Zen Meditation with Roshi Kurt Spellmeyer
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Zen Meditation with Roshi Kurt Spellmeyer

Kurt Spellmeyer is a Zen priest with 40 years of experience.  Here in New Jersey he directs the Cold Mountain Sangha in New Brunswick, NJ. Spellmeyer belongs to a Buddhist lineage that goes back to the seventh century Han Shan temple in Suzhou, China.

The session will begin at 7:00 pm. and conclude around 8:45. To RSVP and for questions in advance, please feel free to contact Kurt at [email protected]. $5 donation appreciated.

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Student Orientation / Open House
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

Student Orientation / Open House

duCret School of Art is set to host an open house as a meet and greet for its students and teachers in the upcoming Fall 2018 semester. duCret offers over 50 classes in fine arts along with evening workshops and weekend teen classes. As a vocational school, the 3 year certificate program is intended to train professional artists. The foundation year includes classes like Color, Design, Anatomy, Life Drawing, and Sculpting.

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Zen Meditation with Roshi Kurt Spellmeyer
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Zen Meditation with Roshi Kurt Spellmeyer

Kurt Spellmeyer is a Zen priest with 40 years of experience.  Here in New Jersey he directs the Cold Mountain Sangha in New Brunswick, NJ. Spellmeyer belongs to a Buddhist lineage that goes back to the seventh century Han Shan temple in Suzhou, China.

The session will begin at 7:00 pm. and conclude around 8:45. To RSVP and for questions in advance, please feel free to contact Kurt at [email protected]. $5 donation appreciated.

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The Ryan McGurl Plainfield Beautification Project
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

The Ryan McGurl Plainfield Beautification Project

Local Real Estate agent, Ryan McGurl, Sales Associate of Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty, has recently partnered with duCret School of Art to form "The Ryan McGurl Plainfield Beautification Project". Join us for a night of art, entertainment, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and more to celebrate this collaboration.
996 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield NJ

RSVP via email to Casey Getz at [email protected]

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Lunch N Lecture with Paul McCormack
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch N Lecture with Paul McCormack

Paul W. McCormack has enjoyed a successful portrait career for over 30 years with a long affiliation with Portraits Inc. in NYC. He will be speaking on his experience as a portrait artist. 

Now returning to more personal works he is currently represented by Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich, CT. His paintings and articles on portraiture have been published in numerous national and international publications and books. His paintings have appeared on 2 covers of the Artist's Magazine, first in 1998 where he won First Place in the Portrait Category in their annual competition. 

Learn more about Paul: https://www.mccormackstudios.com/

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The Art of Dressing Windows
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

The Art of Dressing Windows

“What do I do with my windows?” This is one question most clients will ask and can present a challenge for even the most experienced designer. What are the latest trends in window treatments? Is there a window treatment dilemma you need to address? 
Topics covered will be: 

  • Current Design Trends and Styles
  • Discussing how to choose Colors and Fabrics 
  • Finding Creative Solutions for Challenging Windows
  • Finishing Touches for your Window Treatments

The lecture will be given by Ellen D. Smith, an Ethan Allen designer who has extensive background in custom window treatments as well as 15 years experience in interior design. Lunch will be served. A $5 donation is suggested.

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Lunch N Lecture with Gerry Heydt
Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch N Lecture with Gerry Heydt

Gerry Heydt is known for boldly brushed landscape paintings of New Jerseys’s coastal and natural areas. Her resume includes fifteen solo exhibitions, and participation in over fifty group exhibitions in the tri-state area. She is affiliated with Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ, and Windsor Gallery, Colts Neck, NJ.  Heydt’s paintings are published in the book “The Raritan River, Our Landscape, Our Legacy”, by Judy Auer Shaw.

Lunch ‘n Lectures at duCret School of Art bring together masters and students to study specific mediums and understand how to create a successful business. This arts program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

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Seance with Jane Doherty
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Seance with Jane Doherty

Jane Doherty is one of the nation’s leading authorities on psychic experiences.
For more than 20 years, she has acted as a communication bridge between the living
and the departed, and has helped tens of thousands of people understand their past,
future—and the spirit world. Paranormal expert Dr. Hans Holzer named Jane as
one of America’s “Top 20 Psychic’s.” She also conducted the 82nd offi cial Houdini
séance for the inner circle of magicians and Houdini enthusiasts.

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Lunch N Lecture with Paul Pinkman
Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch N Lecture with Paul Pinkman

Join us for a lecture on establishing your reputation, and generating income as a visual artist.

Paul Pinkman is a lifelong practicing fine artist, exhibiting several times a year. His awards have included inclusion in the New Jersey Arts Annual and having some of his work included in an exhibit at the Louvre in Paris. Mr. Pinkman’s current company, Paul Pinkman Creative Design, LLC, founded in 2006, focuses on web design and digital marketing for small and mid-size businesses. Today the company develops a cohesive online visual and communications presence by targeting each company’s goals and marrying that to a clear user experience understanding.

Lunch ‘n Lectures at duCret School of Art bring together masters and students to study specific mediums and understand how to create a successful business. This arts program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Lunch 'N Lecture with Brian Townsend
Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch 'N Lecture with Brian Townsend

J Brian Townsend has been an instructor in figure painting, oil painting, portraiture and mural painting for over twenty years. He has traveled as a guest instructor to workshops across the country and has been a lecturer and speaker in such places as Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV and Vero Beach Art Museum, Vero Beach, Fl. 

His work has been procured nationally in private and corporate collections. Over the past two and a half decades, J Brian Townsend's skilled hand has resulted in his portraits, landscapes and still life paintings becoming prized gallery collectibles.

Suggested donation $5

Lecture focused on oil painting

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