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Youth Art League

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Featured, Youth Education | 0 comments

Youth Art League

Youth Art League

Ages 6-12, Saturdays 12-1pm

Artworks Trenton is happy to announce that the Free Youth Art Series has expanded with a brand new name - Youth Art League! This free programming, designed to inspire the youth of our communities, will now be offered all throughout the year with a variety of classes introducing new and exciting techniques in sculpting, drawing, collage, and so much more. These classes will be held in Artworks’ 40-foot-high sky lit classrooms March through December and are scheduled on Saturday, 12pm-1pm for youth ages 6-12. 

 

“Works on Canvas”

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

March 11th – Paint with Bleeding Tissue Paper – Register Here

This isn’t your ordinary gift wrapping experience! Learn how to transform this ordinary material into a painting tool for one colorful canvas that is sure to inspire.

March 18th – Create-a-Creature – Register Here

Mask making has just become a little more exciting! Draw, collage, and recycle cardboard, fabric, and magazine paper to create-a-creature.

March 25th – Animal Collage – Register Here

Lions and tigers and magazines? Oh, my! Evolve boring magazine ads and simple construction paper into the shadow of a favorite animal.

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“Painting & Printmaking”

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Did you know you could make art with cinnamon and apples? Painting and printmaking in April will be a feast for the senses! Participants will learn basic painting and printmaking techniques by incorporating everyday materials.

April 8th – Collagraphs (printmaking) – Register Here

 

April 15th – Spiced Still Life (painting) – Register Here

 

April 22nd – Apple and Potato Prints (printmaking) – Register Here

Youth Art League

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Youth Education | 0 comments

Youth Art League

Youth Art League

Ages 6-12, Saturdays 12-1pm

Artworks Trenton is happy to announce that the Free Youth Art Series has expanded with a brand new name - Youth Art League! This free programming, designed to inspire the youth of our communities, will now be offered all throughout the year with a variety of classes introducing new and exciting techniques in sculpting, drawing, collage, and so much more. These classes will be held in Artworks’ 40-foot-high sky lit classrooms March through December and are scheduled on Saturday, 12pm-1pm for youth ages 6-12. 

 

“Works on Canvas”

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

March 11th – Paint with Bleeding Tissue Paper – Register Here

This isn’t your ordinary gift wrapping experience! Learn how to transform this ordinary material into a painting tool for one colorful canvas that is sure to inspire.

March 18th – Create-a-Creature – Register Here

Mask making has just become a little more exciting! Draw, collage, and recycle cardboard, fabric, and magazine paper to create-a-creature.

March 25th – Animal Collage – Register Here

Lions and tigers and magazines? Oh, my! Evolve boring magazine ads and simple construction paper into the shadow of a favorite animal.

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“Painting & Printmaking”

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Did you know you could make art with cinnamon and apples? Painting and printmaking in April will be a feast for the senses! Participants will learn basic painting and printmaking techniques by incorporating everyday materials.

April 8th – Collagraphs (printmaking) – Register Here

 

April 15th – Spiced Still Life (painting) – Register Here

 

April 22nd – Apple and Potato Prints (printmaking) – Register Here

Teen Art League

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Featured, Youth Education | 0 comments

Teen Art League

Teen Art League

Ages 13-17, Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm

Artworks Trenton is happy to announce that the Free Teen Art Series has expanded with a brand new name - Teen Art League! This free programming, designed to inspire the teens of our communities, will now be offered all throughout the year with a variety of classes introducing new and exciting techniques in sculpting, drawing, collage, and so much more. These classes will be held in Artworks’ 40-foot-high sky lit classrooms March through December and are scheduled on Saturday, 12pm-1pm for youth ages 6-12.

 

“Works on Canvas”

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

March 11th – Paint with Bleeding Tissue Paper – Register Here

 Color Bleeding Techniques: Students will create unique patterns, shapes, and colors by applying wet tissue paper to a canvas, allowing the tissue paper colors to bleed and the shape to transfer onto the canvas.

March 18th – Voodoo Masks – Register Here

Mask Making Techniques:  Students will learn how to use recyclable materials such as cardboard, magazine paper, fabric, threads, and bottle caps to create unique mask designs.

