Children’s Summer Art Camp
The original Children’s Art program in central Jersey now in its 21st year!
Under the direction and instruction of Mrs. Monica Otero, Art Camp is a three-week program during the month of July for ages 6-12. Focusing on Creativity, Imagination and Ingenuity, Art Camp offers children a unique opportunity to acquire or improve artistic skills, learn new techniques, explore different media and get inspired by famous artists. All, while having fun! Surrounded by the beauty of the Watchung Mountains, students appreciate both Art and Nature as they draw and paint outdoor scenes and have picnic lunches at Best Lake. Free T-Shirt for all campers.
New 2013 Central Theme: IT’S A COLORFUL WORLD! Students will explore different art forms from various continents including Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Japanese prints, dream catchers, pottery, Chinese lanterns, ceremonial masks, totem poles, pieces inspired by master artists or ancient civilizations are just some of the projects in this exciting multicultural experience! Themed creations will vary each day as participants learn about the peoples and their languages as well as regional landscapes, landmarks, flora and fauna.
Workshops in different disciplines are scheduled throughout the week. Students draw using wet and dry media, sculpt with air-dry clay, paint, build structures using recycled materials, make prints, collages and much more!
Final Exhibition — Art Camp culminates with a student show in the Lower Gallery featuring works from all three cycles. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the opening reception (date TBA).
Three cycles, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (please bring a bag lunch).
Cycle I: July 8 – July 12
Cycle II: July 15 – July 19
Cycle III: July 22 – July 26
Class fees: All three cycles (recommended for a complete experience!), receive a $132 discount; any two cycles, receive a $58 discount; single cycle, $299. Early Bird Discount: $15 for registrations received by June 14, 2013. Download the registration form.
Instructor: Mrs. Monica Otero.
Children’s Art Program
Instructor: Monica Schraiber Otero
Young artists ages 6 - 12 develop natural ability, improve skills and explore new techniques as they learn the fundamentals of drawing. Students will use dry and wet media such as pencil, charcoal, oil or chalk pastels, India ink and watercolors as they discover how to sketch, shade and use perspective. Projects will include still lifes, portraits, landscapes in natural settings (weather permitting), optical illusions, abstracts and more!
Spring 2013: Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m.: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21 (8 weeks)
Instructor: Monica Schraiber Otero
Students create realistic pieces or let their imaginations go as they learn how to use non-toxic acrylics on canvas boards. Young artists will produce colorful works as they learn the basics of traditional technique of painting, composition and the color wheel. See what made Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso famous!
Spring 2013: Thursdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m.: April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23 (8 weeks)
Fees: Fall & Winter sessions: $140.00 + $15.00 supply fee (WAC members $135.00 +15.00 supply fee); spring session is $105 (WAC members $100) + $15 supply fee. Sibling discount of $10 after first sibling paid in full. Multiple season discounts: Sign up for fall and winter sessions for $285 (a savings of $25) or fall, winter and spring sessions for $390 (a savings of $40).
Please bring a small snack and drink to class.
Download the registration form.
Instructor: Monica Schraiber Otero has taught Art at elementary and high school levels since 1991. She received her BA in Art from Rutgers University, Newark College of Arts and Sciences with a concentration in oil painting. She teaches Drawing and Painting classes at WAC, is the Director of the Summer Art Camp, and curates the Children's Juried Art Exhibition each year. She is a professional artist who shows her work in many venues throughout NJ. She is a member of AENJ (Art Educators of NJ) and the Contemporary Art Group.
Unique Vision Workshop
2013 Meeting Schedule:
Mondays: Mar 18, May 20, Jul 22, Oct 21
Tuesdays: Feb 19, Apr 23, Jun 18, Aug 20, Sep 24, Nov 19
Meetings start at 7 p.m. Each session begins with a discussion of a timely creativity issue, followed by a critique from all of us, of ALL the photos you bring. We suggest 4 x 6 prints attached to display boards available from Staples (approx $7). What doesn’t fit on the board, INCLUDING THE REJECTS, should be brought as well. We study all the images, search for a direction that you might have overlooked, find relationships between the images. OK to bring matted prints, contact sheets of slides, if you prefer.
Fee: $5/session you attend. All proceeds to Watchung Arts Center.
Workshop and Class Policies:
The Watchung Arts Center’s classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Registrations are accepted when they are accompanied by a completed registration form and payment in full.
