Art Classes

The Merage JCC offers a variety of art programs for all ages that are perfect for beginning and intermediate artists, creative types who want to make personal pieces for gifts or for their homes, or former art students who want a refresher course in the fundamentals.

Treat yourself to a great experience and learn everything you need to create your own masterpiece, all in the JCC’s beautiful art studio! 


Summer Art Classes


Children  5 - 10, Adults 16 +  

This course is designed to introduce students to the world of ceramics and clay building.  Students will learn techniques in hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and firing. Students will leave this course with both functional and sculptural art and knowledge in basic clay working techniques. 



Children 5 -10, Adults 16 +

This course is designed for students to learn basics of handling watercolors, acrylics and water-mixable oil paints. Students will learn fundamentals of composition, color and tone. They will leave the course with the basic knowledge and ideas necessary to begin their own creations.


Open Studio

Adults 16 + 

Under the supervision of artist Sammi Jass, students work in an open studio setting which emphasizes individualized instruction. Each student works on their own project in any paint medium or in low-fire clay. Classes are ongoing. Join in anytime! Students provide their own materials.


Art and Wine Night

Adults 21 +

Art and wine is a unique way to uncork your creativity. Samantha Jass, the Director of the School of Art, will guide you step by step through the process of creating a beautiful work of art while finding your inner artist and enjoying a glass (or two) of wine.


Children Art Classes

Adult Art Classes