Art Center Announces Fall Classes And Workshops

SUMMIT — The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has announced its studio art classes and workshops for the fall 2011 semester beginning Sept. 12. Register today for day, evening and weekend classes. This fall 137 classes and 79 workshops, including 55 new courses, will be available for kids, teens and adults.

Two exciting adult classes related to this fall’s Bibliomania exhibition will be offered: The Wild World of Altered Books with Katie Truk and Creating a Children’s Book with Duncan Ewald. New Jersey’s most popular art and cultural critic, Dan Bischoff, explores compelling questions about contemporary art over the course of five lectures as part of the Lifelong Learning Series: What Art Is About. Additionally, Sandy Skoglund, world-renowned conceptual artist and photographer, will lead Chaos & Order, the Art Center’s first-ever Master Workshop. This one-day workshop is geared to qualified advanced students of any medium wishing to participate in Ms. Skoglund’s talk, critique, installation, performance and photographic event.


Teens may choose among 18 classes, including new offerings such as Making Art Happen! and Anime/Manga & Comic Drawing. Over fifty classes and workshops are also sure to inspire children of all ages. The Wednesday Pee Wee Prodigies workshops (ages 4-5) and Friday Creative Creations workshops (ages 6-9), for example, feature fun topics to encourage creativity.

There are five ways to register for classes and workshops: online at through the Art Center’s new web site; by phone 1-908-273-9121 or fax 1-908-273-1457; in person at the front Desk, Kiosk, or Registrar; or by mail to: 68 Elm Street, Summit 07901. Receive a $5 discount off class fees if you register by July 31.

Founded in 1933, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Comprising a renowned studio school and a thriving exhibition, education and programming schedule, the Art Center welcomes over 60,000 visitors each year.

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