use the fundamentals of blending, light & shadow, and color to create beautiful digital paintings.
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new: FALL - Publishing a New Media Children’s Book: Print & eBook Form
 
0504
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$220

Non Member:
$250

8-week course  
Class Held: 9/29/2014 - 11/17/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Students learn to write, design and illustrate a manuscript to be self-published into a hardbound book. In addition, the instructor will give an introduction to e-book platform design and marketing and explain the option of doing a digital eBook for sale. Each student will work at his/her ability level to produce one professionally typeset and bound, hardcover book in color. This is a great class for parents and grandparents with a creative story to tell.
FALL - Fabulous Fruits & Veggies in Watercolor
 
0528
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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This class is for those who would like to learn the skills necessary to paint fruit and vegetables in watercolor. Working at an individual pace, students will be encouraged to develop a personal style while learning color mixing and painting wet in wet. Time will be spent on learning how to paint glass, fabric or other objects that may be used to make up the still life.
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FALL - Painting: The Realistic Approach
 
0548
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

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This class is for students who chose work more realistically and representationally. Using oil, acrylic or watercolor, students will learn how to take a painting from start to finish, focusing on all the crucial elements such as composition, proportion, color, and structure. Subtleties such as glazes, and pushing light and darks, and texture will be addressed. Several demonstrations will be given using all of these mediums throughout the course of the class. Students can choose to work from a still life or a personal photo reference.
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new: FALL - Drawing Beyond the Doodle
 
0558
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

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Like to doodle, but freeze up when you try to draw something serious? This class will help students to relax so lines flows like a happy doodle. Students will learn how to make lines flow calmly from the mind through the hand and onto the paper while exploring still life drawing, abstract drawing, perspective, proportion, texture and shading. Students will gain confidence and style while having fun.
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FALL - Watercolor Landscape: From Sketchbook to Studio
 
0560
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260

Non Member:
$290

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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This class will introduce artists to the concept of field sketching with the intent of using the sketches created on location as references for paintings done later in the studio. The class will alternate (weather permitting) between sketching on location and working on studio paintings created from the sketches done in the field. Emphasis on location will be on accurate, quick drawing, perspective, and blocking in composition and values. Work in the studio will focus on using the field sketches and reference photos taken on location to create more formally refined works based on the sketches.
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FALL - Figure Painting
 
0562
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260 + $65 model fee

Non Member:
$290 + $65 model fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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Working from a live model, students will explore different techniques and applications, ranging from traditional to contemporary. The elements of drawing, painting color, value and harmony as well as composition and content will be the focus. This class is for all skill levels.
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new: FALL - Art Journaling
 
0578
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Friday
Member:
$235

Non Member:
$265

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/12/2014 - 11/14/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Friday  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Unleash your creativity! In a friendly, supportive environment, students will explore and combine drawing, painting, writing and collage into a rich expression of spirit in an ongoing journal. The class is a mixture of structure and wild abandon, allowing students to learn new skills and hone familiar ones, encouraging creativity that is both uniquely beautiful and personally meaningful.
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new: FALL - Big Mosaic Projects
 
0104
Special Subjects
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$280 + $30 materials/lab fee

Non Member:
$310 + $30 materials/lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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Have you been holding on to your broken china longing to make a unique tabletop for the patio? Let’s make it happen! Or maybe you have a large scale mosaic project in mind that you never seem to have time for? In this class, students will work on individual projects while learning how to cut, glue and grout various types of materials to create a unique mosaic project. All levels welcome. Some materials provided, see additional materials list.
new: FALL - Beginning & Intermediate Wheel-Throwing
 
0700
Ceramics
Beginner
Class
Monday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Become immersed in throwing pottery on the wheel. Learn all the steps needed to create and finish beautiful wheel-thrown pottery, including glazing techniques. Acquire the skills to make vases, bowls and plates. Various surface decorating techniques will also be explored. Particular emphasis will be on the successful integration of form and function.
Materials list
new: FALL - Techni-Combo Clay Construction
 
0704
Ceramics
Int/Adv
Class
Monday
Member:
$310 + $45 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$340 + $45 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/15/2014 - 11/17/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  3:30PM - 6:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Stretch your creativity and get out of that rut! This class will teach students to build more interesting pieces combining extruded, slab and wheel-thrown forms. Students will be amazed how interesting and easy it is to create both functional and sculptural pieces by combining several techniques. Use of the slab roller and extruder (for solid and hollow forms) will be featured, as well as instruction on improving wheel skills for those who are wheel-oriented. This class will cover surface texture, slip decorating, underglazes, and related finishing/glazing techniques. Prerequisites: At least one basic course (or permission from Instructor).
new: FALL - Wearable Art
 
0400
Jewelry
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$300 + $40 lab fee

Non Member:
$330 + $40 lab fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/17/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  7:30PM - 10:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 10/13

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Make unique jewelry using a variety of materials. Copper, brass and silver can be used alone or combined with found objects, photos, resin, Plexiglas, and other non-traditional materials. Students will learn jewelry-making techniques, such as sawing, drilling, filing, texturing, soldering and cold connecting. All skill levels are encouraged to attend and develop their own designs with instructor guidance.
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new: FALL - Mixed Media Sculpture
 
0804
Sculpture
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$340 + $45 materials fee

Non Member:
$370 + $45 materials fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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There are more media than clay to create amazing sculpture and artwork—and they will be lighter too! In this class, students will explore paper clay, papier-mâché and plaster as just a few building materials. All materials provided.
new: FALL - Sculpture for the Ultimate Beginner
 
0806
Sculpture
Beginner
Class
Thursday
Member:
$275 + $40 glazing/firing fee

Non Member:
$305 + $40 glazing/firing fee

10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  6:00PM - 8:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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This brand new sculpture class is dedicated to those who want to learn how to create beauty, form and function from mud! Students will be lead through demonstrations to create both functional and non-functional art.
FALL - Introduction to Printmaking
 
0302
Printmaking
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$245 + $30 materials/lab fee

Non Member:
$275 + $30 materials/lab fee

8-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/6/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  7:00PM - 10:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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Artists have long been intrigued with this popular medium for the speed, spontaneity, and open, free quality it offers. In brief, a monoprint is a method by which an image is created on a plate (such as Plexiglas®), and then transferred onto paper using a press. Many textures can be used to enhance the image. Limited editions or unique one-of-a kind prints can be created with the use of rich and colorful inks. The options are varied and endless. Luminous fluid brush strokes and delicate markings offer the elements of surprise. In addition to the monoprint, relief printing and image transfers will be introduced. Everyone works on individual projects in a supportive and informal class environment. All levels are welcome. The student will receive individual attention to help obtain the envisioned image. Attendance at the first class is strongly advised. Some materials are included; see additional materials list.
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