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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.

Drawing & Painting: The Next Steps (ages 13+) (17W-0933)Full, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Experience Level: All Levels
Saturdays, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
10 sessions: Jan 14, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017
Members: $ 250.00 - Non-Members: 280.00
: $ 60.00

Advance skills. Based on many subjects, your teen will strengthen drawing and painting techniques using graphite, charcoal and oil paint. Some materials provided. In order to take their drawing and painting skills to the next level and gain an understanding of the crucial elements that make a strong piece of art, subjects studied will be still life objects, drawing from a model, perspective, color and composition. Detailed demonstrations, individual attention and personal critiques will be given every class. This class can also be used to help build and develop a portfolio for future college use or to organize a group of work into a cohesive collection. Some materials are provided; see additional materials list.