Winter Classes open for enrollment!

Our Winter classes from January to March will be online only and offered via Zoom. We still have the following classes accepting registrations:

Mosaic Picture Frames
Beyond Watercolor
Felt Pocket Dolls
Paper Art Dolls

Later in April as part of our Spring in-person classes:
Alcohol Inks Gone Wild

Spring Classes open for enrollment!

Our Spring Classes from April 1 to June 15th are a mix of offerings of Zoom and In-Person Classes. We are now open for registration. Use the green button below to see descriptions and to register.

302-Beginner Drawing
301- Alcohol Inks Gone Wild
306-Weaving a Wallhanging
307-Intro to Fused Glass: Suncatcher + Pendant
308-Visible Mending
311-Weekend Acrylic Intensive Workshop
312-Drawing I
313-Beginner Acrylic Painting in the Afternoons
315-Bookbinding – Creating your own Sketchbook
316-Advanced Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration
317-Fused Glass: Formed Dish + Pendant
318-Wire & Bead Jewelry Workshop
319-Quilled Paper Mandala
321-Mosaic Stepping Stones
322-Floral Garden Design
323-Junk Journaling Weekend Exploration

304-Beginner Knitting: Baby Hat with Pom Poms
305-Watercolor Workshop: Hands and Skintones
310-Digital Photography: Composition, Series 1
314-Getting Started on Etsy
320-Digital Photography: Composition, Series 2

303-Modern Masters on Mondays

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Sarah Dressler teaching Afternoon Art Class

Meet Our Instructors!

Liz is a multimedia fiber artist with a love of color and pattern. She explores many mediums, including knitting, weaving, sewing, needlepoint and lots more. When not playing with fiber things, she is a theater propsmaster and the owner/artist of A la Liz, making handmade handbags and other accessories.

Karen as a BFA in painting from Kutztown University. She is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and has taught at the NAA since 2015.

Maggie has been teaching various Trashy Art classes for 20 years. She has a wealth of materials at her fingertips (and underfoot) from generations of pack-ratting family and friends, and wants to share the largesse with all and sundry.

Sarah is a mixed media artist currently focusing on fiber arts. She teaches a variety of art classes and workshops for people of all ages. She has a BFA from UArts, in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been seen in Art Doll Quarterly magazine, and several local galleries.

Terry has a BA in Fine Arts and over 30 years experience teaching art to all ages and developing programs in the arts. Her most recent work includes murals, mosaics, sewn felt ornaments, collage and graphic design. She has taught art to K-8 in a private school and has created art classes in community art settings. She founded Art to Go, Camp Imagine and organized or painted several local murals.

Gilda teaches and makes jewelry usually using wire wrapping and stringng techniques. She also dabbles in other art forms and media such as painting, knitting, card making and floral arts. She sells her jewelry in the Members’ Gallery shop.

Color, design and time. That’s all Lynne Robinson of Dragonfly’s Wings, needs to be happy. A retired English teacher and current Executive Director of PAWS for People. Lynne delights in alcohol ink art and the creative use of color to find balance and calm in a busy world. She enjoys exploring new ways to use the ink’s brilliance and distinctive colorations to make just the right look

Classically trained in art and a BFA in art history, Michele has been involved in the arts her entire life. She ran a successful design company in NYC for 10 years, Alia Michele Designs, created a biweekly webcomic for two years 2010-2011, “KokoroPurrs and currently designs hard enamel pins, and cat art in a variety of mediums under the 1two66 label. In her spare time she experiments with mixed media photography fine art. She exhibits her work in the Members’ Gallery shop.

Val Walton is a local Delaware artist who enjoys painting landscapes, especially scenes from Hawaii. She has been painting for about six years and has participated in many local art festivals including Brandywine Arts Festival, Art on the Green in Old New Castle and events at the Center for the Creating Arts in Yorklyn, DE. Her paintings can be viewed on the web at:

Sally has been painting and teaching art on and off for many years. She worked as an Art Teacher at West Nottingham Academy for 8 years. She took courses at U of D, West Chester U, and earned a Minor in Art. (B.S. in Education). She loves teaching painting, especially to beginners and to people who don’t think they can do art. She is good at helping to bring out individual creativity. She has worked with all ages. She paints in oil, acrylic, and watercolor and teachs “Watercolor & Wine” at her family’s winery.

Jen is a Delaware native who enjoys applying artwork to pretty much any surface possible.
She holds a BFA in painting from the University of Delaware, currently teaches community art
classes, and maintains a home studio practice. She lives near Wilmington with her husband,
son, and cat.

A lifelong natural-born artist, Wendi has studied art on varying levels for almost 40 years. As a toddler, she would constantly draw on absolutely EVERYTHING, and her parents promptly enrolled her in art lessons to keep drawings off the walls, books, floors, and her siblings. Wendi has experimented over the years with many forms of visual art. She is an award-winning photographer and painter who has been working and teaching in fused glass for five years.

From an early age, textiles have always been an important part of my life. Learning to weave six years ago has opened up a whole new world for me and added another dimension to my textile passion. The infinite combinations of threading, treadling, color and texture challenge me in ways I never thought possible. Weaving provides a unique venue to explore not only traditional craft, but to push the boundaries of craft into art.

Apply for a scholarship if your child is 20 yrs. old or younger and you have difficulty affording a class or camp. Scholarships are based on demonstrated need and are available all year round. Once approved, a scholarship can provide a discount of up to 95% of the cost of a program. See the attached application to apply. Questions? Email us at:

Call for Instructors

Do you have a great idea for an interesting visual art, theatre, music, or writing class? Here’s your chance to share your creative teaching talents with our community at the Newark Arts Alliance! Review the class proposal information and submit a completed form for each class you’re proposing to teach.
Summer class proposals are due April 1, 2021

NAA Class Proposal Form

Class Cancellation Policy

A class may be cancelled if too few people register; a decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run. If the NAA cancels the class, you will be notified and your registration refunded in full.

If you withdraw from a class at least 7 days prior to the start date, you will receive a refund of the fee paid, less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than 7 days before the class start date.

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