Event Phone: 201 248 9776


  • September 11, 2017 - October 23, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Painting is difficult. It involves more than most imagine.  This class will give you the tools you need to analyze and create a work of art, and give you the skills to take your painting to a new level. It addresses the beginner as well as the more seasoned painter in a small intimate setting. Each class begins with a specific topic (more…)

Event Phone: 201 248 9776


  • September 14, 2017 - November 2, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Are you in love with drawing and want to see your drawings move to another level. This class can help elevate your work through a strengthening of your foundation skills and an expansion of your creative abilities. In addition to dealing with proportion and scale issues, we will zone in on composition and concepts. Developing ideas (more…)

Event Phone: 201 248 9776


  • September 19, 2017 - December 19, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What is the purpose of your artwork? What are you trying to say? Is is about line, shape, color, light? What is the concept you are trying to express. These are some of the questions you should be asking yourself before you begin a work of art. Here is an opportunity to get together to (more…)

Event Phone: 201 248 9776


  • October 10, 2017 - October 12, 2017
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join me for 3 days of plein air painting in Denton Maryland at the beautiful Tunbridge point Bed and Breakfast. We will spend time learning about plein air painting, painting on location and critiquing our work.  Attached you will find a loose agenda for the event, a materials list, and places to stay. Please contact me if you are (more…)

Joe is excellent at working with individual students, helping them find their own unique way of artistic expression. In the 15 years I have served as Executive Director of the Center, I have not seen another instructor gather a following as quickly and keep it as long as Joe.

Executive Director, Art Center of Northern NJ

In class Joe spends his time moving from student to student, giving helpful suggestions, talking to students at all levels of development. If a student demands more time he tries to give it. What is unique about Joe is that he supports his suggestion by relating them to the theory behind them. I am an experienced and intuitive painter but Joe has made me think about my work more than any other teacher.

Paula Schiller

Joe Terrone is both a gifted teacher and gifted artist, a rare combination. I have been an expressionist painter for over forty years. Three years ago, I began painting in Joe's plein air class. Joe respected my style, but nevertheless tuned in to what I needed allowing me to consolidate forty years of art making.

Now, my painting is much more thought-out, my palette is more interesting. Needless to say, painting out of doors is a marvelous experience. Many thanks to Joe for giving me the tools to make my paintings both more expressive and more unique .I would compare Joe to a Master Chef. The person who is fortunate enough to study with Joe will learn the secrets of painting, as well as develop the ability to use your new knowledge in any kind of painting that furthers expression of your own unique style.

Elizabeth Rundquist

Joe also has an incredible eye for analyzing a work of art. He can always explain where the problem lies in a painting as well as what is working. But he also allows students to find their own solutions when they are able to. I think all the students in the class sense Joe's genuine involvement and caring, which is one reason why I consider him a natural teacher. I hope he will be as happy teaching elsewhere as we have been happy to have him as our teacher.

Paula Schiller