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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Pine Shores Art Association 2018 Class Offerings

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For Immediate Release
January 17, 2018


New at Pines Shores Art Association in 2018


MANAHAWKIN , NJ—Long having the most extensive visual art instruction opportunities in Southern New Jersey, Pine Shores Art Association presents 90 class offerings in 2018 in every drawing and painting medium for artists from beginner to advanced.  Starting this year, all adult classes can be signed up online through a secure security-encrypted payment port.  Online information also includes teacher bios and class supply lists.   Membership application and payment is available online as well.

Classes expanded 30% this year to accommodate those who can only attend evening and weekend sessions, and core foundation lectures on topics like perspective, values, design and composition have been added to the roster.   Also new this year, beginner class fees will include the use of basic equipment, so new students can try various mediums before investing in their own art supplies. 

In February, four-day weekday classes from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm include “Introduction to Watercolor” with June Merrifield, “Developing Values in Charcoal and Pencil Drawing” by Tom Rutledge, and “Oil Portraits” with Joyce Lawrence. There is also a one-day class learning the intricacies of Colored Pencil Drawing with Jennifer LaVeglio. Also, offered quarterly are after-school Children’s Classes with Mary Walker-Baptiste.  On Thursdays this February, young artists age 6 to 12 will discover techniques used by some of the greatest names in art history, learning to create their own works inspired by masters like Chagall and Michelangelo.

And that’s just February!  Every month presents a similar schedule with varied classes. Plus, Pine Shores has weekly open sessions for portraits, life drawing, and Do-Your-Own-Thing gatherings year ‘round. There are monthly gallery exhibits too, with February featuring the annual Student Show highlighting some of the best work done in Pine Shores’ classes during the prior year.  The monthly General Membership Meeting on February 5 at 7 pm, which is open to visitors, includes a pastel demonstration by Renee Leopardi.  And Pine Shores brings free art history lectures four times a year to the Stafford Library.  The next one on March 12 at 7 pm is an in-depth look at the genius of Rembrandt.

For full-year schedule of class offerings and events in 2018, please visit If requesting photos or information not found on the association website, please contact Suzi Hoffman at 240-462-8963 or

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