Art Association in Roxbury

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Jinnie May - Watercolor Workshop - Sat Jun 6, 2015 - 10am to 3pm - Roxbury Library.

$35 per person. Your check is your reservation – first come, first serve. Supply list will be sent to you via email Page 6 The Palette News April 2015. This workshop is being sponsored by AAR, therefore you must be a club member to participate. Share a fun-filled day of exploring this exciting media – Watercolor! Making it behave and taking advantage of its spontaneous nature. Jinnie May does not paint a photographic-type painting. She paints a much freer, looser version with her own very unique style.
*Make checks payable to "Jinnie May" and send to Elaine Moscola, 69 Sylvan Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950. Questions? Call Elaine 973-627-2881 or email

Robert Burridge -Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage Workshop May 4-7, 2015.

Robert Burridge is a California contemporary fine art painter who is an Honorary President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.Robert is the author of two books as well as four videos.
Description: Creative tearing and paint splashing starts off this "Loosen Up Abstract and Collage Workshop". You will learn how to begin a new fresh body of work with your own artistic voice and point of view. Think " artist retreat", producing a body of work, a series of paintings or your conceptual solo show. Emphasis is on originality, personal vision, intentions and goals. Robert, along with his famous daily handouts, demos and lectures, helps and guides you to paint the way you have always wanted to paint. Daily, you can expect warmup paint sketching, brief painting and lecture demos, constructive critiques and time to work on personal projects.
Location: Roxbury/ Randolph area, NJ.  Cost: $ 575
Registration: Class size limited to 20 students - reservations are accepted in the order received. Your deposit is your reservation. Use enrollment form provided to register and mail it with $200 deposit to Nina C. Harlan, 36 Rivendell Road, Succasunna, NJ 07876.  973-584-3373 email:  Upon receipt of deposit, you will be sent confirmation, supply list if provided by your instructor and detailed travel information. Tuition balance due March 4, 2015

Jane Brennan Koeck is teaching Watercolor and/or Watercolor Sketchbooking on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3 at the Spring Street Art Center located in the Spring Board Shops, 145 Spring St, Newton, NJ. For more information email: or or

In My Father's Garden - The artist group meets at 7PM the second Tuesday of each month at the First Congregational Church, 30 Hillside Road, Chester. Painters, songwriters, poets, photographers and artists of all types welcome. For information:

Mat Cutting & Framing Workshop - A one day workshop (9:30 to 3:30) in Mat Cutting and Framing will be held in Jean Davidson's home-based framing shop in Denville for 4 or 5 people.  Call 973-625-4820 or e-mail  Once there are enough people for a class, more info will sent and a mutually agreeable date will be selected.  The cost is $75 and includes the use of mat cutters and most other materials. See a description at and look under workshops for Mat Cutting and Framing Workshop.

Toni Chaplin Watercolor Workshops

Toni Chaplin began her career as an artist 35 years ago. Her participation in many shows and solo exhibitions has brought her wide recognition. Although accomplished in other areas of art, watercolor has been her primary medium for the past 25 years. She currently teaches classes for Sussex Community College and Sparta’s Women Club. Toni teaches a series of classes at the Joe Kubert Art School building in Dover. Saturdays 9am-12pm -- each session is 4 weeks. Early registration is recommended due to the popularity of this class. Basic watercolor applications as well as more advanced techniques will be introduced. Composition, color selection and mixing, brush strokes and perspective will also be covered. Students will complete projects over several weeks. Startups are welcome at each new session. Materials not included. All sessions are 4 weeks ($80) with the exception of November and May, 3 weeks at $60.  Call 973-328-3266 or email Credit cards accepted or send check to Joe Kubert Art Store, 37 Myrtle Ave., Dover, NJ 07801.

Session Dates:

Session 3: Apr 4. 11, 18, 25
Session 4: May 2, 9, 16

Session 5: Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

Art League of the Chathams - Workshop Series & Open Studio - FREE! All workshops and modeling sessions held at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham are FREE!

Clothed Modeling Sessions: Fridays 11:00 – 1:00  $8 a session, RSVP to No oils or acrylic paints please. All workshops and modeling sessions are held in the Community Room at the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, NJ. For more information on the Art League of the Chathams see or email

Lakeside Art Studio Classes with Dannielle Mick - Watercolors

Water is the medium for mesmerizing water colors and vibrant acrylics. Each student will expand their knowledge of these two very different media. Students will learn glazing, layering and scumbeling techniques as they approach water color and acrylic in a totally different way. Weekly exercises will include composition, color theory and much more. Work from reference materials, still life or your imagination. Students will develop their own unique style under  Dannielle’s expert guidance. Demonstrations and one on one instruction are included. Group critiques and discussion round out this unique course. Call 201-602-6224 or email to request a materials list.  Fee: $138.00

The Traveling Palette ~ Art Workshops

D’Ambruoso Studios, LLC  67 Richardson Dr  Middlebury, CT 06762  203-758-9660  Painting Workshops! In our 11th year with exciting programs for artists and their guests. The very best in personalized, hands-on professional art instruction. Beginners to advanced artists are welcome. Work in oils, pastels, watercolors or acrylics. Learn 5 steps in painting better landscapes. Groups to 12 artists ensuring lots of individual attention. Constructive painting critiques held daily. 

