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!
Membership and Classes
Membership is $25 (yearly) and includes:
- $5 off art classes
- demonstrations by award winning artists
- juried exhibitions
- 10% discount at Jerry’s Artist Outlet
- community events & celebrations
- FREE Open Studio Access
(Wednesdays from 12:00pm - 3:00pm & 6:00pm - 9:00pm)
You can register for membership, demos or events by phone (973)743-9074, at the Civic Center – 84 Broad St., Bloomfield, NJ 07003, or online.
Sunday, February 16th
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Open to ages 14 and up
Abstract art discussion and instruction in a hands-on, immersive class. Students will be able to choose their own medium and style as they are guided through the lesson. Supplies and refreshments are included.
FREE for members - $20 for non-members.
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Open to ages 12 and up
March 6th – Overview of basic art principles.
March 13th – Understanding materials and their applications.
March 20th & 27th – Work on individual projects.
The course will end with a trip to the Montclair Art Museum on Thursday, April 2nd. Transportation will be provided from the Civic Center.
FREE for members - $75 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.
Winter Classes (Evening)
This course covers concepts of digital photography, understanding and use of the camera, lenses and other basic equipment. You’ll also learn aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light and color.*Must provide your own camera
MONDAYS 7:30pm - 8:30pm
January 6, 13, 27 February 3, 10, 24 March 2, 9
*No class 1/20 & 2/17
SATURDAYS 9:00am - 10:00am
January 11, 18 February 1, 8, 15, 29 March 7, 14
*No class 1/25 & 2/22
Make a different project while learning a new technique each week! Participants will learn the basic skills of pinch pot, coiling, slab techniques, trimming pottery and how to glaze your own pots! All supplies are included.
FRIDAYS 5:30pm - 7:00pm
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 21, 28 *No class 2/14
Winter Classes (Day)
Demos and exercises are designed to develop skills in the use of line, mass, proportions, realistic pencil shading and explore the use of color with pastels. Individual instruction is tailored to each person’s level.
TUESDAYS 11:00am - 1:30pm
January 7, 14, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 18, 25
*Supplies not included.
There is a new class focus every week from still life to color mixing. We delve into backgrounds, use photographs, and carry out individual projects.
THURSDAYS 11:00am - 1:30pm
January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27
*Supplies not included.