Wednesday, January 27, 2010

One Day Only Watercolor Class!

Pitts Vase
Perk Up Your Watercolors
March 6
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
New instructor Sharon Pitts will focus on creating a floral still life with emphasis on composition & watercolor techniques. Demonstrations and individualized attention will be given.
$75 members; $95 guests
To Register
(908) 234-2345
Pitts Cherries

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Art in Architecture"
Juried Competition
Michael Graves, Architect, FAIA
James Christen Steward, PhD., Director of the Princeton University Art Museum
Sassona Norton, Sculptor
Registration Deadline
April 1, 2010
Information & Prospectus
exhibit opportunities

Special Savings at SAA!

Special Savings
Register for 3 or more workshops
Receive $5 off each workshop
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Digital Photography
Wednesday, January 20
10:00 - 3:00
Instructor Linda Bock-Hinger
$75 members; $95 guests
Workshop #121: Do you want to use your digital camera's features but are confused by all those buttons, dials and hidden menus? Learn step-by-step how to work with your digital camera's features in order to improve your photographs. The goal of this workshop is to help you develop a better understanding of your camera while exploring the characteristic elements of great photos. Students must bring camera and instruction booklet.
Collage & Beyond
Thursday, January 21
10:00 - 3:00
Instructor Dolores Ziegler
$75 members; $95 guests
Workshop #128 Students will create dynamic collages using a variety of colored and textured papers and fabrics. Students will leave with at least one completed and frameable work of art. Instructor will also introduce the popular Artist Trading Cards which are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints etc.) and paper media (collage, paper cuts, found objects etc.) Material fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor.
Kullaf Drapery
Drapery, Folds & Fabric
Thursday, January 28
10:00 - 3:00
Instructor Anne Kullaf
$75 members; $95 guests
Workshop #132: Learn to paint fabric in soft, graceful folds and create amazing depth and texture using the medium of your choice. Working directly from a still life, students will learn how to create loose, expressive interpretations of satin, silk, patterned fabrics and other materials. Capturing depth, highlights and color variation will be emphasized. A demonstration will be given at the beginning of the workshop.
Churchill Himself
Oil Portraits
Tuesday, February 2
10:00 - 3:00
Instructor Charlie Churchill
$85 members; $105 guests
Students will work from a model to capture a likeness in one session. For drawing students new to portraiture and those with some experience, this workshop will focus on challenges such as proportion, value control, and color mixing. Students will also learn the principles of massing, composition and expression as specifically applied to the portrait. Model fee included.
Perk Up Your Watercolors
Saturday, March 6
10:00 - 3:00
Instructor Sharon Pitts
$75 members; $95 guests
Workshop 142: With spring around the corner, this workshop will concentrate on painting a floral still life. Students will learn how to look at subject matter, how to place it on the paper in an interesting way and develop techniques taught by the instructor to enhance their painting. Students will receive individual attention.
Andreas Dog
Oil Painting
Monday, March 15
10:00 - 3:00
Instructor Frank Ferrante
$75 members; $95 guests
Workshop #109: This workshop will focus on the formal elements of painting: composition, color values, structure and form. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the effect that light has on all fine paintings and how to create a 'painter's eye.' The instructor's teaching methods and palette is based upon that which was introduced by American Impressionist Frank Vincent DuMond in the 1880s. A still life will be set-up by the instructor or students are welcome to bring their own subject matter or photo reference. A painting demonstration will precede the workshop.
Andreas Dog
Experimental Watercolors
Tuesday, March 16
10:00 - 3:00
Instructor Carl Burger
$75 members; $95 guests
Workshop #118: Loosen up your watercolor brush and have fun as the instructor demonstrates how to build a composition and give pintings sparkle and spontaneity, while focusing on individual expression. Students will practice a variety of watercolor techniques such as wet-into-wet, dry brush etc. Demonstrations will be given.
Andreas Dog
Portrait Drawing
Wednesday, March 17
Instructor Gary Godbee
$85 members; $105 guests
Workshop #127: The foundation of a painted portrait is a solid understanding of how to render a likeness through drawing. In this one-day workshop, students will work from a live model as they explore the major forms of the head and the individual features of the face. The goal of the workshop is for each student to gain stronger control of form and value as they complete a realistic portrait drawing in one session. They will create heightened drawings using hard and soft pencils and white chalk on toned paper. This technique allows the artist to more eaily work on both the highlights and the shadow areas of the form in order to produce a convincing illusion of 3-dimensional space. Model fee included.
Heyer watecolor
Watercolor with a Fresh Eye
Thursday, March 18
10:00 - 3:00
Instructor Robert Heyer
$75 members; $95 guests
Workshop #137: Learn how to use light and edges (soft, hard, rough, lost and found) to express yourself. Increase the dynamic strength of your paintings by utilizing the white of the paper. The class will begin with a watercolor demonstration after which the class will practice the techniques they have observed as they create their own composition.
Sakson watercolor
Bold & Bright Watercolors
Monday, March 22
10:00 - 3:00
Instructor Robert Sakson
$75 members; $95 guests
Workshop #110: This workshop will illustrate a variety of techniques to express the versatile and spontaneous nature of watercolor. Instruction through lecture and demonstration will include the elements of form and composition. Bring a reference photo or a painting already in progress.

To Register
Call SAA (908) 234-2345.
Mention this e-mail to receive special savings discount when you register for three or more workshops.
Visit for the complete Winter studio schedule including classes for children, teens and adults

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SAA Spring Bus Trips - Sign Up Today!

Somerset Art Association's
Spring 2010 Bus Tour Subscription
New York City's Museum Mile
Wednesday, March 24
Wednesday, April 14
Wednesday, May 12
Depart by motor coach from SAA at 9:00 am and arrive in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by mid-morning. Tour the MMA on your own or any of the fine institutions located on NYC's famed Museum Mile. Bus departs from in front of the Met. at 3:00 pm for return to SAA.
Winterhur & Brandywine River Museum
Wednesday, June 16

Depart by motor coach from SAA at 8:30 am and arrive back at SAA approx. 6:00 pm. The group will tour Winterthur, the American country estate and former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969), an avid antiques collector and horticulturist. In the early 20th century, H. F. du Pont and his father, Henry Algernon du Pont, designed Winterthur in the spirit of 18th- and 19th-century European country houses.

A visit to Winterthur will immerse you in another time and place. Rediscover America's heritage through its unparalleled collections of antiques and Americana. Venture out over the fields and farmland to learn about the workings of a great American country estate. Wander through the breathtaking beauty of the 60-acre naturalistic Winterthur Garden.

After lunch on your own, the bus will visit

The Brandywine River Museum, exhibiting American art in a 19th-century grist mill, known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting.

Subscription Cost
$182 members
$225 guests

Subscription is sold as a package of four trips as stated above. Cost includes round trip motor coach transportation to/from SAA and admission and tours to Winterhur and Brandywine River Museum only. No refunds are given unless a trip is cancelled by SAA.

Members: Registration will begin for members-only at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20 by calling SAA at 908-234-2345.

Non-members: Registration will begin for non-members at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 21.
Do NOT leave a voice mail as those reservations cannot be honored.
Call SAA at (908) 234-2345