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.

Saturday Programs

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT Squirrel Girl Goes to College: A Squirrel Girl Play

Ages: 10–18
Time: 9:30AM–12PM
Fall Semester: Sep 14–Dec 7

This play, based on the beloved MARVEL comic book character, tells the story of Squirrel Girl’s amazing abilities to fight crime and be as awesome as possible! By registering, you are guaranteed a spot in the cast.

Shrek The Musical Jr.

Ages: 10–18
Time: 10AM–2PM
Fall Semester: Sep 14–Dec 13

Be a part of the musical that tells the story of the an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess.

Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens

Ages: 13–18
Time: 10AM–6PM
Fall Semester: Sep 21–Dec 14
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, Sep 14 from 10AM–2PM.

Hip Hop Intensive

Ages: 10-18
Fall Semester: Sep 21-Dec 14
Spring Semester:
 Feb 1-May 2

Students will learn the major elements of hip-hop, explore issues that are important to them and their community, and enhance their performance and writing skills as they share their original work with confidence and style.

NJPAC Filmmakers

Grades: 9–12
Time: 10AM–5PM
Fall Semester: Sep 21–Dec 14
Spring Semester: Feb 1–Apr 25

Students learn the fundamentals of filmmaking with an emphasis on creating their own original films. Each class is focused on attaining artistic and technical skills in a new area: camera, audio, and editing programs.

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

Musical Theater students focus on the process of creating a musical and examine the many elements of the form including: choreography, acting and the creative writing structure.

Create and Perform Your Own Short Play

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

Acting students will create a series of short plays through improvisation and collaboration. They will write the script, rehearse and perform their work.


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.