We offer a variety of courses at Essex Art Center from drawing, painting and digital photography to clay, stained glass, sculpture and animation. We also offer ART-VENTURES over February, April and Summer Vacation which are one day workshops for kids.

Current Courses being offered:

Winter 2015: January 26 - April 10
offering various 1-day to 10-week ART opportunities

Ways to Register
Registration and payment can be made online, by mail or in person.

Note: returned checks are subject to $20 fee.

Early registration is highly recommended as classes fill early or insufficient enrollment may cause cancellation.

VIEW WINTER 2015 BROCHURE register TODAY! Session begins January 26 and includes February vacation ARTventures

Spring 2015: April 27 - June 12, includes ARTventures: Apr 21 - 24, SIGN UP MID FEBRUARY 

Summer 2015: July 6 - August 21
NEW! Sign up today for our SUMMER INTENSIVE CLASSES!
7 different weeks of thematic based 5-DAY ARTventures, ages 6-10
SIGN UP EARLY MARCH for 1-day ARTventures and weekly classes.


Class Art Supplies

Essex Art Center provides all art materials necessary for Children’s classes.
Adult course descriptions will state if materials are provided or if we will provide you with a suggested supply list to purchase your own art materials.

WINTER 2015 SUPPLY LISTS (listed alphabetically by Instructor)

Caleb Stone, Capturing the Light in Oils
Dennis Hart, Painting with Acrylics
Dennis Hart, Using Color with Acrylics
Don Mathias, Editorial Illustrations
Elizabeth Buckley, PHOTOGRAPHS and PAINT and other THINGS: Photo-based MIXED MEDIA
Georgia Renfroe, Selected Artists of the 20th Century
Jennifer Wood, Handmade Mixed Media Collage
Jonathon Nix, Extended Figure
Luba Shapiro, Drawing With Conte Crayons and Pencils
Luba Shapiro, Looking Within: Developing Your Personal Visual Symbolism
Luba Shapiro, Oil Painting; Exploration of Color
Mary Ann McArdle, Art Book Group
Mary Ann McArdle, Joy of Watercolor
Mary Ann McArdle, The Basics of Drawing
Paul Endres Jr., Many Portraits
Paul Endres Jr., Rethinking Drawing
Paul Endres Jr., The Graphic Novel
Rahat Mama, Fun with Watercolor
Thea Shapiro, Art for Social Change