Photography by Norman Deshong Courtesy of New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Photography by Norman Deshong
Courtesy of New Jersey Performing Arts Center

An education in the arts is a lifetime endeavor. To address this, NSA offers a number of courses for Adults.

Courses and instructors are subject to change.

Group Classes in all Disciplines - 17-week semester

Group Classes Tuition: $305.00
Registration Fee:  $65.00, Seniors $45.00

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Visual Arts

Advanced Art Techniques and Portfolio Development

Ages 14 - Adult
Saturdays, 4:30PM, 1 hour

In this advanced course, students will further develop a creative approach to their drawing and painting using a variety of styles and artistic exercises. It will also help the student build their portfolios using the four tiered process; observational art, personal art, critique, portfolio presentation/home exam. Students will use a range of media such as charcoal, clay sculpture, acrylic paint, collage, printmaking and fabric art. Projects will include, observational drawing, still life, collage, perspective, portraiture and figure drawing.

Painting with Oils or Acrylics for Adults

Ages 18+
Thursdays, 5:30PM, 75 minutes

Working from still life displays, landscape photo references and other inspirational sources explore the technical, formal and creative aspects of painting original artworks with oils or acrylics. Lessons will focus on methods used to produce successful oil and acrylic paintings including color mixing, composition, color theory, transparent glazes, design and under painting, use of acrylic gels and additives for texture. All levels.

Material list will be provided at registration.

Specify Oil or Acrylic upon registration


Horton Technique    All Ages Wednesdays, 7:15 PM      

Horton's dance technique which is now commonly known as Horton Technique, has no style per se. The technique emphasizes the whole body, anatomical approach to dance that includes flexibility, strength, coordination and body and spatial awareness to enable unrestricted, dramatic freedom of expression. 

Afro Motion                   All ages
Thursdays, 6:30 PM

Zumba Fitness Dance   All Ages                      Saturdays, 11:00 AM

Join the fun! Come sweat with us while your child is in their class.  You deserve to have fun too!

Theater for Social Change

Wednesdays, 5:00 PM

Learn the art of dynamic theatre form. Theatrical performance as a tool for bringing awareness to social issues facing us in our culture today. This theatre form serves as a real and meaningful catalyst for change.  Start a conversation, expand a mind, touch a heart.


Private Lesson Courses

All Ages

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour classes)

Violin (Suzuki* & Traditional), Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Percussion, Voice, Composition

- Students taking private lessons receive theory or solfege at no additional charge.
- Students taking Private lessons can enroll in ensemble and Orff for the low cost of $85.00

Guitar Class, Adults Thursdays, 4:00 PM