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MYHELAN, P.O. Box 677
Long Valley, New Jersey 07853
Phone: 908-876-5959
Fax: 908-876-1112

MISSION STATEMENT: Myhelan maintains that art can and should be an integral part of our daily lives. Myhelan’s classes are conducted by accomplished professionals who concentrate on art appreciation and the process of creation in various mediums. Classes are held in a studio environment with instruction based on the concept that one doesn’t have to be an "artist" to create art. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace to allow for process-oriented self discovery.

All classes, except as noted, are held at the Myhelan Cultural Arts Center
18 Schooley's Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ

Phone: 908-876-5959
Click here for: Registration form


Fall Classes and Workshops
8-week session: October 4 - December 4, 2004
(Please note: November 22-26, classes are closed for Thanksgiving.)

Children's/Teen's Classes* / Adult Classes:
Scroll down for course descriptions, instructor bios, etc.

SUN MON TUES WEDS THURS FRI. SAT
. 9:30-11:30
Hearth & Heart
Art for
Homeschoolers
(ages 5-12)
FIVE WEEKS
ONLY
. 9:30-10:30
Fun with Art
(ages 4-6)
.. .. 10:00-12:30
The Joy of
Oil Painting
(All Levels)
. 10:00-12:00
Illustrating
Your Life,
Journaling w/ Art
(All Levels)
. . . . 11:30-1:30
Pastel Drawing
(All Levels)
. . . 1:00-2:00
Fun with Art
(ages 4-6)
. . 12:30-2:00
Cartooning
Anime, and
Comic Book
Construction
(ages 9-12)
. 4:00-5:30
Intro to
Printmaking
(ages 5-8)
. . 4:00-5:30
Oil Painting
for Preteens
and Teens
(ages 12-14)
. .
. 7:00-9:00
Intro to
Writing
Screenplays
(All Levels)
6:00-9:00
Native
American
Tapestry
Weaving
(All Levels)
. 7:00-9:00
Painting with
Acrylics
(All Levels)
. .

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A PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS:
CREATE A PERSONALIZED PINATA

A Two-Saturday Workshop, October 16 & 23
2:00 - 3:30 P.M. Instructor: Jennifer Deitrich

Celebrate your creativity! This parent/child workshop will demonstrate techniques for working with paper maché to create a personalized piñata. Fill it with tasty treats for a haunted holiday party. Or explore how objects can express who we are by creating a piñata for a special occasion filled with objects that hold personal meaning and photographs of your favorite memories.
Fee: $50, $60 non-members
...

CHILDREN'S & TEENS' CLASSES
* Please note that the ages listed are suggestions. Everyone develops and grows differently. Please call us with any questions you have about your child’s placement in a class.

MONDAYS
HEARTH AND HEART:
ART FOR HOMESCHOOLERS (Ages 5-12)
**9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Instructor: Christine Reilly Carter
This class offers unique opportunties for homeschoolers to explore various mediums of art while learning world history and about cultures from around the globe. Each week a new topic will be introduced. Students will explore various art mediums and create artworks that relate to important lessons in art history.
** This class will run for FIVE weeks.
Fee: $110 members, $130 non-members

INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING (Ages 5-8)
4:00 - 5:30 P.M.
Instructor: Thomas Gerlach
Students will experiment with hands-on forms of printmaking and gain an understanding of the unique medium of printmaking. Students will create their own artwork through a variety of processes including monotype, collagraph, silkscreen, stenciling and clay impressions. They will use plexiglas plates and learn how to use an etching press.
Fee: $120 members, $140 non-members

WEDNESDAYS
ART FOR FUN (Ages 4-6)
Choice of times: 9:00-10:00 A.M. OR 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Instructor: Vicki Smith McCormick

Classes for little fingers! Children will experiment with a variety of techniques such as painting, printmaking, paper sculptures, marbled paper, and puppetry. Take home a new creation each week. Make a totem pole with the whole class!
Fee: $120 members, $140 non-members

THURSDAYS
OIL PAINTING FOR PRE-TEENS AND TEENS (Ages 12-14)
4:00 - 5:30 P.M.
Instructor: Michael Robinson
Supportive and individualized instruction will be found in this popular, process-oriented oil painting class. From basic drawing on canvas to a finished oil painting, students will explore personal artistic style while developing refined techniques. No oil painting experience necessary. Supply list provided.
Fee: $130 members, $150 non-members

SATURDAYS
CARTOONING, ANIME, & COMIC BOOK CONSTRUCTION
(Ages 9-12)
12:30 - 2:00 P.M.
Instructor: Doug Baron
Learn to draw giant robots, princesses, Ninjas and much more in the very popular Japanese Anime Cartoon style! All your favorites from Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon will be demonstrated and drawn to completed forms. For Comic Book Creation, students will learn to create cartoon characters and place them into a sequential, comic book story. This process includes character development, camera angles, word balloons, sound effects, and other storytelling techniques.
Fee: $120 members, $140 non-members


ADULT CLASSES

MONDAYS
ILLUSTRATING YOUR LIFE: JOURNALING WITH ART
(All Levels Welcome)
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Instructor: Anne Noble
Illustrate your life; create a visual autobiography, a storybook for your children, or learn to keep a visual as well as written journal of your daily thoughts and experiences. Students will explore storytelling and self-expression through art with a strong focus on the tradition of illustration. A variety of mediums will be explored and basic skills, such as drawing and painting, will be taught. Participants will establish a personal journal and use it as source of insight and inspiration. Supply list is provided.
Fee: $150 members, $170 non-members

