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Celebrating Our 88th Anniversary


The Bloomfield Art League is one of the longest running art organizations in New Jersey. It takes pride in serving the Bloomfield community and neighboring towns by promoting and stimulating interest in art. The organization is sponsored by the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department and traditionally holds classes, lectures and demonstrations throughout the year at the Civic Center, 84 Broad St. Membership is open to all, residency is not required.

Classes, lectures and demonstrations are performed throughout the calendar year!

Teen / Adult Classes

  1. Ways of Seeing
  2. The Art of Drawing
  3. Photography

ways of seeing thumbnailWays of Seeing $130

THURSDAYS from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Civic Center – Ages 14+

This class focuses on learning observational skills and creatively rendering the world around you through drawing and painting. Great for learning technical skills, as well as new ways of thinking.

April  4, 11, 18, 25      May  2, 9, 16, 30      June  6, 13
*No class 5/23     

Art League Members receive $5 off this class!

Demos and Excursions

Joy of Painting

Saturday, March 23rd
1:30pm – 5:30pm

A Happy Little Workshop

Learn the iconic wet-on-wet technique made famous by Bob Ross. Supplies and refreshments are included.  
FREE for members - $40 for non-members.
( other dates will be added if there’s a waitlist. )

Evening at the Museum

Thursday, April 4th
Meet at the Civic Center for 5:00pm
Leave at 5:45pm - Return at 9:00pm

Montclair Art Museum Hosts Extended Museum Hours
Free Admission, Art Activities, Tours, Live Music, and a Full-Service Bar. The trip includes transportation from the Civic Center and a light dinner.
FREE for members - $10 for non-members.  


Oil Paint Demo

Sunday, April 14th
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Using Color
Learn color theory techniques for oil with instructor Peter Dougherty.
FREE for members - $10 for non-members. Light refreshments included.  


Town Paints

Saturday, May 11th
9:00am – 2:00pm

The Art League’s Annual Exhibition
Enjoy art for all ages with music, prizes, art demonstrations, and projects for kids! Awards for best in show / professional / amateur / kids.

Ages 6 – 17 enter for free.  Adults 1 piece for $7  /  2 for $13  /  3 for $18.