Classes and Workshops

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Watercolor class taught in the Farmhouse by Doug Schiller

Farmstead Arts offers a variety of classes in our beautiful  Farmhouse.  Sign up today, class sizes are often limited.

Register for all classes at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com 

Please note:  Some classes require a minimum enrollment as stated in the description.  If the minimum is not met, a full refund will be given.

We welcome our new and returning instructors,

Debbie Limoli:  Play with Clay classes for ages 7 and up.
Email Debbie at customcrittersbydeb@yahoo.com.

Oscar Peterson:  Portrait and Still-Life  Drawing and Painting for ages 12 and up.
Email:  oscar@oscarpetersonportraits.com

Doug Schiller:  Intro to Pastels for Adults, Teen Drawing and Painting, Intro to Watercolors for Adults, Drawing and Painting for ages 9-12, Colored Pencil Drawing ages 16 and up, Master Gardens, Intro to Drawing for Adults.
Email:  DSchiller@gmail.com

Margaret Fanning:  Acrylic Painting, Drawing and Painting from Photographs for teens and adults, Painting with Watercolor and Gouache, Still Life Painting, Animal Portraits, Fundamentals of Drawing.
Email: margaret.fanning.studio@gmail.com

Jim DelGiudice: In Search of Photographic Style.
Email: jim@jimdelgiudice.com

Stefano Junior: Intro to Illustration and Cartooning for teens and adults

Kurt Zimmerman:  Comedy Workshop for teens and adults

To sign up for classes, visit http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com


Drawing and Painting Classes

Drawing and Painting, 9-12 years 
Doug Schiller
9:30-11:00 am
3 weeks: Tuesdays, Session 1 – July 10, 17, 24; Session 2 – July 31, August 7, 14
$65 members, $75 non-members, all materials included

This class is an ideal way to introduce young artists to a variety of different materials, techniques, and the fundamental principles of drawing and painting. Students will strengthen established skills, as they have fun developing and exploring new understandings in color, perspective, and composition through still lives, photographic references, and imagination. Demonstrations and individual attention given. No previous experience required.


Watercolor for Adults
Doug Schiller
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3 weeks: Tuesdays, Session 1- July 10, 17, 24; Session 2 – July 31, August 7, 14
$75 members, $85 non-members, all materials included

Students will learn basic watercolor techniques, both traditional and non-traditional. Still lives and landscapes will be explored, as elements of composition, design, and basic skills will be refined through color, shading, value, and proportions. No previous experience required.


Adult Drawing and Painting 
Doug Schiller
7:30-9:30 pm
3 weeks: Tuesdays, Session 1 – July 10, 17, 24; Session 2 – July 31, August 7, 14
$75 members, $85 non-members, all materials included

Learn how to develop and apply the fundamental principles of drawing and painting and gain a greater understanding of varied mediums and techniques. Light and shadow, color, perspective, and composition will be explored in still life arrangements, nature studies and personal imagery. Demonstrations and individual attention will be given. All levels welcome.


Colored Pencil Drawing for Adults 
Doug Schiller
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3 weeks: Wednesdays, Session 1 – July 11, 18, 25; Session 2 – August 1, 8, 15
$75 members, $85 non-members

Explore and discover the range and special qualities of watercolor colored pencils. Drawing and painting principles will be applied in the of mixing and blending of colors on paper, overlays, washes, and value judgements. Choices of still life arrangements, landscapes, and personal compositions. Appropriate for beginners and beyond, all materials included.


Indoor Studio Landscapes for Adults
Doug Schiller
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3 weeks: Wednesdays, Session 1 – July 11, 18, 25; Session 2 – August 1, 8, 15
$75 members, $85 non-members, all materials included

Students will complete an outdoor landscape indoors working from direct observation, photographic references and imagination.  Step-by-step instructions and demonstrations will further develop an understanding of perspective, shading, color and compositional elements as representational three-dimensional spaces are created.  Personal understanding and progress reinforced with individual and group critiques.  No previous experience required.  All materials provided.


Teen Drawing and Painting (Ages 13-17)
Doug Schiller
3:30 – 5:30 pm
3 weeks: Wednesdays, Session 1 – July 11, 18, 25; Session 2 – August 1, 8, 15
$75 members, $85 non-members, all materials included

This class will introduce students to the fundamental principles of drawing and painting. Working with a variety of drawing and painting materials, they will learn to create convincing 2D imagery of the 3D world. No previous experience required.


Animals Around the World, 9-12 years
Doug Schiller
9:30 – 11:00 am
3 weeks: Thursdays, Session 1 – July 12, 19, 26; Session 2 – August 2, 9, 16
$65 members, $75 non-members, all materials included

See the animals of the world without leaving New Jersey. Students will draw and paint animals from locations around the world as they might be seen in their natural habitats. Have fun depicting your favorite animal. No previous experience required.


Adult Drawing and Painting 
Doug Schiller
1:00 – 3:00 pm
3 weeks: Thursdays, Session 1 – July 12, 19, 26; Session 2 – August 2, 9, 16
$75 members, $85 non-members, all materials included

Learn how to develop and apply the fundamental principles of drawing and painting and gain a greater understanding of varied mediums and techniques. Light and shadow, color, perspective, and composition will be explored in still life arrangements, nature studies and personal imagery. Demonstrations and individual attention will be given. All levels welcome.


