Fall Art Classes and Workshops at The Center for Contemporary Art
Bedminster, NJ August 28, 2012: The Center for Contemporary Art is excited to announce its fall schedule of art classes and workshops starting in September and running through the end of the year. There are one-hundred and twenty-five programs for adults and children in a variety of media for all levels of expertise. The Center is offering classes and workshops in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics and more!
Of special interest to you may be the “Digital Photography Boot Camp” taught by Evie Monroe. She has a Masters in Arts in Media and Cultural Studies from the New School in New York City, and is a Masters in Fine Arts candidate in photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The class will cover the effective use of lighting, framing, color, textures, props, editing and more in the students’ digital photos. The class is ideal for beginners or anyone who wants to learn about their camera’s functions and settings.
Maria Latour, a BFA graduate from the University of Michigan, and MFA recipient from Arizona State University, will be teaching “Textile Design” at The Center this fall. The class will introduce students to a variety of textile design techniques including vat dying, stamping, discharge and silk-screen printing. Students will also learn how to make their own tools for creating unique hand-dyed and printed cotton and silk fabrics.
Elaine Kurie, who has studied at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia; Art Students League in New York City; and taught at the Yard School of Art in Montclair, New Jersey is teaching a class on painting the classical still-life in oil. Students will learn the nuances of achieving extraordinary realism in oils, including the depiction of water, as well as mastering transparent and metallic objects in still life.
The Center has a new partnership with Meryl Raiffe at Custom Glass Designs in Warren. While initially self-taught, Ms. Raiffe began taking classes to develop her glass-fusing capabilities. She currently teaches glass art and makes custom glassware at her studio. There are a variety of classes offered in conjunction with The Center including glass fusing, couples glass class, painting with glass powders, and a make your own coaster set class.
“The Color Game” workshop is taught by local artist, Chris Carter. Carter created a unique approach to color theory that involves rolling a numbered-dice that corresponds to the hues on a color wheel. These numbers will determine what variations of hues the student will use whether they are analogous, monochromatic, complementary, cross-complementary, or triad in their paintings
Another workshop being offered this fall is “Oil Painting with a Palette Knife.” Yelena Piatigorsky, who recently won honorable mention in The Center for Contemporary Art’s Members’ Exhibition, will lead students in new techniques that can be achieved in oil using a palette knife to apply paint to canvas.
In addition to these classes and many more for adults, The Center will be hosting a whole slate of classes for children from the age of four to those in their teens. Subjects will cover everything from drawing, painting, ceramics, to photography and cartooning. These classes take place after school and on Saturdays.
The Center will also be offering four art trips this fall. There will be two chartered trips into New York City. One will be a guided-introduction to the thriving Chelsea gallery scene. A second trip will travel to The Museum of Modern Art. Local “road trips will head to visit the Princeton Museum, and Simon Gallery in Morristown.