March 25th – Animal Silhouettes – Register Here

Basic Design Techniques: This is an introductory class to drawing, collage, color combinations, and patterns, as well as light and shade concepts for teens. Students will build assemble strips of magazines and construction paper to create unique and colorful patterns in the shape of an animal of their choice.

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“Painting & Printmaking”

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Did you know you could make art with cinnamon and apples? Painting and printmaking in April will be a feast for the senses! Participants will learn basic painting and printmaking techniques by incorporating everyday materials.

April 8th – Collagraphs (printmaking) – Register Here

 

April 15th – Spiced Still Life (painting) – Register Here

 

April 22nd – Apple and Potato Prints (printmaking) – Register Here

 

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Intro to Shibori

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Adult Education, Featured | 0 comments

Intro to Shibori

Introduction to Shibori

Saturday, March 4th, 12:30 – 4:30pm – Skills & Instruction Day

 Saturday, March 11th, 1:30-5:30pm – Guided Independent Studio Day

 

This two day class is an introduction to Shibori for adults.  Shibori is a Japanese resist dye technique which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing.  Participants will create an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo.

Students enrolled in this class should anticipate bringing the following items:

FOR BOTH CLASSES:

  • Rubber gloves (i.e. kitchen gloves, disposable latex, etc.) - preferably long cuffs

○ Please wear clothing that can get permanently dirty

 (i.e. old shirt, pants, and/or an apron, etc.)

FOR SECOND CLASS ONLY:

  • Bring at least 5 small to medium articles of pre-washed 100% cotton plain

white/off white fabric to dye (i.e. t-shirts, leggings, baby clothes, small table runner,

small blankets, cloth napkins, bandanas, etc). The material must be lightweight

and no larger than 1 yard (cotton, muslin, silk, linen, etc).

 RECOMMENDATION: Check out your local thrift store (check the labels for materials!). Polyester blends can work too, but I cannot guarantee dye quality or colorfastness. The number of articles to bring really depends on how much of a workload you feel you can complete during the second day of class.

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Price: $65/ $60 Early Registration (Deadline February 18th)

Register Here

Snow Day 2.9.17

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Snow Day 2.9.17

Artworks will be closed today,

February 9th, 2017

Artworks will be closed today due to inclement weather. We will reopen tomorrow, February 10th, at 11am. Please be safe and enjoy your snow day!

Explorations in Geometry – Bill Brookover

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog, Exhibits, Featured | 0 comments

Explorations in Geometry – Bill Brookover

Community Gallery

EXPLORATION IN GEOMETRY – Bill Brookover

February 28 – March 25

Reception: March 11, 6-8pm

Geometry is an ordering device used by artists throughout history. From Neolithic ornament to Navajo potters and African Kente cloth weavers to 20th century design, geometry has been used to create lively and intriguing patterns that keep us engaged in looking and thinking. The human mind seeks to find patterns and order in human experience.  Long before humans developed mathematics, we were counting and creating complex, interweaving patterns.  It’s human nature to keep looking and analyzing these patterns to find the key, the repeating element that unlocks the puzzle.

Based in printmaking techniques, these works explore the world of pattern, geometry and symmetry.   His recent work moves into three dimensions. The pieces are printed as two separate layers that are cut apart and reassembled with a bit of space between them so that they lift off the page.  Contrasts engage your eyes with the work: hard edge vs. curved; solid vs. pattern; geometric vs. organic. There are two separate layers, an upper and a lower, each with its own technique and design element: pattern, color, direction, solid/void.  Rotational and mirror symmetry generate patterns that seem chaotic and disordered, but that have an underlying order.  The viewer is drawn to the work first through bright color and strong contrasts. The viewer then gives the work a closer inspection, trying to find the pattern, which makes the work live in the viewer’s mind after they leave the gallery. The work is a record of the artist’s visual research into how the human mind explores visual systems and structures.  The exhibition will be comprised of a mix of larger and smaller paper collages mounted to float within wooden frames.

Prindiville Moher Group Exhibition

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog, Exhibits, Featured | 0 comments

Prindiville Moher Group Exhibition

Main Gallery

PRINDIVILLE – MOHER GROUP EXHIBITION

February 28 – March 25

Reception: March 11, 6-8pm

The Prindiville Moher Gallery of New Jersey is a Non-Profit 501 (3)(c) Organization that exists with the goal of enriching the careers of emerging Artists. Artists will be given guidance and support in achieving their professional goals in the areas of marketing, exhibition and sales. Prindiville Moher hopes that with this assistance Artists will be able to remain more focused on their creative process.