- Paint in Amalfi Italy - The Splendid Amalfi Coast - Cliffs and Sea - Jun 24 to Jul 1, 2015
- Paint in Tuscany - The Land and Light - Sep 24 to Oct 1, 2015
- Paint and Cruise the South Pacific - May 23 to 30, 2015
- Paint in Old Lyme, CT - In the Footsteps of the American Impressionists - Jul 17 - 19, 2015
- Paint in Block Island, RI - The Bermuda of the North - Sep 8 - 12, 2015

For more information, call 203-758-9660 or e-mail

Open Air Italy - Plein Air Workshops -- Italy, France, Switzerland

Open Air Italy specializes in well-organized workshops with small groups of participants and world-class instruction.  Workshops are limited to only 8 participating artists.   See For questions or registration email or call 321-777-3964.

Kenn Backhaus - Switzerland's Lauterbrunnen Valley - Plein Air Landscape-Oil & Acrylic - August 19-26, 2015

Mary Garrish - "Plein Air on the Shores of Lake Como" - Oil, Acrylic, Pastel - September 3-10, 2015

Mary Garrish - Provence - Oil, Acrylic, & Pastel - June 18-25, 2016

Art Teachers Needed in Long Valley

Do you enjoy sharing your talents with youngsters and the young at heart? The Myhelan Cultural Arts Center is looking for some enthusiastic people to conduct a class or series of classes at its facility, located at 18 Schooley's Mountain Road in the Long Valley section of Washington Township. Myhelan is particularly interested in working with art therapists, water colorists and potters who have access to a kiln, but any  teaching artist or lecturer who appreciates Myhelan's mission is welcome to contact the organization. The Myhelan Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to using the arts as a tool to build cultural understanding and community. Call 908-876-5959. 

Art Copyright Lawyer Presentation

Tracey I. Batt, Esq., Executive Director of New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, spoke at Myhelan in April about art-related copyright questions. Learn more about the organization at

Gail Mardfin, Myhelan Artists Network (M.A.N.)  Fax: 908-876-3402  Phone: 908-876-3397

Thank you to the kind attorney-husband of M.A.N. artist Shirley Supp, who supplied us with these very good sites to take a look at regarding copyright. - a ton of articles related to art/artists linked to it, not just copyright info.

Copying photos, specifically:

Public domain info:

Myhelan Artist's Nework: Come enjoy some artistic camaraderie! The Myhelan Artists' Network (MAN) meets monthly at Myhelan Cultural Arts Center, 18 Schooley's Mountain Road, Long Valley. Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month, unless decided otherwise. 7:30 - 9:30 PM. New artists are always welcome. Please bring one or two pieces of recent or representative work to share with the group -- although you are welcome to come with or without work to share. The time is divided between sharing and general announcements. Learn more about the Myhelan Cultural Arts Center, go to Myhelan sponsors exhibits, classes, and more.

Pastel Workshops, Demos and Critiques with Christine Debarry - For  workshops and classes contact: Debarry PSA Studio Arts, Florham Park, NJ

DuCret School of Art Workshops - The duCret School of Art offers many workshops: 13 Painting and Drawing workshops, 4 Sculpture and Ceramics, 6 Illustration, 13 Computer and Photography workshops and 1 Jewelry workshop. They are all by professional artists in their own right. Call the school at 908-757-7171 to receive a brochure.

Icon Painting Classes - Learn the float technique with egg tempera. For more information, call 201-652-6633. Thursday evening classes held at the Church of Christ the Savior, located on Fair Lawn Ave. Paramus, NJ. The church is directly across from the Bergen County College.


Pastel Society of New Jersey (PSNJ) is an exciting art group for artists who paint with pastels. They are recruiting members who are dedicated pastel painters. The purpose is to increase and expand opportunities for pastel artists, to exhibit, and to promote public interest in pastel painting. Annual membership $25. Contact Mark deMos at 973-267-4363 who will be happy to send a membership application.

Mark de Mos and Maria de Mos teach art classes in watercolor and pastel at their studio in Morris Township. Call 973-267-4363 or email Mark to request a brochure or ask for more information.

Myhelan Cultural Art Center, Long Valley 908-876-5959 for schedule. Gene Feller is teaching courses in acrylics and pastel drawing. He has taught since 1978 in this area. Myhelan is also seeking enthusiastic teachers and lecturers to conduct a class or series of classes.

Somerset Art Assocation 2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster, NJ 07921. See for courses and info. Call 908-234-2345 for schedule of classes. Membership $45.

Morris County Art Association (2 locations): 10 Catherine Lane, Morristown, NJ or 715 Main St, Boonton, NJ. Call for membership info and schedule of classes at 973-267-1722 or Membership $45. Figure studies classes year round (to members only) are $7/session.

National Society of Decorative Painters meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Mine Hill Civic Center, 12 Baker St, Mine Hill. Folk Art / Tole Painting. Beginners and advanced are welcome. Call Shirlee 908-879-4442 or Linda 973-729-6892.

Draw and Paint School website has online art tutorials and art resources.

Art Classes, Demos and Workshops at the National Arts Club

More information: Pastel Society of America classes

For more info: Pastel Society of America (PSA) - 212-533-6931 - or 212-475-3424.

NJ Society of En Plein Air Artists

The NJ Society of En Plein Air Painters meets every Wednesday from April through October for the enjoyment of painting outdoors at various scenic locations. There is no instruction or fee, and beginners and advanced artists are welcome. Bring painting supplies, lunch and water supply. We arrive around 9:30-9:45 am (except where noted) and paint until 2:00-2:30 pm. Here is a list of the painting locations and dates. If you are interested in joining the group, please email Olya Powazniuk via the group's Facebook page:

Last Updated: 04/01/15