Winter Art Education Programs for Kids and Adults at Hunterdon Art Museum

Registration for Art Classes for Kids and Adults. Classes range from LEGO robotics to basketweaving to glassfusing. Something for everyone!
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Workshops, Classes and Special Projects for Children and Adults

January 5, 2012 (Clinton, NJ) -- The Hunterdon Art Museum’s vibrant education programs for children and adults kick into gear this January. With over 200 classes annually, there’s something for everyone at HAM this winter. Highlights from this term’s calendar include:


FREE Seminar for Artists: Get Your Art Noticed!
January 14, 2-4pm

ARTISTS! Use the Internet to get your art noticed. Join HAM Director of Exhibitions Jonathan Greene and Natasha Rottman of ArtSlant and Collectrium for a free information session about these two Internet sites that can help you publicize your work and connect with an extensive network of curators, collectors, artists, gallerists, and art professionals. Designed to assist artists at any level in their career, this informative seminar will show artists, step-by-step, how to create their own profile on ArtSlant and how to get the maximum benefits out of its use. This is the first time this seminar has been open to the public.

Navigating the Art World
6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm
January 24-February 28
Tuition: $105/ $90 for members

This course is intended for practicing artists who want to further their careers. Taught by Jonathan Greene, Director of Exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum and former owner and director of Greene Contemporary in Florida and New York, students will get insight into how the art world really works. Navigating the Art World will provide tips on self-promotion and marketing, approaching a gallery or museum, as well as using the internet to the artist’s advantage, among other topics. The goal of this course is to give artists, at any stage in their career, honest and straightforward advice that will assist them in advancing their current level of visibility.

The Creative Process with Kiyomi Baird
March 24, 10am-2pm
Tuition $80/$60 for members

This one day workshop is an introduction to our three week course “The Creative Process: Methods & Materials with Kiyomi Baird” that will be offered in Spring, and is meant to help artists with inspiration, insight, and problem solving. In addition to her experience in fine arts, Kiyomi Baird has worked in design, theater, and dance. The breadth of her experience has given her the tools to encourage artistic progress in herself and her fellow artists. Learn about methods, materials, and resources to help refine your process, move your art in a new direction, or get rid of “artist’s block.”   Bring your pieces, your ideas, and yourself and we will find ways to work, ways to see and ways to find your Muse. Students should bring their work (finished and/or unfinished) along with their favorite materials.


Nathan Skiles: The Clockmaker’s Apprentice
Artist Talk
February 5, 1-2pm FREE

In conjunction with his exhibition at HAM, artist Nathan Skiles will discuss his approach to making art using foam rubber. His mastery of the materials allows him to transform this common material into elaborate objects such as cuckoo clocks and birdhouses. In addition, his unique approach to installing his works at HAM will be an engaging topic of conversation.

Elizabeth Gilfilen: No longer, no later
Artist Talk
March 3, 2-3pm FREE

Gilfilen’s installation at HAM will consist of four large scale abstract paintings in the intimate space of the River Gallery. As reflected in the show’s title, the paintings share a sense of urgency, a result of Gilfilen’s style of creating art that reflects her openness to chance and accident. She will discuss her methods and her interest in spatial complexity and layering which yield results that are anything but arbitrary.

Leaping Past Limits in Paint! with Elizabeth Gilfilen
4 Saturdays, 11am - 1:30pm
February 25-March 17
Tuition $120 / $100 for members

Using oil paint, acrylic or watercolor materials, students will embark on completing a series of six to eight paintings over four weeks. Beginning with an initial composition derived from found images or observation, students will be encouraged to push subsequent work further using a range of formal and experimental painting strategies. Students will explore how the first “seed” painting can be more deeply expanded upon through collage, manipulation of materials or an integration of found visual fragments. Students will be introduced to the variety of techniques that contemporary painters use to get past their comfort zones! Materials List Provided. All Levels.


FUN SUNDAYS: Integrating Art & Science
A series of hands-on workshops for kids that integrate the exploration of art and science. This year round series of programs addresses various themes with a focus on experimentation, imagination and information.
All Ages 5 and over welcome
Sundays, 1-3pm
Tuition $20 / $15 for members

Cuica Friction Drums
Sunday, February 12, 1-3pm
Celebrate the festive spirit of Carnival and make your own Cuica (KWEE-kah)! friction, amplification, and why these drums make such a unique sound. Experiment with diverse materials to create different sounds with your cuica drum.

Light Painting
Sunday, March 4, 1-3pm
Come learn how to paint using nothing but light. No paint or paint brushes needed. Learn
the basics of how a digital camera operates, then play with shutter speed, flashlights, LEDs, and more to create colorful, expressionistic images with light!

Nature’s Geometry Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, April 22, 1-3pm
Have you ever noticed all of the geometric shapes that show up in nature? This Earth Day, hunt for examples of geometry outside and document your discoveries in an activity packet. Then use what you learn in a hands on art activity.

Sci + Art: LEGO Robotics
Imagination and innovation come together in this new, exciting class. Learn how to build, customize, and control a unique LEGO NXT robot. Discover how to program your robot to perform different operations. Students will work individually and in teams to design and create a functioning robot and watch it come to life.

Two sessions:

Ages 8-10 8 Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm
January 24-March 13

Ages 11 and up 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
January 24-March 13

Each session tuition $205 / $185 members

The Museum offers classes in painting, drawing, glass fusing, basketry and many other disciplines. In addition, there are regular after school programs for children 5 and over, as well as daytime classes for pre-school and half-day kindergarten children. Information about all classes is available on our website.

Participants can register on the Museum website or by calling the Education Department at 908-735-8415 x 119. Many classes offer an early registration discount.

The Museum is located at: 7 Lower Center Street Clinton, NJ 08809 908-735-8415 The Museum’s hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm. Suggested admission is $5.00

About the Hunterdon Art Museum
The Hunterdon Art Museum presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art and design in a nineteenth century stone mill that is on the National Register of Historic Places. In this unique setting, the Museum, a landmark regional art center since 1952, shows work by established and emerging contemporary artists and offers a dynamic schedule of art classes and workshops for children and adults.

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