From our Teaching Artist workshops and general celebrations of our Young Artists and our programming, there is never a dull moment with ArtWorks!

ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Steven Hazlett at Hackensack University Medical Center

Lights, cameras, rhinestones! ArtWorks, Teaching Artist Steven Hazlett visited the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital where he will lead a year long macro-photography workshop. Young Artists will shoot up-close and personal with rhinestones, feathers and other small materials to create photographs that are larger than life. 

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ArtWorks Young Artist, Mikeyla and Van Gogh

Willem Dafoe plays the brilliantly complex Vincent Van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate and is up for Best Actor this Sunday at the 91st Academy Awards. ArtWorks Young Artist Mikeyla channeled her inner Van Gogh after her mother introduced her to the iconic “Sunflowers” (1889). She told ArtWorks, “I wanted to make my own!” Van Gogh continues to make an impact all over the world and we are delighted that he influences our Young Artists all these years later. 

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ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Michael Albert at The Brooklyn Hospital Center!

We kicked-off ArtWorks, Teaching Artist Michael Albert’s Collage Art Workshop last Thursday at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Our Young Artists will be using scissors, glue and a canvas to transform ordinary consumer cardboard packaging into a #mosaic like collage! (Pictured: Michael and Child Life Specialist, Lori Lerma with special guest, Princess Anna of Arendelle from A Moment of Magic Foundation).

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Hilma af Klint Inspires Our Young Artists

When we look at “Swiggle Giggle” (2006) by Young Artist, Tanisha from NewYork-Presbyterian NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center we can’t help but think of the work by Hilma af Klint. We see very similar geometric forms and a parallel in both artists’ approach to composition and color. In one piece however, we do see a generous application of glitter. What do you see? Be sure to check out Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on exhibit until April 23rd. 

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Valentine’s Day With ArtWorks!

For a limited time, you can make Caroline’s (2013) splatter paint artwork your profile picture frame Share the love with all of your facebook friends today! Wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day! 

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“Healing Art Shows Heart” – Pascack Press

Thank you, John Snyder for the mention in your terrific review in the Pascack Press of the WWRSD has HeART exhibition on view now at The Westwood Art Gallery. If you’re in the northeast Bergen County area, we encourage you to stop in the Gallery to see the show AND all proceeds from sales of the artists’ prints, note cards and magnets will benefit ArtWorks. Prints are for sale in the Westwood Art Gallery or contact Pam Duffus, Art Teacher and founder of the event at pamela.duffus@wwrsd.org 

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ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Yako at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital!

On Monday, ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Yako started his year-long Graffiti and Beat-Boxing Workshop series at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Young Artists will explore how to make a variety of sounds and beats using only their mouth, and will learn new techniques in lettering and drawing to create their own personal graffiti style. (Yako pictured above with Child Life Specialist, Tiffany Shevchik)

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Happy #NationalMakeAFriendDay

It’s as good day as any to create music and art together and find some new friends along the way! Happy #NationalMakeAFriendDay from all of your friends here at ArtWorks. Artwork by Young Artist Ely, age 7 from NYU Langone.

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WWRSD Has HeART at The Westwood Gallery!

This past Wednesday, we celebrated the opening of the WWRSD Has HeART exhibition at The Westwood Art Gallery. We are inspired and proud of the excellent work on display by the 14-student finalists. Our team is pictured here with Pam Duffus from Westwood High School; Abigail Hill, recipient of the 2019 ArtWorks Award and Mike Fitzimmons from Westwood Art Gallery. If you’re in the North Jersey area this month, stop into the gallery to see the show!

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