Youth Classes

Script to Screen

Wednesday, September 13 - November 15

6PM - 8PM

An introduction to film-making basics geared towards those with little or no film-making experience  Students will learn how to format and write screenplays, light a scene, record dialogue and learn how to operate an HD camera and produce short films.

Open to students in 7th through 12th grade.

Taught by Mike Boylan. Michael Boylan is an award winning filmmaker from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Some of his short films include "The Radio" and "The Baseball Card". He is also a commercial filmmaker, producing videos for The Two River Theater, Manasquan Bank and Mccormick Spices to name a few.  He has his masters in teaching from Monmouth University. 



Adult Classes

The Art Of ... Printmaking

Sunday, September 17

4PM - 7PM

More info coming soon!

Class taught by Robert O'Connor.

The Art Of ... Framing

Sunday, September 24

4PM - 7PM

More info coming soon.

Class taught by Robert O'Connor.

Comedy Improv for Adults

Friday, August 11

7:30PM - 10:30PM

Local Atlantic Highland's resident, Network television executive, writer, director, and executive producer, Jon Crowley, will be teaching an intensive one-day Comedy Improv Workshop for adults. Hold-on tight as Crowley will lead students through a variety of improv games he learned during his time with LA's famous GROUNDLINGS comedy troupe and his twenty years of study under famed improv guru, Gary Austin. From there, the group will explore creating memorable characters AND learn the craft of transforming improvised moments into scripted comedy sketches. Throughout the workshop, students will also gain confidence on stage... and how to use improv to their advantage during auditions and scripted scene work. This class is open to novices as well as advanced improv students-- all that is necessary is to bring a sense of fun, and leave your inhibitions at the door.  In addition to his work with the Groundlings, Jon Crowley was a member of the Laugh Factory's in-house comedy troupe, THE LEFTFIELDERS, performed stand-up throughout LA (The Improv, Ice House, etc), and helped develop hit TV shows such as THE IMPRACTICAL JOKERS, LIZARD LICK TOWING, CONSPIRACY THEORY and WIFE SWAP. 



Adult Interest Groups

Open Studio

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!

Cafe Italiano

Every Thursday*

1PM - 3PM

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

* No cafe on August 3, Thanksgiving or Christmas week  

Chamber Music

Every Saturday

3PM - 5PM

Chamber music ... to play or to listen... with Joel DeWitt on violin.

Multi Age Classes

Special Events


FilmOneFest (the Atlantic Highlands One-Minute International Film Festival) is a celebration of the super short film and a snap-shot of the creative image making happening online and across the world. Founded in 2008, the festival takes place on third Saturday of July at the Atlantic Highlands Marina and is screened at other venues throughout the year. Films (under 2 minutes in length) from local and international film and video makers are projected on a giant screen under the stars on the historic shores of Sandy Hook Bay. 

Visit FilmOneFest

Mercuryan Fest

The Mercuryan Fest is a monthly series featuring music, short films, and performance art.  Founded by a local high school student, this event brings in indie, punk, and experimental bands from all over the state and beyond. 



Tuesday, August 1 - Tuesday, August 22 

Opening Reception Saturday,  August 5, 6PM - 8PM

Paintings by Marko Coomer.

Michelle Knox

Tuesday, August 1 - Tuesday, August 22

Opening Reception Saturday, August 5, 6PM - 8PM

Glass sculpture by Michelle Knox.