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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.

Shadow Box Workshop with visual artist Mansa K. Mussa

Saturday, November 8th, 10-2pm

Adult Workshop : $50 + $15 materials

Back by popular demand, Mansa Mussa will be leading another Shadowbox Workshop.

Mansa will help you create what is essentially an assemblage of objects, photographs, drawings, and paintings that has the dramatic visual effect of a surrealist painting, creating an exciting piece of three-dimensional art

Get Inspired by past classes :
Click to see photos from past workshops


October 19 - November 22, 2014
Opening Reception, Sunday, October 26, 2-5pm

The Generations exhibit features the art of parents and their children in an eclectic blend of paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, collages, and shadow boxes.
Shadow Box Workshop with visual artist Mansa K. Mussa
Saturday, November 8th, 10-2pm
Artist Mansa K Mussa will explore how the medium of shadow box making can be used to make a personal statement about your life and times.
Maya Bloom : Bead for Peace
Sunday, November 9th, 11-1pm
Maya Bloom will lead a beading workshop using natural materials and Dove beads symbolizing Peace.
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.