Art Experiences


Celebrate with us and with art! Small-group Art Parties offer you and your friends an exciting hands-on art adventure that will awaken the artist within in our professional studios. Choose any medium that interests you and we will customize an art project just for you! We provide the art materials and the instructor, you bring the guests!

Policies & Pricing
  • Art Parties can be booked for all ages 5 and above.
  • Parties run for one and a half hours and are available on Sunday mornings and afternoons.
  • A non-refundable $200 deposit is due at the time of booking to reserve a date.
  • Art Parties start at $200 for up to 5 guests (the birthday child is free!) with an additional per-guest fee for up to 11 guests. Special per-guest rates are available for Art Center Dual/Family level and above members, and non-profit youth organizations (Scout groups welcome!) Please contact us for more information on pricing.
  • Party fees cover the cost of an instructor, an assistant, and all art supplies. Refreshments, favors, decorations, etc. are not included.

To book an Art Party or for more information, please contact us at or 908.273.9121.


Our unique mentor program offers one-on-one instruction for students looking to explore a new medium or receive more personalized and advanced instruction in their current style. Our mentors impart years of working knowledge, helping students hone their skills, determine the direction in which they would like to take their work, and provide experienced advice on specific projects or professional goals.

Mentor sessions may be purchased in 2-hour blocks which can be used as one session or two one-hour sessions, ensuring a fit for your schedule. For more information, please contact us at or 908.273.9121.


$200 for each 2-hour mentor session

You must be 13 years old or older to register. Mentorships cancelled with less than 24-hours’ notice are non-refundable.


Form your own art pod for groups of 3–6 students and let the Art Center’s team of expert teaching artists guide you through 4 sessions of personalized art instruction. Your group can choose to focus on a specific medium or give several styles a try, all while observing safety protocols that conform to the highest standards. Space is limited and dependent on availability. For more information, and to customize your own art pod, please contact  or 908.273.9121.

The Fine Print
  • Art pods are limited and based on studio and instructor availability.
  • Art pod sessions are 2 hours in length, meet once per week at the Art Center, and meet a total of 4 times. Multiple pod sessions can be arranged.
  • Each pod session is $1000, divided equally between the 3–6 participants. Final number of participants must be confirmed at time of registration.
  • Payment in full by all participants is due one week prior to the first pod meeting date. Payments are preferred via check made out to “Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.”
  • Due to the customized nature of an art pod, art pod enrollments are non-refundable. A makeup date will be arranged for any sessions canceled due to instructor absence, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. Students who miss class of their own accord will not receive a refund, letter of credit, or make-up opportunity.


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