Kids & Teens Studio Art

Studio Art for Kids


Studio Art office  973.971.3740
Studio Art email  [email protected]

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WEEKLY CLASSES

Art Around the World with Kelly Bogucz
10 Saturdays, January 21 – March 25
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Ages 6-10

Travel the world through art! Using a variety of mediums – pencil, water color, acrylics, pastels, collage and more – explore and recreate the arts of the world in your own unique style. We will look at African masks from one of the museum’s collections, Australian bark paintings, and the calligraphy and paintings of Chinese scrolls, the intricate beauty of Arabic lettering and the meditative Tibetan Mandala. Learn the history and culture that surround these art forms as we recreate them!

Museum member $220, non-member $245, $10 supply fee to instructor


More Art Experiences with Nina Nemeth
8 Sundays, January 22 – March 12
12:00 – 2:00PM
Ages 6-12+

Continue to explore and experiment with visual art techniques in a variety of mediums through engaging projects and hands-on activities. Weekly projects will involve pastel, watercolor painting, drawing and collage. You may even have a chance or two to sketch directly from items on exhibition in the museum!  If you were in any of the previous Art Experiences classes, come see what new adventures are in store for you. The possibilities are endless, and there are always new projects to enjoy!

Museum member $180 non-member $200, supply fee $10 to instructor


Museum “Pot Luck” with Nina Nemeth
8 Sundays, January 22 – March 12
2:30 – 4:30PM
Ages 9-15+

Investigate the large variety of art and artifacts in the Morris Museum’s galleries and its numerous nooks and crannies. Students will look at the permanent exhibits as well as the changing ones to learn about the formal elements of art – in “real time” and real life. Each week a different exhibit will be explored – whatever’s on view! The class will observe and draw in the galleries, then head back to the classroom to work on projects based on what was seen, discussed and sketched.

Museum members $180, non-member $200, $10 supply fee to instructor


Printing without a Press Workshop with Debbie Livingston
Saturday, February 18
9:30AM – 12:00PM
Ages 6-12+

Students will have fun learning how to hand print unique works of art using water soluble inks. They will have the opportunity to experiment with both monoprinting on plexiglass and styrofoam printing.

Museum members $40, non-member $45, $5 supply fee to the instructor


AFTER SCHOOL 

Fundamentals of Portrait and Figure Drawing with Laurie Harden
10 Fridays, January 20 – March 24
3:00PM – 4:30PM
Ages 11 – adult

In this two part course, students will learn the fundamentals of drawing portraits and the human figure from both photographs and live models. Sessions will begin with quick, gesture sketches, and conclude with completed drawings from longer studies. Learn proportions and correct relationship between features and parts of the body, using guides like plumb-lines and negative spaces. This class is for beginners as well as the more experienced student who wishes to continue the “practice” and challenge of portrait and figure drawing. Clothed model will be present for 5 of the 10 sessions.

Museum member $200, non-member $225, supply list


Artistic Exploration with Francesca Pelaggi
8 Mondays, January 23 – March 20 (No class February 20)
3:00PM – 4:30PM
Ages 6 – 9+

Children will have fun exploring the wonderful world of art through the eyes of masters in their field. Each week they will learn about a well renowned artist and movement, their vision, material and techniques. They will use their new found knowledge to create their own individual works of art. The explorations will include a wide range of mediums such as acrylics, pastel, watercolor and clay.

Museum member $135, non-member $150, supply fee $10.00 to instructor


VACATION DAY WORKSHOPS

A Day with Kandinsky with Nina Nemeth
Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
9:30AM – 12:00PM
Ages 6-12+

View a sampling of works by Wassily Kandinsky, one of the world’s Master Artists and one of the first purely abstract artists. Learn about his life and times while you explore his unique and revolutionary art. Create your own masterpiece in the style of this master.

Museum member $40, non-member $45, $5 supply fee to instructor


Polymer Clay Creations with Francesca Pelaggi
Monday January 16  (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
10:00AM ­ 12:30PM
Ages 6-12+

Children will work with an all time favorite…polymer clay! It comes in a wide range of beautiful rich colors and is easy and fun to use. Students will learn hand molding techniques and how to work with various tools to create one of a kind 3 dimensional magnets.  No experience necessary!

Museum member $40, non-member $45, $5 supply fee to instructor


“Get Wired” with Wire and Yarn I with Faith Valentinetti
Monday January 16  (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
12:00PM – 2:30PM
Ages 8-12+

Create a friendly animal figure using just wire and yarn! Let your imagination be your guide. Make a frame out of soft and flexible chenille covered wire, fill out the body with yarn, add your own embellishments and voilà – you will have created a unique and fun character all your own.

Museum member $40, non-member $45, $5 supply fee to instructor


Page O’ Comics with Kelly Bogucz
Monday, February 20 (President’s Day)
10:00AM – 12:30PM
Ages 6-11+

Come one, come all, to a comical workshop! Learn about comic character- and landscape design. Create your very own stylized comic page. Students will go home with a comic packet with two comic studies and a comic page strip along with extra pages to finish at home.

Museum member $40, non-member $45, $5 supply fee to instructor


“Get Wired” with Wire and Yarn II with Faith Valentinetti
Monday, February 20 (President’s Day)
12:00PM – 2:30PM
Ages 8-12+

Create a patriotic figure out of wire and yarn. Make a frame out of soft and flexible chenille covered wire, fill out the body with yarn, add your own embellishments and before you know it – you will have created a unique and fun patriot that’s all your own.

Museum member $40, non-member $45, $5 supply fee to instructor


A Day with Monet with Nina Nemeth
Monday, February 20 (President’s Day)
1:00PM – 3:30PM
Ages 6-12+

View a sampling of works by Claude Monet, one of the world’s Master Artists and a founder of French Impressionist painting. Learn about his life and times while you explore his unique and revolutionary art. Create your own masterpiece in the style of this master.

Museum member $40, non-member $45, $5 supply fee to instructor


TEENS

Charming Felted Animal Workshop with Faith Valentinetti
Saturday, February 11
10:00AM – 4:00PM
Age 16 to Adult

Learn the basics of felting with wool roving while you create a miniature of your pet or another favorite animal. You will learn how to fashion a wire armature of your animal and then felt around it. Add little embellishments for facial features and perhaps a collar. The little animal you create can then be used as an ornament or creative addition to something else. Possibilities will be demonstrated.

Museum member $90, non-member $100, $10 supply fee to instructor


Mosaic “Create a Picture” – 3 Session Mosaic Workshop with Eleanor Parr-DiLeo
3 Saturdays, March 4 – March 18
10:00PM – 1:00PM
Age 16 to Adult

Discover the joys of mosaic design in this three-part workshop. Create a beautiful 8” x 10″ wall piece, learn all about glass mosaics and how to create your very own sparkly glass mosaic art picture. This class is 3 sessions, 2 sessions to create your design and 1 session to grout.  No art or mosaic experience necessary.

Museum member $100, non-member $110, supply fee $35 to instructor


Acrylic Painting Techniques Workshop with Francesca Pelaggi
Saturday, April 1
10:00AM – 4:00PM
Ages 16 to Adult

Students will be able to choose from their own landscape photos.  Fundamental elements of composition, abstract form, light and shadow, blocking in of color, value accuracy, etc. will be covered.  Learn to work wet in wet as well as glazing techniques to build up a finished painting. Join us for a day of art and good conversation. Coffee and snacks will be provided. All levels welcome – beginners encouraged!

Museum member $90, non-member $100, short supply list