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Adult Painting & Drawing Classes

4621 Self-Expression Through Painting
Instructor: Matthew Langley
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Express yourself! This comprehensive class embraces all personal styles—figurative, expressionistic, or abstract. The class focuses on oil and acrylic, but you are welcome to use mixed-media, other tools, and other stronge viagra for sales media. The goal of this class is to have you create the best possible piece of art you can, and to express what you have envisioned as closely as possible. It is a “no rules” class relying on the laws of shape, color, and intuition where you will work on individual projects at your own pace. Individual instruction and class discussion create a warm and supportive atmosphere.
10 sessions: 1/10–3/14
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4697 Painting from A-Z
Instructor: Sandy Ruda
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
This general painting class places the emphasis on oil painting, but you may work in the medium cialis overnight shipping of your choice. Each class will begin with a short talk or demonstration covering multiple topics. Explore your inspiration and discover your vision.
10 sessions: 1/10–3/14
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4668 Sketching for Every Artist
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Every artist can improve their drawing abilities, whether as a basic foundation skill for work in another medium, or for the simple pleasure of sketching itself. Develop your observational and rendering skills through sketching in charcoal and pencil from still lifes, photos, and plein air studies (weather permitting). Emphasis will be on creating accurate and simplified drawing as students learn to think in basic shapes and gestural line. Principles such as line quality and tonal values will be addressed. Sketches by noted artists will be discussed to reinforce concepts discussed in class.
5 sessions: 1/10–2/7
Tuition: member $170, non-member $180

4669 Interior Paintings
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
In this class we will use our indoor surroundings for inspiration to make paintings of rooms that are imbued with much more than their actual furnishings. Interior rooms and spaces can project many personalities or moods that have an effect on our feelings. Students will learn technical aspects such as how to use the grid system for transferring photographs to canvas and using washes to lay in colors that reflect the feeling of the space. We will also study celebrated interior painters and their work such as Hopper, Vuillard, and Vermeer. Instruction will focus on painting with water media such as acrylics or watercolors.
5 sessions: 2/21–3/21
Tuition: member $170, non-member $180

4746 Exploring Color
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
Mondays, 12:30–3 PM
Explore color theory, mixing, layering, usage, and more through demonstrations, exercises, and free-paint sessions with the medium of your choice. Get a better understanding of color by experimenting and building upon new concepts to develop as an artist. This class is perfect for beginners as well as experienced painters.
10 sessions: 1/10–3/14
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4623/4624 Getting Started: Painting
Instructor: Matthew Langley
Mondays, 12:30–3 PM
Painting can be a fun and enriching pastime. This class will help break down uncertainties and fears that often give new painters problems and turn them into strengths. Designed for beginners, or people who have been away from making art for a while, this class will teach how to prepare to start painting in any kind of style, building confidence and knowledge along the way. Learn how to set yourself up for success with easy to do exercises that will allow you to confidently handle your supplies and work with acrylic paint.
4623 5 sessions: 1/10–2/7
4624 5 sessions: 2/21–3/21
Tuition: member $170, non-member $180

4639/4640 Landscape Painting
Instructor: Valeri Larko
4639 Mondays, 3:30–6 PM
4640 Mondays, 6:30–9 PM
Learn the basics of creating a successful landscape painting through instruction on color, composition, light and shadow, paint application, and different atmospheric effects. We use oil paint and oil pastel but all media are welcome.
10 sessions: 1/10–3/14
Tuition: member $225, non-member $355

4647 Independent Study in Painting
Instructor: Howard Nathenson
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Advance your painting techniques while being guided by individual suggestions and constructive critiques. You must be proficient in the medium you choose, such as oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, and work from your own reference materials. Please bring original photos and sketches only. Do not copy other artists’ paintings or use copyright-protected photos as reference.
10 sessions: 1/11–3/15
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4673 How to Draw for the Absolutely Terrified
Instructor: Victoria Starger
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Build and refine basic drawing skills and gain self-confidence as you develop powers of observation, learning at your own pace in this structured class. Explore a broad range of drawing materials while defining your individual style.
10 sessions: 1/11–3/15
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4672 Color and Shape: Abstract Portraits
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Create abstract portraits in gouache, by defining planes, areas, and features of the face. Working from a photograph, students will learn to identify and define areas of the face. A tracing paper overlay will be used to help observe and outline features and different areas of tone. This will provide a template of abstracted shapes to use for making color studies. Students will be encouraged to use their imaginations to experiment with nontraditional portrait colors and unique effects. Paintings will be completed using gouache on heavyweight paper.
5 sessions: 2/15–3/15
Tuition: member $170, non-member $180

