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The Art Department offers of a series of fine arts courses in Studio Arts, Art History, Photography and Digital Animation & 3D Design.

Brookdale students interested in Studio Art take courses in 2D design, color theory, drawing, figure drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and watercolor.

The Photography courses include Photography as an Art Form, courses in black and white photography, digital photography, color photography and large format photography.

Art History students enroll in Art Appreciation, History of Art: Ancient through Medieval, History of Art: Renaissance through Contemporary, and the History of Western Architecture.

Digital Animation & 3D Design students gain skills in modeling, editing, rendering, and storyboarding.

Students can earn an Associate of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, which provides a well-rounded education with the range of liberal studies required by four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

The Center for the Visual Arts includes a beautiful Gallery for exhibiting works by professional artists, faculty, and students.

The Art Department is located in the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA building) at the north end of the Lincroft campus.


Colors of purple, blue, yellow, green and red a piece by Valeria Arvello, fine arts color theorty class
Image by Valeria Arvello, Color Theory Class

Remote/Live: An Exhibition of Work from Brookdale’s 2020 Fall Fine Arts Studio Classes

At Brookdale, the fine arts courses offered during the 2020 fall semester – painting, drawing, design, photography, color theory, photography, and 3D animation transitioned to a remote/live/online format in which students attended class in zoom on a specific day and at a specific time and were asked to complete their projects within whatever space they could carve out of their homes.

As professional artists, we teachers strive to give our students our technical knowledge, but we also try to give them a sense of the reality of life as an art maker. The working artist is generally faced with a need for two fundamental things: time and space. American artist Joseph Cornell completed the works that now reside in major art collections and museums at a kitchen table in his mother’s house in Queens, NY. Louise Weinberg, curator at the Queens Museum has said of Cornell:  “For a person who rarely traveled, especially out of this country, Cornell brought the world to his kitchen studio working under the ceiling he painted Giotto blue.”

This is their remote/live.


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