August 30, 2017

Fall Classes, Workshops at Center for Contemporary Art

The Center for Contemporary Art’s fall schedule of art classes and workshops begins September 11 and runs through December. There are over 45 classes and workshops for adults and over 15 classes for children ages 5 through teens. Classes are offered for artists with all levels of expertise in a variety of media including oil and acrylic paint, watercolor, drawing, photography, and ceramics. 

New offerings for adults at the center this fall include Altered Books, which will allow students to use mixed media collage techniques such as painting, printmaking photography, pasting, writing, cutting, tearing, removing, and adding pages to give new life to an old book to create a mixed media artwork. The one-day Collage Mixed Media workshop will teach students to create backgrounds, making papers to use for collage, printing without a press, learning about adhesives, cutting and tearing paper and working on unresolved paintings using new ideas and collage techniques.

2D Design Fundamentals provides hands-on experiences for students using the fundamentals of pictorial design that are common to most forms of artistic expression. Discussion, exercises, and projects will introduce students to visual concepts including the picture plane, figure/ground, scale, proportion, transformation, pattern, composition, value, color, and spatial illusion. Other new adult classes include The Art of Cartooning, Animal Portrait Painting, and Intro to Graphic Design.

The center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster. For further information or to register for a class, visit The Center for Contemporary Art online at or call (908) 234-2345.