Art Center Announces Winter Classes and Workshops

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SUMMIT – The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey announces its studio art classes and workshops for the winter 2012 semester beginning Jan. 9, 2012. Register today for day, evening and weekend classes. This winter 136 classes and 90 workshops, including 23 new courses, will be available for kids, teens and adults.

An adult class related to this winter’s Textility exhibition will be offered: For the Love of Textiles with Katie Truk. Other new classes include Ceramics for the Ultimate Beginner with Lisette Bedoya and Seeing in Color with Andrea Gianchiglia. The Art Center is not only a great place to take art courses but also a continuing education venue to learn more about contemporary art. The winter’s Lifelong Learning Series: European Philsophers on Art with Tiger Roholt, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Montclair State University, is a five-week lecture series that investigates the leading European philosophers’ theories on the nature of art.

Teens may choose among 13 classes, featuring new offerings such as Introduction to Graphic Design (ages 13+) and Fashion Photography (ages 13+). Over 85 classes and workshops are also sure to inspire children of all ages, including Gallery Exploration (ages 6-9) and Introduction to Fashion Design (ages 8-11).

There are five ways to register for classes and workshops: online at through the Art Center’s web site; by phone 1-908-273-9121 or fax 1-908-273-1457; in person at the front desk; or by mail to: 68 Elm Street, Summit NJ 07901. Receive a $5 discount off class fees if you register by Nov. 27.

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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