Owned and operated by Barbara Gerson, MA Fine Art Education
Serving Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Union, Morris, Mercer, and Warren Counties.

Children's Classes

Art-4-All, located near Gaston Avenue, Somerville, NJ, offers art classes for children and adults. There are courses for all ages and abilities as well as special parent-child classes and senior citizen discounts. Instruction is offered in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and various other art forms.

Our course of study for children of all ages is an experiential program with an emphasis on creativity and self-awareness through visual expression. In other words, process over product.

Children are natural artists, having a wonderful innate sense of color and design, we are merely guides, providing avenues of art experiences in a myriad of art materials that allow the student the opportunity to explore the many art processes, imbuing it with their own unique and personal stamp on the ideas presented. It is our hope, that if an idea is presented and there are ten children in the group at that time, that we will receive ten individual and different interpretations.

Almost all of our projects are multi-media and multi-process, providing the child a sense of the time necessary to make an art expression that is truly special. We teach the proper use of the various materials, the many possibilities inherent in their use, and how different combinations of materials can best achieve the desired effects. It is known that the right side of the brain is primarily the creative side, what makes teaching children so wonderful is their ability to use both sides, the analytical and creative simultaneously.

We look forward to sharing our knowledge, wonder and joy with you and your children, in exploring the beauty of our world through the visual arts.

Basic Art Skills (Ages 5-12)

A multi-media course with an emphasis on drawing and painting to provide students with a basic understanding of composition and design. Line, shape, texture, color, and form are taught in a variety of media including pencil, marker, chalk, acrylics, and sculpture, so that student may have the means to express their unique and personal style.


TUE/THUR 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM FEE: $160

*Will meet TWICE per week for SIX WEEKS.*


Painting Workshop (Ages 6-12)

An exploration into a multitude of painting techniques and media: including, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, and collage with experimentation with hard-edge, still life, action, trompe l'oeil and many others.


*THURSDAY 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM FEE: $120

*Will meet ONCE per week for SIX SESSIONS.*


Exploring 3-D Design Workshop (Ages 6-12)

This course will be an overview of all the possible techniques for creating sculptural works of art. Materials will be varied as we explore modeling, assemblage, carving and multi-media expressions.


*TUESDAY 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM FEE: $120

*Will meet ONCE per week for SIX SESSIONS.*


Summer Session 2016

*There will be no classes the weeks of July 18 and August 1*

Please see below for registration information

EARLY REGISTRATION BY MAIL is advisable for those who wish to ensure a place in a specific class. Fill out the registration form and mail in as soon as possible. For additional information, please call (908) 725-4490 or e-mail: barbara@art-4-all-inc.com.

Session Starts June 27, 2016