At ARTWORKS Invites You to Explore the Arts in 2006
budding and established artists can ring in the new year in creative
fashion with noncredit classes at MCCC at ARTWORKS. Starting Jan.
21 and continuing through May, 2006, the historic Trenton art
school and gallery welcomes accomplished instructors who teach
a variety of classes in an intimate studio setting. ARTWORKS is
located at 19 Everett Alley in Trenton, opposite the Dept. of
Motor Vehicles Building off US 1 South.
According to ARTWORKS Coordinator Tricia Fagan,
the school has developed a loyal and enthusiastic following, with
students ranging in age from youngsters to retirees. “We
have many students who take one or more classes every semester,”
she said. “Some are semi-professional artists seeking a
great studio setting and communal work environment, while others
are exploring new media or are novices who are just plain exploring.”
class sessions averaging between eight and twelve students, personalized
instruction is a fundamental element of each class. Among the
upcoming introductory/beginner level classes are “Exploring
Pastels” (Jan. 26-Mar. 9), “Block Printing for Beginners”
(Feb. 6-Mar. 13 and Mar. 20-Apr. 24), “Drawing for the Graphically
Challenged” (Feb. 8-Mar. 22 and Mar. 29-May 17), and “Introduction
to Painting” (Feb. 8-Mar. 29 and Apr. 5-May 31).
will focus on clay sculpture (Feb. 6-Apr. 3), figure drawing (Feb.
6-Mar. 27), intermediate painting (Feb. 7-Mar.21 and Mar. 28-May
9), painting the model in context (Feb. 8-Mar. 15 and Apr. 12-May
17), portrait painting (Feb. 8-Mar.15 and Apr. 12-May 17), watercolor
anarchy (Jan. 21-Feb. 25, Mar. 4-Apr. 8 and Apr. 22-May 27), still
life painting (Jan. 28-Mar. 11 and Mar. 25-May13), and painting
the pastel portrait (Mar. 23-May 4).
ew this semester
are “Cement Casting into Sand” (Feb. 22-Mar. 22),
“Direct Modeling in Cement with Armatures” (Mar. 29-May
3), and “Printmaker’s Studio” (Jan. 26-Feb.
16). Special one- and two-session workshops will be offered in
gold leafing (Feb. 8, repeated Apr. 19) and thermal image silkscreen
(Mar. 7-14). “Figure Intensive” workshops include
the hand (Feb. 23-Mar. 9), the foot (Mar. 16-Mar. 30) and the
head (Apr. 20-May 4).
Nicoara of Monmouth Junction with artwork he completed in a "Mold-Making"
in Rory Mahon's "Green Sand Aluminum Casting" class
gather round. Mahon will teach "Cement Casting Into Sand"
and "Direct Modeling in Cement with Armatures" in the
spring. Photo by Ayami Aoyama.
children ages 7-13, ARTWORKS offers “Drawing Basics” (Feb.
7-Mar. 21 and Mar. 28-May 9), “The Art Sampler” (Feb. 6-Mar.
13 and Mar. 20-Apr. 24), “Sculpture for Kids” (Feb. 7-Mar.
14 and Mar. 21-Apr. 25), and “Intro. to Painting” (Jan.
28-Mar. 11 and Mar. 25 to May 13). Classes for teenagers 14-17 include
“Painting and Portfolio Techniques” (Feb. 6-Apr. 10) and
“Intermediate Drawing” (Feb. 9-Mar. 9).
To learn more about
Mercer’s noncredit classes at ARTWORKS, email Tricia Fagan at
firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, visit
now” on the Mercer website (the identification prefix for
Mercer’s Fines Arts courses is XAR) or call (609) 586-9446.
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