Prindiville Moher has focused primarily on Pop up Art exhibits, Festivals and Marketing for our Artists. Most of our Artists are from the Trenton area and many still reside within 10 miles of the Capital City.  Prindiville Moher is focused on helping our Artists and a group exhibition at Artworks would certainly help our Artists greatly. Many of our Artists have shown at Artworks in some capacity, one of our Artists has a studio at Artworks, one has had a solo exhibit and many have been a part of group exhibits with Artworks.

Quick Books

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Adult Education, Featured | 0 comments

Quick Books

Quick Books

Saturday, February 25th, 11am-5pm

Over the course of 1 technique-driven day, artists will learn all the skills needed to create multiple hand-bound books, perfect for sketchbooks and artists’ books. Artists will learn to create paper and cloth-bound covers, make and sew signatures, and learn alternative binding techniques.  This course will stress the how-to’s of quick and easy bookbinding, as well as incorporating individuality into the bindings and covers. No experience necessary!

Instructor: Dave DiMarchi

Price: $65/$60 Early Registration (Deadline Feb. 4th)

Register Here

February Film Night 2017

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

February Film Night 2017

Love Local Film: PopUp Vol. 11

Friday, February 17th, 7-10pm

Enjoy a night of local film at PopUp Anthology vol. 11! A Q&A with the filmmakers and reception will follow the screening.

Featuring live music by the extraordinary Mike Rossi: mikerossi.bandcamp.com!

The screening will take place at Artworks Trenton.
Doors 6:30 | Program 7:00

Films & Bios:

John Harris

Love Potion - John Harris

John Harris has been inspired to work in the film industry when he went to film camp his sophomore year of high school. He graduated college from Academy of Art University majoring in Directing. John still continues to create films and works as a Production Assistant.

Turtleface - Cast Members Naomi Warner and Swann Gruen (Attending)

1980s, Darlington, South Carolina -- On a quest of fatherly duty, mechanic Troy brings socially backward Gary on a silent trek through the rural back woods for an unannounced visit: two misfits thrown together in a forced rite of passage find an unexpected connection.

Swann Gruen _ Turtleface

Cast member Swann Gruen is a graduate of the William Esper Studio and proud member of The Collective Ensemble. Film: Turtleface, Rocket Sex, Organs of Opportunity, Diwal'oween, Blink: The Observer, A Long Road. TV: Inside Amy Schumer. Theater: 360, Warning: May Contain Nuts, Turtleface, Schadenfreude, May First Twenty Eleven, Criminally Dumb, Watertown, Mass., In Wake of Yesterday.

Namoi Warner_Turtleface

Cast member Naomi Warner is a graduate of the William Esper Studio, where she studied under Bill Esper, and is an Ensemble Member of The Collective, where she works as both actress and producer. Film: LARA (Cobbler Shop Entertainment), The End of Something (Vintage Youth Productions), Brew Of The Dead PSA (Dysfunctional Films). Television: Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central). Theater: Shut Ins (C:10 Festival 2016), The Audience (C:10 Festival 2015), Turtleface (C:10 Festival 2013), 360 (Center Stage), The Trojan Women (Foundation Theater), The Tempest (Westwind Repertory), Twelfth Night (Westwind Repertory), Right As Ron (Bank Street Theater) BITE (John Montgomery Theater Company), Happy Hour (45th Street Theater), Asking For Trouble (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Love and gratitude to CMB and her Collective family.

MRREILLY

Mr. Reilly

When a mortgage broker is burdened by the death of his dying daughter, an unexpected visitor appears in attempt to help him.

