Adult Art

Adult Art

As adults, we often lose our creative and artistic paths as we navigate careers, families, and life. Adult art classes reclaim the imaginative time we need to keep our minds fresh and active. Art classes can also give us new ideas and inspiration as well as teach us new and interesting techniques.

Offered exclusively through Paterson Academy, these classes are geared toward helping adults get back in touch with their inner artist, learn and hone artistic skills, and build a positive and encouraging community to share in their creative journey. You will find classes that teach specific techniques or materials as well as exploration classes that introduce new concepts, techniques, and materials and open-creation classes intended to build community and push your creative boundaries.

Single-Meeting Classes

In this one-time class, we will explore continuous contour lines with India ink and finish our artwork with acrylic paints.

Mixed Media Paper Collage

In this one-time class, we will use the mask of divine proportions to create a collage that studies the Golden Ratio of the face as well as the balance and unity of creating complex paper collage.

Value Landscape Painting

In this one-time class, we will create a landscape painting that uses values of black to give the painting depth.

Northern Lights Chalk Pastels

In this one-time class, we will use chalk pastels to create a Northern Lights Landscape.

Acrylic Roses

In this one-time class, we will use multiple layers of paint to create a beautiful painting of roses.

Tessellations

In this one-time class, we will create unique and interesting art through tessellations.

Notan

In this one-time class, we will explore the Japanese design art of Notan and create our own Notan pieces.

Mixed Media Numbers

In this one-time class, we will create a mixed media piece inspired by Jasper Johns.

Multi-Meeting Classes

Watercolor

In this 4-week class, we will explore different watercolor techniques.

Acrylic

In this 4-week class, we will explore different acrylic paint techniques.

Pencil

In this 4-week class, we will explore different pencil and colored pencil techniques.

Ink

In this 4-week class, we will explore different inking techniques including pens and liquid ink.

Oil Pastels

In this 4-week class, we will explore different oil pastels techniques.

Chalk Pastels

In this 4-week class, we will explore different chalk pastels techniques.

Charcoal

In this 4-week class, we will explore different charcoal techniques.

Mixed Media

In this 4-week class, we will create a variety of pieces using mixed media.

Alcohol Markers

In this 4-week class, we will explore different techniques for using alcohol markers.

Ongoing Weekly Classes

Free Create

In this weekly class, students will be given a theme or creation prompt and will be challenged to create an artistic piece that represents that theme/prompt. In addition, students will be challenged to use a certain material, technique, or other idea within their creation. This class will push students to build their critical thinking and problem-solving skills through creative solutions.

Art Exploration

In this weekly class, we will come together and be walked through an art creation piece step-by-step. Students will explore a variety of different art mediums and/or techniques each week to complete a unique piece of artwork. Each project is subject to the student’s imaginative insertions. 

Painting

In this bi-weekly class, we will paint a guided picture with acrylic or watercolor paint. Students will practice painting skills, color blending, and composition planning while socializing with other adult artists. This is an encouraging learning environment where students can come together to talk, share ideas, and make new friends.

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All Adult Classes begin in June and will run through August.

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