Sussex County Arts &   Heritage Council

Workshops and Classes  Rekindle your creativity or unlock a hidden talent by taking a class or participating in a workshop with our partnering artists. Whether it’s a drumming workshop, watercolor painting, or photography class, you are bound to discover your next favorite passion!

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Weekly Painting Group 

Come to our Wednesday Midday Painting group with Joanna West! (Please call ahead to confirm space at 973 - 383 - 0027) 

Every Wednesday

11AM - 1PM

$10.00 per. person 

Participants must bring their own supplies. 

Bring your own supplies and creativity, all media are welcome! The Wednesday Painting Group is a perfect chance to find camaraderie through making art and having great discussions. You are welcome to just stop in and say hello to check it out and see if it is something that you would like to take part in! 

A messy Acrylic paint pallet with a pallet knife and brush on a wooden table


We do not process refunds for our workshops and classes.
If you cannot make a class you've already paid for, you must call us NO LATER than the day
before the scheduled class to credit the payment for another Class or Workshop. 
If a class is canceled for any reason, you may use the scheduled class to credit the payment
for another Class or Workshop. 

February Classes

Wednesday, February 21
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Explore a variety of acrylic techniques to create your own winter painting using a guided method of instruction with SuzAnne Pacala.  Each finished painting will reflect the artists' individual style, no two will be the same!  Canvas, paint, and supplies will be provided, but if you would prefer your own paints you are welcome to bring them.  Looking to start a new hobby or refresh your skills, come join us! Snow Date: Wednesday, February 28th. 

Winter Woods Acrylic Painting Class
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A acrylic painting of Evergreens in the snow

By Jenny Santa Maria

We have Jenny Santa Maria coming back to the SCAHC for another Pysanky Egg Class! Pysanky Eggs are a Ukrainian tradition that make designs on the eggshell by applying melted wax to the shell in a pattern and then dipping it in different colored dyes. The process is then repeated to make intricate designs layer by layer.

For a better look at Jenny Santa Maria’s art, visit her website. We have two time slots for this class on Sunday, February 25th.

This class has completely sold out! 

Snow Date: Saturday April 6, 2024 

Pysanky Egg Class 2/25 10AM - 12:30PM

Pysanky Egg Class 2/25 1:30PM-4PM

Upcoming in March

Abstract Painting with
Alcohol Inks 

Saturday, March 9th
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

If you haven't tried this class at the Gallery yet, here's your chance to explore a new medium in the New Year!  Our alcohol ink classes have been a great way to learn techniques and create beautiful explosions of color!  All materials are provided, and you will be able to try various surfaces including paper, glass, and tile.  If you love color, try out this amazing medium!

Abstract Painting with Alcohol Inks
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Coulds of color mae with alcohol inks with the words "abstract painting with alcohol inks"

A watercolor painting of flowers and greenery

Wednesday, March 20th
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Learn how to paint spring flowers in watercolor with SuzAnne Pacala in this “Spring Floral” watercolor class! You can choose between 3 different size options (8x10, 11x14, and 12x16) and build your own color pallet! This is a chance to explore new techniques and adapt them to your own style to make something personal and unique.

All supplies are included but you are welcome to bring your own supplies of you wish. This painting will be done on watercolor paper.

Spring Floral Watercolor Class
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Join Marcelle Rollinger with another glass class, this time focusing on Easter!  You can make Easter eggs or crosses this holiday, and we encourage you to sign up in advance as there are a limited number of seats for this class.

Your pieces will be taken back to Marcelle’s studio after the class in order to be fired, and then picked up at the SCAHC gallery when they are finished.

Friday, March 22

Glass Easter Egg Class
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More workshops and classes coming soon!

Do you have a talent, technique, media or project that you want to share? Have you thought about hosting a workshop to share your art with the world?

SCAHC is looking for artists to teach workshops and classes in our Spring Street Gallery.

For more information please contact Andrea at or call 973-383-0027.

Funding of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, a division of the NJ Department of State and a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Additional funding has been made available in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Partial funding provided by the Sussex County Board of Commissioners.

Gallery / Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 PM
Saturday: by appointment

133 Spring Street, Newton NJ 07860

Email:  |  Phone: 973 - 383 - 0027

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Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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