Joe Blute is the director, writer, executive producer, and supporting actor in the film, Mr. Reilly. This is his second short film and his directorial debut. From New York, Joe has studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. After a long process to get this film made, he is ecstatic to share it with the world. To learn more, please visit www.joeblute.com OR www.reillyfilm.com

Box

A Box Came to Brooklyn

It’s a quiet Sunday morning in an up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood. Naïve manchild Johnny (Johnny H. McMahon) stumbles upon an anonymous box in the middle of his dead-end block. The other residents of Schenectady Street gather to nervously investigate. What’s in it, and who left it? Good-natured. Steve (Anthony DeVito) struggles to be the voice of reason as local loudmouth Charlie (Jack Haley) fans the flames of post-9/11 paranoia. Speculation turns to accusation as prejudices and crackpot theories turn neighbor against neighbor. Is Johnny’s farfetched story about the box correct, or is there an even more fiendish plot behind it all?

Creative Capital 2017

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Adult Education, Blog, Call to Artists, Featured | 0 comments

Creative Capital 2017

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Open Call for NJ-Based Artists

from Creative Capital and Artworks Trenton

FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

FOR CENTRAL NEW JERSEY ARTISTS

BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM: STRATEGIC PLANNING & FUNDING YOUR WORK

Multi-format four-month program in financial and business management to help artists establish a secure base upon which to create and grow their work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 21

 

“You have provided incredible tools for success.” – 2016 participant

Presented by Creative Capital, Artworks, Gallery Aferro, and the South Jersey Cultural Alliance.

 

The Creative Capital Professional Development Program (PDP)’s Blended Learning Program is an integrated four-month program running from March – July 2017 that combines a one-day Strategic Planning & Fundraising in-person workshop, three live webinars, a series of online courses, artist working groups and small group phone consultations. Artworks is proud to be a partner for the second year in this innovative artists-teaching-artists professional development program specially designed for New Jersey artists. This program is made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

The initial day-long in-person workshop will be held on March 18, 2017 at the SJCA in Hammonton and on March 19, 2017 at Gallery Aferro in Newark (Central New Jersey artists selected by Artworks will be split between these two locations and dates) with a final convening workshop for all participants held on July 15, 2017 at Artworks in Trenton. 20 Trenton-area artists will be accepted into the program by Artworks, along with 20 artists from Northern New Jersey and 20 artists from Southern New Jersey. Professional artists of all disciplines are eligible to participate in the program, artists should be generative, not interpretive (for example, the composer over the violinist, the playwright over the actor). Artists can be from more than one discipline. We are committed to diversity in all it’s multiple forms, with artists of color and/or those who identify as LGBTQIA+ especially encouraged to apply.

Applications Due February 21, at 11:59 p.m.

Apply online using this link to a simple registration form.  APPLY HERE

Contact education@artworkstrenton.org with questions.

This program is offered to accepted artists free of charge.
Selections will be made by Artworks according to the following criteria. The artists should specifically demonstrate they:

• Have a track record of ongoing artistic activity;

• Have a clarity of artistic vision and purpose;
• Are ready to move to a new phase of their artistic career;
• Can significantly benefit from the program’s focus on goal-setting and skill-building in fundraising, marketing, and financial management; and
• Can benefit from developing a new network of professional contacts.​

 

The comprehensive program includes:

 

Artist Self-Assessment (early March) Artists will complete a self-assessment to help them better understand their strengths and challenges before the program begins. The assessment includes questions about finances, time management, personal goals, and fundraising techniques.

 

Strategic Planning & Fundraising Workshop (March 18 in Hammonton, March 19 in Newark, artists are required to attend only one) Artists will attend a one-day workshop in Strategic Planning & Fundraising designed for individual artists. The workshop will include group lectures and small-group breakout sessions (see sample agenda below). Artists will receive the PDP’s Artist’s Tools Handbook and Strategic Planning Workbook to guide their personal planning process.

 

Three Live-Streaming Interactive Webinars (April & May) Artists will dig deeper into specific topics introduced in the workshop by participating in a series of live, interactive webinars. Partner organizations have the option to gather the artists at one site to participate in the webinars as a group, furthering community-building and collaboration. Artists will receive recordings of the webinars for future reference.

 

Webinar Topic Options:

  • Art Business Management (Monday, April 3, 7-8:30pm) Essential components of organizing your practice, including managing relationships, hiring employees, contracts, negotiation, budgeting, cash flow, time management, space organization, marketing and business etiquette.
  • Real Life Budgeting (Thursday, April 27, 7-8:30pm) A practical look at budgeting for artists. Discusses misconceptions about money, four ways to improve your financial life this week, establishing life-long principles, determining your hourly rate, and creating a realistic project budget.
  • Kickstarter School (Wednesday, May 10, 7-8:30pm) A primer on how to bring a crowd funded project to life via Kickstarter. Explore case studies of successful projects and learn what kind of rewards work best, how to spread the word about a project and other tips.

