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Figure Drawing with Live Models

Posted by on Thursday, 10 July, 2014

Second & Fourth Thursdays | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Free, but participants split the cost of the model

There is no instruction at these drawing sessions–just a chance for you to practice with a live model. These events are free, but participants split the cost of the model (typically $40 split among the participants).

Program coordinator: Mary Anderson. Questions or interested in modeling? Contact Mary at

Artists under the age of 18 may attend our Figure Drawing program with 1) prior permission of the Program Coordinator and 2) a completed Permission Form.


Drum Circle

Posted by on Monday, 23 June, 2014

4th Friday of the month, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Free and open to the public

Bring or borrow a percussion instrument and help us make a joyful sound.

Program coordinator: Becky Sullivan. Questions? Contact Becky at

Adult & Teen Classes

Posted by on Saturday, 1 March, 2014

Click here to download the Fall 2017 Class Brochure / Application Form!
(Note: Schedule has been update as of 1/13/17. The dates have changed for the Portrait Drawing and Life Drawing classes only.)

To Register: Call us at 302-266-7266 or visit during regular hours, or mail your completed form to the Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, DE 19711. Please register at least one week before class begins.

Classes are held at the NAA and taught by professionals. Class prices are reduced for NAA members.

Please write separate checks for membership and each class in case of cancellations. Checks are only cashed if class runs. Payment for registration is non-refundable except in case of class cancellation.


Art Classes

Portrait Drawing
When: 4 Mondays – March 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Ages: 18+
Price: $125 M/$135 NM
This is a new class for interested artists to improve their knowledge of the portrait. We will use a model and longer poses to really see and capture their likeness and expression with drawing mediums. Instructor will provide list of materials needed for class. Taught by Margarete Noesner.

Crochet 101
When: 4 Thursdays – March 23, 30, April 6, 13
Time: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Ages: 14+
Price: $48 M/$53 NM
Students will learn how to properly hold a crochet hook; make a starting chain; and create a single and half double stitch. They will also learn how to create new rows. We will also discuss hook sizes and yarn textures. Each student will make a basic scarf using the stitches learned in class. Yarn and crochet hook will be provided as well as written instructions to take home for reference. Taught by Leslie Tucker.

Life Drawing
**This class has been cancelled** The instructor will be teaching in our summer session (May – August). Check back in April for updates!
When: 4 Mondays – April 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Ages: 18+
Price: $125 M/$135 NM
This is an opportunity to improve your drawing and sketching skills. This course provides an opportunity to work directly from the live figure to explore the human form and anatomy. Working from the nude model is a classical approach that provides the basis for understanding the relationship of form and technique. In this session we will be introducing color into the drawing by way of dry materials such as colored pencils, pastels, and nupastels. Instructor will provide list of materials needed for class. Taught by Margarete Noesner.

Introduction to Alcohol Inks
**This class is full** 
The instructor will be teaching more alcohol ink classes in our summer session (May – August). Check back in April for updates!
When: 1 Saturday–April 8
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ages: 14+
Price: $50 M/$55 NM
Explore the vibrant colors of alcohol inks. Participants will create two smaller practice pieces on yupo (a non-absorbent poly-propylene paper that allows the inks to move), then create a final piece to mat and frame (5 x 7). No brushes are used. The artist moves the ink by tilting the paper and occasional use of a cotton swab or coffee stirrer. You do not need art skills to create beautiful pieces of art. Patience and persistence will yield a piece to be proud of! Taught by Catherine Houghton.


Literary Workshops

Poetry Workshop
When: 2nd Tuesdays – January 10, February 21, March 14, April 11, and May 9
**The April session is cancelled – hope to see you in May!**
Time: 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Ages: 18+
Price: FREE, but please preregister by emailing the instructor (
The purpose of this group is to provide a positive, nurturing environment for reading and responding to poetry. It is less about criticism and more about coaching and encouraging. Over time, we will share writing, offer suggestions for types of poetry to experiment with, and examine and discuss professional poets work, as well as our own, to stimulate ideas and challenge our skills. Facilitated by Belinda Bair.

Writer’s Workshop
When: 3rd Thursdays – February 16, March 16, and April 20
Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Ages: 18+
Price: FREE, but participants must pre-register by emailing the instructor (
Open to writers of all genres (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, etc.). We will offer praise and constructive criticism for each other’s work. Participants will submit manuscripts (max length: 10 pages of prose or 5 individual poems) at least two weeks before each meeting. Facilitated by Dennis Lawson.

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Sunday Music Jam

Posted by on Monday, 10 February, 2014

First Sundays | 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Free and open to the public

Bring an instrument to jam with us or come to watch, and feel free to sing along.

Program Coordinator: Jeff Smith. Questions?  Contact Jeff at

Photo of singing and guitar playing at a NAA Sunday Music Jam

The NAA Sunday Music Jam welcomes musicians, singers and those who just want to listen.

Taste of Newark 2014

Posted by on Wednesday, 5 February, 2014





Old College Lawn
Sunday, September 28, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $50 in advance

Taste of Newark is the ultimate foodie event in Newark! Guests enjoy the culinary delights of more than 50 Newark restaurants accompanied by the finest area wine distributors. Click here for ticket sales for the 11th Annual Taste of Newark.

Taste of Newark Silent Auction
The Newark Arts Alliance is fortunate to be the beneficiary of the Taste of Newark Silent Auction! We will have a large canopied space where you can bid on fabulous items donated by Newark-area businesses, works of art by local artists, and some incredible surprises! All proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the Newark Arts Alliance.

Donating to the Silent Auction: Businesses and Artists
Local businesses and artists are invited to donate items for the Taste of Newark Silent Auction.  Follow the below links for more information:




Posted by on Wednesday, 20 November, 2013

Detail of porcelain work by Carole FoxNovember 5 to November 23. Juried, all-media exhibition of works depicting animals we love or fear.  Work includes paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, fiber art, and more.  Reception on November 8, 6-8 pm, is free and open to the public.Six works from the Menagerie Show at the NAA, November 2013

Monthly Art Loop

Posted by on Thursday, 15 November, 2012

The Newark Arts Alliance organizes a changing display of art and jewelry in local businesses around Newark.

Newark Arts Alliance Presents Art Loop!

Program coordinator: Pamela Skwish. Questions? Contact Pamela at

Here’s what’s on view in April 2017, presented in order as you travel down Main Street:

Ray Magnani: The Dance
Sinclair’s Café

177 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 368-7755

Mark Fleming: Urban Street Pop Artist
Joshua Ruggeri: Popagenda
Home Grown Cafe
126 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 266-6993

Joy S. Smith: I Paint
Caffé Gelato

90 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 738-5811

Sameeha Zele: Art works from Kaziranga
Brewed Awakenings

64 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 379-4773

Ray Magnani: Oxidation
Saxbys Coffee
57 S Main St #101
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 731-9500