Event Phone: 201 248 9776

  • January 8, 2018 - February 19, 2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 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

  • January 23, 2018 - March 6, 2018
    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…)

  • January 23, 2018 - March 13, 2018
    6:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Have you always wanted to paint. Have you been painting for years but feel like you need to move to a new level? This is an opportunity to make painting a part of your life, to learn how to use paint to express what it is you are feeling deep inside. It is a painting (more…)

  • January 25, 2018 - March 15, 2018
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is an opportunity to go beyond the mere application of paint on a canvas. It is a class that addresses the beginner as well as the more seasoned painter. It will give you the tools you need to analyze and critique your artwork, and the skills to take your painting to a new level. (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