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From Watercolor To Matisse: New Milford Center Offers Fall Classes

This painting is by César Jerez, who is teaching the Painting and Drawing with and without Figure Class.
This painting is by César Jerez, who is teaching the Painting and Drawing with and without Figure Class. Photo Credit: Art Center of Northern New Jersey Facebook

NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- The Art Center of Northern New Jersey is offering a wide variety of art classes in its fall session, and registration is now open. Classes begin Sept. 6.

For class schedules, info on new classes, workshops, dates for exhibits and special programs, take a look at the full fall brochure, here.

Here are some of the adult-class options:

Watercolor, Beginner to Advanced Beginner -- This 10-week class begins Monday, Sept. 12, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and costs $315. The class will cover color theory, value, how to mix paint and basic watercolor techniques.

Painting and Drawing with and without Figure -- This 10-week class begins Monday, Sept. 12, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and costs $315. Additional model fees may be required, and a model will be nude or partially clothed. The class will discuss principles of drawing and painting, color theory, and paint application.

Sculpture, Stone -- This 10-week class also begins Monday, Sept. 12. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $315. Beginning students will be introduced to the tools and process, and advanced students may use power tools.

Collage -- These workshops are on Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. It's $35 per session or $100 for all three. All skill levels are welcome. Folks will be able finish a collage, and if there's time, get matting and framing tips.

"Creativity Matters!" Creative Brain Training -- These sessions will work on "memory through movement." The two-part workshop is on Thursdays, Oct. 6 and 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. It's free for ACNNJ members or $25 a session. The workshop will use body awareness, exercise, movement and dance techniques to strengthen memory.

An Evening with Matisse -- This single session is on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 6:30-9 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes canvas, paints and light refreshments. After a brief lecture on Matisse, attendees will create a paining inspired by his "cut-outs."

Register by calling 201-599-2992 or emailing info@artcenter-nnj.org. You can also find the registration form here.

The center is at 250 Center St., in New Milford. For more information about the ACNNJ, visit its website or Facebook page.

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