PLAINFIELD, NJ - This Saturday, August 24th, 2019 duCret School of Art welcomes the public to its Fall open house from 9 am to 12 noon.  Potential students will be able to tour the historic facilities as well as meet the faculty for the Fall 2019 semester. Located in the historic Van Wyck Brooks District, the school is located at 1010 Central Avenue in Plainfield, New Jersey.

As a vocational school, duCret offers a 3 year certificate program intended to train professional artists either on a full-time or part-time basis. Instructors are current professional artists and designers and also provide instruction on writing and understanding contracts, marketing, and networking for the development of a thriving career in the arts. Majors are offered in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Illustration. The 2019/2020 school year will offer over 50 classes covering a variety of areas along with evening workshops and weekend teen classes.  

Steampunk Art and Urban Art are two new unique classes being offered this Fall.  Steampunk Art adopts the style of literature from, Jules Verne, H.G Wells and Mary Shelly, incorporating 19th-century steam powered machinery for characters and world building.

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Urban Art will be offered to all levels of students, and will explore design fonts and styles with help from famous visiting artists: Clarence Rich, Distort and Snow. Earlier this summer, duCret hosted its first Aerosol Festival featuring these three artists who guided participants of all ages through the artistic process, creating three murals displayed on the duCret grounds.

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History of duCret

Founded in 1926, the duCret School of Art is the oldest arts school in New Jersey.  For 93 years duCret has nurtured many local artists as well as art collectors. The studio-based classroom experience enables students to study basics in composition, design and color theory and to prepare their own professional portfolio. The duCret building in Plainfield, NJ was originally built in 1896 by the George Strong. Since duCret’s purchase of the building in 1977 the house has been a site for the preservation and promotion of fine art. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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