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To sign up, email swalko@artcenternj.org

These workshops are made possible by a grant from Jayleen Associates.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey offers a variety of arts and humanities-based programs that inspire and educate audiences throughout the year. These programs include artist talks, lectures, film screenings, theatrical performances and exhibition-related programs open to all ages.


Walks in Local Landscapes, Led by Artist Matt Jensen

In conjunction with the Art Center’s exciting Main Gallery exhibition, Matthew Jensen: Park Wonder, the Art Center is hosting a series of free walks with the artist in three parks, The Great Swamp (May 20), Watchung Reservation (June 10), and the Passaic River (June 17). All walks begin at 1pm.  To download a map, do a walk and share your experience with us – click here to check out the Maps of the Imagination Blog Page!

For more information contact Sarah Walko, Director of Education and Community Engagement at 908.273.9121 ext. 213


Get Out There: Getting Your work from the Studio into the World, Professional Development Workshops

The Art Center is offering Professional Development Workshops for artists, designed to help move your work from the studio to wider opportunities. Topics covered include Professional presentation of work; websites, documentation of work and artist statements; making strategic career maps; applications for exhibitions, galleries and museums; and of course, advice on funding and promoting your work!

  • Workshop 1: Saturday, May 20, 1- 2pm at Arts Unbound, Inc., 542/544 Freeman Street, Orange, NJ 07050. $20.
  • Workshop 2: Saturday June 3, 2017 1-2pm  Rahway, NJ, (call for location). $20.

To register, or for more information on any of these programs contact Sarah Walko at 908.273.9121 ext. 213 or swalko@artcenternj.org.


Professional Development, Review Sessions

As part of our Professional Development Series, we are offering 30-minute Individual Review Sessions from 2-5pm on Saturday June 10 and 17. Register for your preferred  timeslot in advance with Sarah Walko, Director of Education and Outreach, swalko@artcenternj.org. $40 per person.

To register, or for more information on any of these programs contact Sarah Walko at 908.273.9121 ext. 213 or swalko@artcenternj.org.

These workshops are made possible because of the generous support of Jayleen Art Associates.