Strengthening Community through the Arts!

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

Adult Classes

Life drawing workshops - 3rd thurSdays

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Thursdays

November 21 and/or December 19

6:30PM - 9:00PM


Figure drawing from a live model is important to the development of all artists, at every skill level and in any media.  Navigating the dynamic challenges of the human form in real time sharpens our abilities in a way few other studies provide. 


Each session begins with a brief overview of classical drawing techniques such gesture, skeletal planes, and capturing shadow & light.   Modeling will begin with a variety of short poses, and the last hour of each session will be dedicated to one specific pose.  Please note that this is an uninstructed workshop, so each participant is welcome to explore any artistic style or media preferred.  


No previous skills are required – come explore and enjoy.


All media welcome, with the exception of oil paints. Also consider bringing a portable floor easel or table easel.  A suggested basic materials list will be provided to all registrants in advance of the first session.  


Register Non-Members $35

Register Members $30

BLIND WINE TASTING JUST IN TIME FOR the holidays!

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Friday, November 15

7PM - 9PM


A blind wine tasting presented by local wine aficionado, Olga Mackin of Cru Classe with an emphasis on wines for your holiday menu!  We will smell, swirl, and sip our way through a selection of fine world varietals and cheeses. 


21 and over please!


Olga is graduate of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.


Proceeds  to benefit our kids free summer arts and craft camp.


Register (members) $45

Register (non-members) $55

Still Life Series

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STILL LIFE RETURNS in 2020

Multiple stations with still life arrangements will be set up to allow participants to practice fine art motor skills in mediums of choice.  


Whether you are a seasoned artist or are looking to try art to decompress from the day, this series provides a relaxed setting to spend time with old friends and new! All are welcome.  


We suggest you bring preferred materials as donated supplies may be limited. (No oil paints, please!)


Themes will vary monthly with flowers &  plants available and in season.


Register Members $10

Register Non-Members $15

Adult Fingerpainting

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Stay tuned for dates.


Fingerpainting is a simple way of creating art without the use of brushes.  Non-toxic acrylic paints are applied to a prepared canvas board, stretched canvas, or other surfaces using the fingers.  Paints are smoothed, dabbed, and mixed on the surface.   As part of the workshop, artist Phyllis Biondolillo demonstrates that any tool, even a brush, can be used to achieve a desired effect that can't be done by fingers alone.  She will also show the workshop participants how fingernails can be employed to create lines and other tools, such as sticks can also be used to create more texture. 


Taught by Phyllis Biondolillo.


Please arrive on time!


Adult Interest Groups/classes

Open Studio

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Every Saturday

10 AM - 1PM


Bring your latest project and work alongside others in the studio.  Feel free to work in any medium except oil paints!


No registration required.

CaFfe Italiano

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Every Thursday

1PM - 3PM 


Drop by  for cappuccino and conversation ... entirely in Italian!  All experience levels welcome to come practice their skills.


No registration required.

Cafe Francais

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 Tuesdays, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and or 11/19

7PM-8:30PM 


Join us for this new French conversation and language exchange. All experience levels welcome to come practice their skills.


Register (members) $10 per session

Register (non-members) $15 per session

Multi Age Classes

Youth Classes