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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. | $5 donation

Cancelled for July 27th – we’ll see you all in August!

Artists bring their own supplies for a chance to work from a live model. No instruction provided. The model’s fee ($40) is typically covered by the $5 donation; donations above the cost of the model help support the NAA.

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 prior permission of the Program Coordinator and submitting 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

Music, dance, and art – there’s something for everyone during our 2017 Summer Class session!
Click here to download the Summer 2017 Class Brochure / Application Form


Paper Bead Jewelry Making
Dates: Wednesdays, June 7, 14
Time: 6:30–8:30pm
Ages: Teen/Adult
Price: $50 M / $60 NM
Instructor: Gilda Jennings
This two part class introduces students to the arts of rolling paper into beads and stringing beads to create jewelry. On the first night, students will make beautiful paper beads; on the second night, students will use sterling silver findings to make earrings and a necklace or bracelet. Students can bring their own paper cutting scissors and ruler, or use the tools available at the NAA.


Cello Choir
Dates: Wednesdays June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 7:00–8:30pm
Ages: Pre-teen/Adult
Price: $75 M / $85 NM
Instructor: Jason Majewski
A great opportunity for near beginners who can read music through intermediate cellists to improve their skills while playing in a small ensemble. Various musical genres will be explored in a supportive and enjoyable learning environment. Printed music and sound recordings will be provided. The final session will include a recital; students may invite family and friends to enjoy the performance! Students will bring their own instrument, bow, rosin, and endpin anchor.


Beginning Bellydance
Dates: Saturdays, July 1, 8
Time: 7:30–9:00pm
Ages: Teen/Adult
Price: $30 M / $40 NM
Instructor: Becky Sullivan
This class is an introduction to Middle Eastern music and dance. Students will learn basic moves and combinations. Students should bring wear any comfortable clothing, and bring a hip scarf and veil if they own them. This dance is often performed barefoot, but students can also wear flexible dance shoes.


Alcohol Inks – Impressionistic Landscapes
**This class is full. See below for Catherine’s July 29th class.**
: Saturday, July 15
Time: 1:00–4:00pm
Ages: Teen/Adult
Price: $50 M / $60 NM
Instructor: Catherine Houghton
Learn to create skies, mid-grounds, and foregrounds to form an impressionistic landscape. Explore the inherent characteristics of alcohol inks to move and mix on Yupo (a synthetic paper). Techniques will include pour and tilt; nozzle painting; and the use of coffee stirrers and cotton swabs to assist in moving the inks. Students will take home their favorite creation as a matted, framed 5 x7 painting.


Alcohol Inks – Masking and Lifting Techniques
Date: Saturday, July 29
Time: 1:00–4:00pm Ages: Teen/Adult
Price: $50 M / $60 NM
Instructor: Catherine Houghton
Learn to create beautiful images use masking and lifting techniques with alcohol inks. After practicing on two smaller pieces, students will then create an image on Yupo to be matted and framed, and a ceramic tile. The ceramic tile will be decorative, but can be a functional coaster or trivet if a finish is applied at home.


Life Drawing
Dates: Mondays, August 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 7:00–9:00pm
Ages: 18+
Price: $125 M / $135 NM
Instructor: Margarete Noesner
Students will have the opportunity to improve their drawing and sketching skills working directly from the live figure. Working from the nude model is a classical approach that provides the basis for understanding the relationship of form and technique. Students will learn to introduce the figure into a setting—placing the model within the space. Instructor will provide a list of materials needed for class.


Practicing Poetry
Dates: Wednesdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Ages: 18+
Price: $90 M / $100 NM
Instructor: JoAnn Balingit
This workshop will encourage students to experiment with forms, lists, journal entries, evocative lines, and model poems to generate a poem a week. We’ll get into a writing rhythm and talk about what makes a poem amazing. Students will bring copies of their poems to share each week.


Bellydance with Finger Cymbals
Dates: Saturdays, August 12, 19
Time: 7:30–9:00pm
Ages: Teen/Adult
Price: $30 M / $40 NM
Instructor: Rebecca Sullivan
Learn to play cymbals while performing Middle Eastern dance. Students will learn basic rhythms and how to add those to basic moves and combinations. Knowledge of basic bellydance is helpful. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a hip scarf and cymbals if they own them. This dance is often performed barefoot but students can also wear flexible dance shoes.


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

**As of July 1, 2017, the Newark Arts Alliance will be closed on Sundays. Music Jam will continue to be held as scheduled – see you there!**

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.


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 for August 2017, presented in order as you travel down Main Street!

Julia Matsen: Watercolor and Acrylic
Carol Mangano: Oils and Acrylics of Flowers and Scenery
Cody Edwards: Acrylics and Oils
Bob Gilley: Wildlife and Nature Photography
Pamela Skwish: Bursts of Color Mixed Media and Collage

The Perfect Blend
249 E Main St
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 276-5488

Paul Persak: Colored Visions
Sinclair’s Café
177 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 368-7755

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

Joshua Ruggeri: Propaganda Mixed Media
Emily Reed: Published Photo Panoramas & Small Paintings
Caffé Gelato

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

Sarah Davis: Valdera Photographs – Beauty and Appreciation for the Natural World
Brewed Awakenings

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