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Sign Up Now for Winter Cultural Arts Classes at the Baird

From The Baird: 

Sign up now for Winter Cultural Arts Classes 2018 For Kids, Teens, and Adults
Visit for more information and to register.

Register now to ensure your place. Classes must meet minimum enrollment to run. Most classes begin the week of January 6.


Adult & Seniors  

Life Drawing   1/10/2018-3/14/2018  Wednesdays, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM.  Adult. Larry McKim $220.00 + model fee. Life drawing is a study of the human form in its various shapes and postures. Students will draw from live models each week and do both gesture and longer-term drawings. 

Simple Ways to Improve Your Digital Photography NEW 1/20/2018-2/10/2018 Saturdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Adult. Luciano Fileti. $88.00 Take your photography obsession to the next level. Experiment with the tools of the trade- light, contrast, point of view, scale, cropping, portraiture, landscape and objects in motion. Requirement: Participants must bring their own cameras and have a basic understanding about how to use them.

Adult Beginner Ballet 1/11/2018-3/15/2018 Thursdays, 7:30 PM-8:30 PM. Adult. Shona Roebuck. $110.00  This class is for adults who are either new to Ballet or have some basic understanding and knowledge of Ballet and would like to re-explore the world of Ballet. Ballet shoes and form-fitting attire or leotard recommended.

Arts Unbound Portrait Painting for Seniors 1/9/2018-3/13/2018 Tuesdays, 10:15 AM-12:15 PM. Age 60 and up. To register: Armisey Smith, Director of Arts Education – Arts Unbound. Call 973-675-2787 or email here. Learn acrylic portrait painting techniques from Arts Unbound instructor, Lorena. For beginner and advanced students.

Art with Denise January 4, Feb 5, March 5, 2018, 11:15am to 1:15pm.  Adult.  Denise Hayden. $16.00, $12.00 (Senior, 62 and over) per day. Spend the morning with friends in a fun, social, group setting. Denise Hayden will guide you step by step in creating with a variety of mediums. Perfect for beginners!

Teens and Adults 

Basic Copperplate Calligraphy with Ann Vollum  NEW  1/11/2018-3/15/2018  Thursdays, 6:15 PM-7:15 PM.  Ages 13-Adult. Ann Vollum. $110.00 + materials fee. Learn how to write in the Copperplate style and how to construct the different letters of the alphabet in a beautiful calligraphic hand. Tips on how to make a grid, envelope addressing and more. No experience needed.

Papercutting with Ann Vollum  NEW  1/23/2018-2/13/2018  Tuesdays, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM. Ages 13 -Adult. Ann Vollum. $66.00 + materials fee. Learn basic papercutting techniques: how to use an X-acto knife and other tips and techniques. No experience needed, just patience!

Video Shorts: Creating Multi-Media Self-Portraits NEW  Wednesdays, 1/10/2018-3/14/2018  6:00 PM-7:30 PM. Grades 6-Adult. Barbara Bickart. $165.00 + materials fee. Make 1 minute video shorts using your smartphone to create a self-portrait video story that explores who you really are!

Basics of Stage Combat for ages 16+  NEW  Registration this class is on the  interACT website. Thursdays, 1/11/2018-2/15/2018 7pm-8pm. Age 16-Adult. Erik Gaden. $100 Learn the basics of stage combat and fight choreography with local and national fight choreographer, Erik Gaden culminating in the opportunity to choreograph your own full fight.

Shakespeare Master Class for Teens (13-18 years old) NEW Registration this class is on the interACT website.  Tuesdays, 1/9/2018-2/14/2018 6:30pm-9:30pm. Age 13-18. Geoffrey Owens. $300 for early registration, $350 after December 20th. Former Cosby Show Star Geoffrey Owens presents a Shakespeare masterclass with interACT Theatre Productions. Students will prepare a presentation for family and friends.

Kids Classes 

The Good Times Math Gang 1/8/2018-3/12/2018 Mondays, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM. Grades 3-8. Steven Greenstein. $10.00 + materials fee. Hate Math? It’s not your fault. Love Math? We get it. Explore all things mathy in this pioneering, inquiry-oriented club that will boost your math morale.

Clay Studio 1/6/2018-3/17/2018 Saturdays, 9:30 AM-10:15 AM. Ages 5-9. Joan Tamasco.  $110.00 + materials fee. Go ahead, get your hands dirty! Clay Studio for children 5-8 years, teaches the art of hand building objects in clay. Techniques include: slab, coil, pinch, and more. 

Clay Time  1/6/2018-3/17/2018  Saturdays, 10:30 AM-11:15 AM.  Ages 3-5.  Joan Tamasco. $110.00 + materials fee. What’s better than making mud pies in the backyard? Clay Time presents a clean, safe opportunity for wee ones to explore tactile experiences with clay.

Kids Dance 

Ballet I (5 and 6 years) 1/6/2018-3/17/2018, Saturdays, 2:15 PM-3:00 PM. Thursdays, 5:30 PM-6:15 PM. Ages 5-6. Shona Roebuck. $110.00.  Ballet I is a wonderful class to turn any little dancer into a ballerina for children ages 5-6 years old. First-time ballerinas are welcome. Ballet shoes and leotard required. Parents may drop children off or wait outside of class.

Ballet II (7-10 years)  1/11/2018-3/15/2018,  Thursdays, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. Ages 7- 10. Shona Roebuck. $110.00. This hour long drop-off class is for dancers aged 7-10 to continue exploring the wonderful world of Ballet. First-time ballerinas are welcome. Ballet shoes, leotard and tights are required.

Pre-Ballet  1/6/2018-3/17/2018, Saturdays, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM Sold Out
12:15 PM-1:00 PM Sold Out 1:15 PM-2:00 PM Sold Out 3:15 PM-4:00 PM Sold Out Thursdays, 3:45 PM-4:30 PM Sold Out 4:45 PM-5:30 PM Sold Out Ages 3 and 4. Shona Roebuck $110.00. This is a wonderful introduction to ballet for 3 and 4 year olds. Ballet shoes and leotard required.

Pre-Ballet Creative Movement w/Guardian 1/6/2018-3/17/2018, Saturdays, 9:30 AM-10:15 AM Sold Out 10:15-11:00 AM Thursdays, 9:30 AM-10:15 AM. 2 Years Shona Roebuck $110.00. This class is a wonderful introduction to the world of dance while focusing on the ballet basics. Ballet shoes required. 

There is a $10 discount on most class fees for South Orange residents with a current Recreation & Cultural Affairs ID badge. 


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