Classes and Workshops

Farmstead Arts Center offers a variety of classes and has something for everyone!         

Register for all classes at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com or by clicking on the link contained in each class description. Please contact us by phone or email if you wish to pay by check. Paying by check allows you to avoid online processing fees.

Please note: Some classes require a minimum enrollment. If the minimum is not met, a full refund will be given. In the event of a class cancellation, you will be notified at least 5 days in advance.

2019 Summer Classes

July to August

We Have Something for Everyone!

Our instructors are working artists, illustrators or cartoonists who are passionate about engaging the community in the arts and dedicated to bringing out the creativity in their students. Our classes and workshops in drawing, illustration, painting, collage, ceramics and more are offered year-round for all ages and skill levels.

Farmstead Members enjoy discounted class rates.  

To download our Summer Class Summary click Summer Art Classes at Farmstead Arts Center

Sum19DS1 - Intro to Drawing for Adults - Tuesdays

Intro to Drawing for Adults with Doug Schiller
Tuesdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm
6 weeks, July 9 – August 13
$160 for members, $180 for non-members
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.

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Sum19DS2 - Introduction to Pastels - Tuesdays

Introduction to Pastels with Doug Schiller
Tuesdays, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
6 weeks, July 9 – August 13
$160 members/$180 non-members
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.

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Sum19DS3 - Teen Painting and Drawing - Tuesdays

Teen Drawing and Painting (Ages 13 to 17) with Doug Schiller
Tuesdays, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
6 weeks, July 9 – August 13
$160 for members/$180 for non-members
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.

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Sum19OP1 - Intro to Portrait Drawing/Painting - Tuesdays

Intro to Portrait Drawing/Painting (Ages 12 & up, all levels welcome) with Oscar Peterson
Tuesdays, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
6 weeks, July 9 – August 13
$185 for members, $205 for non-members
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.

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Sum19DS4 - Colored Pencil Drawing - Tuesdays

Colored Pencil Drawing with Doug Schiller
Tuesdays, 7:45pm – 9:45pm
6 weeks, July 9 – August 13
$160 for members/$180 for 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 judgments. Choices of still life arrangements, landscapes, and personal compositions. Appropriate for beginners and beyond, all materials included.

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Sum19DS5 - Colored Pencil Drawing - Wednesdays

Colored Pencil Drawing with Doug Schiller
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
6 weeks, July 10 – August 14
$160 members/$180 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 judgments. Choices of still life arrangements, landscapes, and personal compositions. Appropriate for beginners and beyond, all materials included.

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Sum19SRH1 - Mixed Media Mosaics - Wednesdays

Mixed Media Mosaics with Shelly Rosen Howard
Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
4 weeks, July 10 to July 31
$235 for members, $255 for non-members ($60 supplies cost included)
Reduce the clutter in your junk drawer, reuse broken tiles and china, recycle bottle caps and small glass bottles! Eclectic Mosaics can be made with an assortment of recyclable items, broken glass, beads, charms, broken china, found objects, or treasures from your favorite junk drawer! Each piece contributes to the color, texture and unique quality of a collage-like mosaic. We’ll take a non-traditional approach to create mosaic frames in this workshop. Students must provide: an object to mosaic, such as a birdhouse, a mirror, an old frying pan, etc. End the class with a finished piece of your own design!

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Sum19DS6 - Teen Drawing and Painting - Wednesdays

Teen Drawing and Painting (Ages 13 to 17) with Doug Schiller
Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
6 weeks, July 10 – August 14
$160 for members/$180 for non-members
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.

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Sum19DS7 - Painting on the Passaic Workshop - Thursday

Painting on the Passaic for Teens & Adults (One-Day Workshop) with Doug Schiller
Thursday, July 18th, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
$40 for member/$45 for non-members
Spend an evening enjoying the bucolic setting of the Passaic River on the grounds of the Farmstead Arts Center. Have fun drawing or painting the surrounding landscape and buildings while exploring color, light, shadow, and perspective. No previous experience required. 

