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With more than one hundred and thirty courses to choose from, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will refresh your artistic spirit. Beginners will find a variety of introductory classes and workshops to give them the right start, and experienced artists can expand their creativity in one of our intermediate or advanced offerings. Child and teen students also have a wide variety of classes from which to choose.


Spring Classes start April 17, 2017

Important Spring Registration Dates

Registration: February 20 to April 29, 2017


Summer Classes start July 17, 2017

Important Summer Registration Dates

Registration:May 3 to July 29, 2017

Late Registration: We no longer charge late registration fees! You have 2 weeks after the beginning of the term to enter a class at full price. After that, the classes will be closed. Please note: Studio School classes will not be prorated for late entry or early departure.

The Art of Drawing (ages 11 - 13) (17W-0249)
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Experience Level: Children
Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10 sessions: Jan 14, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017
Members: $ 230.00 - Non-Members: 260.00

Draw with detail. Your child will learn the fundamentals of drawing using graphite, charcoal powders, toned paper and conté pencil to explore topics and gain skills. In this relaxed environment, step-by-step instructions and demonstrations will introduce perspective, angles, foreshortening, landscapes, proportion, figure gestures and achieving likeness in portraits and self-portraits. Your pre-teen/teen will practice drawing different types of fabric texture and patterns as well as metallic and glass objects. Materials list available online.