The Next Generation of Great Artists

INNOVATIVE Teen ART + DESIGN Classes

TRANSFORMING ART EDUCATION IN ALLENDALE, NJ

One River’s Teen Art programs are built around our unique, project-based curriculum that celebrates the most compelling artists and techniques from today and the last 50 years.  We make learning art fun and produce ambitious artistic outcomes across a wide array of materials, subject matter and complexity.  Students have fun, develop their personal art skills, gain knowledge of art history and make friends.

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ART CLASSES

Art classes explore Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Manga & Portfolio Development. Students of all levels - from beginner to advanced work one-on-one with instructors in a small group setting with a personalized approach.

DIGITAL CLASSES

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Art Classes

TEEN ART SHUFFLE

Teen Art Shuffle is is designed for students to engage in drawing, painting and sculpture through creative projects that stimulate imagination and help develop important artistic techniques and observational skills in a fun and progressive environment.

Teen Art Shuffle +

Teen Art Shuffle Plus - an advanced class is for teen artists who want a rigorous art experience, challenging projects and a longer studio practice time. Students complete ambitious artworks in drawing, painting and sculpture while developing formal, technical and conceptual skills.

focus on drawing

Become an experienced drawer with strong technical skills by mastering the principles of drawing including line, tone, light, texture, composition, spacial depth, anatomy and perspective. Explore portraiture, figure drawing, still lifes, landscapes, architectural.

Focus on Oil Painting

In Focus on Oil Painting students will learn the foundations of oil painting, and become familiar and comfortable with its mediums and tools. Explore color theory, composition, value, and texture through various subject matter such as portraiture, still lives, and landscapes.books, illustrations, storyboards, character sculptures and stop motion animations.

Focus on Manga

Students develop skills across drawing, painting, illustration, and character design while concentrating on a variety of Japanese Manga styles. Projects include creating original manga style comic books, illustrations, storyboards, character sculptures and stop motion animations.

Digital Classes

Digital art shuffle

Digital Art Shuffle brings fine art and technology together by providing students with the tools, software and inspiration to make art on a virtual canvas. Students learn to create digital drawings, paintings, designs and animation using the latest software and digital tools including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & Animate.

PHOTO SHUFFLE

Photo Shuffle teaches students the technical and conceptual skills they need to realize their photography visions. Students experiment with different approaches to taking photos while building a foundation of skills and mastering the use of their camera, pro lighting and software.

Digital Art Shuffle (Grades 9-12)

Digital Art Shuffle (Grades 9-12) brings fine art and technology together by providing students with the tools, software and inspiration to make art on a virtual canvas. Students learn to create digital drawings, paintings, designs and animation using the latest software and digital tools including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & Animate.

Focus on Design

Focus on Design takes commercial or graphically minded digital artists further through a deeper focus on the world of design. Designers will explore industry relevant skills such as: branding, logo creation, visual identity, and layout. Students will also learn to establish a utility for their work by understand how their piece will enter the visual world of design. Prior to enrollment, students should possess an intermediate level of ability with the class’ main program, Adobe Photoshop.

FOCUS ON ANIMATION

Focus on Animation allows aspiring animators to focus on enriching their experience with animation techniques and taking their skills in character development, figure motion, lip syncing, frame-by-frame, tweening and more, even further! Prior to enrollment, students should possess an intermediate level of ability with the class’ main program, Adobe Animate.

FOCUS ON ILLUSTRATION

Focus on Illustration focuses young digital artists’ work toward the world of illustration. Illustrators will enrich their digital drawing, painting & vector based skills to establish imagery with narrative intent or a commercial utility. Students will develop enhanced techniques by discovering new methods of story telling, text interpretation and creating imagery for use in publication (posters, comics, magazines, flyers, etc). Prior to enrollment, students should possess an intermediate level of ability with the class’ main programs, Adobe Illustrator.

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