Adult Studio Art Classes
Studio Art office 973.971.3740
Morris Museum Phone: 973.971.3700
Materials and supplies information available upon registration.
TEENS & ADULTS
Water Color Painting with Peggy Dressel (ages 13+)
Five Thursdays: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 6:00–8:00pm
We will cover basic techniques, color theory, value, and the elements of a good watercolor painting. Learn controlled wet-into-wet painting. Subjects will include glass, silver, flowers and landscapes. There will be a short demonstration in every class. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!
Portfolio Discovery with Jessica Ross (ages 16+)
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 10:00am–12:00pm
What is a portfolio? Do you have one, do you need one? If you are planning on taking your art to the next level in college or even after college, then YOU need a portfolio! Find out what makes an awesome portfolio and what college reviewers look for in aspiring artists. Students will also learn invaluable tools such as interviewing skills, critiquing, and how to find the art program that is their best fit. We will also explore different subcultures and careers in the art world, giving students insight into where they can use their talents. Each student will explore a topic of their choice which they will use in building their portfolio, resulting in a cohesive and unique body of work. We will conclude this journey with a small art show where each student gets a taste of the excitement and satisfaction of showing off their art to their peers and their family.
Monday, July 1
Portfolio Class Meetings
Five Mondays: July 8 thru August 5
Basic Drawing with Laurie Harden
Session I: April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 3:00–5:00pm
Session II: May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 3:00–5:00pm
Learn the “ins & outs” of drawing a variety of subject matter. Draw the Morris Museum building interiors to study lines and perspective. Practice with still-life to render the look of 3-d through value and shadow. Draw from life the last week observing a live model. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!
Botanicals: Craft of Pressing, Art of Collage with Beth Murphy
Saturday, May 18, 10:00am–12:00pm
Saturday, June 1, 10:00am–1:00pm
Saturday, June 8, 10:00am–12:00pm
Learn the process of pressing botanicals to reserve color and texture of natural botanicals. Then, two weeks later, use nature’s medium to create a beautiful collage – from representational to abstract. Bring your own fresh botanicals: spring blooms, leaves, grasses.
$20 Supply fee
Acrylic Painting with Lena Shiffman
Monday, May 20, 10:00am–2:00pm
Spend a few hours on a Monday morning with artist Lena Shiffman exploring watercolor, acrylic and oil painting. These fun and relaxing workshops focus on a different medium each month, starting with watercolor. Working from still-life or pictures, the students work along with the instructor on the same subject. Students will learn proper use of material, as well as study proportion, value and color. Sign up for one workshop, two or all three. All levels welcome! We supply the materials!
$20 Supply fee
Portrait Drawing with Edward Sprafkin
Five Thursdays: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 1:30–4:00pm
Nothing compares to creating a likeness through direct observation of a live model, particularly in a small class with lots of one-on-one instruction and encouragement. Structure of the human head, proportion, facial features and rendering form will be covered. Various types of dry media will also be explored. Demonstrations provided in every class meeting. All levels welcome!
NEW CLASS Digital Art and Illustration Basics with Adobe Photoshop with Eric Nersesian and Jessica Ross
Four Sundays: July 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:00-3:00pm
Interested in getting up-to-date with the digital age? Come to the Morris Museum for a class in the fundamentals of Photoshop, taught by Eric Nersesian and Jessica Ross – Adjunct Professors at NJIT. Learn how to navigate the program, manage and manipulate photos, collage, color-correct photos, and more! Learn how to create your own digital art by combining traditional art with digital art software. Create comic strips, graphic novels, and digital paintings by harnessing your artistic skills and bringing them into the digital age. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers to work on their own projects.