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Friday: Online Art Club [Ages 9-14]

01/15/2021 03:45 PM - 03/19/2021 04:45 PM ET


Youth Classes + Workshops




Character drawing, digital illustrations, painting and mixed media! Hang out with friends who also love making art while learning new skills with awesome teaching artists ....(click title for more info)

Teaching Artist: Ryan Gilleece, Anusha Saran, Katie Truk, Emily Buchalski
Ages 9-14: Fridays, 3:45-4:45: 10 sessions
January 15 - March 19
Individual session price: $16
Save and register for all 10 sessions $150
(Early bird discount does not apply)


Friday Art Club is now online! End the week in your own studio making art while hanging out with friends who like making art too. Each week, we will introduce a new project or subject to get our creative juices flowing. Join the club!    Supplies to have on hand for each session listed below

Character Drawing & Illustrations with Ryan Gilleece
January 15  & January 22
Supplies: Paper, ruler, colored pencils, markers or sharpies.  Optional: a tablet or iPad with digital pencil and Procreate app downloaded to the desktop

Painting with Anusha Saran
January 29 & February 5th & February 12
Canvas or thick paper, black sharpie marker, Watercolor, brushes, pencil, and eraser

Painting and Collage with Emily Buchalski
February 19, February 26, & March 5
Supplies: Feb 19: acrylic paint, thick paper or canvas, string/yarn, paintbrushes, plates to mix colors; Feb 26: construction paper, scissors, glue, scrap paper (newspaper, magazine), embellishments (buttons, gems, etc.); March 5: Watercolor paints, brushes, watercolor or thick paper

Mixed Media/Drawing with Katie Truk
March 12 & March 19
Supplies: Pencil (preferably 4b), paper, markers, colored pencils

About the Teaching Artists
Emily Buchalski is a New Jersey-based artist. In May 2018, Buchalski earned her BFA, cum laude, with a concentration in sculpture, from Mason Gross School of the Arts. For years, she has gained experience teaching individuals of all ages with all different types of mediums, always making her student’s artistic needs her number one priority. She earned a position as a visual arts adjunct professor at Mercer County Community College. In her own artistic practice, Buchalski focuses on sculpture and painting. She specializes in mixing different mediums and styles to create unique pieces of artwork.

Ryan Gilleece is a 2015 graduate of the Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts currently working on the webcomic, Artificial Tears. He specializes in sequential art and character design, and both traditional and digital media. He is an aftercare counselor and a summer enrichment instructor for the Piscataway School system.

Anusha Saran is a mixed media artist and teacher who is best known for her intricate multi-media paintings.  Her work has won several awards in India and the US. She has a BA in Architecture and Masters in Design from the National Institute of Design (NID), India, specializing in Ceramic and Glass Design. She loves to share her love of design and art with children to help them explore their creative edge.

Katie Truk received her BFA from Alfred University. She has been teaching multi-media classes to children and adults of all ages and levels since 2001 through personal lessons, visiting artist grants and in places such as Creative Hands in Madison, Let’s Create in Boonton, Messy Artist in South Orange, Visual Art Center in Summit, and the West Windsor Art Center in West Windsor. In her studio the medium of choice is pantyhose. She combines the translucent and sensual nature of pantyhose and the rigidity of wire to create sculptures of complex depth and personality. These sculptures have been featured around the tri-state area. 

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