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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm
"SHIFT" : beyond skill sharing
Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26 @ 6 - 9pm

"SHIFT" is a series of Pop Up art classes developed by artist / musician Nadïne LaFond
presented in select communities, featuring a rotating range of visual arts media and
concentrating on total experimentation for the purpose of empowering expression

Beyond skills sharing, the focus is using visual arts as a vital form of exploration. With 4 weekly classes, each featuring a particular medium and each session building upon the next, the Pop Ups are perfect for mixing studious investigation and fun creative exploration. Each series highlights a teaching artists collaboration and concentrates on a particular theme to be de-constructed then fully realized together with students in class.

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 via drawing, painting, mixed media and assemblage and translating them into meaningful dialogue around a particular theme. 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.

Artists in dance, music, literature and other disciplines are very welcome.


Sign-up here >>>

Registration Deadline : Monday August 27th


Adult Watercolor
Monday or Friday, 10-11:30am

Adult Class : Fee : $96

Everyone can paint.  Enjoy a relaxing morning in a gallery setting learning watercolor with popular instructor Evelyn Graves. Now offering a choice of 2 mornings. This is an on-going class….all levels are welcome. 

Starting dates: Fri September 13th and Mon September 16th

To register or learn more, contact Evelyn Graves at 973-762-2834

Adult Photography Classes
Ongoing Saturday Classes

Ongoing Saturday Classes, 10:30am-12:30pm
Class Fee: $50 per hour

Must have a DSLR, Mirrorless, or a Film Camera

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.

To Register or learn more about it, contact Barry Gray at (973) 414-9307