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Deepen your techniques or explore new mediums in these one- or two-day workshops.

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Visit Venice without leaving the studio! Learn to make beautiful Venetian glass beads using glass rods and a hand-held torch. All levels welcome.

100060

Start date: 06/02/18

Days of the Week : Sun, Sat .

Daily - Sat,Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6/2/2018-6/3/2018)

Materials Cost: $65.00

2 sessions.

Tuition: $200.00

Instructor : Stephanie Maddalena 



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Precious metal clay (PMC) is a fun and versatile material that starts as malleable clay and, after firing, becomes a solid metal piece. This course will introduce jewelers and non-jewelers alike to a variety of techniques to manipulate and decorate their own PMC silver jewelry pieces. Learn to decorate, texture, set stones, polish, and patina using various tools and molds. Students will also be shown how to set, monitor, and fire kilns. All materials provided, including a tool kit which may be purchased from the instructor for those who wish to continue working with PMC independently.

100083

Start date: 06/02/18

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun, Sat .

Weekly - Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6/2/2018-6/3/2018)

Materials Cost: $40.00

2 sessions.

Tuition: $200.00

Instructor : Jacqueline Kucks 



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Need glaze guidance? Do you have unfinished pieces from last session? Learn techniques and ways to glaze your previously bisque-fired unglazed work. As long as you created the pottery using clay from the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, we can finish it! Bring at least five previously fired, never-glazed works to this workshop.

100014

Start date: 06/03/18

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .

Weekly - Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (6/3/2018-6/3/2018)

Materials Cost: $40.00

1 session

Tuition: $75.00

Instructor : Lisette Bedoya 



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Learn how to capture the beauty of a fresh floral arrangement using the alla prima oil painting technique in a single sitting. Students will learn to block in the composition directly on the canvas, measure main landmarks, and mass in large value areas. We will discuss the importance of comparing values, measuring, finding edges, and looking for color relationships. The instructor will demonstrate the steps necessary to create a successful floral painting. Please bring canvas and oil painting supplies.

100072

Start date: 06/03/18

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .

Weekly - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6/3/2018-6/3/2018)

Materials Cost: $15.00

1 session

Tuition: $115.00

Instructor : Stephanie Deshpande 



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Find your artistic voice as a photographer, and use it to build a photography business and become a successful pro photographer. The workshop teaches students why and how to specialize, and to find their voice and calling as photographers. The goal of this course is to create a body of work in a professional portfolio for presentation to attract potential clients.

100085

Start date: 06/03/18

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .

Weekly - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6/3/2018-6/3/2018)

Materials Cost: $0.00

1 session

Tuition: $100.00

Instructor : Alina Oswald 



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Long exposure photography captures movement within a frame. Using this technique in nature explores the interplay of light, patterns, and tones. The effects of long exposure can be surreal and even ethereal. Take more control of your camera by using manual mode and learn the skills and accessories needed to achieve your creative goals. The first part of this course is at the Art Center, then we travel to the Watchung Reservation to shoot. Rain date: Saturday, June 24th.

100012

Start date: 06/09/18

Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .

Weekly - Sat 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (6/9/2018-6/9/2018)

Materials Cost: $0.00

1 session

Tuition: $100.00

Instructor : Danielle Austen 



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Gain confidence and skill in this informative workshop where you will learn the fundamentals principles of painting by working from landscape photos, or a still life set up. Learn about value, drawing, atmosphere, color mixing, composition, and creating dynamic lighting effects. All levels welcome. All media welcome. Please bring any painting supplies you already have. Click on link below for suggester materials to bring.   Materials List

100080

Start date: 06/10/18

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .

Weekly - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6/10/2018-6/10/2018)

Materials Cost: $0.00

1 session

Tuition: $100.00

Instructor : Mark Saenger  



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There are many ways to manipulate slabs into three-dimensional forms: swell, stretch, and expand from behind, indent, distort, in addition to or instead of traditional sculptural techniques so the subject begins to organically emerge out of the slab. Slabs can also be painted and stained with ceramic slips and oxides, and can become the basis of mixed media work after firing. These techniques are especially suited to rounded human and animal forms. Students will have the opportunity to work from a model in this workshop.

100069

Start date: 06/10/18

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .

Weekly - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6/10/2018-6/17/2018)

Materials Cost: $40.00

2 sessions.

Tuition: $200.00

Instructor : Vicki Lederman 



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Explore the invisible world of Infrared Photography where what’s unseen is the most important thing to photograph. This workshop will guide students through the intricate process of shooting and processing infrared images. Learn how IR photography methods differ from traditional digital photography, and how to get the best results. Two IR cameras will be available for students’ use during the outdoor shooting session on the Art Center grounds.

100075

Start date: 06/10/18

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .

Weekly - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6/10/2018-6/10/2018)

Materials Cost: $25.00

1 session

Tuition: $100.00

Instructor : Bill Blanchard 



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Shibori is a collection of Japanese resist dyeing techniques (akin to American tie-dye) that creates unique patterns by folding, binding, and sewing fabric before immersing it into dye. Students will learn various folding and binding techniques and then dye their pieces in synthetic indigo. Please wear clothes you can get messy in, and be prepared to have fun! Some materials provided. Please click the link below for the materials list. Materials List  

100082

Start date: 06/10/18

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .

Weekly - Sun 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (6/10/2018-6/10/2018)

Materials Cost: $20.00

1 session

Tuition: $85.00

Instructor : Kate Eggleston 



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There is beauty surrounding us if we simply pause and take notice. Each fallen leaf, abandoned toy, or empty chair has a story waiting to be told. Learn to explore the everyday 'things' and 'places' in our lives. Students will be encouraged to think less and see more, shooting objects they are drawn to intuitively. Learn to see and understanding light, how to expose for and capture it as it changes, and welcome serendipitous and unexpected mistakes. By the end, students will notice they have chosen subjects and captured photographs that come together as a cohesive body of work which begins to narrate and illustrate their story. Please bring a camera and a UBS drive. Rain date: June 24, 10am - 4pm.

100086

Start date: 06/17/18

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .

Weekly - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6/17/2018-6/17/2018)

Materials Cost: $25.00

1 session

Tuition: $100.00

Instructor : Ellen Denuto 



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Continue your exploration into precious metal clay (PMC)! This workshop will expand on techniques to manipulate and decorate silver PMC and introduce students to bronze and copper PMC. Learn to decorate, texture, set stones, polish, and patina using various tools and molds. Students will also be shown how to set, monitor, and fire kilns specifically for bronze and copper PMC. All materials provided, including a tool kit which may be purchased from the instructor for those who wish to continue working with PMC independently.

100084

Start date: 06/23/18

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun, Sat .

Weekly - Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6/23/2018-6/24/2018)

Materials Cost: $40.00

2 sessions.

Tuition: $200.00

Instructor : Jacqueline Kucks 



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