Strengthening Community through the Arts!

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

Adult Classes

Child's Portrait Workshop


Tuesday, September 17

1PM -4PM

In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the steps to painting a watercolor portrait. You can paint along with Randy from one of her models’ photos or paint from your own photo. Small class, lots of individual attention, whatever your level. Randy will cover anatomy of the childs face, and proportions will be discussed as well as Skin tones, colors , brushes etc. Be prepared to learn and have fun and be well on your way to painting portraits! 

Taught by Randy Mayer.

Materials list to be provided.

Register Non-Members $50

Register Members $40

Watercolor Class


Thursdays September 19 - October 24

10AM - 12PM

This watercolor class is for beginner and intermediate. You will learn the basic skills to use in every painting.  We will focus on mixing colors, creating shadow and light in a painting and composing beautiful compositions. The students will work from photographs as well as from still life. You will be introduced to different techniques, such as using salt, saran wrap and other exciting approaches to apply to your paintings. The class is for everyone who wants to explore the fun of painting in watercolor.

Taught by Tracey Witter.

Materials list to be provided.

Register Non-Members $240

Register Members $210

Draw from Life



 September 26  and/or October 24

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

Adult Fingerpainting


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!

Still Life Series


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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.

Youth Classes

Multi Age Classes