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In addition to the listings below, see listings under Enrichment-Crafts for creative craft programs.

Below are some unique web resources for aspiring artists to explore:

google arts and culture
Explore history, stories, artworks and collections in extraordinary detail from museums around the world. .

national gallery of art
The National Gallery of Art website offers interactive art activities and projects for kids.

The Art School at Old Church
561 Piermont Rd., Demarest, 201-767-7160
    The Art School at Old Church is a non-profit cultural art center offering more than 90 classes each semester, as well as free gallery exhibitions, cultural events, and outreach programs. Sessions also available for children with physical and developmental challenges.

The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Rd., Bedminster, 908-234-2345
    Exhibit gallery and year round classes in visual arts for adults and children of all ages and skill levels beginning at age 4. After school classes; workshops; teen programs; classes for children with special needs; summer art camps.

Farmstead Arts
450 King George Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-636-7576
    Art classes for children to adults in studios on the grounds of the historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead.

Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center St., Clinton, 908-735-8415
    Gallery and exhibitions of contemporary art in a 19th century gristmill on the Raritan River. Year round classes for adults and children ages 4 and up, all skill levels. Concerts; outreach programs; art camps.

Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation
1020 Hwy. 31, Lebanon, 908-782-1158
    Drawing and painting classes for children, preschool-age and up, teens and adults and Kidz Art program for home-schooled students.

Livingston Arts Association
204 Hillside Ave., Livingston, 973-992-7749
    Art classes for children, teens and adults in winter, spring and fall sessions by professional New Jersey artists.

Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, Rutgers University
Rehearsal Hall, Room 101, 85 George St., New Brunswick
848-932-8618 • Email:
    The Mason Gross Extension Division offers world-class arts education to the entire community, right here in Central Jersey. Our innovative programming allows artists of all ages and ability levels to interact and learn from some of New Jersey's most distinguished teaching artists at the state's premier arts conservatory. Courses of study are available for beginners, enthusiastic amateurs, and those with professional training.
          Mason Gross offers visual arts instruction in drawing and painting (ages 7-18), and small group classes specially designed for students preparing their portfolio for admission to art school.

Morris County Art Association
The Studio, 10 Catherine Lane, Morristown, 973-267-1722
    Year round art classes and workshops for children and adults in our community. See us on Facebook at MorrisCountyArts.

Morris Museum Studio Art Program
6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, 973-971-3740
    Weekly classes in fall, winter and spring; week-long children's and teen sessions in summer.

Newark Museum Studio Classes
49 Washington St., Newark, 973-596-6637
    Fine art classes during fall and spring for all ages, from toddlers with parent to teens and adults.

1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Ave., Maplewood, 862-438-8191
    Volunteer-organized community center features art exhibitions, classes for children and adults, an artists forum and special events.

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm St., Summit, 908-273-9121
    Art classes and workshops for children and teens • Children's art camp (grades K-5) • Summer Saturday art camp (grades K-4) • Teen art camp (grades 6-12) • Portfolio Development Intensive (10th grade and up). Ceramics, digital photography, drawing, fashion design/illustration, jewelry, painting, sculpture and more!
          Art Camp begins in late June.

Watchung Arts Center
18 Stirling Rd., Watchung Circle, Watchung, 908-753-0190
    Classes in drawing and painting for children ages 6-12, teen art for ages 13-17, yoga, zumba and summer camps.

The Zimmerli Art Museum Drawing Club
Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick, 732-932-7237 x615
    After school sessions for young artists ages 7-14.