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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.

Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting (ages 11 - 13) (17W-0235)Full, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Experience Level: Children
Thursdays, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10 sessions: Jan 12, 2017 - Mar 16, 2017
Members: $ 230.00 - Non-Members: 260.00

Build a foundation. Your child will study composition, perspective, proportion, color theory and values while creating still lifes, landscapes, portraiture, figure drawing and more. In order to gain an understanding of what makes a strong drawing and painting, art concepts will be discussed through demonstrations and step-by-step lessons.  A portion of the session will be dedicated to drawing and the rest for painting.  All levels welcome.