Registration Open: Spring Art Classes for All Ages

December 19, 2012

Registration Open: Spring Classes for All Ages

at Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers

New Brunswick, NJ – The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University is pleased to announce spring art classes for children, teens, and adults that begin in late January. Complete information is available at The Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults and ZAM Session for Teens and Young Adults meet on Saturday afternoons, beginning February 9. Drawing Club for Children (6 to 8 years old) and Young People (9 to 14 years old) meet Wednesdays after school, beginning January 30 and March 13, respectively. The Zimmerli also offers Passport to Art – a hands-on workshop for children ages 6 to 13 – on three select Saturdays, beginning February 2.

Drawing has never ceased to be a fundamental tool of human perception and knowledge, as well as a source of delight to audiences of all ages. The Zimmerli offers – for children and adults, from beginning to advanced levels – the opportunity to draw, from both live models and the museum’s collection. Professional educators address the needs of both beginners and advanced students. 

  • The Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults (18 and older) meets six Saturdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, April 13, and May 4. The fee is $100 for Zimmerli members and $135 for nonmembers. Each session is overseen by a master artist. The museum provides drawing boards and select sessions include live models; participants are asked to bring their own drawing pads, portable easels, and other suggested materials.
  • ZAM Session for Teens and Young Adults meets six Saturdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.: February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, April 13, and May 4. The fee is $60 for Zimmerli members and $75 for nonmembers. ZAM Session is a dynamic art program that offers young artists the opportunity to develop their skills in a museum setting, under the encouraging eye of a professional art educator. Teens also learn about the business side of an art career, including how to scan images, create a portfolio, and prepare a curriculum vitae. This is an inspiring environment for college-bound students.
  • Drawing Club for Children and Young People meets five Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Sessions for 6 to 8 year olds run January 30 through February 27. Youngsters from 9 to 14 years in age meet March 13 through April 17 (no class on March 27). The fee is $50 for Zimmerli members and $75 for nonmembers. Children discover the secrets of drawing, learning various techniques – including pencil and charcoal – and such genres as still life and portraiture.

Passport to Art invites families to travel the world of art through interactive workshops on select first Saturdays, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Children and parents, grandparents, or guardians enjoy quality time together, working side-by-side on exciting arts, crafts, and performance projects conducted by trained educators and artists. 2013 sessions resume February 2 with toy making inspired by the exhibition “Leonid Sokov: Ironic Objects;” on March 2, students create a Linocut novel in the style of Lynd Ward; and April 6 teaches traditional American hand-quilting techniques. Each class is $10 per child for Zimmerli members and $15 per child for nonmembers; adults are free. Materials and a brief exhibition tour are provided. Advanced registration is required; to register, please contact the Education Department at or 732.932.7237.


The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum houses more than 60,000 works of art, ranging from ancient to contemporary art. The permanent collection features particularly rich holdings in 19th-century French art; Russian art from icons to the avant-garde; Soviet nonconformist art from the Dodge Collection; and American art with notable holdings of prints. In addition, small groups of antiquities, old master paintings, as well as art inspired by Japan and original illustrations for children’s books, provide representative examples of the museum’s research and teaching message at Rutgers. One of the largest and most distinguished university-based art museums in the nation, the Zimmerli is located on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Established in 1766, Rutgers is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning and a premier public research university.


The Zimmerli Art Museum is supported by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, as well as the income from the Avenir Foundation Endowment Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment Fund, and the Voorhees Family Endowment Fund, among others. Additional support comes from the Estate of Victoria J. Mastrobuono and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Contributions from other corporations, foundations, and individuals, as well as earned income, also provide vital annual support for the Zimmerli’s operations and programs.


The Zimmerli Art Museum is located at 71 Hamilton Street at George Street on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The Zimmerli is a short walk from the NJ Transit train station in New Brunswick, midway between New York City and Philadelphia.

Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and the first Wednesday of each month (except August), 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and the month of August. Holidays are January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, and December 24 and 25.

Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for 65 and over; and free for museum members, Rutgers students, faculty and staff (with ID), and children under 18. Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month. For more information, call 732.932.7237 or visit the museum’s website:


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