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

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


Zumba Fitness Dance  

All AgesSaturdays, 11:00 AM

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

African Dance                  

Ages 7 and up, Wednesdays 5:15 PM & Saturdays 1:00 PM 

This high-energy class explores traditional African dances. The start of a class builds on traditional African dance techniques, followed by practice across the floor, and culminating in a final phrase. This class is occasionally accompanied by live music on traditional instruments such as the djembe and the djun-djun.


Ages 8+, Saturdays, 4:00 PM

Come experience a combination of technical and everyday movement designed to express ideas, deliver messages and entice emotional freedom about shared life issues.    


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




 Adult Ballet Date & Time TBD

Tango Dance Date & Time TBD

Private Music Lessons Times Vary

 Paint n’ Sip night for Adults (TBD)

 Adult Tap Date & time TBD