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

Acrylic Painting (all levels)
Margaret Fanning
10:00 am – Noon
4 weeks: Tuesdays, May 29 – June 19, 2018
$100 members/$120 non-members

Students will practice the steps and techniques to composing an acrylic painting. Learn how to mix colors on the palette and understand the properties of value and shapes.  By experimenting with a variety of mediums that acrylic painting has to offer, you can develop a style unique to you!

Materials needed: Canvas or canvas board (any size you feel comfortable working with).  I recommend having 2-3 to work on.  All other materials to be provided.


Intro to Drawing for Adults
Doug Schiller
10:00 am – Noon
6 weeks: Tuesdays, May 1 – June 5, 2018
$150 for members, $170 for non-members, all materials included

This class will introduce students to the fundamental principles of drawing. Students will work with a variety of drawing materials and learn to create realistic 2D imagery. No previous experience required.


Master Gardens
Doug Schiller
1:00 – 3:00 pm
6 weeks: Tuesdays, May 1 – June 5, 2018
$150 for members, $170 for non-members, all materials included

It’s Spring, paint your garden!  Garden paintings of established Old Master artists will be studied and replicated in a medium of choice by students in this 6-week indoor course.  Students will paint or draw a different famous garden painting in each class referencing provided examples.


Intro to Portrait Drawing/Painting – CANCELLED
Oscar Peterson
4:00 – 6:00 pm
6 weeks: Tuesdays, May 8 – June 12, 2018
$175 members/$195 non-members, all materials included

Students will learn the techniques used to start, establish, and finish a painting, or drawing, using different methods (grisaille layout, block-in, wipe-out, etc.). While learning fundamental principles of light, planes, structure, and proportion, students will learn to construct images that look realistic. The class will usually consist of at least one long pose, allowing the student to attain a fully realized painting, or drawing.


Colored Pencil Drawing
Doug Schiller
10:00 am – Noon
6 weeks: Wednesdays,  May 2 – June 6,  2018
$150 members/$170 non-members, all materials included

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.


Introduction to Watercolors for Adults
Doug Schiller
1:00 – 3:00 pm
6 weeks: Wednesdays, May 2 – June 6, 2018
$150 members/$170 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.


Intro to Pastels for Adults
Doug Schiller
4:00 – 6:00 pm
6 weeks: Wednesdays, May 2 – June 6, 2018
$150 members/$170 non-members, all materials included

This course in chalk pastels will introduce students to the basic principles of this medium, as well as experimental techniques. Students will learn how to develop their imagery, working from direct observation and photographic references. No previous experience required. All materials provided.


Drawing and Painting for ages 9 – 12
Doug Schiller
4:00 – 5:30 pm
6 weeks: Thursdays, May 3 – June 7, 2018
$125 members/$145 non-members, all materials included

This course 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 and gain confidence in their abilities, 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, all levels welcome.


Drawing and Painting the Figure – CANCELLED
Oscar Peterson
4:00 – 6:00 pm
6 weeks: Thursdays, May 10 – June 14, 2018
$175 members/$195 non-members, all materials included

Students will learn the techniques used to start, establish, and finish a painting, or drawing, using different methods (grisaille layout, block-in, wipe-out, etc.). While learning fundamental principles of light, planes, structure, and proportion, students will learn to construct images that look realistic. The class will usually consist of at least one long pose, allowing the student to attain a fully realized painting, or drawing.


Painting with Watercolor and Gouache
Margaret Fanning
10:00 am – Noon
6 weeks: Fridays, May 11 – June 15, 2018
$150 members/$170 non-members, all materials included

Learn to control watercolor and gouache with a variety of techniques, from basic washes to more experimental approaches.  Paint a landscape, a portrait, or an abstract design.  Bring your own reference photos if you’d like.  For beginner or intermediate painters.


Fundamentals of Drawing
Margaret Fanning
6:30 – 8:30pm
6 weeks: Fridays, May 11 – June 15, 2018
$150 for members, $170 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
8 weeks: Saturdays, May 12 – June 30, 2018
$200 members/$220 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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Drawing and Painting for ages 9 – 12
Doug Schiller
1:00 – 2:30 pm
6 weeks: Saturdays, May 12 – June 16, 2018
$125 members/$145 non-members, all materials included

This course 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 and gain confidence in their abilities, 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, all levels welcome.


Animal Portraits
Margaret Fanning
2:00 – 4:00 pm
4 weeks: Saturdays
Session 1: May 12 – June 2, 2018
Session 2: June 9 – June 30, 2018
$100.00 for members, $120.00 for 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


Teen Drawing and Painting, ages 13 – 17
Doug Schiller
3:00 – 5:00 pm
6 weeks: Saturdays, May 12 – June 16, 2018
$150 members/$170 non-members, all materials included

Students will explore the wide range of drawing & painting possibilities using varied materials and complementing traditional and experimental techniques. Open to all levels. No previous experience required. Enrollment limited to 6. All materials provided.


Two-Day Workshop

Master Gardens
Doug Schiller
2:00 – 5:00 pm
2 weeks: Sundays, May 13 and 20, 2018
$70 for members, $80 for non-members, all materials included.

It’s Spring, paint your garden!  Garden paintings of established Old Master artists will be studied and replicated in a medium of choice by students in this two-day workshop.  Students will paint or draw a selected famous garden painting referencing one example from provided copies. No previous experience required.


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 for ages 9 – 12
Doug Schiller
4:00 – 5:30 pm
6 weeks: Thursdays, May 3 – June 7, 2018
$125 members/$145 non-members, all materials included

This course 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 and gain confidence in their abilities, 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, all levels welcome.


Drawing and Painting for ages 9 – 12
Doug Schiller
1:00 – 2:30 pm
6 weeks: Saturdays, May 12 – June 16, 2018
$125 members/$145 non-members, all materials included

This course 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 and gain confidence in their abilities, 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, all levels welcome.


Comedy Workshop For Teens and Adults – Cancelled

Kurt Zimmerman, instructor
9:00 – 11:00 am: Saturdays, May 12, 19, June 2, 9, 2018
Public performance in the English Barn: Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm
$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.