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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 March 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"

Victor Davson : Dub Factor Redux
February 8th - March 15th
Opening Event : February 15th 2-6 PM

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with an exhibit of the art of Victor Davson - artist and founding director of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark.
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.
Contemporary Artists Forum News
Spring 2015
Larry Dell will take over the CAF when Mikel Frank moves out of state. Contact Larry Dell to find out more : larrydell@comcast.net
Kids Class : Cyanotype Printmaking on Pillows
coming in March 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.
The Intersection of Collage and Encaustic
March 21st - April 19th 2015
Opening Party : Sunday March 22nd, 2-5 pm

This exciting exhibit explores what happens when repurposed scraps of paper and fabric meet hot wax. The layers of depth add a new dimension to the stories these artworks have to tell.
Adult Workshops : “CREATIVITY BLOOMS”
Sustainable Design (up-cycling)

starting Friday April 10th 2015 6-8pm
Experiment with pre-felted fibers to create a small pouch An easy, effective Japanese braiding technique will be used to create a strap. Learn the skills necessary to felt your own designs at home.
Free Collage Workshop
Saturday April 11th, 2015 2-5pm
Join life long artist Liz Demaree for a free demonstration and hands-on collage workshop. Liz is currently working on artist books and collages and will demonstrate her techniques during this free workshop.