 

Online Courses (May-June, self-directed) After the completion of the webinars, three online courses will be a made available for participants who want to dig deeper into financial management, revenue generation and grant applications. Each 60-minute online course is divided into a series of short video chapters, accompanied by research, homework assignments and downloadable work sheets. Artists can access these optional course on their own time and complete at their leisure, and revisit for up to a year.

 

Online Course Options:

  • Financial Management: Includes chapters and exercises on Employment and Income Goals; Retirement Savings; Taxes; Student Loans and Debt Management; Credit Reports and Scores, and First-Time Home Buying.
  • Grants and Applications: Includes chapters and exercises on Writing a Grant Proposal or Residency Application; Project and Grant Budgets; Writing an Artist Statement; and Best Practices for Work Samples.
  • Exploring Streams of Revenue: Includes chapters and exercises on Assessing Self-employment vs. Employment; Assessing Your Day Job and Salary; Public Art Commissions; Teaching; Pricing Your Work (for visual artists), and Selling Your Work (for visual artists).

 

Small Group Sessions and Check-in (June) Participants are given the option to be part of a small peer-to-peer working group for each of the online courses they chose to complete.  Each group will have a scheduled check-in call with a course leader to review their work, ask questions, and share information with one another.

 

Final Wrap-up Convening/Workshop (July 15 in Trenton) A final in-person wrap-up event that will bring together all participating artists. PDP leaders will offer content to follow up and wrap up the program and facilitate small group peer-to-peer sharing. The final convening can also be used as an opportunity for both participants and the partner organization to plans ways and systems to continue to work together, to support each other, and to extend the program further into their community.

 

Participants leave the program with:

 

  • A personalized plan of action based on their own identified goals for their art career
  • A roadmap for funding their work and revenue-generation, including improving fundraising materials; working with partners and building a base of individual contributors
  • New perspectives on how to approach presenting and writing about their work for fundraising purposes
  • Increased understanding of their personal and professional financial options
  • A framework for deciding which opportunities to say yes or no to, and how to do so
  • A new understanding of the value of their time, and how it relates to the pricing of their work
  • The PDP Strategic Planning Workbook, which includes exercises and evaluation processes to work toward your own personal goal setting and financial management
  • The PDP Artist Tools Handbook, an essential guide filled with practical tools and resources
  • Handouts that include self-assessment exercises, focusing strategies, worksheets and tools
  • A cohort of peer artists in the community who can act as resources going forwards

 

APPLY HERE

 

 

About Artworks

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Artworks is Trenton’s visual arts center. Our mission is connecting community, culture and creativity through the arts. At our main headquarters we host art exhibits at our main gallery and our community gallery. We strive for artistic excellence and relevance to our community in the exhibits we present. Artworks hosts a variety workshops, open studio programs, and youth and adult education programs at our headquarters and at outside sites. Artworks connects communities within Trenton and builds bridges to our neighboring communities with events year-round, including our wildly popular Art All Night 24-hour art festival in June, and Art All Day, our open studio and creative space tour throughout Trenton in November.

www.artworkstrenton.org

 

About Creative Capital

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Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed $40 million in financial and advisory support to 511 projects representing 612 artists. Our Professional Development Program (PDP), which grew out of our work with grantees, has now reached more than 12,000 additional artists in 600 communities through in-person workshops and live webinars. The Professional Development Program is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, National Endowment for the Arts, Hearst Foundations, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

www.creative-capital.org

 

About the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

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The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation supports leadership, innovation, and collaboration for a better New Jersey. For more than 40 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions which transcend self interest and promote a sustainable future. Dodge focuses on issues critical to their home state of New Jersey, and organizations that have a direct and meaningful impact there. www.grdodge.org

 

About the New Jersey State Council on the Arts

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NJSCA believes the arts are central to every element we value most in a modern society including: human understanding; cultural and civic pride; strong communities; excellent schools; lifelong learning; creative expression and economic opportunity.

www.nj.gov/state/njsca/

 

 

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