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resources for teaching at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Our Shared Vision 
To create an inclusive and welcoming community where lives are transformed and enriched through the shared experience of art. 
NEW!! We're planning amazing ART CAMPS for 2019! Are you intersted in being a camp instructor? If so, please share your availabilty through the following links by January 25! 

Spring Break Camp (ages 5-12)
Mon April 15 – Fri April 19

Summer Art Camp for Kids (ages 5–9) & Saturday Art Camp for Kids (ages 5-9)
June Camp: Tuesday–Friday, 6/25–6/28, 9:30am-3:30pm
Individual Day Camps: Monday 7/1, Tuesday 7/2, Wednesday 7/3, 9:30am-3:30pm
8 full weeks: Mondays–Fridays, starting 7/8, 9:30am-3:30pm
Saturday Art Camp: 7 sessions: Saturdays, 7/13–8/24, 9:30am-3:30pm

NEW! Partnership camp at the Pingry School (131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920)
This is a NEW camp we are offering at the Pingry School.  Instructors need not come to the Art Center first, but will go straight to the Pingry School where the supplies will be waiting. Pingry will be providing a counselor. This is a half day camp option, with work hours from 12:30-4:30pm.

NEW!! Studio School is accepting proposals for Summer Semester 2019 now through February 17!
Please note that due to summer camp, our summer semester will take place on evenings and/or weekends. The semester will run for 6 weeks, from July 15-August 23. There will be one makeup date the week of August 26th reserved for each class. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to download a class or workshop proposal form. 

Important Dates
2/17: Proposals due to
2/19-2/22: Proposal Reviews
2/25-3/22: Scheduling of classes
3/22: All instructors will be notified of the status of their proposals no later than this date

Summer Course Wish List
  • Teen classes focused on single media to really develop skills (e.g. teen oil painting, teen digital photography, teen illustration, etc.)
  • Single session workshop or class for adults that could work for part of our Sip N Sample “adult art camp”
  • Papermaking
  • Mixed media

Winter Semester 2019: Monday January 7 - Sunday March 17, 2019
Makeups: Monday March 18 - Sunday March 31

Spring Semester 2019: Monday April 1 - Monday June 17, 2019
Makeup Week: Tuesday June 18 - Monday June 24, 2019 
Skip Dates: 
  • Monday April 15 - Friday  April 19
  • Saturday May 25
  • Monday May 27
Summer Semester 2019: Monday July 15 - Sunday August 25 
* Note Summer is 6 weeks in length 

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Have a great idea for a class or workshop?
Please share it with us using one of the propsal options below.


Course Wish List
  • 5-session mini courses
  • Weaving
  • Needle Felting
  • Handmade Paper
  • Precious Metal Clay
  • Wire and/or Beaded Jewelry for adults and/or teens
  • Portfolio Review for College Bound Students

Class Proposals 


Classes are 5 or 10 weeks in length. The following proposal forms help the Studio School to fully understand your class. Please complete the appropriate form and email it to 

NEW Class Proposal Form 



Workshop Proposals 

Workshops are 1 or 2 sessions in length. The following proposal forms help the Studio School to fully understand your workshop. Please complete the appropriate form and email it to 

NEW Workshop Proposal Form 

RETURNING Workshop Form 


What else would be helpful to you? Please email Cassandra at with suggestions for this page!