Monday, June 19, 2017


Summer 2017 Classes and Camps at Farmstead Arts

WHEN: Classes begin the week of July 10th.
WHERE: Farmstead Arts, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge
FEES: Class fees range from $35 - $195, depending on class length. Theater camp fees are $225-$275. With the exception of knitting classes, all materials are included in class fees. Further information and course descriptions are available on the Farmstead website at

To register, visit For questions, please call Kathy Harris, Operations Manager, at 908-636-7576 Mondays through Wednesdays, or send an email to

A variety of time-frames are available, including one, three and four-day workshops, and classes which run from 3 to 6 weeks. Workshop subjects include nature themes such as “To the Seashore” and Butterflies, as well as Landscapes, Watercolors, Mixed Media, Art Sampler, Drawing for Adults, Photographic Style, and Portfolio Development for teens. Longer-running classes include Portrait class and Figurative Drawing, Drawing and Painting from Photographs, and Illustration and Cartooning.

Debbie Limoli of Warren will teach her popular Play with Clay classes for ages 7 through adult on Thursdays from 5 – 7 PM or by appointment. Other returning instructors include Basking Ridge photographer Jim DelGiudice, Warren residents Doug Schiller and Margaret Fanning, Millburn’s Oscar Peterson, and from North Plainfield, Stefano Junior, whose art show “Works of Wonder” has been delighting viewers at the Farmstead throughout the month of June. New to the Farmstead is fiber artist Deborah Lavine, of Pie Crust Designs, LLC. She will be offering three-week beginner and intermediate knitting classes for teens and adults. The Farmstead is also pleased to welcome guest artist/instructor Larissa Danowitz, known for large-scale murals and involvement in the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, who will be leading a ChromaDepth 3D Workshop in the Barn on July 14th from 1-3pm.

Farmstead Arts is also offering a variety of exciting summer camps for kids, including three weeks of theater camps from 9am – noon in August:

  • Theater and Imagination for 8-10 year olds from August 14-18
  • Acting for Young Performers ages 10-12 from August 21-25
  • Musical Theater for Young Performers for 11-13 year olds from August 28 – September 1.
  • In addition, Doug Schiller will be teaching a one-week Drawing and Painting camp for kids ages 9-12 from 2-3:30 pm from August 7-11
  • Deborah Lavine will offer “knitting with kids” four-day camps in July and August.

The farmhouse and barn are wheelchair accessible.  Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services is requested to make a request by sending an E-mail to the at least 2 weeks in advance.

Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.