art events and art classes

art making classes and workshops

Whether you attend a meet the artist reception or trunk show, learn to draw or paint in one of our art classes or art workshops or  have your child's silhouette cut, Juxtapose Gallery is always offering fun events for the entire family!


art classes and workshops

DRAWING FOR EVERYONE

RETURNING THIS FALL!


Bruce Waldman,

 who has over 30 years experience teaching art, uses his book "Drawing for Everyone"

 to explain step-by-step the basic principles: line, shape & form, light & shadow, value, 

composition and perspective. 

But most of all, how to have fun with it!


  • Think 'Girls Night' 
  • Think 'Date Night'
  • $265 includes all materials
  • 2-hour class for eight weeks
  • Light snacks available or BYO
  • Whether you’re a novice or looking to hone your skills...ALL LEVELS are welcome 
  • Pre-paid registration required


Release Your Inner Artist Spirit! All levels welcome!

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we are  always adding different classes and workshops to our calendar.


Keep us informed!  If there is a class we don't run but you'd love to attend, let us know! 

 We will do our best to try to make it happen!  




***ONE DAY PASTEL WORKSHOP***

  • Taught by Westfield, NJ artist Bruce Waldman
  • Sunday, September 30
  • 11am-5pm
  • $150 includes materials
  • ALL LEVELS welcome
  • Pre-paid registration required


RIP & SIP PAPER COLLAGE WORKSHOPS

NEXT CLASSES: 

Fri., Oct. 12 (Autumn Harvest 

*OCT. CLASS IS FULL, PLS CALL/EMAIL TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST**

Fri., Nov. 9 (Fall Flowers) 7-9pm

Fri., Dec. 14 (Winter Wonderland) 7-9pm



This is NOT your 

run-of-the-mill drinking art class!

Each piece will reflect your own unique vision.


  • Taught by NJ exhibiting & teaching artist Debbie Livingston
  • $60 for two hours
  • Includes refreshments, wine & professional-grade art supplies
  • Bring your own photo reference or use ours
  • Coupon towards custom framing your art
  • ALL LEVELS welcome
  • **Private parties available
  • Pre-paid registration is required 
  • Scroll down, stop in or call to register 

downtown westfield art walk

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 FROM 12-4 PM

Gary Heise at Juxtapose Gallery

Come and watch NJ artist Gary Heise demo his Watercolor and Ink skills. Gary uses traditional Chinese techniques and mediums of American landscapes. 

 

Come visit Westfield's galleries and stores, to browse, shop and celebrate all of the arts. Downtown merchants will be participating by exhibiting works of talented artists, having music in their stores, offering cranberry related products, featuring artistic decorative items and accessories, showcasing hand-crafted items & more!

The talents of noted artists Harry and his wife Wende Devlin will be celebrated at this event. Harry was the illustrator and Wende was the author of 28 children’s books including the well known Cranberry series, which features illustrations and references of Westfield. The couple lived in nearby Mountainside. In addition, Harry Devlin illustrated many Westfield landmarks and streetscapes, including the Miller Cory House, the North Side Train Station, E. Broad St., and The Presbyterian Church. Some of his drawings are hanging in Juxtapos

exhibits

"OOky II, Not From This World"


Juxtapose Gallery cordially invites you to the solo exhibition of Joanna M. Wezyk, "OOKY II, Not from this World". A meet the artist opening reception will be held Saturday, October 27 from 6:30-8:30, coinciding with Westfield's weekend long Aadams Fest. Family friendly and free to the public.  



Ookie 2: NOT FROM THIS WORLD is a sequel exhibition, devoted to and inspired by the kooky and spooky artwork of Charles Addams, the famous cartoonist born and raised in Westfield, NJ. 

It is where his former home still lies, along with stately Victorian mansions and a beguiling downtown cemetery that creates a connection to the lives of buried past inhabitants.


Through this series of oil paintings, drawings, and digital images, I explore the contrasting themes of fear and bliss, and how they intertwine with our childhood memories. Twisted, personified shadows in lively playrooms, terrifyingly human-like dolls, mysterious old fashioned bedrooms, and bouquets of beautiful flowers accompanied by deathly moths. In my presentation of dollhouses, I reference to horror in pop-culture, such as The Exorcist, Nosferatu, The Shining, and Silence of the Lambs. Colorful petals imitate moths, and the stems of flowers develop into living vines, leading viewers into a fear of the false beauty. In the Royal Bedrooms, solace turns to fear, with the presence ghost-like creatures in our most intimate spaces.


silhouette day

Silhouettes make GREAT gifts! Plan ahead!

The tradition of silhouette portraits was at its most popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. The name is derived from Etienne de Silhouette, a mid-18th century French Finance Minister, whose hobby was cut-out profiles. The collecting of this medium became widespread, the collection of Goethe being an outstanding example.   

The average time it takes to cut is 15 minutes. We suggest for the younger children, to bring them in post-naptime and with a full belly along with a book or lap-sized activity to help keep them from the wiggles.   

town events

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