Fall Classes open for enrollment!

Classes will be limited in size (most will be 6 or fewer) and we will be set up for social distancing. We’ll clean the classrooms and supplies after each class. We ask our students attend only if they are in good health and will wear a face mask. We require periodic hand washing. By enrolling in these classes, we are asking you to agree to hold us harmless for any illness that may occur that you feel is connected to your time at the NAA. We are doing everything we can to maintain clean and safe spaces for the benefit of our staff, volunteers and customers. We ask that you do the same by complying with our guidelines listed above.

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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.

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: ValWaltonArt.com

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.

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: info@newarkartsalliance.org

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.

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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