March 22, 2023

Center for Contemporary Art Offers Spring Classes

SPRING ART CLASSES: Registration for spring art classes and workshops for adults, teens, and children at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster begins on April 3. Select classes will be offered virtually or in a hybrid format.

Registration is underway for The Center for Contemporary Art’s spring art classes and workshops for adults, teens and children beginning April 3. Select classes will be offered virtually or in a hybrid format. Classes and workshops are offered for artists with all levels of expertise in a variety of media including oil and acrylic paint, pastel, watercolor, drawing, and ceramics. 

More than 35 adult classes will be offered. Classes include Portrait Drawing with Oscar Peterson, Morning Watercolor with Lena Shiffman, Afternoon Oil Landscape with Gary Godbee, En Plein Air with Wes Sherman, The Power of Pastels with Andrea Gianchiglia, Chinese Brush Painting with Diana Kung, Ceramic Sculpture with John Reinking, and more. New classes this spring include The Art of Drawing from Basics to Beyond with Aldo Villareal Astuvilca; Combining Mediums with Margaret Fanning; Art from the Start: Acrylic Painting with Barbara Guerriero; and Traditional Latin American Pottery with Vanessa Cabezas, which will be taught in English and Spanish.

This spring there are many workshops to choose from including, Oils 101 or Pastels 101 with Andrea Gianchiglia, Watercolor Step-by-Step with Steve Zazenski, Watercolor Trees or Using Negative Space in Watercolor with Wendy Hallstrom, Pen and Ink Techniques with Margaret Fanning, Paper Flowers with Parul Aggrawal, UFO Un-Finished Objects with Lena Shiffman, and ceramics workshop Creating Community with Ehren Tool.

In-person spring classes for children and teens begin April 10. Classes for children ages 5-8 include Mixed Media; Painting in Depth, Drawing in Depth; and for ages 6-8, Pottery. Students ages 9-11 can select from Mixed Media, Drawing in Depth, Painting In Depth, Pottery, and the virtual class Figure Out Doodles. Teen offerings include Drawing Intensive, Pottery, and Paper Sculptures and Light Boxes.

Classes will also be offered for children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs beginning April 10. Students will explore a variety of art projects specifically geared to their interest and ability both in two- and three- dimensional approaches.

The Center for Contemporary Art is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster. For further information or to register for a class, visit