Grounds For Sculpture is an amazing venue where you can experience art firsthand! Throughout the year, Grounds For Sculpture offers hands-on art workshops for students of all ages, from early childhood through adult learners. Workshops taught by artist instructors are an opportunity to engage in the art-making process and expand your creative skills! Please check our Events Calendar for the most up-to-date listing of current workshops.
Workshops for children are extremely popular at Grounds For Sculpture.
- Tots on Tour, designed for early childhood learners age 3-5, meets monthly, year-round. This program is designed and taught by a certified art teacher. The theme and lesson changes once per month. Tots on Tour features a story time, a child-friendly tour of selected sculptures in the park, and hands-on art making. Projects explore various art media, such as painting, printmaking, collage and more!
- Young Artist Workshops serve two age groups, children 6-9 and children 10-14. These workshops complement Grounds For Sculpture’s exhibitions by exploring art media and techniques based upon featured artists. Class size is limited and children have the opportunity to work closely with the artist instructor. Young Artist Workshops are very popular and spaces fill-up fast!
Workshops for adults occur year-round at Grounds For Sculpture and are often based upon art work featured in our exhibitions. Workshops range from 1 day intensive sessions to classes lasting multiple weeks. Students of all skill levels are invited to participate. Past workshops have included photography, clay monoprints, woodcarving, ceramics, fiber arts and more. Grounds For Sculpture is a registered professional development provider with the State of New Jersey, and professional development certificates can be issued for workshop hours upon request.
Workshops for families provide a venue for intergenerational groups to create art together. In these workshops, adults assist children in brainstorming ideas as well as aid with the creation of the artwork. In addition to specially scheduled family workshops, drop-in family workshops are regularly featured during our special events, such as Groundhog’s Day, A Day at the Fair, Anniversary Arts Party, Summer Social and Lights On. Past family workshops have included bubble wrap sculptures, story collages, and natural pigment creation.
Private group workshops can be arranged for corporations, teachers seeking professional development credits, or other groups. Corporate workshops often feature a team-building component as well as hands-on art making. Grounds For Sculpture is a registered professional development provider with the State of New Jersey, and professional development certificates can be issued for workshop hours upon request. Previous private group workshops have included topics such as found object sculpture and stone sculptures. Please contact the Education Department for more information about arranging a private art workshop at firstname.lastname@example.org.