Refund Policy: 3 or more weeks prior to start of classes, full refund less $25 registration fee. Up to 2 weeks prior to start of classes, 50% refund. No refunds thereafter or due to inclement weather. The Watchung Arts Center reserves the right to cancel a class with low enrollment or to make changes in courses, instructors or scheduling.
Payment by check or money order only (please make payable to Watchung Arts Center). You will be contacted by the Instructor prior to class.
The Watchung Arts Center is pleased to offer the latest workshops for our members and patrons. Come and enjoy Zumba, the fitness program that marries music and dance for a fun and energizing workout.
The method is simple: working out one hour doing Zumba will burn close to 1000 calories. Each class is a complete cardio work-out while burning calories and relieving stress, leaving you feeling better and exhilarated. Every class feels like a party! Come join us...and find out for yourself. No dance experience required — just move your body, wiggle your hips and follow our instructor’s lead. It's easy! Guaranteed you will have a blast!
Two sessions, $80 per session, or both for $140. Walkins $15/class.
Wednesdays, 6 -7 p.m. (8 weeks)
5/22 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3 and 7/10
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (8 weeks)
5/25, 6/1, 6/15, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27
Instructor: Yulibeth Oliveira is a Physical Therapist with over 12 years of experience and Director of Rehabilitation. She holds Zumba Basic, Zumba Gold (for active older adults or deconditioned participants), and Zumbatomic (for kids) licenses, and is a registered affiliate.
Open Studio for Life Painting and Drawing
Long pose figure sessions with class facilitator, artist Maryann Ficker.
Classes will feature one model maintaining the same pose for all four sessions. This provides artists enough time to complete a figure painting or detailed drawing. Open to all artists and is non-instructional.
This session will feature a nude model. We will have both clothed and nude models in future sessions.
Artists may arrive 15 minutes early to set up and must provide own easel, small table and medium of choice. Oil painters please use only artist’s odorless solvents (no turpentine). Class will be held in the first floor Studio of the Center.
Artists ages 15 - 18 must have a signed letter of parental permission accompanying their completed registration prior to admittance to class.
Thursdays, 7:30 - 10 p.m., April 25, May 2, 9 &15. FEE: $50 for 4 sessions. Class size is small (capped at 8 artists) and filled on a first-come first-served basis. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting, for $15 each session. Reservations required one day in advance. Download the flyer/registration form.
The physical body…is not something separate from our mind and soul. (BKS IYENGAR)
General: 12 weeks, Friday, April 12, through Tuesday, July 2.
|Level I||Mondays||6:00 – 7:15 p.m.|
|Intro/Level I||Mondays||7:30 – 8:45 p.m.|
& Yoga (Susan)
|Tuesdays||9:45 - 11:00 a.m.|
|Level I/II||Tuesdays||6:00 – 7:15 p.m.|
|Level III||Tuesdays||7:30 – 8:45 p.m.|
|Level II||Fridays||8:15 – 9:30 a.m.|
|Gentle/Intro||Fridays||10:00 – 11:15 a.m.|
|All Levels||Saturdays||8:30 – 9:45 a.m.|
Fee: $160 for one series, any 10 classes out of 12; $300 for 2 series; additional class of same series: $12, Watchung Arts Center member discount: $5
|Restorative||Thursdays||6:00 – 7:15 p.m.|
Fee: $50 for 3 classes or $20 for a single class: April 25, May 16, June 13.
Renata Cardinal is Iyengar Yoga certified. Visit www.iynaus.org. In the mid-nineties she started training with Certified Iyengar Teacher Theresa Rowland and became a certified Studio Yoga Teacher in 1998. She was certified as an Iyengar Yoga Instructor in 2004, and is also registered at the 500 Level with Yoga Alliance. She continues to study with Ms Rowland and takes many workshops and classes with renowned Yoga Teachers.
*Susan Ahlstrom, RYT, Studio Yoga Certified, Teacher of Embodied Anatomy and Yoga, has been teaching yoga since 1996. Susan is registered with Yoga Alliance. Ongoing studies include Developmental Patterns & Yoga and Infant Developmental Movement Education. She also took advanced studies in Yoga with a number of teachers, including BKS and Geeta Iyengar.
Contemporary Art Group
The Contemporary Art Group, affiliated with the Watchung Arts Center, is a not-for-profit organization of active artists in North Central New Jersey. CAG’s mission is to provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas, to share information, and to offer opportunities for our members to show their work. Meetings are held at the WAC at 7:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, except July and August. In 2013, the dates are January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, September 18, October 16, November 20, and December 4 or 11 (TBD). New members are welcome. Please visit the website at www.contemporaryartgroup.org.