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Sum19PF1 - Create a Gourd Birdhouse - Thursdays

Create a Gourd Birdhouse (Ages 12+) with Patricia Farley
Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm
3 weeks, July 11 – July 25
$55 for members, $65 for non-members
Use a gourd as medium to paint on in this project-focused class. Remember to wear old clothes or bring an apron!

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Sum19OP2 - Drawing and Painting the Figure - Thursdays

Drawing & Painting the Figure (ages 12 and up, all levels welcome) with Oscar Peterson
Thursdays, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
6 weeks, July 11 – August 15
$185 for members, $205 for non-members
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.

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Sum19PF2 - Create a Suncatcher on Gourd - Thursdays

Create a Suncatcher on Gourd (Ages 12+) with Patricia Farley
Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm
2 weeks, August 1 – August 8
$60 for members, $70 for non-members
Use a gourd as medium to paint on in this project-focused class! Remember to wear old clothes or bring an apron!

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Sum19MF1 - Painting with Watercolor and Gouache - Thursdays

Painting with Watercolor and Gouache with Margaret Fanning
Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00 pm
4 weeks, July 11 – August 1
$110 for members/$130 for non-members
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. Beginner or intermediate painters!

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Sum19MF2 - Acrylic Painting - Thursdays

Acrylic Painting with Margaret Fanning
Thursdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
4 weeks, July 11 – August 1
$110 for members/$130 for 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.

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Sum19MF3 - Drawing in COLOR - Thursdays

Drawing in COLOR with Margaret Fanning
Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm
4 weeks, July 11 – August 1
$110 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 and color theory.  Learn how to use line, shape, value, and color to form a composition and how to use your observation skills to bring objects to life on paper.  Students will use different drawing mediums each class, such as colored pencil and pastel.

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Sum19DS8 - Kid Painting and Drawing - Saturdays

Kid Drawing and Painting (Ages 9-12) with Doug Schiller
Saturdays, 9:30am – 11:00am
6 weeks, July 13 – Aug 17
$160 for members/$180 for non-members

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.

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Sum19SJ1 - Intro to Illustration and Cartooning - Saturdays

Intro to Illustration and Cartooning for Teens and Adults with Stefano Junior
Saturdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm
6 weeks, July 13 – August 17
$165 for members/$185 for non-members
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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Sum19DS9 - Teen Painting and Drawing - Saturdays

Teen Drawing and Painting (Ages 13 to 17) with Doug Schiller
Saturdays, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
6 weeks, July 13 – Aug 17
$160 for members/$180 for non-members
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.

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Sum19OP3 - The How's and Why's of Drawing - Saturdays

The How’s and Why’s of Drawing with Oscar Peterson
Saturdays, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
6 weeks, July 13 – August 17
$160 for members, $180 for non-members

If you’ve ever asked these questions:  “How do you draw an eye?” “Why does my drawing of hair look like spaghetti?” What pencil should I use when rendering shadows?”
Then the “Why’s and How’s of drawing” class is for you! This class explores and defines why we typically make mistakes in drawing and how to correct them. Visual artist and teacher, Oscar Peterson will guide you through the trickiness of drawing. Each week we will explore a single task – drawing an eye, rendering hair, how to draw lips, etc. Giving you a step-by-step breakdown, which will provide you the ability to simplify even the most complex of drawing subjects – the human form.

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Sum19MF4 - Intro to Gouache Workshop - Saturday

Introduction to Gouache Painting (One-Day Workshop) with Margaret Fanning
Saturday, 2:00pm – 5:30pm
July 27
$60 for members/$75 for non-members
This workshop will provide a basic introduction to gouache (opaque watercolor) and the materials and practices that are used.  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.  

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Upcoming Events

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    May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019|


Funding has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through funds administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State / County Partnership Local Arts Program.

 

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