the junction where the arts and community meet

Education

Classes & Workshops

Our classes and workshops focus on developing artistic skills and creativity in a supportive and encouraging community. Our professional faculty upholds the highest integrity in their work as artists and teachers. We value learners as a creative, innovative individuals, who can benefit from work in the arts no matter what their challenges, goals, or life’s work. Whether you’re interested in improving your art skills or your soccer game, moving past adolescent shyness, or using your right brain to help solve problems more innovatively, we can help you find the right class for your needs.

Next Workshop: Two-day Oil Portrait Workshop with John Ennis on March 27 & 29,  from 10:00am-1:00pm! Register here.

Camps

The West Windsor Arts Council brings professional teaching artists and well-trained camp staff together to provide campers with a safe, nurturing community that encourages everyone to express themselves, no matter their medium. The tenets beloware present in each of our offerings.

We’re now looking for Spring & Summer Camp Counselors! Apply here

Ask us about our Open House, Anytime!

We encourage you to drop in and try a class [subject to availability]. Observe a class in session, talk to the teaching artist and the Program Manager, Emily Dean, before registering for the next session. You just pay for the class you attend. Please call us for more information at 609-716-1931.

 

Connect

Every WWAC camp starts with interweaving our community together. We create a safe, supportive environment where each individual connects with their own imagination and creative spirit. Campers gain self-confidence and make wonderful new friends.

Explore

Campers are inspired to try new things, explore their artistic creativity, and follow their curiosity. With our professional teaching artists, your child learns the skills, techniques and structure of each art form. Whether they have signed up for visual, performing, multiarts or STEAM camps children are given the space to learn how to problem solve and innovate.

Create

Throughout the camp experience, children get to practice art forms in a variety of ways, utilizing a wide variety of materials. They broaden their understanding and ignite their creativity by pushing boundaries and seeing how their own artistic voice surfaces. Soon, they start seeing themselves as creative and capable contributors to our community.

In 2016 & 2017, we were nominated for “Favorite Arts Camp” by the Discover Jersey Arts – People’s Choice Awards. The New Jersey Legislature took this nomination a step further and sent us an official resolution that said our arts camps were, “renowned and respected as a positive and nurturing learning environment.” Want to know why? Find out for yourself! Here’s what parents are saying …

I’m so glad I accepted your invitation to take the poetry class, and I encourage others in the community to partake of the many offerings there.

— Frida Bagel

As a member, donor, and volunteer, I can tell you that this is an organization with heart.  The value you get from being a member far exceeds what you pay to join.  WWAC is contributing to development of a creative, healthy community.  I support them in every way I can.

— Jaime An-Wong, Artist

My son loved it there! It was the perfect experience for him to grow artistically. Every day he looked forward to creating and learning. I am grateful for the experience the scholarship provided.

— Ahmad Shakir, Parent

Questions about our offerings? Call Emily at 609.716.1931 or email emily@westwindsorarts.org.

Did You Know?

Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week through at least one full year are:

  • 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
  • 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
  • 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
  • 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance
  • 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem

Young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to: attend music, art, and dance classes nearly three times as frequently; participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently; read for pleasure nearly twice as often; and perform community service more than four times as often

(From “Living the Arts through Language + Learning: A Report on Community-based Youth Organizations,” Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University and Carnegie Foundation For the Advancement of Teaching, Americans for the Arts Monograph, November 1998)