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Livingston Arts Association, Inc.

Sponsored by Healthy Community · Healthy Youth® Initiative of Livingston, Inc.

We’re sure that our mission is to spread the love for painting to as many people as we only can. Our school offers an array of painting classes that convene for one 3-hour session per week for 4 or 8 consecutive weeks. These courses meet during the day on weekends or on weeknights, and include drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy courses.

Our Programs


Christina DeBarry


Listed in Who’s Who in American Art, is President Emeritus of the Pastel Society of American 1998- 2001. She is an elected member…

Laurie Harden


Currently working as a free lance illustrator. Some of her clients have included Harper Collins, Ladies Home Journal, McGraw-Hill, Redbook, the New York Times, Scholastic and Simon & Schuster…

Mark de Mos


An elected member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society as well as a signature member of the North East Watercolor Society in Kent, CT, the Garden State and Baltimore Water Societies. In addition, he has concentrated on…

Ann Taylor


Award winning artist, explores watercolor techniques with emphasis on wet‑into‑wet brushing, washes, masking out, composition and value. She has a B.A. in Fine & Applied Arts from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Further studies in…

Tim Maher


Primary medium is oil, but also enjoys working in watercolor and pastel. His interest is in the figure and portraiture, usually in a realistic, contemporary environment. He considers himself an…

Carol Lynn Nellen


A Certified Art Teacher for Grades k-12 has taught in the West Orange Public School System since 1970. She attended William Paterson University of NJ and…


Classes at LAA, Inc.

Learning to paint is easy at our classes. This is especially true thanks to an array of skilled and talented Instructors, all of whom will go whatever length it takes to make you proud of your paintings! We provide classes both for adults and for kids because we are absolutely sure that the art of painting os a universal thing, which can be a source of joy for anyone!


and Private Lessons…

Shake off the daily stress in one of our daily Group Painting Classes. Bring a party of friends or colleagues, or make new ones while you’re learning to paint.! Or simply sign up for a Private Painting class, where a personal instructor will be right beside you all the time! Either way, learning how to paint is both fun and revitalizing!


for kids

As with learning anything else, it’s always easier to start when you’re a child.  The pace with which kiddos learn something new is just way faster than it goes for the adults. That is why we recommend you to send your child to our classes, ensuring a fun and relaxing hobby for him or her!