Spring Classes are open for enrollment! Classes begin April 1 and run until June 15, 2023.

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1-4th Thursdays, 6:30-9:00pm, $14 each covers cost of model. No instruction.
To learn more about this program, visit our Figure Drawing page: https://www.newarkartsalliance.org/recurring-programs/figure-drawing-group/

Calling All Teachers!

INTERESTED IN TEACHING? If you would like to be added to our teaching artist address list, please email Terry at terry@newarkartsalliance.org and you will be emailed an invitation to submit proposals.

Summer class proposals due: May 1. Classes are June 16 to August 31

Meet Our Instructors!

Belinda has worked as art director at Camp Strawderman for 45 years. Baskets are one of their most popular crafts. She has been making basic basket types for the past 15+ years with girls ages 10+. She is also an exhibiting artist at the Newark Arts Alliance.

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.

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.

Weldon Burge, a native of Delaware, is a writer, publisher, and full-time editor. His short fiction has appeared in many publications,, and his thriller, Harvest of Sorrow, was publishedin 2021. Weldon’s publishing company, Smart Rhino Publications, has published eight short story anthologies in the in the suspense and horror genres.

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.

Cathy has worked with textiles from a young age and been making lace for 26 years. While she enjoys working lace in traditional materials and a variety of traditional lace families, she has also experimented with design, scale and unusual materials. She has taught classes for her local lace guilds and acted as co-chair for the 2017 International Organization of Lace Convention in 2017. While it is perfectly possible for her to make doilies, she chooses not to.

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.

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.

Eo Omwake has been an Instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for 22 years, an Instructor at the Delaware Art Museum for 34 years and has shown nationally and internationally as well as selected to be in the Whitney Annual Show in New York City twice.

J.P. Reali is local Newark, Delaware musician and guitar instructor. With over 40 years of experience performing and teaching, J.P.’s playing has electrified listeners up and down the east coast. He relocated to Delaware from Washington, D.C. in late 2020 and currently offers private lessons and performs as a solo artist and with the blues/rock band Revolution Heroes.

Hi I’m Julia! I have a passion for all art, and use a wide range of medias. I have been practicing crochet for many years, and want to share the excitement of learning this craft with others. I want to create a welcoming space that is both inspiring and exciting as well as relaxing.

Michelle Rothwell is a practicing Fine Artist whose work has been shown nationally in solo, juried, and group shows. She is the founder of Holistic Creativity, LLC —a dynamic program for creative healing and transformation— and the author of Holistic Creativity: A Complete Course for Inspired Productivity.
Michelle is an Associate Professor of Art, Media, and Design with nearly 20 years of college teaching experience. During her career in academia, she created multiple degree programs for several colleges and universities, designed dozens of courses, and mentored hundreds of students. She is the founder of the Game Art BFA program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Lelané is originally from the east coast in South Africa where she graduated from a Technical College specializing in textile design & printmaking. She has been focusing during the past year to find her way back to printmaking and her love for color and textures inspired by her South African roots.

Wendy Simpson is a published author of fantasy and science-fiction. Repped by Anne Tibbets of the Donald Maass Agency. Associate member of the SFWA. Her work of high fantasy Tinderbox is available everywhere. Its sequel, Tarotmancer available June 16th, 2023.

Rebecca (aka Lorelei) has been studying many types of music and dance since she was 7.  She began reading sheet music in 3rd grade and started music training on flute in 4th grade.   She added Middle Eastern dance, rhythms, and percussion (zills and drum) to her repertoire over the last 12 years.  She also performs Middle Eastern Bellydance under the name Lorelei and had completed Foundations 1 and 2 in the Salimpour School of Dance.

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.

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

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.