SUMMIT, NJ - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit is debuting a new Winter Break Mini-Session, a four-day art class for adults and kids looking to sample an art class and fast track their skills.

The Winter Break Mini-Session will be held over the winter holiday break, December 28-31. Those interested can sign-up for a super-condensed mini-session and get a month’s worth of classes in just a week. Classes include digital photography: imaging and editing, drawing and perspective and landscape painting in acrylic or oil. 

Kids in the Let’s Build It! Mixed Media and Sculpture mini-class will create magical 3-D snow globes of winter scenes, festive hand-made bowls, and build their very own frozen friend, using crafts to make a snowman. Also offered for kids and teens: A Little Bit of Everything! (ages 9-12) and Team Sculpture! (ages 11-15). 

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Registration is now also open for the full winter session of classes and workshops beginning on January 11. New adult classes will include: Photographing People & Children Naturally, Sculpture for the Ultimate Beginner, and From Drawing to Painting. A new kids’ class, Let's Build It: Mixed Media & Sculpture (ages 6-9), will introduce young artists to the work of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Keith Haring to inspire one-of-a-kind pieces.

The Art Center also offers several hands-on workshops for all ages throughout the season, like Pee Wee’s Prodigies (ages 4-6), and other one and two-day workshops, also offered on weekends.

Individuals registering by November 29 will receive a $5 discount, with registration available in a number of ways: online at; by calling 908-273-9121; via fax 908-273-1457; in person at the Art Center, located at 68 Elm Street; or by mail (68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901).