The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit announces its studio art classes and workshops for the Fall 2012 semester beginning September 10, 2012. Register today for day, evening and weekend classes. This fall 128 classes and 82 workshops, including 29 new courses, will be available for children, teens and adults.

New Jersey’s popular art and cultural critic, Dan Bischoff, explores topics such as trompe l’oeil and faux materials in contemporary art as part of the Lifelong Learning Series: Fake, Forgery & Illusion, a five-week lecture course. Additionally, visual artist Margaret Murphy will lead Making Memories: Master Workshop with Margaret Murphy in conjunction with her fall exhibition, Memory Theater. In this one-day workshop students will create a shadow box with photos to represent each participant’s personal or shared cultural memory.

Teens may choose among 13 classes, including Comic Book Art and Mixed Media Sculpture. Over 60 classes and workshops are sure to inspire children, including Kindergarten Sculpture and Creative Kids Art Sampler that introduces young artists to different media.

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Register for classes and workshops: online at www.artcenternj.org; by phone (908) 273-9121 or fax (908) 273-1457; in person at the front Desk or the Registrar; or by mail to: 68 Elm Street, Summit 07901. Receive a $5 discount off class fees if you register by July 31.

Founded in 1933, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Comprising a renowned studio school and a thriving exhibition, education and programming schedule, the Art Center welcomes over 60,000 visitors each year.