Classes, Workshops, and Exhibitions

Special Event!
JOIN US for an exploration of colonial propaganda and the use of art as a tool to fuel voting rights and activism. This is in conjunction with Atlantic Cape Community College’s (ACCC – Mays Landing campus) exhibition titled “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America ” from a grant through the NJ Council on the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institute!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Please spread the word about our next Voices and Votes event: Art and the American Revolution (see attached flyer). In this presentation, Dr. Augustine Nigro will show how both the British and the colonists used art as a propaganda tool during the war for independence. Professor Knowles-Harrigan will speak about the process and techniques used to make the featured works of art and discuss the artists’ role in the Colonial era. My esteemed co-presenter’s biography is below and you can read my bio at this link:!  

This event will take place through Zoom Webinar, June 13 at 5:30 PM. All are welcome! If you wish any details about the community exhibition please email me at
ZOOM information:
Here is the participant link:

Dr. Augustine Nigro is a professor of history and government at Atlantic Cape Community College.  He has been employed by the college for over fifteen years and has taught a variety of history, government, and philosophy courses. He earned his PhD in American history from West Virginia University and enjoys spending time hiking through the Pine Barrens.

Upcoming Exhibits:

~Artists’ Alcove at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in the Glasstown Arts District. Duet exhibition with my esteemed colleague Professor Rita Michalenko. October 2022.

22 North High Street. Millville NJ.

~Available by appointment at studio to see art. Studio #3, RRCA, Millville NJ.
~More exhibits coming!

Coming in Fall 2022 at Atlantic Cape Community College:

Advanced Drawing (3 credits) ARTS218

Mays Landing Campus
Thursdays 2-5:40 PM, Room K136

Above: Dad and Barclay the Wonder Dog (Sketchbook spread)

Hyperlapse Video Combining Drawing and Painting Materials: Job’s Point Bend (February)

Please note: Atlantic Cape is offering 3 free credits if you register by May 3rd:

Join me for an exploration of the figure, landscape, and still life with multiple drawing methods and materials. Many materials will be supplied including some papers, paints, and pens. If you took Fundamental Drawing (ARTS110) you have the start up materials. You do not need to take Intermediate Drawing to take this class! NO book! We will be using Web based resources. This class is open to community members. If you wish to take the class for personal enrichment, auditing is recommended for those who cannot attend the majority of sessions. For details please email me at

2022 Summer Workshops and Lectures/Demos:

LECTURE AND DEMO: Branching Out with Trees (Zoom link to be provided by SCAL.)

Salem County Art League
Monday, May 23 | 7:00 PM

Link and reservation information provided by Salem County Art League

Salem County Art League – Lecture and demo on the anatomy of trees and how to draw and paint them.

WORKSHOP: The Power of Pen, Ink, and Watercolor! (Via Zoom – users do not need to purchase Zoom, just download the link)

Salem County Art League
Saturday, June 18th | 10 AM – 3 PM

This powerhouse combination of media can result in beautiful classical studies or prompt, spirited, drawings embellished with watercolor.   Both pen and ink and watercolor will be explored along with techniques to better see your values in monochrome and color. This is a see-it, do-it workshop, and all three subject matters – the figure, still-life, and landscape (including trees from the SCAL general meeting demo in May) will contribute to your pen, ink, and watercolor drawing and painting skills. 

We will start by toning two sheets of watercolor paper. (The myth is that watercolor is done on white paper—hence, the more classical method.)  While they are drying, We will cover basic pen strokes, techniques, and mark-making with a pen—we won’t paint at first.  I will be demonstrating that form is critical.  We will add monochrome, blue, and brown, and both combined.  Using some acrylic white, we will also experience recovering the whites in a drawing or painting and using tints to make adjustments.  

(Supplies not included – we will take a short lunch break. NOTE: All participants MUST be registered through SCAL before the day of the workshop – all registration must go through SCAL. Contact is Mary Herz:

WORKSHOP: TBA Society of NJ Artists (Via Zoom – users do not need to purchase Zoom, just download the link)

Demo for Society TBA. 

Information to come.

August dates for both.

Millville Art Creates Excellence Program (ACE)

Note: Registration is through the RRCA and Millville Development Authority.

Ages 13-18 at RRCA in Millville. We will cycle through different media, surfaces and techniques. We meet daily M-F the week of July 11th.