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NJ Kids Art Classes, Summer Camps, Birthday Parties

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 art project
A collaboration between art museums from the United States, Europe, Russia and Google, the Art Project enables users to view more than 1,000 artworks online in extraordinary detail, learn about a work's history and artist and tour museum galleries.

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

265 E. Main St., Somerville, 908-725-4490. Year-round art classes for all ages—Mom & Me (ages 3-5), pre-schoolers, children, teens and adults. Students may enroll at any time for classes in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Scout programs, also. Call for brochure. Barbara Gerson, M.A. Fine Arts/Education.

Artist People
281 Summerhill Rd. #205, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, 267-902-3079. Weekend art classes for kids age from 5 to 8 starting from Saturday, Sept. 6. Seats are limited; all kids receive personalized attention. Kids will learn basic drawing and painting, sketching, acrylics on canvas, oil pastels and fun filled art projects. Guided fun art studio for adults is also offered. No painting experience is required for fun art classes. Visit website or email for more information.

Arts Guild New Jersey
1670 Irving St., Rahway, 732-381-7511. Gallery and 8-week art classes for ages 7-11, 12-16 and adults are offered winter, spring and fall; week-long summer workshops for kids-teens; one-day Saturday workshops for adults.

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.

Creative Hands Art Studio and Atelier
14 Kings Rd., Madison, 908-604-0773. Classical and contemporary training in the fine arts—drawing, painting, cartooning, sculpture, ceramics and pottery wheel—with year 'round classes for ages 3 through adult. Students are taught by professional artists in small classes (10 to 12); use top quality, professional-grade art materials (included in class cost); and are provided an opportunity to develop their artistic vision while obtaining a firm foundation in the skills and joys of creating art. School-year classes once a week offered Mon. thru Sat. in 10-week sessions from Sept. thru mid-June. Flexible, week-by-week summer program offered June-Aug. Fun art birthday party workshops and cartooning classes. Inquire about our homeschool programs.
     Homeschool Programs.

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 & children ages 4 and up, all skill levels. Concerts; outreach programs; art camps.

Hunterdon County Department of 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.

International Ivy School-Year Enrichment
(previously Ivy Clubhouse)
908-899-1338, email
• Summit: Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Ave. (after-school)
• Short Hills: The Pingry School, 50 Country Day Dr. (weekends)
• Edison: Wardlaw-Hartridge School, 1295 Inman Ave. (weekends)
        After-school and weekend enrichment for ages 2-14 including Lego robotics, video game creation, Minecraft, chess, Singapore Math, competitive math training, language arts, investment and entrpreneurship, debate, cooking, hip-hop dance, visual arts and Destination Imagination. Ivy Kidz Program developed by gifted and talented teachers to enable young children to explore the sciences, arts, economics, world cultures and technology. Minecraft birthday parties.

Livingston Arts Association
973-992-7749. Art classes for children, teens and adults in winter, spring and fall sessions by certified art teachers.

Morris County Art Association
10 Catherine Lane, Morristown, 973-267-1722. Year-round art classes and workshops for children and adults in our community.

Morris Museum Studio Art Program
6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, 973-971-3740. Fine art classes for children, teens and adults—painting, drawing, mixed media and more. All skill levels welcome and encouraged; taught by professional artists. Weekly classes in fall, winter and spring; week-long children's and teen sessions in summer. Visit website or email for more information.

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

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

Roving Press Traveling Outreach 
Printmaking Center of New Jersey, 440 River Rd., Branchburg, 908-725-2110. An outreach program by the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, The Roving Press offers printmaking programs including woodblock, silkscreen, papermaking and photography for children of all ages. One-hour, one-day or weeklong programs are instructed by professional artists.

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm St., Summit, 908-273-9121. Art Classes and Workshops for Kids and Teens • Kids' Art Camp (ages 5-12) • Summer Saturday Art Camp (ages 6-9) • Teen Art Camp (ages 13-15) • Portfolio Development Intensive (ages 16-18). Ceramics, digital photography, drawing, fashion design/illustration, jewelry, painting, sculpture and more!
Jul 7
          Art Camp begins, eight one-week sessions.

Watchung Arts Center
18 Stirling Rd., Watchung Circle, Watchung, 908-753-0190. Classes in drawing and painting for children ages 6-12, performing arts for grades 3-12 and MusIQ Piano Lab for grades 2-5; summer camps. Memberships available.

The Zimmerli Art Museum Drawing Club
Rutgers University (Tnpk. exit 9 to Rt. 18N), George and Hamilton Sts., New Brunswick, 732-932-7237, ext. 615. After school sessions for young artists ages 6-14.