Workshops & Classes

Workshops & Classes

ART-haus Academy Classes at the Zimmerli Classes at Mason Gross • Summer Art Camp 


The Zimmerli Art Museum and Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA) Extension Division have joined forces to present a unique and compelling visual arts curriculum for all ages. Enrollment discounts and a variety of benefits are available to Zimmerli Art Museum and MGSA Extension Division members.

ART-haus Academy/Visual Arts Classes

Students explore the role of the senses, emotions, creativity, and the intellect through the visual arts. Because everyone develops differently, the ART-haus Academy offers basic art courses that inspire young minds and their creative evolutions. Each course focuses on specific skills and ideas that interweave in a mosaic of insights. 
 

Goals
Students work toward a Certificate of Achievement for each Mason Gross course completed and a Certificate of Merit for completing the entire Mason Gross curriculum. Certificates are awarded based upon the instructor’s assessment of student participation and consistent attendance. Students show their artwork during end-of-semester exhibits coinciding with Extension Division dance and music recitals, allowing all within the Extension Division's extended community to enjoy the accomplishments of ART-haus participants.

Class Levels
Classes are to be taken sequentially; age ranges are flexible.

Classes at the Zimmerli
Drawing Society for Adults, Drawing Club for Children and Young People, and Passport to Art 

Classes at Mason Gross
Art Making A-B-C, Basic Drawing and Painting, Intermediate Drawing and Painting, Advanced Drawing and Painting, and Independent Study for Intermediate and Advanced Students.
Mason Gross classes take place in the Civic Square Building at 33 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick. (Visit their website for Directions and Class Room Updates)

Classes at the Zimmerli 

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.

Online registration for Zimmerli classes is now possible through the museum's collaboration with the Mason Gross Extension Division. The link directs you to the Zimmerli classes listing on the Mason Gross Extension Division site, where you can create an account through ASAP and begin your registration.

Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults
Zimmerli member registration opens August 8; nonmember registration opens August 15)
Saturdays / 12:30 to 2:30pm
Fall 2016 Session: September 24, October 8, 22; November 5, 19; December 3

Fee: $100 Zimmerli Members; $120 MGSA Extension Division Members; $135 Nonmembers

To register, visit the Mason Gross website (The link directs you to the Zimmerli class listing on the Mason Gross Extension Division site to create an account through ASAP and begin registration.)
Zimmerli members: Contact the education department at 848.932.6175 or education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu for an individual discount code.

Each session is overseen by master artists Wes Sherman and Tom Rutledge. 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. Space is limited to 16 participants. Registered participants receive a class schedule and supply list in early September. 

Drawing Club for Children and Young People
(Zimmerli member registration opens August 8; nonmember registration opens August 15)
Wednesdays / 4:15 to 5:45pm
Fall 2016 session (Space is limited to 16 students per class)
7-10 and 11-14 year olds:
September 28; October 5, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14
Fee: $75 Zimmerli Members / $85 MGSA Extension Division Members / $100 Nonmembers

To register, visit the Mason Gross website. (The link directs you to the Zimmerli class listing on the Mason Gross Extension Site to create an account through ASAP and begin registration.)
Zimmerli members: Contact the education department at 848.932.6175 or education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu for an individual discount code.

Children unlock the secrets of drawing when they participate in the Zimmerli’s popular Drawing Club, which takes place for ten weeks on Wednesdays after school in the fall, winter, and spring. Aspiring artists explore a variety of drawing methods, including pencil and charcoal, while learning about different types of art such as as still life and portraiture. Classes are inspired by works from the Zimmerli's exhibitions from a variety of styles and historical periods. Drawing Club is led by practicing artists who are also graduate students at Mason Gross School of the Arts. 

NOW FREE!
Passport to Art

Select first Sundays:
October 2, November 6, December 4, February 5, March 5, and April 2 / 1 to 3pm

Travel the world of art on select first Sundays throughout the year. Children and parents, grandparents, or guardians work side-by-side on arts projects inspired by a work on view at the Zimmerli. These interactive workshops allow families quality time to be creative together; projects will vary each month.

This program is now free and no registration is required. Just drop in anytime between 1-3pm to participate in an engaging art activity for the whole family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information, email education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu.

Classes at Mason Gross

The Zimmerli has partnered with Mason Gross to provide an expanded selection of art-making classes. ART-haus Academy offers basic are courses that inspire creative evolutions. Each course focuses on specific skills and ideas that interweave in a mosaic of insights. For more information about Mason Gross classes and online registration, visit the Mason Gross website

Art Making A-B-C (Ages 7–10)
Saturdays, 10am to noon
Fall 2016/Level 1: Saturday, September 24 - December 17, 2016
Class takes place at Civic Square Building, 4th Floor, Room CSB 406

Tuition: $265 per semester / Zimmerli Art Museum member rate $225 (may not be combined with other discounts; Zimmerli Family membership or higher level of membership required.)
Materials fee: $45
Add Drawing Club for Children and Young People at the Zimmerli Art Museum (above) at a discounted rate of $35

To register, visit the Mason Gross website.  

