Collective Art Tank class schedule

The artist Jay Mack, pictured above with Asbury Pulp's Kim Isaacks, will teach a spray paint class at the Collective Art Tank. Work by the artist is on the cover.

The artist Jay Mack, pictured above with Asbury Pulp’s Kim Isaacks, will teach a spray paint class at the Collective Art Tank. Work by the artist is on the cover.

ASBURY PARK, NJ – The Collective Art Tank, a collaboration between John Viggiano, an Asbury Park-based artist, graphic designer and gallery owner, and Winsor & Newton and Liquitex, industry leaders in fine art materials, April 2013 class schedule is below. Established with the goal of supporting artists and art educators in Asbury Park and throughout the tri-state area, the Collective Art Tank offers technique-based demos, workshops and classes, as well as samples of art materials and exhibition opportunities, to students of various mediums.

The Collective Art Tank’s class schedule is made possible by Liquitex and Winsor & Newton, and gives attendees access to classes with professional artists. Established with the mission of supporting artists and enriching the community through a collaborative, education-based arts venue, the Collective Art Tank offers an ongoing roster of art classes and events.

April 2: Polymer clay basics with Robin Milne
April 6: Figure drawing with Amy Faris
April 9: Pendants with Robin Milne
April 13: Figure drawing with Amy Faris
April 14: Large scale color and painting with David Oquendo
April 16: Basic caning with Robin Milne
April 20: Figure drawing with Amy Faris
April 21: Large scale color and painting with David Oquendo
April 23: Push molds with Robin Milne
April 25: Spray painting with Jay Mack
April 26: Figure drawing with Jen Mustachio
April 27: Figure drawing with Amy Faris
April 30: River Rock bracelet with Robin Milne

As sponsors of the Collective Art Tank, Liquitex and Winsor & Newton, along with Conté à Paris, generously offer a sampling of products to be used during the class sessions. The Collective Art Tank is located at 658 Cookman Ave., Suite 20 in Asbury Park. For additional information, or for registration instructions, please visit or call 732-927-1317.

About the Collective Art Tank April Schedule:

Polymer Clay Classes and Beading:
Led by Robin Milne, a professional artist and crafter, classes showcase how to create with polymer clay, including conditioning, texturing, blending, caning and baking, as well as how to design colorful beads, pendants, earrings and gifts using a variety of techniques and materials. Different projects will be completed each class and all materials, including heavy body acrylics for silk screening and water soluble oils, will be provided. Classes are $25 per person and open to teens and adults.

Large Scale Color and Painting
David Oquendo will teach three large scale color and painting classes at the Collective Art Tank in April. Oquendo completed his BFA in painting and minor in art history from Rutgers University, and earned his MFA in painting from Montclair State University in 2012. He has shown his work in Newark, Montclair, London, Miami, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Attendees are requested to bring an apron or smock, rags and paper towels, a sketchbook and assorted printed papers. Classes are $30.00 per person.

Figure Drawing with Jen Mustachio
Led by Jen Mustachio, this class offers instruction on life drawing, including gesture drawings, developing foreshortening skills, and how to initially approach paper and the model for a more accurate rendering of form. This introductory class draws from the live model beginning with shorter then gradually moving to longer poses. Using basic drawing materials such as charcoal and pencil, attendees will tap into the principals of gesture, anatomy, proportion, perspective and tonal structure to begin to develop a practical understanding of the human figure in space. Students should bring a drawing board, easel clips, blades for sharpening and drawing paper. The class is $8.00 per person.

Figure Drawing with Amy Faris
Amy Faris earned her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design and completed her MFA at the New York Academy of Art. Her paintings and drawings have been included in various shows in Illinois, Michigan, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. She has developed this course for beginners as well as advanced artists who wish to explore observational drawing from the human figure. Geared to run in four-week installments, each session will build upon the next. Drawing techniques and strategies related to the human form will be presented throughout the course and students will learn structural relationships of the human body, including basic muscle and skeletal anatomy, perspective and proportion, and an exploration of simple forms and shapes that make up the human figure. Classes are $30 each or $120 for all four classes in the April series.

Spray Painting with Jay Mack
The April spray painting class, led by aerosol artist Jay Mack, will address: a brief history of the art; tools needed; the science of the cap-nozzle system; can pressure; bleeding; and preparing paint. The first class will be held on April 25 with additional classes scheduled in May. Students can attend a single class for $30.00 or all five classes in the series for $125.00

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