Teen Drawing and Painting (Ages 13-17) CANCELLED
Doug Schiller
7:30 – 9:30 pm
3 weeks: Thursdays, Session 1 – July 12, 19, 26; Session 2 – August 2, 9, 16
$75 members, $85 non-members, all materials included

This class will introduce students to the fundamental principles of drawing and painting. Working with a variety of drawing and painting materials, they will learn to create convincing 2D imagery of the 3D world. No previous experience required.


Animal Portraits
Margaret Fanning
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3 weeks: Fridays, August 3 – 17
$75 members, $85 non-members

Learn the drawing and painting techniques used for animal portraits.  This class will help students compose a portrait and use texture, shading, and line to bring animals to life.  Students are recommended to bring in photos for reference and can choose the medium they would like to work in.  All materials provided


Gouache Painting
Margaret Fanning
2:00 – 4:00 pm
4 weeks: Fridays, July 27 – August 17
$100 members, $120 non-members

Gouache is similar to both watercolor and acrylic painting, but provides more versatility.  This medium provides a change from the high sheen of oil and some acrylic paints with beautiful flat tones that are characteristic only to gouache.  This class will teach multiple techniques in handling gouache along with ways of creating a composition and getting a better understanding of color.


Fundamentals of Drawing
Margaret Fanning
6:30-8:30 pm
4 weeks: Fridays, July 27 – August 17
$100 for members, $120 for non-members

Drawing has been the foundation of art throughout the centuries.  This class will help students build and refine the techniques needed for drawing.  Learn how to use line, shape, and value to form a composition and how to use your observation skills to bring objects to life on paper.


Intro to Illustration and Cartooning for Teens and Adults
Stefano Junior
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
4 weeks: Saturdays, July 14 – August 4
$120 for members, $140 for non-members, all materials included

Students will learn the basics of anatomy drawing, expressive line & gesture, cartooning and embellishment techniques through different mediums utilized in illustration, comic books & sequential art. All levels welcome.

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Sculpture

Play with Clay Ceramic Studio Art Classes
Debbie Limoli
Classes arranged by appointment with instructor (see below for contact info)
Ages 7 – 107!
$60 for 2 session class, all supplies included

Learn the art of hand building to create a beautiful ceramic or sculpture piece from a lump of clay. All materials, glazes and kiln firing are included. Teaching artist Debbie Limoli will work with you to arrange times and dates that fit your schedule. Each class is 2 hours. Each piece will require two sessions.  Debbie is also available to teach small summer camps, Boy Scout or Girl Scout groups, home schoolers and birthday parties or ladies nights out.

Contact Debbie Limoli at 908-705-2266 or by email at customcrittersbydeb@yahoo.com with any questions and to arrange the dates and times that fit your schedule and hers.


Children’s Art Class

Drawing and Painting, 9-12 years
Doug Schiller
9:30-11:00 am
3 weeks: Tuesdays, Session 1 – July 10, 17, 24; Session 2 – July 31, August 7, 14
$65 members, $75 non-members, all materials included

This class is an ideal way to introduce young artists to a variety of different materials, techniques, and the fundamental principles of drawing and painting. Students will strengthen established skills, as they have fun developing and exploring new understandings in color, perspective, and composition through still lives, photographic references, and imagination. Demonstrations and individual attention given. No previous experience required.


Animals Around the World, 9-12 years 
Doug Schiller
9:30 – 11:00 am
3 weeks: Thursdays, Session 1 – July 12, 19, 26; Session 2 – August 2, 9, 16
$65 members, $75 non-members, all materials included

See the animals of the world without leaving New Jersey. Students will draw and paint animals from locations around the world as they might be seen in their natural habitats. Have fun depicting your favorite animal. No previous experience required.


Comedy Workshop For Teens and Adults

Kurt Zimmerman, instructor
Stay tuned for schedule details!
$150 members/$170 non-members, all materials included

Ever ask yourself when watching a comedian on TV- “I wonder if I can do that?”  Are you the life of a party when you tell jokes and stories that have everybody engaged and more importantly, laughing?  Do you have a deep seated desire to try your hand at stand-up comedy?  No matter what your reason, this class will teach the basics of stand-up comedy, help you put together a short act, and top it off with your very first performance!  This workshop offered through Youth Stages, will feature instruction from a working comedian, Kurt Zimmerman, and have time built-in for writing sessions and rehearsal so that you can polish and perform your act.  Instruction will include comedy terms, how to write a stand-up set properly, as well as what to do and what NOT to do after you graduate from this class.  There will also be an opportunity to take part in an open mic session with the instructor to practice for the final public performance.

Come join us… your spotlight awaits!


Are you interested in teaching a class?  Contact Kathy Harris at admin@farmsteadarts.org to find out how to set up a teaching schedule at the Farmstead.

All classes will be held in the farmhouse.  The farmhouse is wheelchair accessible. Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services is requested to make a request by sending an E-mail to the farmsteadartscenter@gmail.com in advance.

Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.