– The Hunterdon Art Museum is offering 10 full scholarships to its Artistic Expressions class for adults with developmental disabilities this spring.
Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify, just visit the Hunterdon Art Museum’s website at http://hunterdonartmuseum.org/education-programs/special-needs-students/ and complete the application, or call HAM Education Coordinator April Anderson at 908-735-8415. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 11.
Two Artistic Expressions classes will run for six consecutive weeks this spring: a Tuesday class beginning April 25th or a Thursday class starting April 27th. Both begin at 6:30 p.m., and scholarships are available for either class.
Artist Jim Pruznick leads this open studio class for adults and teens with developmental disabilities, in which art making topics are tailored to new and returning students, and include drawing, painting, sculpting, mixed media, animation, photography and fiber arts. An open studio class gives students the opportunity to experiment with a variety of materials and mediums and to create art at their own pace and skill level. Two instructors and a maximum class size of 10 students means each student receives individualized attention while working in a fun and supportive environment.
“Artistic Expressions is a class with creative, therapeutic and social objectives,” noted Jennifer Brazel, education director at the Hunterdon Art Museum. “And it’s the perfect way to build skills, dexterity and self-esteem.”
Scholarships were made possible through funding from Janssen Pharmaceuticals and HAM’s 2015 ArtParty. Artistic Expressions is also made possible in part by a grant from Investors Foundation.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC
The Museum is at 7 Lower Center St. in Clinton, New Jersey, 08809. Our website is www.hunterdonartmuseum.org and our telephone number is 908-735-8415. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm and suggested admission is $5.
ABOUT THE HUNTERDON ART MUSEUM
The Hunterdon Art Museum presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art and design in a 19th century stone mill that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in 1952, the Museum is a landmark regional art center showcasing works by established and emerging contemporary artists. It also offers a dynamic schedule of art classes and workshops for children and adults.
Artistic Expressions is made possible in part by a grant from Investors Foundation. Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and by funds from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, Investors Bank, The Large Foundation, The Bunbury Company, and corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899