Registration is now open for Arts Guild New Jersey’s fun
and affordable Kids and Teens Summer Art Workshops at Arts Guild New Jersey! Kids Workshops run the last two weeks of July and first two weeks of August 2012. Teen workshops will be held the last two weeks of July and the first week of August 2012. All workshops will be held in City Hall Plaza in downtown Rahway at the Recreation Center located at 275 East Milton Avenue. If you have any questions call Arts Guild New Jersey during office hours, most Mondays- Thursdays 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Rahway Summer Art Workshops provide a great opportunity to further a child’s creative talents and enrich their summer experience. Classes are filling quickly, so enroll now to guarantee your child’s place. There are three easy ways to register for the workshops: Visit
www.agnj.org (Art Classes page) to register/pay with a credit card; print and mail the registration form (available at www.agnj.org or by calling 732-381-7511 with your check payment; visit Arts Guild New Jersey’s office at 1670 Irving Street, Rahway.
A variety of Workshops for kids (ages 7-11), are offered in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Cartooning, and Art Story. Each class is held for 90 minutes daily, Monday-Friday, for one week. Tuition for each five-day class is $60. Class times are staggered, so enrollment in more than one class is possible. Children may take classes during multiple sessions to work on varied projects. Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture are offered each week, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-August 3, and August 6-10. Cartooning is offered for two weeks,July 16-20 and July 23-27. Art Story also offered for two weeks, July 30-August 3 and August 6-10.
“Arts Guild New Jersey classes are an excellent value in New Jersey, with talented and certified instructors who work individually with each child,” says Lawrence Cappiello, Executive Director or Arts Guild New Jersey, “Summer Art Workshops are an invaluable classroom experience that allows children to either build upon their artistic skills or discover their creative talents.”
In Drawing, kids will learn to draw and explore their creativity with various materials such as pencil, charcoal, pastel, and ink. They will have the opportunity to create finished drawings of a range of subjects, including still life, nature, and photographs. In Painting, children will create original pictures from observation and photos, learn several techniques used by artists and get an introduction on the use of color as they create unique original artwork.
Sculpture encourages children to think three-dimensionally by learning about design and composition of forms in space; this is a great class for constructing objects out of materials like wood, cardboard, and wire, or modeling 3-D art using air-dry clay to create objects like free-standing or wall hanging sculpture. Learn the basics of creating comic-style characters and scenes like professional cartoonists in Cartooning. Telling a simple story in pictures and creating a comic panel or comic strip page will be projects in these classes. For children who enjoy telling stories through pictures, Create an Art Story, a brand-new class will give students the skills to tell a story, fairy tale or favorite movie plot using a variety of art-making techniques. Each day is a different activity: Students recreate the characters, scenery and setting, and objects in the story using materials such as paint, markers, colored pencils and paper maché. During the final class, each student has the opportunity to present their ‘art story’ to their classmates. Materials are included for all
Workshops for teens (ages 12-16), are offered in Portfolio
Development, Japanese Anime/Manga-style Cartooning, Acrylic Painting, and Sculpture. Each class is held for 2 hours daily, Monday-Friday, for one week. Tuition for each five-day class is $75. Class times are staggered, so enrollment in multiple classes is possible. Portfolio
Development is offered for one week only, July 16-20. The Manga, Painting, and Sculpture teen workshops are each offered during the weeks of July 23-27 and July 30-August 3.
Portfolio Development is a new offering designed to strengthen students developing portfolios for college/art school application. College application requirements will be reviewed. One or two projects will be assigned (to be started in class and completed at home) and constructive criticism of finished drawings will be discussed.
Students will complete the class with two “portfolio ready” pieces. Japanese Anime/Manga is a much-loved style of cartooning found in comic books, animated cartoons and films. This workshop is an extension of the Arts Guild’s popular Manga class for teens, which is offered for eight weeks, in fall, winter and spring sessions. Acrylic
Painting is a class for teens with an interest in exploring color, texture, form/line work, and subject matter to create original still-life, landscape, or fantasy paintings. In Sculpture, students will build 3-D artworks, such as statues and abstract forms, out of a variety of found objects and other materials, while looking at and discussing sculptures by numerous artists. Materials are included for all classes.
All summer classes for children and teens are held in comfortable, air-conditioned classrooms. Workshops are taught by knowledgeable, experienced instructors who work within public school districts or for universities/colleges and other non-profit art centers. Classes are sized to ensure that your child will receive the individual attention they need to excel.
For more information on Arts Guild New Jersey’s summer art workshops, please call (732) 381-7511 or visit www.agnj.org. Registration is on-going until classes are filled. Register early to ensure enrollment.