Send your child on an around-the-world artistic adventure! Art Making embraces all the senses as students begin to draw, paint, collage, and sculpt. Young artists explore color, shapes, gestures, and objects as they expand their imagination and begin to tell stories through imagery. The class projects, led by instructor Jane Westrick, incorporate Egyptian hieroglyphs, Central American temple building, and Chinese dragon mask-making. This course occurs in two segments intended to be taken sequentially as children develop their visual repertoire.

Basic Drawing and Painting (Ages 8–11)
Saturdays, 10am to noon
Fall 2016/September 24 to December 17
Class is held in Civic Square Building, 4th Floor, CSB 407

Tuition: $290 per semester | Zimmerli Art Museum member rate $250 (may not be combined with other discounts; Zimmerli Family membership or higher level of membership required.)
Materials fee: $45
Add Drawing Club for Children and Young People at the Zimmerli Art Museum (above) at a discounted rate of $35

To register, visit the Mason Gross website. 

Explore drawing and painting through time and place with instructor Brian Bulfer. Develop projects rooted in imagination, memory, and experience. This course visits the visual arts of different cultures, such as African patterns, Tibetan mandalas, and Aboriginal dreams, as well as the western traditions of still-life painting, Expressionism, Cubism, and Pop Art. All ART-haus classes encourage individual exploration with materials and processes with interdisciplinary content.

All Basic Drawing and Painting students are recommended to add the Drawing Club for Children and Young People class, listed above, which is a wonderful complement to all ART-haus classes.

Intermediate Drawing and Painting  (Ages 10–12)
Saturdays, 12:30 to 2:30pm
Fall 2016/September 24 to December 17
Class is held at Civic Square Building, 4th Floor, CSB Room 406

Tuition: $290 per semester / Zimmerli Art Museum member rate $225 (may not be combined with other discounts; Zimmerli Family membership or higher level of membership required.)
Materials fee: $45
Add Drawing Club for Children and Young People at the ZimmerliArt Museum (above) at a discounted rate of $35 

To register, visit the Mason Gross website. 

Students focus on experimentation with drawing and painting, such as visualizing music from around the world, objects in motion, and different qualities of light. Students engage in individual and group projects, led by instructor Jane Westrick, which incorporate all basic drawing and painting course material. All ART-haus classes encourage individual exploration with materials and processes with interdisciplinary content.

All Intermediate Drawing and Painting students are recommended to add the Drawing Club for Children and Young People class at the Zimmerli Art Museum, listed above, which is a wonderful complement to all ART-haus classes.

Advanced Drawing and Painting (Ages 12-15)
Saturdays, 12:30 to 2:30pm
Fall 2016/ September 24 to December 17
Class is held at Civic Square Building, 4th Floor, Room CSB 407

Tuition: $315 per semester / Zimmerli Art Museum member rate $275 (may not be combined with other discounts; Zimmerli Family membership or higher level of membership required.)
Materials fee: $45
Add Drawing Club for Children and Young People at the Zimmerli Art Museum (above) at a discounted rate of $35 

To register, visit the Mason Gross website.

Students utilize all material covered in both basic and intermediate drawing and painting courses as they develop their own independent body of work. Instructor Brian Bulfer aids in their research of art history, visual culture, and artistic practices as students focus on their personal interests. Interdisciplinary visual research and expression are encouraged. This course is designed to help teens prepare a portfolio for Advanced Placement high school art classes.

All Advanced Drawing and Painting students are recommended to add the Drawing Club for Children and Young People at the Zimmerli Art Museum, listed above, which is a wonderful complement to all ART-haus classes.

Independent Study: Small Group Training for Intermediate and Advanced Students
Saturdays, 2:30 to 4:30pm
Fall 2016/September 24 to December 17
Class is held in Civic Square Building, Room CSB 427

Tuition: $650 per semester / Zimmerli Art Museum member rate $600 (may not be combined with other discounts; Zimmerli Family membership or higher level of membership required.)
Materials fee:$45

To register, visit the Mason Gross website. 

Intermediate teen and adult students work in groups of two with a single instructor.  Led by Bryan Bulfer and Jane Westrick, his course offers a high degree of personalized attention and focuses on developing personal projects over the course of a semester.  This course is designed to help teens prepare a portfolio for Advanced Placement high school art classes, and college admissions. Adult participants may pursue personal goals and develop skills at a high level.

Summer Art Camp

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. 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 14-year veteran of the Zimmerli. Sherman has an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers and is a successful independent artist. 

Funding is made possible by Rutgers Community Health Foundation and the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU)

For more information, call 848.932.6175 or write to education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu.

Thank you for a successful summer 2016 season!