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Presidents’ Day 2019 Workshops

Register now for one of our Presidents’ Day workshops, or bring a bagged lunch and make it an art-filled day by registering for both a 10 AM and 1 PM workshop!

Chinese New Year Collage (ages 5–9)
10 AM–12 PM
Instructor: Allison Gildea
It’s the year of the Pig! Kids will celebrate Chinese New Year by designing and creating a nature collage featuring the animal of the year, the Pig. Working with paper cutting and layering techniques, kids will add their own background elements and other animal friends to personalize their artwork.
Tuition: $55

Pres Day Chinese

Cardinal on a Snowy Day Painting (ages 10–12)
10 AM–12 PM
Instructor: Angela Gardner
A snowy winter landscape makes a great setting for a bright and vibrant bird! Kids will use wax resist with both watercolor and tempera paints in this mixed media painting.
Tuition: $55

Start with Art Workshop (ages 3–5)
1–3 PM
Instructor: Sam Matthews
Looking for a special activity to do with your little one over the long weekend? Spark your child’s imagination with an entertaining story, followed by fun, hands-on artmaking! Young artists will explore artmaking techniques while making friends and building fine motor skills. All materials provided.
Tuition: $40 for one child and one caregiver

Pres Day Start with Art

Sparkly Snowflake Painting (ages 5–9)
1–3 PM
Instructor: Angela Gardner
No two snowflakes are exactly alike! Students will design their own symmetrical sparkly snowflakes on top of a watercolor wash background, and will also create delicate cut paper snowflakes.
Tuition: $55

Pres Day Snowflake

Cacti Collage (ages 10–12)
1–3 PM
Instructor: Allison Gildea
Collage is an artistic medium that encourages experimentation and skill building. Kids will design, draw, cut, and layer paper to create fun images of potted cacti plants. This workshop will also allow kids to play with color combinations and patterns to make their work one-of-a-kind.
Tuition: $55

Pres Day Cacti

Art to Table: Black and Blue

Our first Art to Table event of 2019 takes place next Wednesday, January 9, from 11 AM–2 PM. This special event, created for art- and food-lovers alike, features a curator-led tour of our current exhibitions, followed by a prix fixe two-course meal at Summit House Restaurant + Bar. Attendees will get a close-up look at the NEA grant-funded Kevin Blythe Sampson: Black and Blue as well as Fred Scruton: Messages from the Interior and Stair-gazing: Theda Sandiford, It’s the perfect way to start the New Year and your last chance for a VIP tour of our current exhibitions before they close at the end of January. Register now for a day of inspiring art and delicious food with friends!

Fall Exhibitions Last Look and Artist Talk

On Sunday,  January 27, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will hold a “last look” reception and informal artist talk for the closing of our three fall exhibitions Kevin Blythe Sampson: Black and Blue, Messages from the Interior, and Stair-gazing: Theda Sandiford. Sampson, Sandiford, and Fred Scruton will be in attendance and each will discuss their work, their process, and answer questions from the audience. Join us from 3–5 PM.