Discover the art of painting this fall at the Westfield Area Y, 220 Clark Street in Westfield.  This class is a great opportunity for those who have admired a beautiful painting and wished they had the ability to explore their creative talent and ability and create a similar work. Westfield Art Association President Paul W. Deroo Ph.D. will present a Beginner’s Painting for Adults course at the Y this fall. Sessions will run for eight Mondays, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, from September 16th - November 4th.  Class size will be limited to 20 to allow for adequate personal attention to participants.

Through a systematic introduction to acrylic painting, participants will enjoy acquiring the basic knowledge and skills to plan and create successful architectural, land/seascape, botanical and figurative artworks.

Registration for this program runs from August 16th - August 31st.  Interested participants can register at the Welcome Center at the Westfield Area Y.

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For additional information, please contact Jean White, Westfield Area Y Health & Wellness Director at (908) 233-2700 x246 or email

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.