Sarah Gottesman Lubin was an avid crafter who especially enjoyed the soft arts of quilting and needlepoint. The Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program for Creative Arts and Crafts was established in her memory at the JCC so that others could explore and enjoy the exciting world of crafts and culture. This endowment provides opportunities for people to experience the sheer love and joy of creating something of beauty with their own hands. Pre-registration required for all creative arts classes.

Private lessons available in some of the creative arts programs. Please call 201-408-1457.


Pottery, Wheel Throwing & Hand Building

Beth Vaughn Cason
Enjoy the suppleness and versatility of working with clay in our newly renovated ceramics room.  Learn, improve or reacquaint yourself with the basic techniques and explore the possibilities in form, surface decoration, and glazing. Class size is limited and beginning and intermediate students are welcome.

*Basic materials and firing fee: additional $25


8 times on Thursdays
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Mar 6 - Apr 24
$180.00 Member
$220.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1457.

Speed Sewing

with Belle Mell
No matter what your level of sewing experience, the innovative techniques taught in this class will deliver professional results. Learn to sew garments, do alterations and create home décor. Hands-on classes are small, personal and fun.

Register early since space is limited.

* Materials fee of $25 includes basic materials and use of sewing machines.
Students will provide their own fabric and thread.


8 times on Wednesdays
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mar 19 - May 14
Except: Apr 16
$225.00 Member
$250.00 Nonmember
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Speed Sewing

with Belle Mell
No matter what your level of sewing experience, the innovative techniques taught in this class will deliver professional results. Learn to sew garments, do alterations and create home décor. Hands-on classes are small, personal and fun.

Register early since space is limited.

* Materials fee of $25 includes basic materials and use of sewing machines.
Students will provide their own fabric and thread.


8 times on Thursdays
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mar 20 - May 15
Except: Apr 17
$225.00 Member
$250.00 Nonmember
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Speed Sewing

with Belle Mell
No matter what your level of sewing experience, the innovative techniques taught in this class will deliver professional results. Learn to sew garments, do alterations and create home décor. Hands-on classes are small, personal and fun.

Register early since space is limited.

* Materials fee of $25 includes basic materials and use of sewing machines.
Students will provide their own fabric and thread.


8 times on Thursdays
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Mar 20 - May 15
Except: Apr 17
$225.00 Member
$250.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1457.

Knitting

with Lori Trattou
From intricate cable knit with reverse design to complex stitches to custom handbags, you’re sure to learn some new tricks and advanced techniques while enjoying the company of others.

Note: dates have been updated from printed brochure.


8 times on Wednesdays
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Apr 23 - Jun 25
Except: May 14, Jun 4
$170.00 Member
$200.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1457.

New! Beginner & Intermediate Drawing & Sketching

with Margery Theroux, Master Instructor
Join us in exploring the basics of drawing, including line, shading, form, volume and proportion. We will start by drawing simple shapes and move on to more complex combinations, working in pencil on paper. Demonstrations and handouts are provided by the instructor to emphasize specific points and provide recommendations and guidance for further research. Mutlitple set ups for different levels. One-on-one attention will be provided.


6 times on Thursdays
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Apr 24 - May 29
$110.00 Member
$125.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1457.

Painting with Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil

with Paulette Cochet
Bursting with the beauty of Summer colors, experience the fascinating art of painting with Watercolor and Water-Soluble Colored Pencil. Explore fresh and innovative ways to capture the essence of the season! Engage your senses and create personal works with these vibrant, versatile, and highly portable media. Enjoy the freedom of switching from drawing to painting in an instant, combining the ease of drawing with the excitement of painting! Discover the joy of filling your drawings with brush strokes, brilliant washes, and beautiful watercolor effects.


8 times on Tuesdays
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
May 6 - Jun 24
$240.00 Member
$285.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1457.

Acrylic Painting

with Paulette Cochet
Discover the amazing versatility and ease of painting with acrylics with the foremost painting instructor in Bergen County. Enjoy new and innovative ways to express yourself. Explore a wide range of techniques from thick luscious brush strokes to fluid and transparent washes. Personal and individual expression is encouraged, with emphasis on composition and color use. Open to beginners and more experienced painters.


8 times on Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
May 6 - Jun 24
$240.00 Member
$285.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1457.

Pottery, Wheel Throwing & Hand Building

Beth Vaughn Cason
Enjoy the suppleness and versatility of working with clay in our newly renovated ceramics room.  Learn, improve or reacquaint yourself with the basic techniques and explore the possibilities in form, surface decoration, and glazing. Class size is limited and beginning and intermediate students are welcome.

*Basic materials and firing fee: additional $20


6 times on Thursdays
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
May 8 - Jun 19
Except: Jun 5
$135.00 Member
$165.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1457.