4674 How to Paint Like the Impressionists
Instructor: Victoria Starger
Tuesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Learn to paint with the same palette of colors and brush strokes as the impressionists. In class you can paint sunflowers, bowls of fruit, drapery, and still lifes, or you can opt for starry nights, snowy streets, rivers, hills, and mountains. Recreate luminous portraits and figures from the impressionist period. Explore how colors are used for atmospheric effect and amazing light.
10 sessions: 1/11–3/15
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4649 Understanding Landscape Painting
Instructor: Gerry Heydt
Tuesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Learn to create atmospheric and painterly landscape paintings from your own photos. Instruction includes: how to structure a painting; mixing realistic colors; and capturing accurate perspective, scale, and atmosphere. Learn how to handle skies, grasses, trees, water, and other landscape elements by simplifying and using expressive brushwork. Instructor will provide both demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.
9 sessions: 1/18–3/15
Tuition: member $280, non-member $310

4695/4696 Painting from A–Z
Instructor: Sandy Ruda
Tuesdays, 6:30–9 PM
This general painting class places the emphasis on oil painting, but you may work in the medium of your choice. Each class will begin with a short talk or demonstration covering multiple topics. Explore your inspiration and discover your vision.
4695 5 sessions: 1/11–2/8
4696 5 sessions: 2/22–3/22
Tuition: member $170, non-member $180

4728 Drawing the Figure with Confidence
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Tuesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Figure it out! Learn to simplify the complex nature of drawing the human form by getting familiar with basic anatomy to better understand the figure. Because our poses are short, you 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. Please note: This class uses both female and male life (nude) models. Students under 18 years of age must have written permission from a parent or guardian to participate. Please contact studioschool@artcenternj.org for more information.
10 sessions: 1/11–3/15
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345
Materials fee: $65

4622 Introduction to Abstract Painting
Instructor: Matthew Langley
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
A painting doesn’t need to be realistic to be outstanding. Discover your voice as a painter as you explore non-representational painting techniques to express your visual ideas. Abstract painting is no different than painting from life. You will learn the structure of making images including format, composition, rhythm, color, surface, and texture. A wide variety of painting styles and approaches will be addressed.
10 sessions: 1/12–3/16
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4626 NEW! Drawing Made Easy
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
This class is perfect for anyone new to art or looking to brush up their drawing skills. Demonstrations and step-by-step lessons will teach drawing techniques with various media such as graphite and charcoal while exploring subjects such as still-life, portraiture, perspective, and more. Attention will be not only on the technical aspects of drawing but crucial principles such as tone, value, and line as well.
10 sessions: 1/12–3/16
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4627 Painting: Making Your Creative Mark
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Whether you are an experienced painter or looking to brush up on your skills, this class is perfect for exploring new styles, techniques, and furthering your artistic creativity. Demonstrations in various media such as oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and others will be given throughout the session. Every week a new technique or idea will be discussed and shown to expose students to new ways of tackling painting within their own practice. No matter what your style or medium, all artists will get exposure and inspiration throughout the course while picking up useful tips to experiment with along their painting journey.
10 sessions: 1/12–3/16
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4659 The Beautiful Art of Chinese Brush Painting
Instructor: Diana Hsu Kung
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Intrigued by Chinese brush painting? Learn to use simple brush strokes to create vivid images of flowers, birds, fish, bamboo, and more while also practicing how to incorporate texture and unique wash techniques essential for landscape painting. Individual attention is given to students of all levels.
8 sessions: 1/12–3/2
Tuition: member $250, non-member $280

4625 Experimental Drawing
Instructor: Matthew Langley
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Push the boundaries of what can be achieved with drawing media. Go beyond a traditional approach to drawing: this course is designed to spark questions of what drawing can be as students experiment with unfamiliar/unexpected materials, methods, theories and techniques. There will be a variety of exercises and projects designed to expand your visual and critical thinking. The studies created during this class will be a means to an end, not the end itself, helping to grow your skills and perceptions beyond what you already know about drawing.
10 sessions: 1/12–3/16
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4675 NEW! Individual Painting Projects
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
We all have the best intentions to paint at home, but various obstacles often prevent it from happening. This class will allow you to have a place to pursue your art with a commitment to a weekly time in a fully-equipped studio. The added bonus is in having an experienced instructor present for guidance and support. Students may work on individual painting projects in their choice of media (acrylic, oil, or watercolor). Beginners can learn the basics while those who prefer to work more independently can receive feedback and constructive critique. This class is simply a time and place to create without distractions or interruptions. Students should bring materials in the medium of their choice.
5 sessions: 1/12–2/9
Tuition: member $170, non-member $180

