Registration Now Open For Arts Guild Summer Workshops

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RAHWAY–Arts Guild New Jersey is offering fun and affordable art workshops for both kids and teens this summer. Registration is now open for the workshops, which will be held during the last two weeks of July and first two weeks of August 2011.

There are three easy ways to register for the workshops: Visit www.agnj.org (Art Classes page) to register/pay with a credit card; print and mail the registration form (available at www.agnj.org or by calling 1-732-381-7511) with your check payment; visit Arts Guild New Jersey’s office at 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, during office hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12 NOON & 1:00 – 4:00 PM).

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Workshops for kids (ages 7-11), are offered in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Collage (2-D and 3-D), and Cartooning. Each class is held for 90 minutes daily, Monday-Friday, for one week. Tuition for each five-day class is $60. Class times are staggered, so enrollment in more than one class is possible. Children may take classes during multiple sessions to work on varied projects. Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture are offered each week, July 18-22, July 25-29, August 1-5, and August 8-12. Cartooning is offered for two weeks, July 18-22 and July 25-29. Collage is also offered for two weeks, August 1-5 and August 8-12.

In Drawing, kids will learn to draw with various materials such as graphite, pastel, and colored pencils. They will have the opportunity to create finished drawings of a range of subjects, including objects, landscapes, and portraits. In Painting, students will experience painting various themes with watercolors, tempera and acrylic paints. An emphasis is on using the brushes and mixing colors. Sculpture encourages children to think three-dimensionally; this is a great class for kids who enjoy constructing objects out of materials like wood, cardboard, and wire, or modeling 3-D art using air-dry clay. In Cartooning, kids will learn how artists draw characters in sequence for cartoons and comic books. Student will produce their own comic art in this class. Collage is a fun class where children can rip, tear, cut, and glue paper and found objects to create 2-D and 3-D artworks. Materials are included for all classes.

Workshops for teens (ages 12-16), are offered in Japanese Anime/Manga-style Cartooning, Acrylic Painting, and Sculpture. Each class is held for 2 hours daily, Monday-Friday, for one week. Tuition for each five-day class is $75. Class times are staggered, so enrollment in multiple classes is possible. All teen workshops are offered during the weeks of July 25-29 and August 1-5.

Japanese Anime/Manga is a much-loved style of cartooning found in comic books, animated cartoons and films. This workshop is an extension to the Arts Guild’s popular Manga class for teens, which is offered for eight weeks, in fall, winter and spring sessions. Acrylic Painting is a class for teens with an interest in learning how to paint, that explores color, texture, form/line work, and subject matter. In Sculpture, students will build 3-D artworks out of a variety of found objects and other materials, while looking at, and discussing, sculptures by numerous artists. Materials are included for all classes.

All summer classes for children and teens are held in comfortable, air-conditioned classrooms. Workshops are taught by knowledgeable, experienced instructors who work within public school districts or for universities/colleges and other non-profit art centers.

For more information on Arts Guild New Jersey’s summer art workshops, call 1-732-381-7511 or visit www.agnj.org. Registration is on-going until classes are filled. Register early to ensure enrollment.


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