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Art Classes in Bergen County, NJ for Kids & Adults

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Art Center of Northern New Jersey:
The Art Center of Northern New Jersey in New Milford (20 miles from NYC), is an accredited Fine Arts School & Gallery providing children and adults a nurturing environment for developing skills & enjoying the creative arts. The Art Center aims to be accessible to all, including the disadvantaged & the disabled. It seeks to – Build a strong base of understanding & appreciation for the arts; provide professional-level instruction; sponsor programs for cultural advancement & personal growth and open its facilities to the community.

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Photo of Art Classes in Bergen County, NJ for Kids & AdultsArt Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults of All Levels:

The Figure From Black And White To Color:

Traditional and non-traditional approaches to drawing and painting the figure will be explored moving from black and white to color. All levels welcome.

Dynamic Figure Drawing:
While drawing the model, explore the elements common to all good drawing – movement, proportion, structure, line and form. Learn to conceptualize the complex forms of the body as simple groups of masses and sub-masses. Individual critiques and lectures.

Portrait:
Focus on the basic painting principles of massing, value, relationships and color as applied to the portrait. Poses, typically, two sessions long. Develop basic painting skills and particulars that relate to portraiture ie: character and likeness. Instruction geared to students’ individual skill level.

Photography: Technique And Darkroom:
Learn how to develop black & white film, make contact sheets, edit, crop and enlarge. Areas covered include: dodging, photographs, solarization, mat and frame types. Special attention given to photographing 3D objects and making slides of flat art work. Develop a personal vision. Students should shoot a roll of (400) Tri-x Black & White film to bring to first class.

Drawing And Painting:
Gesture, form, color, and space are explored through all media, augmented by class discussion and individual critique, Still life/model will be used each session. All levels of drawing and painting are encouraged.

Sculpture – Stone:
Find the joy and excitement in carving a form in stone in a congenial atmosphere. Beginning students will be introduced to the tools and process of bringing a sculpture to completion. Advanced students will be encouraged to use power tools. Non-representational as well as figurative methods will be taught with the emphasis on creating three-dimensional shapes. All levels of ability are welcome.

Pastel:
Learn to work in pastels. Subject matter: the figure and still-life set-ups. Artists of all levels will develop their own style while painting the model. Individual attention and instruction in flesh tones and drapery. Class fee includes some classes with models.

Beginning Watercolor:
A great class for beginners, work with a limited palette. Explore watercolor; see if it’s for you without going into debt to buy supplies. All basic techniques will be covered.

The Creative Process:

Principles of composition, color, form and space. All media are explored, augmented by class discussion.

Oil Painting: Still Life/Life Portrait:
Emphasis on portraiture using the forms of still life.

Portfolio Development:
Develop drawing and painting skills. Students develop a visual arts portfolio, aiming toward a career in the arts. Individual and class projects. Models used in class. Age 15+

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Address: 250 Center Street, New Milford, Bergen County, New Jersey , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2023-12-04 were from:

River Edge; Northvale; Basking Ridge NJ; Teaneck; Bergnefield NJ; Elmwood Park NJ Bergen; Harrington park; and more.
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