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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.

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.

Art Journey Studio
20 Windy Hill Rd., Annandale, 908-752-8474. Art classes year round for ages 3 to adult • Drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking • Small classes • All levels • Kids summer art camps • Sibling discounts • Brochure • Call or email • Kimberly Cheifer, artist, NJ certified K-12 art educator.

Art Project
A collaboration between seventeen 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.

Arts Guild New Jersey
1670 Irving St., Rahway, 732-381-7511. Gallery and 8-week art classes for kids (7-11), teens (12-16) and adults are offered during winter, spring and fall months. Morning and evening classes for adults and after-school and Saturday classes for kids and teens. Week-long summer workshops for kids and teens. Saturday one-day workshops for adults. Visit website or email for more information.

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.

Ivy Clubhouse & Ivy Kids
Calvary Episcopal Church, DeForest & Woodland Aves., Summit, 908-899-1338. Creative and interactive enrichment programs for preschool-8th grade. Ivy Clubhouse: After-school and Saturday clubs for grades 1-8 include robotics, video game creation, Minecraft, chess, math, investment, cooking, hip-hop dance, singing, 3-D crafts and photography clubs. Ivy Kidz: Early childhood enrichment for ages 2-7. Enrichment programs developed by gifted and talented teachers to enable young children to explore the sciences, arts, economics, world cultures and technology.

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, 973-596-6616. Fine art classes are offered on Saturdays during fall and spring for all ages, from toddlers with parent to teens and adults.

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

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 Council of New Jersey, 440 River Rd., Branchburg, 908-725-2110. The Roving Press offers printmaking programs including woodblock, silkscreen, papermaking and photography for all ages. One-hour, one-day or weeklong programs are instructed by professional artists. Limited scholarships available for schools.

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.