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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm
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1978 Maplewood Arts Center is a community space dedicated to the arts. The Center offers classes and workshops, art shows, film programs and live performances and provides a forum for artists to work, exhibit and interact.

SHIFT : Pop Up Experiments

Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24 and 31: 6-9pm

Join Nadine LaFond for a series of classes concentrating on total experimentation for the purpose of empowering expression.

Perfect for trying out a new medium or digging deeper into a current discipline, this series aims to sharpen the tools of current visual artists as well as introduce to non-visual artists some foundational techniques on image making.

By the end of the course, students will be able to create their own meaningful imagery with simple materials, an understanding of visual language and a wide open imagination.

Post No Bills : NJPF
March 31st – May 12th, 2018
Reception : Sunday, April 8th, 2018 2-5pm

The New Jersey Photography Forum explores the artistic, grungy creativity that happens on public walls, underpasses, fences and poles when people ignore the edict to Post No Bills
Artists Talk : Photography Apps
April 7th, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Talks by Nancy Ori & Heidi Sussman with a focus on quickie ways to turn your images into painterly photographs with a few simple apps.
Shoot & Sip : Hands On Still Life Demo
April 14th 2:30 - 4:30pm
Shoot & Sip with Nancy Ori & Heidi Sussman. BYO wine, beer & any kind of camera. Lecture, demo & hands-on opportunity to photograph a professionally set up still life & food photography shooting session.
Disscussion - How to Plan an Exhibit
April 22nd 2:30 - 4:30pm
Join Alice Grebanier to discuss choosing a theme and selecting images to illustrate it, as well as the decisions made on how to work with the properties of a specific exhibit space to hang a show.
SHIFT: Pop Up Experiments
Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24 and 31

"SHIFT" is a series of Pop Up art classes featuring a rotating range of visual arts media and concentrating on total experimentation for the purpose of empowering expression.
Adult Watercolor
Monday or Friday, 10-11:30am
Everyone can paint. Enjoy a relax morning in a gallery setting learning watercolor with popular instructor Evelyn Graves. All levels are welcome to this ongoing class.
Adult Photography Classes
Ongoing Saturday Classes
This class is for people who enjoy photography and have a need to know their camera well to capture great images. This is an ongoing class… all levels are welcome.
Event Demo : The Transformations of Fire and Earth

Watch the new Pottery Demo from the exhibit The Transformations of Fire & Earth