Thursday, January 5, 2012


FUN SUNDAYS: Integrating Art & Science
A series of hands-on workshops for kids that integrate the exploration of art and science. This year-round series of programs addresses various themes with a focus on experimentation, imagination and information. Check the website for individual class themes and descriptions.
All Ages 5 and over welcome
WHEN: Sundays, 1-3 PM
Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ TUITION: $20 / $15 for members

Sci + Art: LEGO Robotics
Imagination and innovation come together in this new, exciting class. Learn how to build, customize, and control a unique LEGO NXT robot. Discover how to program your robot to perform different operations. Students will work individually and in teams to design and create a functioning robot and watch it come to life. Check the website for age-appropriate class times and descriptions. 

Navigating the Art World
WHEN: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, January 24-February 28
Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ TUITION: $105/ $90 for members
This course is intended for practicing artists who want to further their careers. Taught by Jonathan Greene, Director of Exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum and former owner and director of Greene Contemporary in Florida and New York, students will get insight into how the art world really works. Navigating the Art World will provide tips on self-promotion and marketing, approaching a gallery or museum, as well as using the internet to the artist’s advantage, among other topics. The goal of this course is to give artists, at any stage in their career, honest and straightforward advice that will assist them in advancing their current level of visibility.

Leaping Past Limits in Paint! with Elizabeth Gilfilen
WHEN: 4 Saturdays, 11am - 1:30 PM; February 25-March 17
Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ TUITION: $120 / $100 for members
In conjunction with her exhibition at HAM, Elizabeth will work with students using oil paint, acrylic or watercolor materials and embark on completing a series of six to eight paintings over four weeks. Beginning with an initial composition derived from found images or observation, students will be encouraged to push subsequent work further using a range of formal and experimental painting strategies. Students will explore how the first “seed” painting can be more deeply expanded upon through collage, manipulation of materials or an integration of found visual fragments.  Students will be introduced to the variety of techniques that contemporary painters use to get past their comfort zones!  Materials List Provided.  All Levels.  

Very Special Baskets with Pamela Becker   
This course, taught by Pamela Becker, will introduce participants to the art of wrapped coil basketry.  Learn to adapt this ancient basket-making method to create baskets reflecting your personality.  Starting at the center of the base students will learn to wrap the reed, to sew it, to shape the emerging form and to incorporate pattern into the basket. When the class is over you will know everything you need to make this type of basket on your own. Materials used will be linen and rayon threads with a reed core. Beginners are welcome.  No previous knowledge of basketry is required.  Please bring a pair of sharp scissors. All other materials provided.  All Levels. 
WHEN: 3 Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, March 15- March 29
Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ TUITION:  $80 /$65 for members $65 ($30 materials)

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