502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869-3799
Tel: 973.989.7100Fax: 973.989.7076

Parks & Recreation: Artworks Studio

Classes

Fine art instruction for ages pre-K to adult

Class sessions are offered for fall, winter and spring along with several art camps during the summer. Special art workshops are offered throughout the year outside of the normal class schedule. All classes are held at the Artworks Studio, located at 502 Millbrook Avenue in Randolph, next to the municipal building. For further information, call 973.989.7081.

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Artworks Instructors: Click to learn more about our teachers.

Leah K. Tomaino received her BFA from the Cooper Union, NY and her MA from William Paterson University, New Jersey both with concentrations in painting. She has also studied abroad at the Studio Art School of the Aegean, Samos, Greece. Leah teaches mixed media painting classes to adults and children at Artworks Studio, Randolph, NJ, and is a professor at the County College of Morris. Leah has taught workshops for the Children's Museum, SoHo, NY and has been a grant recipient from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, NY. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout the country, has won national awards, and is in many private and public collections. Leah is a member of the National Association of Women Artists and is represented by New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery, New Hope, PA.

Debbie Sasaki graduated from TCNJ with a BA in advertising design and a minor in visual arts. In college, as a work study, she taught art principles and sculpture to inmates at Essex County Jail as well as art therapy to patients at Rockland Psychiatric Hospital in NY. After graduating, Deb freelanced in advertising art departments specializing in layout and design. For the past 14 years, Deb has worked both residentially and commercially as a mural artist while not teaching at Artworks Studio.

Laurel Clark studied at Arts Students League, NYC Craft Institute, Philadelphia College of Art, Peters Valley Craft School, William Paterson College and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, focusing on drawing, metal work and early childhood education. She also obtained apprenticeships with internationally recognized metalsmiths, Hiroko Yamauchi and Olaff Skoogfers. Laurel has created after school and summer art programs, worked as assistant art director and director of art and recreational services for various businesses and organizations. Her work has been shown nationally and she currently is working on studies of nature.

Karen Brown has been an art director for 10 years in the package design industry working with such companies as Mattel Toys, Kraft Foods and Disney. All products were primarily children/family based and focused heavily in the toy industry. She attended Hood College in Maryland and graduated with a BFA in visual communications. Since that time Karen has continued her fine arts studies at Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts in New York, along with classes at the Visual Arts Center of NJ in Summit. Her artistic interests extend to painting, drawing, photography and pastel. Whether its teaching art or involvement in other kid-related town activities, Karen has always enjoyed working with young children in a variety of capacities. She resides in Randolph with her 2 young children who attend the public schools and are actively involved in many town sports.

Anne Marie Tatkow pursued fine art in college and secured her teaching degree from The National College of Art and Design, in Dublin, Ireland. Figure drawing and printmaking were her areas of expertise. She won the Derek Hill Award for her academic and artistic accomplishments. She taught high school art for six years in Ireland and worked in summer camp programs before moving to America. Teaching opportunities arose in private schools in Ringwood, Wayne, NJ and in the Dallas International School in Texas. When she moved to Randolph 18 years ago, she became a member of the Newcomers Association and was vice president for 2 years. She has worked in the Randolph school system and has taught art enrichment after school privately. While her children were in school, she decorated the environmental center and did face painting for all the fundraising and social events, as well as teaching mini courses during the winter months to the students. Currently working in the Dover school system and attending seminars/workshops that pertain to the overall health and education of the child.


Workshops for Kids

Hike-and-Seek Art Adventure I
Who: Students in grades 1 through 4 Fee: $30.00
Get some fresh air and exercise while we look for objects to inspire our art! First, we will take a hike and explore through our Randolph trails and stretch your child’s power of observation. Afterwards, we will work on an art project together under the pavilion. All art supplies provided. Please bring water bottle in small backpack. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Masks required. Bring signed COVID waiver to the day of event for admittance. Register online
Location Time Instructor Meeting Dates
Brundage Park 1:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m.
Karen Brown Sunday, October 18
(Rain date: Sunday, October 25)
Hike-and-Seek Art Adventure II
Who: Students in grades 5 through 8 Fee: $30.00
Get some fresh air and exercise while we look for objects to inspire our art! First, we will explore through our Randolph trails and stretch each student’s power of observation. Then an art lesson will follow under the pavillon. All art supplies provided. Please bring water bottle in small backpack. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Masks required. Bring signed COVID waiver to the day of event for admittance. Register online
Location Time Instructor Meeting Dates
Brundage Park 1:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m.
Karen Brown Saturday, October 17
(Rain date: Saturday, October 24)

2020 Classes

Mixed Media Painting for Teens—Online Zoom
Who: Students in grades 6 through 12 Fee: $120.00
Students may work from a still life, photographs or their own imagination to pursue their own artistic endeavor. They also have the opportunity to obtain assistance with their school art assignments. Instruction is individual. Painting, drawing and collage on paper and canvas will be emphasized. (Material list provided by instructor for individual purchase.)
Day Time Instructor Meeting Dates
Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. to
6:15 p.m.
L. Tomaino October 20 - December 8, 2020
Mixed Media Painting for Adults—Online Zoom
Who: Adults age 18+ Fee: $170.00
This class is for the beginner as well as the experienced painter. Individually, and at their own pace, students will be taught all the skills that need to be developed, such as drawing, composition, the mixing of color and various painting techniques. Acrylic painting on canvas is emphasized. However student artists may work on other media of their choosing, such as watercolor, oil pastels, and collage on paper. Students are to work from their own still life, photographs or their imagination. (Material list provided by instructor for individual purchase.)
Day Time Instructor Meeting Dates
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
L. Tomaino October 20 - December 8, 2020
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to
8:30 p.m.
L. Tomaino October 20 - December 8, 2020