INTRODUCTION TO WRITING SCREENPLAYS
(All Levels Welcome)
7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Instructor: Douglas Underdahl
You’ve always wanted to -- now write that screenplay! This class will provide instruction on screenplay format that complies with industry standards. Come be a part of a writer’s support group, with each student submitting work for valuable feedback, motivation, and encouragement. Films and screenplays of successful features will be studied, and instruction will be given on submitting screenplays to various competitions and agents.
Fee: $120 members, $130 non-members

TUESDAYS
NATIVE AMERICAN TAPESTRY WEAVING TECHNIQUES
(All Levels Welcome)
** 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Instructor: Carol Russell
This class is an exploration and application of the rich textile traditions of Native American tapestry rug and blanket weaving techniques. Students will be taught on a simple frame loom and will complete small assigned samples of several techniques, including triangular and rectangular shapes contained within a woven border and broken by the traditional Navajo spirit trail. Beginners are welcome. Supply list provided.
** This class will run from October 5 to November 30.
Fee: $150 members, $170 non-members

THURSDAYS
PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS (All Levels Welcome)
7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Instructor: Gene Feller
Come explore acrylic painting both as a watercolor and canvas medium. This class is an introduction to the various ways this versatile medium can be used on both paper and canvas.We will also use acrylic as a mixed medium. Supply list provided.
Fee: $140 members, $160 non-members

SATURDAYS
THE JOY OF OIL PAINTING (All Levels Welcome)
10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Instructor: Michael Robinson
Using the rich and time-honored medium of oil painting, this popular class instructs the student in values, composition, color, brush strokes, and light. Emphasis is placed on personal design elements and personal discovery. Supply list provided.
Fee: $140 members, $160 non-members

PASTEL DRAWING (All Levels Welcome)
11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Instructor: Gene Feller
This course will approach pastels as both a primary medium and a mix medium. The class will include demonstrations of various techniques. Students are invited to bring in photographs of their favorite subjects to work on. Supply list provided.
Fee: $140 members, $160 non-members

INSTRUCTORS:
Doug Baron is an instructor at the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning & Graphic Art in Dover, NJ, as well as the Hunterdon Museum of Art, and the Somerset Art Association. Doug is also the creator, writer, artist, and publisher of the progressive comic book series Suger Ray Finhead, Little Jim-Bob Big Foot, and The Flying Quasimodo Brothers. Doug has worked on numerous full color illustrations for the Asbury Park Press and The Daily Record newspaper.
Christine Reilly Carter earned her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. She has taught at Union County College, Vermuel Art Center, North Plainfield Adult School, and Westfield Summer Arts Program. Christine wrote and illustrated short stories for Cricket Magazine and is the author, illustrator, and publisher of The Collie of Castle Hill.
Gene Feller attended the Ridgewood School of Art and is a member of the Art Students League. Gene is both a commercial artist and professional painter who has many fine art and commercial credits to his name. Over the past twenty years, he has created artwork for advertising agencies and corporations. Gene has taught oils, acrylics, pen and ink, and pastel techniques for the past 26 years.
Vicki Smith McCormick holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She freelances as an illustrator and as a textile designer for children's apparel. Her pastels have been exhibited throughout the area.
Anne Beekman Noble operates StudioA Arts, a design studio specializing in websites, interactive presentations, and print advertising. She has worked as an illustrator, a portrait painter, a private art teacher, and a professor of media communications, and in publishing and advertising as a graphic designer for 18 years. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, she is pursuing her MFA in advertising design and illustration at Marywood University. For Anne, art is not just her profession, but truly a calling.
Michael Robinson is a graduate of the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, where he received an award for Artistic Excellence. He also received two scholarships to attend the Art Students League of New York, one for drawing and the other for painting. Michael’s artistic approach and interest is in the study of light and vision, the integration of color, and geometric composition. He has taught and lectured on basic concepts of visual art and art history at Essex County Vocational School and Morris Plains Country Day School.
Carol K. Russell is a tapestry artist, writer, and teacher of tapestry weaving and design. Carol is the author of The Tapestry Handbook, which has served as an inspiration as well as educational manual for beginning and intermediate students of tapestry. Carol has written articles for Fiberarts, Textilforum, Handwoven, and The Washington Times, including reviews of art exhibitions, profiles of artists, and critical essays related to tapestry and fiber arts. At the present time, Carol is writing the biography of Belgian-born tapestry artist, Jan Yoors.
Douglas Underdahl is a film director and designer and fabricator of film equipment. He created the Seven Jib and consulted on the deep dive technology for TITANIC. Douglas has also taught film at NYU, School of Visual Arts, the New York Film Academy, and the International Film and TV workshops. His short films - including one produced for Saturday Night Live - have won numerous awards. He authored The 16mm Camera Book and has contributed to ICOM and In Motion magazines. His 35mm feature Film School Confidential has played at twelve international film festivals in seven countries and won three awards, including Staff Award for Best Feature at Worldfest Houston, and Best Screenplay at Winecountry Film Festival.

All classes are held at the Myhelan Cultural Arts Center
18 Schooley's Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ

Phone: 908-876-5959
Click here for:
Registration form

REGISTRATION
Space in a class can only be reserved upon receipt of a 50% deposit to be paid in advance by check, money order, or cash.
The balance of class fee is required on the first day of class.
A $10.00 late fee will be charged for registration made on the first day of class.

REFUNDS
No refunds will be given for cancellations made by a student on the first day of class or thereafter.

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS
Join us! Become a Myhelan member! Many levels of Membership receive a discount on classes. Membership application included on registration form. To learn more about membership benefits and volunteer opportunites, please visit our membership page.


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