Workshops & Classes

Workshops & Classes

Drawing Classes • Summer Art Camp

Drawing Classes

Drawing has never ceased to be a fundamental tool of human perception and knowledge, akin to writing itself. Now the Zimmerli offers advanced and beginning artists, children and adults, an opportunity to draw, from both live models and the museum’s collection.

Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults
Saturdays / 12:30 to 2:30pm

Spring session: February 22, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, May 3
Printable registration form

Fee: $135 nonmembers per session / $100 members per session

Each session is overseen by a master artist. The museum provides drawings boards, live models at select sessions, and professional instruction; participants are asked to bring their own drawing pads, portable easels, and other materials suggested by the instructors. These sessions are for artists aged 18 and older. For more information, please email

ZAM Session for Teens and Young Adults
Saturdays / 3:00 to 4:30pm

Spring session: February 22, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, May 3
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Fee: $80 nonmembers per session/$60 members per session

This is an inspiring environment that can help high-school artists prepare for college. Aspiring and accomplished artists develop their skills in a museum setting under the encouraging eye of a professional art educator. During these sessions, students draw from works in the Zimmerli’s collection or, weather permitting, work outside on the grounds of the Rutgers campus. 

Drawing Club for Children and Young People
Wednesdays / 4:15 to 5:45pm

Spring session
6-8 year olds: January 29 through February 26
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9-14 year olds: March 12 through April 9
Printable registration form

Fee: $75 nonmembers per five-week session / $50 members per five-week session

Children discover the secrets of drawing when they participate in the Zimmerli’s popular Drawing Club, which takes place on Wednesdays after school in the fall, winter, and spring. Aspiring artists between the ages of 6 and 14 learn the full spectrum of drawing techniques, including pencil and charcoal, and such genres as still life and portraiture. Professional educators address the needs of both beginners and advanced artists. For more information, email

Summer Art Camp

June 30 through August 1

Half-day, 9am to noon or 1 to 4pm
$190 nonmembers / $170 members

Full day, 9am to 4pm
$365 nonmembers / $335 members

During the hot days of summer, the Zimmerli is the place to be for budding young artists between the ages of 7 and 14. Join us for the museum’s popular summer art camp program. Each year, new classes are added to stimulate, challenge, and delight the many students, both veterans and newcomers, who participate in the program. Classes include Architecture of the Imagination, Bound for Art: Make Your Own Artists' Books, Comic Book Creations, Dinosaur Delights, Puppet Power, and The Art of Fashion Design, along with its popular classes in painting, drawing, pastels, watercolors, and sculpture. Children also find inspiration in the museum’s collection as they explore the galleries.

The faculty of Summer Art Camp is headed by Wes Sherman, a 12-year veteran of the Zimmerli. Sherman has an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rugers and is a successful independent artist. 

For more information, call 848.932.6766 or write to For class descriptions and registration, a PDF form is available

Note: The following Summer Art Camp classes are closed:

Week 2, 7/7/14-7/11/14, 1-4pm, Architecture of the Imagination, 11-14 year olds

Week 3, 7/14/14-7/18/14, 9-12pm, Animals, 7-10 year olds

Week 4, 7/21-7/25, 9-12pm, Japanese Anime, 7-10 year olds

Week 4, 7/21-7/25, 1-4pm, Different Strokes, 7-10 year olds

Week 5, 7/28-8/1, 9-12pm, Comic Book Creations, 7-10 year olds

Week 5, 7/28-8/1, 1-4pm, Landscape Painting, 7-10 year olds