The History: Founded in 1926 in central NJ, duCret is the state’s oldest art school. A private, nonprofit corporation, the school is a well-established and highly esteemed entrepreneurial training center for emerging artists.
The Mission: duCret aims to provide a semester-long arts-education comparable with the top art schools and academies in the nation. To do so, the school's programs combine a foundation in the fundamentals of art with the latest technology, including computer-based art programs. The programs prepare students for careers in the art industry.
The Media: The school's curricula covers a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, graphic design, digital illustration, and interior design, photography, film, and computer-based art. Programs are for adults starting as young as 16 years old.
Continuing Education: In addition to these standard semester course offerings, adult workshops and open-studio sessions are available year-round. Summer camps for kids and teens, ages 6-15 years old. The school also serves as a community art center and networking hub via other NJ arts organizations.
Lisa Brown is a self-taught artist who has been teaching classes for more than 30 years. At Art as Therapy, Lisa has dedicated herself to the belief of art as a therapeutic resource that can help others express themselves and find a source of artistic pride. Art as Therapy's schedule hosts a variety of workshops in topics such as watercolor, plaster sculpture, and tie-dye scarves, all aimed to encourage participants to enhance their lives and well-being through the process of creation.
For a workout you'll actually enjoy, shake your booty at Jo-Ann's Dance Studio-The Performing Arts Center in South Plainfield.
Tired of driving in circles? Head to Jo-Ann's Dance Studio-The Performing Arts Center for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door.
In hands-on workshops and classes, skilled seamstresses teach students both the fundamentals of sewing and the art of turning yarn and fabric into fashion. Kid-friendly classes include six-week workshops, during which pint-size clothiers roll up their sleeves and learn to handle sewing machines, read patterns, and troubleshoot wardrobe malfunctions. During the Beginner Sewing/Pattern-Making class, teachers assign increasingly difficult projects, from stitching pajama bottoms to tailoring a snow hat, which students take home to augment their wardrobes. In the Fashion Illustration class, style-minded teachers unpack a thorough introduction to the industry, from a history of fashion to tips on building a portfolio to learning how to construct final designs while walking in platform stilettos. Recently added adult classes tailor lessons to novices in a six-week semester of evening sessions.
Whether you're an experienced dancer or just an amateur twinkle toes, check out Jazzercise National in Morris Plains.
Learn how to properly defend yourself with one of these kickboxing classes.
When you want a little more fun than just cardio, you should try the great aerobics offered here.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So shake things up with a trip to Jazzercise National and show up any Morris Plains dance floor.