Friday, January 15, 2016

CNJ ARTICLE>Victorian Future: Plainfield Welcomes Visionary Art

This Spring duCret invites and welcomes the general public to participate in this season's Figure Drawing Open Studio's, monitored by duCret instructor Christine Myshka.

Spring Dates Running: Feb 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6 & 13 (No session March 30). Wednesdays, 7 pm - 9:30 pm.

Christine has been an integral part of the community for several decades now and has work featured at Swain's Art Gallery, to which she participates in several of their shows throughout the year. Christine has been commissioned for almost two years to transform by paint - an entire house in the Fanwood/Scotch Plains area, into a jungle setting.

This includes, walls, floors, doors, ceilings and furniture, both exterior and interior. She was also featured on CBS 'Living Large' for painting a south Jersey 14 million dollar mansion.

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Register now for Spring Semester Classes (15 week courses) in a large variety of visual art mediums including: fine art, illustration, graphic design and interior design. Explore new career avenues or start a career in the visual art field. Call 908-757-7171 to schedule a tour and free art career consultation, Monday through Friday between 9 am - 4 pm. 

Registration for over seasonal 35 workshops, including summer art camp for kids and teens, all through Spring and Summer now being accepted. Register online via PayPal, by phone with credit info or by snail mail. Visit: 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wednesday Figure Drawing Open Studio To Begin!

Invite two friends and come for free to this season's Wednesday Evening Figure Drawing Open Studio. Monitored by duCret Instructor Christine Myshka, who teaches Life Drawing at the school during the day, individuals are given the opportunity under her guidance, to sketch several quick poses from a live nude model. This method of sketching follows in the vein of a traditional style approach to fine art. Beginners are always welcome and one needs only to bring a sketch pad, a few pencils and an eraser to the Fine Art Floor where they can station themselves at an easel. Mellow music permeates the evening. Fee: duCret students, teachers & alumni /$10.00 per session. Non-duCret walk-ins/$15.00 per session. This series begins on October 30 and runs to November 18. No pre-registration necessary - just show up and pay on the spot!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Invite to Swain Galleries Exhibition!

For several decades now, the duCret School of Art (NJ's oldest art school) and Swain Galleries (NJ's oldest retail gallery) have united to showcase the works of award winning duCret students each and every year. On Saturday, July 18, from 5pm to 7pm, art lovers and supporters of duCret are invited to the Swain Galleries to view this years 'Selected Works'. This opportunity, which also is a classroom requirement, enables duCret students to become part of a 'live' gallery exhibition. Many times the student works are sold through the gallery. Over the years Swain Galleries has also kept on board, some of the promising new artist's works, and for many, this introduction into the gallery scene affords them the ability to springboard to do other gallery exhibitions. At this coming exhibition, guests can mill about, view all the works of duCret's varied artists and meet the artists themselves. All Open Studio attendees are invited! The work is family friendly and the exhibition is free to the public. Swain Galleries is located at 703 Watchung Ave., Plainfield, NJ.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer Workshops and Open Studios To Begin!

This summer there are workshops, open studios and art activities for the whole family at duCret! Visit to learn about all the summer workshops available for adults (16 yrs+). Kids and Teens can attend summer art camp. Registration is also being accepted for Fall Semester 2015, which begins on Sept. 8th. To schedule a tour and free art career consultation, please contact us Mon - Fri between 9 am - 4 pm at 908.757.7171. All start in Mid July!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wednesday Eve Figure Drawing - Running Now!

Wednesday Evenings, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

February 18th, 2015 - April 29th, 2015
Monitor: Christine Myshka
Take part in the historically rich environment of classical life drawing. Bring your own materials and draw with a live nude Model each week. Several short poses each evening encourage fast gesture drawing and help artists to develop hand-eye coordination, all within in a meditative and quietly creative environment!  All artists are responsible for bringing their own supplies. Fee: duCret students, teachers & Alumni /  $10.00 per session or Non-duCret walk-ins /  $15.00 per session.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015



Whether you are seeking a F/T Art Career Program or want to take just one class at a time, the duCret School of Art is currently accepting applicants for Spring Semester 2015 beginning in late January!

F/T and P/T Career Program
Apply now. After you apply, you will be contacted and scheduled to meet and interview with an admissions rep. Majors offered are Fine Art, Interior Design, Illustration and Graphic Design. View available classes.

One Class At A Time
Just stop in the administrative office Monday though Friday between 9 am and 4 pm to enroll in a class.

Anyone 16+ (with parental permission) can enroll. Anyone can schedule a free tour and career consultation by calling 908-757-7171 or walking in Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm. If you would like to be part of NJ's oldest art school & central Jersey's largest artists haven, join us this Spring Semester 2015!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Annual Miniature Art Show & Sale!

Miniature Art Show and Sale
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
2pm - 4pm
at duCret School of Art Auditorium

Bring the family and tour the school. Meet student artists, faculty, alumni and view or purchase original artwork. Great holiday gift shopping for one of a kind, hand crafted pieces. Music and refreshments!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Model With an Unusual Eye

Every once in awhile you stumble across a model who's just a little bit MORE than that. This is especially happening with our incoming generations who are managing to 'birth in' a little cleaner, clearer and bolder in their visions. Meet our Tues Eve Open Studio model for the evening, Loreal Prystaj. She's not only an unusual minded model, her own artwork is a testament the reality of the INDIGO/CRYSTAL revolution of higher vibration beings that are birthing during these times. Come Paint her tonight! She's a true joy in person!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tues Eve Open Studio's Guitarist

For several years now the Tuesday Eve Open Studio has been graced with the original music of local musician, Brian Celardo. Mellow and yet with an infectious beat in several of his tunes, Brian's music provides the perfect environment, conductive to creating great art. 

Tuesday Eve Open Studio's are designed with the general public in mind, where anyone over the age of 16 years (with parental permission) can join other artists of the local area on the Fine Art Floor to draw, paint or even sculpt. A live costumed model is present, and individuals can either work on their portraiture skills, paint the musicians or work on their own art projects. Click for OS schedule.

Brian, who is also an integral part of the Fanwood Performance Art Series can also be found at