every child is a work of art

When you give kids the arts, you give them the world. NJPAC provides transformative creative experiences for students age 10–18, from beginner workshops to pre-professional intensives. See how an NJPAC education can propel you to the next level.

Spring Programs

Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens

Ages: 13–18
Time: 10AM–6PM
Spring Semester: Feb 1–May 2

Instrumental and vocal students learn from the best in the industry! Auditions are required and will be held on Sat, Jan 25 from 10AM–2PM.

Hip Hop “Move the Crowd with…”

Ages: 10-18
Spring Semester:  Feb 1-Apr 25

Dive into the culture of hip hop in this Saturday program. You’ll learn how to take the issues that are important to you and your community, and transform them into incredible, meaningful, original Hip Hop works of art!

NJPAC Filmmakers

Grades: 9–12
Time: 10AM–5PM
Spring Semester: Feb 1–Apr 25

Share your story with the world when you make your own original films. In collaboration with Downtown Community TV, this intensive training program will teach you how to tell your story using professional cameras, lighting, sound, production design and editing.

M.A.N.Y. (Music Advancement for Newark-area Youth)

M.A.N.Y offers programs for beginning and experienced students on string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

Who is eligible?
Students entering grades 5–10 in the following communities: Bayonne, Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Elizabeth, Harrison, Hillside, Irvington, Jersey City, Kearny, Maplewood, Newark, Orange, Paterson and South Orange.

Write and Perform In Your Own Musical!

Ages: 10–16
Time: 10AM–12PM
Spring Semester: Feb 1–Apr 25

In this Saturday intensive, you’ll collaborate with the class to create a piece of original musical theater.

Create and Perform Your Own Short Play

Ages: 10–18
Time: 10AM–12PM
Spring Semester: Feb 1–Apr 25

Students step into the role of Playwright and Actor in this creative, collaborative workshop. You’ll improvise scenes with your classmates, transform those scenes into a written script, then rehearse and perform your very own original piece of theater.

Scholarships

We offer full and partial scholarships for our Saturday and Summer tuition-based programs. No student is turned away from our programs because of their inability to pay. Contact 973-353-7058 or artseducation@njpac.org for more info.