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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
862-438-8191

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 Free Workshop for Fall : Get It Write!

Creative Writing Workshops for Teens

Cost – Free
Wednesdays - Oct 7th & 21st, and November 4th and 18th
Time: 4:30pm - 5:50pm

Artists such as Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift and Lauryn Hill use words and word play to express themselves in many of their projects. Friendship, peer pressure, bullying, leadership, and love are among their most popular topics. In these writing workshops, participants will use music, videos and images as inspiration. They will partake in a series of activities that encourage writing and sharing poems, lyrics, essays or short stories. A discussion about the various aspects of writing and publishing will also take place. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A at the end of the workshops.

Workshops are for youth age 12-17.
To sign up for the workshops, send an email to GetItWriteProgram@comcast.net

Chairs of Inclusion :
A Seat at the Table for Everyone

August 2nd - August 28th, 2015
Opening Reception : Sunday August 2nd, 2-5pm

The Chairs of Inclusion is a collaborative project representing the convergence of inclusion, expressive arts, and community.
 
Chairs of Inclusion Workshops : Painting
Saturday, August 8th, 2-4pm
FREE

As part of Chairs of Inclusion exhibit there will be weekly workshops for you to try a different medium each week.
 
Meet the Artists Gallery Talk
Wednesday, August 19th, 7-9 pm
Stop by and learn about the lead artists’ experiences on collaborating with WAE Center member artists on this project of inclusion, arts, and community.
 
C.A.F.E. XIII
September 2015
C.A.F.E. XIII celebrates the work of the Contemporary Artists Forum, a diverse group of artists who meet to critique their work in a supportive atmosphere.
 
iPadology Workshop with Mansa K. Mussa
Saturday, September 12th 10-1pm
Come and join artist Mansa K. Mussa for an excursion into the world of abstract photography at an iPadology Workshop
 
It's Sew Crafty : Sewing with Crafty Katie
Ages 6-12
Tuesdays : Starting September 15th
Ages 6-12
Using patterns created by Crafty Katie specifically designed for ages 6-12, kids will learn to machine sew, and handsew. They will strengthen their fine and gross motor skills by learning to pin and cut fabric as well as create patterns themselves.
 
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.
 
Get It Write!
Creative Writing Workshops for Teens

Wednesdays, starting October 7th
Artists such as Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift and Lauryn Hill use words and word play to express themselves in many of their projects. In these writing workshops, participants will use music, videos and images as inspiration.