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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm
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1978 Maplewood Arts Center is a community space dedicated to the arts. The Center offers classes and workshops, art shows, film programs and live performances—and provides a forum for artists to work, exhibit and interact.

New Kids Class for 2015

Cyanotype Printmaking

Instructor Debbie Trebitz says
"My aim is to have fun with the students and let them explore with light and objects. This session will start off with Cyanotype Prints on paper and fabric.

We will be using science and art to create photo images without the aid of computer technology. Then we will design our own fabric and attach it to the printmaking.

I will keep the kids busy and they will do something which they never have done before. Then will incorporate these images onto a pillow"

The Contemporary Artists Forum
Tuesdays at 7pm, every other Tuesday
Join serious artists in a critique group discussing each others work and influences facing artists today.
Adult Watercolor
Monday or Friday, 10-11:30am
Everyone can paint. Enjoy a relax morning in a gallery setting learning watercolor with popular instructor Evelyn Graves. All levels are welcome to this ongoing class.
December 20th - January 4th 2015
Come out and support our future art stars of our community - a preview of artwork by advanced placement studio art candidates from our local High Schools
January 11th - February 1st 2015
Showcasing the work of the artists who are the back bone of the Maplewood arts center, this show features 35 artists, filling the walls with a range of media, style and subject matter. Last year the Friends exhibit was a total delight and this show promises even more surprises.
Kids Class : Cyanotype Printmaking on Pillows
starts January 29th 2015
Debra Trebitz will be using science and art to teach the basics of what makes a good photograph. The photos will then be transferred to fabric. Through a process of trial and error, remarkable and unexpected things will happen in this fun class of discovery.