PLAINFIELD, NJ - The 2017 Spring Professional Art Career Program at duCret School of Art begins in February, and applications are now being accepted. 

The school, under new management, has expanded its offerings to include adult workshops.

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The duCret School of Art, NJ’s oldest art school, is currently accepting applications for their Spring Semester 2017 Professional Art Career Program, which begins the first week of February. The 3 Year Professional Art Career Program includes the Majors: Fine Arts, Illustration and Graphic Design. Those desiring to apply to the career program can apply now or call 908-757-7171 to schedule a tour and free art career consultation Monday – Friday, between 9 am and 6pm. Interested individuals can apply in person or online at:

Established in 1926, duCret stands alone as an educational anomaly in the field of visual arts. Classes are taught by working professionals who bring their business expertise to the educational platform, with many of them mentoring the students into shows and exhibits during the school year. With studio classes being the daily environment, there is no other program in the tri state area structured quite like duCret. The school offers an alternative way to enter the societal workforce, for those who feel an internal calling to become the world’s next generation of artists. In the course of three years, under the guidance of the school, individuals can develop themselves in a studio atmosphere and acquire the necessary skills to launch themselves into the field of visual arts in an entrepreneurial manner. Having been mentored by working pro’s, students are firmly embedded in a supportive art environment by the time they graduate and are invited to stay on as active alumni, where many visual arts opportunities abound. For more information regarding all classes and programs, view:

Under new management, the school has recently expanded its curriculum to include many adult workshops and a Class-at-a-Time program in: Fashion & Commercial Photography, Fashion Design, Film Making, Video for Internet Platforms, 3D Rendering for Gaming & Animation, Interior Decorating, Printmaking, SFX Costume Design for Film & TV, along with their standard art classes in all visual arts mediums. Such mediums include: acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, mixed media, ceramics, stained glass and jewelry design.

Additionally the school offers a brand new Teen After School Program for those in high school (ages 14 – 18 yrs.). It is designed to assist teens to develop their portfolios for the college admission process or to enter the workforce directly. The Portfolio Development Program runs Mon – Thursday from 4pm – 6pm and students can choose classes in: Fashion & Photography, Nature & Photography, Fashion Design, Acrylic & Oil Painting, Drawing and Portfolio Development. The program is broken into two 8 week programs, with the first series beginning the first week of February, 2017 and the second series kicking off in April. Teens can choose either or both series.

There is also a seasonal Saturday Morning 8 and 16 Workshop Series for Kids (ages 8 – 11yrs) and (12 – 15yrs.). The next series begins Saturday, Feb 18, 2016 for both age groups, with a second series run starting in late April.

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For more info, please contact:  duCret school of Art / PR Dept.  or call 908-757-7171