Art Classes At The Firehouse Gallery Since 1970!

Art Classes At The Firehouse Gallery Since 1970!

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49 years in business

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The Firehouse Gallery of Bordentown (Firehouse Gallery dot Com ) has three main areas of focus: classes, fine art, and 
publishing. Founded by Juanita Crosby in 1970, and operated by its current owner, award-winning certified art teacher, Eric Gibbons. Located in the heart of downtown Bordentown NJ, hugged by the Delaware River, within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, and one hour from New York City. Eric Gibbons won NJ's Best Art Teacher Award for 2015, is an avid art education blogger with 10,000 weekly followers, as well as over 50 art education books to his credit.

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We provide unique art classes where every student learns how to use various media but also to express their inner selves. WE DO NOT offer wine-and-sip classes where everyone makes the same cookie-cutter image. That's not art. Beginner or expert, take a class, express yourself, and have fun.

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Bordentown, NJ 08505
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We do not require students be "great" at art, just that they have a desire to learn. We can teach many techniques, methods, and approaches to meet individual needs in our small classes, but we can't help students who don't want to be here. We offer scholarships as well for talented students in families suffering from financial hardship. See our website for details.

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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Eric Gibbons is a doubly certified teacher. He holds a lifetime certification in Elementary Education grades K-8, and a lifetime certification in Art Education grades K-12. He has also taught at the college level at Cape May County Community College. He is a writer of curriculum for two schools, provider of professional development on the local, state, and national level, and author of over 50 books related to art and education, often on Amazon's top 100 Art Education Resources. As an artist his work is in international collections both private and public, including the Obama White House. 

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Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Our weekly Wednesday classes in the winter months are $50 for 4 sessions. Classes are limited to just 10 students. Children ages 7 to 12 have class from 4:30 to 6 pm. Teens and adults have class from 7 to 9 pm.

Our summer camp classes run weekly from Monday through Friday. We have morning sessions from 9 am to noon, a 1-hour lunch break, then another class from 1 pm to 4 pm. Some students just come mornings, some just for the afternoons, and some all day.

Each 1-week session (1/2 day) without discounts is about $150 including all supplies for 15 hours of instruction with a certified teacher and an aide. A full day for a week, without discounts would be $300. 

We have very attractive discounts when you register early for $30 off tuition, bringing class costs to $120 and $240 respectively.

There are scholarships available too and detailed on our website for families in financial crisis.

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How did you get started teaching?

Eric Gibbons is a 3rd generation artist. Art has always been a part of his life and encouraged by his family from a very young age. "Art is like breathing, a necessary component of life."

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What types of students have you worked with?

We work with students of all levels of ability from the ages of 7 through adult. We are wheelchair accessible as well.

This program works best for the child that LOVES art.  Artistic ability is not necessary, we can teach many skills but some kids belong in Sports Camp to burn off tons of energy.  We are in our seats a lot.  If you know your child can’t focus more than 60 minutes on a drawing, our program will be too intense. Some children focus very well with art, some never will.  Students with ADHD and some forms of ADD will not do well in our program as we do not have the resources a public school does. One disruptive student in our small space can be a serious issue for all.

PLEASE do not force them to attend because it will be “good for them,” encourage attendance because we will help their creative seeds to grow.

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