Art & Music
Feed your creative side behind the lens, through music, or with a paintbrush. Call us at 732-255-0409 for registration information.
ABCs of Acrylics CEFA-810
Students of all experience levels become familiar with fundamental materials and techniques of this versatile media. After progressing from simple still life objects, we explore some of the varied textural options and surface possibilities offered by acrylic media. Supply List
Acrylic Painting Art History 18+ CEFA-806
Come paint with Chris Hrycenko! Learn to useacrylic paint techniques to create landscapes in the styles of historical artists including Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Vincent Van Gogh.
Classic Watercolor CEFA-443
For all experience levels. Acquaint yourself with the basic materials: pigment, paper, and brushes. Learn fundamental techniques of this classic media by depicting simple shapes and objects. Emphasis will be understanding the role of both water and brush handling in the painting process as we progress to more complex still life motifs. Supply List
Learn how to draw by working from still life and other inspirations. Emphasis will be on composition, lights & darks, elementary perspective, assessing proportion, modeling form and the proper use of materials. Supply List
Multimedia with Collage CEFA-727
No experience needed to learn the basics of this most fascinating genre of Fine Art. Use acrylics, pastels, drawing materials, and collage. Construct abstract images by exploring the intrinsic relationships between form & color, composition, and surface interest. Start saving pressed leaves & flowers, bits of paper & fabric, ribbon & string, postage stamps, and even feathers for your projects.
You will receive instruction in your media of choice including pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, or collage. Working from still life arrangements as inspiration, participants will be guided in creating images using the classical techniques appropriate to their media. Contact the instructor for a materials list: Lizzi Schippert, NJWCS, email@example.com.
Oil Painting CEFA-107
This course will teach composition and design. Learn to paint subject matter that is of interest to you, including landscape, portraiture, and still life. The first class will include a lecture, demonstration, and information on materials needed.
Plein Air Landscape Painting CEFA-520
Following in the steps of Monet, Cezanne, and van Gogh, learn to draw or paint the landscape with individual guidance. Classes will be held in four outdoor locations chosen for their beauty, local significance, and variety of features. You must provide your own transportation to each venue. All levels, all drawing and painting media are welcome. No experience necessary. A materials list and directions to each venue will be provided upon registration. Taught by Ms. Lizzi Schippert NJWCS, professional artist and instructor. Supply List
Let’s Enjoy Piano: Beginner 18+ CEFA-735
Not your traditional piano class. This proven breakthrough method of learning to read the keyboard and play by chord shapes is innovative, fun, and practical. Learn the fundamentals of music made easy to play a song now! Even if you have had a few lessons before, why not try it?
REQUIRED: Let’s Enjoy Piano Method Instruction Book available at the OCC Bookstore. Find more at www.letsenjoypiano.com
Enjoy Guitar: Beginners Age 18+ CEFA-740
Our class is an enjoyable & creative introduction to the “fun”damentals of guitar: strumming chords, recognizing fret diagrams, picking melody notes of a song by reading TAB and applying this to learn to read music. Play directly from sheet music of well-known songs.
REQUIRED: Bring your own guitar. Find more at www.letsenjoypiano.com
Digital Photography Intro CEFA-726
Take your camera off automatic and gain creative control of your images in manual mode. Explore the evolving media of digital photography, including digital capture and camera operation. Learn aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Gain an understanding of workflow, maintenance, and storage options. Bring fully charged DSLR camera, with interchangeable lenses, to class. Suggested: tripod, alternate lenses.
Prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera and accessories. Required: DSLR camera. Suggested: tripod, alternate lenses.
Digital Photography Intermediate CEFA-727
Learn to use compositional techniques, lighting effects, and motion & time. Explore action, landscape, night photography, and portraiture. Bring fully charged DSLR camera, with interchangeable lenses, to class. Suggested: tripod, alternate lenses.
Prerequisite: CEFA 726/Equivalent knowledge including DSLR camera in manual mode and tripod.
Digital Photography Advanced CEFA-750
Learn advanced photographic techniques such as stop motion, window lighting, portraiture, still life, and more. Through critique and hands-on practice, you will be able to sharpen both your technical and aesthetic skills with the camera, as well as the post production editing in Adobe Photoshop. Special attentions will be given to difficult subject matter and mastering “tricky” lighting situations. Learn advanced photographic techniques such as flash, RAW image processing, and window lighting. Come prepared with a flash drive of images to work on and share. Bring DSLR camera and USB flash drive to class. Suggested: Alternate lenses, flash.