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:  Drawing and Painting classes for ages 9 and up.
Email:  DSchiller@gmail.com

Margaret Fanning:  Drawing and Painting from Photographs for teens and adults.
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


Intro to Portrait Drawing/Painting (ages 12 and up, all levels welcome)
Oscar Peterson
6 weeks: Tuesdays, January 17 – February 21, 2017
4-6pm
$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.


Teen Drawing and Painting for ages 13-17
Doug Schiller
6 weeks: Tuesdays, January 31 – March 7, 2017
7-9pm
$150 members/$170 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.


Introduction to Watercolors
Doug Schiller
6 weeks: Wednesdays, February 1 – March 8, 2017
10am-12pm
$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.


Drawing and Painting for  ages 9 – 12
Doug Schiller
6 weeks: Wednesdays, February 1 – March 8, 2017
4-5:30pm
$125 members/$145 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.


Drawing and Painting the Figure (ages 12 and up, all levels welcome)
Oscar Peterson
6 weeks: Thursdays, January 19 – February 23, 2017
4-6pm
$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.


Introduction to Drawing for Adults
Doug Schiller
6 weeks: Thursdays, February 2 – March 9, 2017
7-9pm
$150 members/$170 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.


Drawing and Painting from Photographs (teens and adults)
Margaret Fanning
6 weeks: Fridays,  January 27 – March 3, 2017
7-9pm
$150 members/ $170 non-members, all materials included

Photographs have served as inspiration for artists since the early 19th century.  Learn to interpret the photograph in your own way with new painting techniques, both traditional and experimental.  Create an impressionist landscape or a realistic portrait.  This class is perfect for beginners as well as experienced painters.  All materials provided, just bring your own photo!


Intro to Illustration and Cartooning for Teens and Adults
Stefano Junior
8 weeks: Saturdays, January 21 – March 18, 2017 (no class on February 4th)
10:00am – 12:00pm
$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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In Search of Photographic Style
Jim DelGiudice
4 weeks: Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18 / Class show February 25 (guests invited) / Snow dates March 4 and 11
12:00 – 2:00pm
$100 members/$120 non-members, all materials included

This 4 week workshop will cover 4 basic photographic styles that have evolved during photography’s 190 year history: pictorial, abstract, character study and documentary (what we’d now call social media or citizen journalism). Students will look at and discuss examples in class, complete weekly personal assignments, and participate in class critiques. Manipulation of digital images and its ethics will also be discussed. The last session will be devoted to a class show and discussion of their best work, open to guests.

Questions may be directed to Jim at jim@jimdelgiudice.com


Sculpture


Play with Clay Ceramic Studio Art Classes
Debbie Limoli
Thursdays from 7 -9 PM or by appointment
Back to School Special – Bring a Friend for Free!
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. Call Debbie Limoli 908 705 2266 or email customcrittersbydeb@yahoo.com. with any questions and to arrange the dates and times that fit your schedule and hers.


Children’s Art Class


Introduction to Drawing and Painting (ages 9-12)
Doug Schiller
3 weeks: Wednesdays, November 30 – December 14
4pm-5:30pm
$62.50, all materials included

6 weeks: Wednesdays, February 1 – March 8, 2017
4-5:30pm
$125 members/$145 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.


Comedy Workshop For Teens and Adults

Kurt Zimmerman
4 weeks: Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2017
9:00-11:00am
Public performance, Friday, June 30th, 8pm in the English Barn
minimum 5/maximum 12 participants teens and adults
$150, all materials included

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop for Teens and Adults:  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.

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.