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2018 Classes (Feb-April)

Intro to Facebook for Business | March 16

Time: 6–9pm

Ages: 18+

Cost: $32 M | $37 NM

Instructors: Meredith Keating and Brandon Boas of Grunge Muffin Designs

Students will learn how to setup a Facebook Business page and make it work for them. During this in-depth class we’ll explore how to create and share events, integrate newsletter signups, create engaging posts, gain followers, connect with other local businesses, gather testimonials, and communicate with your audience. Students provide their own laptop and charging cord.

Greeting Cards with Alcohol Inks | March 17

Time: 1–3:30pm

Ages: 16–Adult

Cost: $35 M |$40 NM

Instructor: Catherine Houghton

Participants will create original alcohol ink paintings to use in making three 4.5” x 6” greeting cards with embellishments including ribbons, rhinestones and paper punches. Envelopes are included and can be decorated, too! Great one-of-a-kind cards for Easter, Mother’s Day, or any special occasion!

Beginning Acrylic Painting | March 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 6:30–8:30pm

Ages: 16–Adult

Cost: $95 M |$105 NM

Instructor: Abby Daleki

Whether you’ve never painted or are painting right now—this painting class is for everyone! We’ll go over the basics—color mixing, blending, paint application, brush choices, painting surfaces—plus explore new techniques to improve your artwork. Students will have the option of completing a large painting throughout the class or making a series of small paintings. No experience is required but be prepared to have fun! A supply list will be provided to registered students.

Intermediate Drawing/Watercolor | March 28 April 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2

Time: 6:30–8pm

Ages: 16–Adult

Cost: $110 M |$120 NM

Instructor: Karen Berstler

This watercolor painting class includes some beginning drawing instructions with a concentration on drawing and painting from life. Students will focus on sight measuring and value, and introduce color composition, using both geometric shapes and still life objects. Must have had some watercolor experience or taken a beginning watercolor class. All materials provided.

Alcohol Ink Scarves | April 7, 14

Time: 1:00–3:30pm

Ages: 16–Adult

Cost: $58 M | $63 NM

Instructor: Catherine Houghton

Create a gorgeous silk scarf using alcohol inks! Learn how to stretch silk over a form and apply alcohol inks to create designs. Participants will have the option of setting a Swarovski crystal into their scarf at the second session. Depending on your design, you may need to complete the project on your own. All materials provided for class. Alcohol inks will be available for purchase.

Beginning Photography—From f-stop to artwork | April 6, 15, 22, 29

Time: 1:00–3:30pm

Ages: 18+

Cost: $80 M | $90 NM

Instructor: Raymond Magnani

Having trouble getting past your camera’s confusing functions and poorly written manual? Learn about the technical and artistic sides of photography and rekindle your desire to make photographic art! By the end of this class, you’ll know how to create a print that you will feel proud to frame and hang on your wall. Each student must provide their own adjustable camera (not a phone).

Creating Paper Succulents | April 17

Time: 1:00–3:30pm

Ages: 16 – adult

Cost: $25 M | $30 NM

Instructor: Kelly Martin

Create your own paper succulents from the ground up. You’ll learn how to paint the paper and then form it into a beautiful, realistic succulent plant. Your creation will look great on your desk and also makes a great gift!

Scholarships Available

The NAA is committed to keeping our classes affordable and accessible. If financial assistance will allow you to attend a class, please apply for a scholarship. An NAA staff member will contact you to confirm. We are pleased to offer scholarships for our 2018 classes thanks to a grant from the Newark New Century Club.

Details & Criteria
  • Scholarships are need-based
  • Household size and income are considered
  • Available for students of any age
  • Recipients will have their class fees waived
  • You may apply for one class scholarship per session

If you would like to apply, please complete the scholarship section of the class registration form. Please note: If a class has a supply list, scholarship recipients will still have to pay for their supplies.