Visual and Performing Arts
Art Tells a Story
Learn about how artists tell stories through art. Discover how jagged lines can make a seascape threatening and how color can set the mood. Master techniques such as Georges Seurat-style pointillism, printing designs inspired by Polynesian tapa cloths, and creating action drip paintings in the style of Jackson Pollock.
Learn about artists who use abstraction to communicate their feelings and ideas. Explore Salvador Dali's transformations of realistic figures, Demuth's precisionist style, and Georgia O'Keeffe's nature abstractions.
Grades K-2 and 3-5
Do you enjoy making things with your hands? If you're artsy, crafty or a bit of both, this workshop is for you! Come join the fun and learn to make a variety of projects using different techniques, tools and materials.
Grades K-2 and 3-5
This workshop takes young artists on a fun filled journey of exploration and discovery as they learn to draw cartoon characters using simplified techniques. Hosted by a 2D avatar (WanTu), each lesson is designed to inspire creativity. Children will be excited to share their finished work with family and friends.
Young Actors Club
Do you like acting? Come develop your skills and confidence through improvisation and theater games. This unique workshop introduces young actors to voice projection, stage movement, and performance skills including acting and character development. No experience necessary. All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to perform and learn the skills that will land you the part!
Are you serious about theater? Sharpen your acting skills through teamwork, creativity, and self expression. You'll learn about the actor's instrument, creating characters, and improvisation through drama games and activities. At the end of the workshop, you will show off your skills to family and friends. No prior experience necessary. The only limit is your imagination!
Do you love magic? Then come join us as we reveal a magician’s secret every week. Magic tricks will include professional tricks that you get to take home, as well as every-day objects like cards, coins, rope and paper. Each trick will be performed and explained. At the last class you will put on a magic show that will amaze and delight your friends and family.
The following three workshops are available in limited locations in New Jersey only:
The art of glass fusing is over 2,000 years old, developed by the Egyptians. This interactive class teaches the foundations of glass fusing while exploring different techniques to create fun, colorful fused glass projects from opaque, transparent, and iridescent glasses. Learn about the other forms glass can take, from stringers, noodles, marbles, to liquid glass. All pieces will be kiln fired. Some projects may included night lights, wind chimes, bowls, and jewelry.
All About Clay
This class is for kids who are eager to learn how to build and create their own clay art. Students will design wet clay, paint fired pieces, and add creative touches, like beads, to projects. Projects may include wind chimes, peace signs, fossils, turtles, butterfly bowls, and more. Instructors will incorporate fun facts in history, science, and nature as they relate to the student projects. Dress to make a mess and bring your imagination!
Mosaics is a beautiful art form that goes back thousands of years. Paint and create your own tiles, add gemstones, shells, mirror fragments, glass tiles, and more to personalize your projects. Learn how to make designs and patterns. Projects may include tiled picture frames, patterned mirrors, letters, boxes, and more. Repeat students are offered alternate projects.