4701 NEW! Contemporary Realism
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Study the methods used by the Old Masters and take a closer look at contemporary realist and figurative painters to understand the principles of representational painting. Students will produce a series of paintings in which they strive for proficiency in painting various genres. Technical and conceptual issues explored include surface preparation, pigments and mediums, grisaille painting, glazing, observational exercises, figurative composition, landscape and still-life painting, lighting, and alla-prima techniques. Formal demonstrations and slide discussions will reinforce principles covered in class. Materials fee covers cost of models.
5 sessions: 2/23–3/23
Tuition: member $170, non-member $180
Materials fee: $35

4662/4663 Watercolor: Pure & Simple
Instructor: Mark de Mos
4662 Wednesdays, 6:30–9 PM
4663 Thursdays, 12:30–3 PM
Create loose, expressive watercolor works based on weekly demonstrations which focus on specific concepts. Work from your own original reference photos and/or sketches or from a reference provided by the instructor.
4662 10 sessions: 1/12–3/16
4663 10 sessions: 1/13–3/17
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4729 The Art of Portraiture
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Wednesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Examine the art of portraiture by drawing from a life model and/or photograph. Study key elements through a logical and informative approach by watching demonstrations and receiving individual instruction. Instruction begins with graphite and then progress to your medium of choice.
10 sessions: 1/12–3/16
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345
Materials fee: $65

4666 Fearless Drawing
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Develop your drawing skills and boost confidence as you explore different concepts and media. Study form, value, proportion, perspective, and surface texture working from still lifes provided by the instructor and, for two weeks, from a model. This will enable you to explore figure and portrait drawing. Demonstrations occur in each class; some weeks using charcoal, and others, watercolor and ink.
10 sessions: 1/13–3/17
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345
Materials fee: $35

4700 Exploring the Potential of Soft Pastel
Instructor: Anita Gladstone
Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Through landscapes and still lifes, students will have the opportunity to explore the beauty and potential of painting with soft pastels. With demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, we will look at all aspects of pastel painting, including basic principles such as composition, color, value, techniques, and materials. Students will work on developing a solid foundation in pastel in an effort to find their individual creative voice.
10 sessions: 1/13–3/17
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4628 Painting in Color & Light
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Thursdays, 12:30–3 PM
Add color to your canvas with instruction on achieving correct color, value, texture, temperature, soft and hard edges, atmospheric perspective, and much more. Demonstrations and topics enhance this fun and relaxed class where you choose to work from either a still life or reference photo. All colored media welcome.
10 sessions: 1/13–3/17
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4667 Hyper-Realistic Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Thursdays, 12:30–3 PM
Want to learn to draw and paint images that are “better than a photograph?” This class focuses on techniques that allow students to draw and paint with a high level of detail and precision. Students will learn versatile, foolproof problem-solving techniques for achieving hyper-realistic renderings and will focus on gaining mastery of their chosen media.
10 sessions: 1/13–3/17
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4681 Draw Everything with Confidence
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Thursdays, 7–9:30 PM
Build confidence in your drawing skills! Learn how to take what you see in our 3D world and successfully translate it to a flat paper surface through clear instruction on the principles of drawing. If you feel ready to take your work to the next level, you may develop your drawings into paintings.
10 sessions: 1/13–3/17
Tuition: member $315, non-member $345

4683 Encaustic Painting: the Basics & Beyond
Instructor: Kathy Cantwell
Fridays, 12:30–3 PM
Encaustic is the art of painting with molten beeswax combined with colored pigments and resin. The results are like no other medium—mysterious, deep, and translucent. Gain fundamental knowledge of working with encaustics while receiving hands-on time for personal exploration. Informal critiques and discussions are encouraged so students can take risks, let go of preconceived ideas, and most of all, have fun with this beautiful and versatile medium. Some materials supplied.
8 sessions: 1/14–3/4
Tuition: member $250, non-member $280
Materials fee: $115

4726 Introduction to Watercolor Pencils
Instructor: Traci Zaretzka
Saturdays, 10–12:30 PM
Watercolor pencils are a versatile medium. Experiment with a variety of watercolor pencil techniques: using them as traditional watercolors, drawing with them and blending colors with water, drawing on wet paper for bold vibrant colors, and using them for fine details. The first part of the workshop will be a series of small drawings applying the different techniques. In the second part of the workshop, students will have the opportunity to create their own small watercolor paintings using any or all of the techniques learned in class.
5 sessions: 2/19–3/19
Tuition: member $170, non-member $180