Covid-19 Response Updates:
May 4th, Tuesday
Studio reopening day! Youth Art classes and Drawing and Painting for adults are back in session.
*All members of our staff are vaccinated.
June 27th, Saturday
We held an art exhibit opening. Our first since this Covid-19 pandemic began. We released the following statement regarding guidelines for attending the exhibit:
Because Covid-19 is still an issue and may in fact be rising in infections again, we are approaching this with utmost care and responsibility. It will not in any way be like any art show we’ve had before. We have been looking forward to presenting you this body of work by photographer Abraham Menor (@keptabsorbed ), in collaboration with some of his friends, including me and Sean.
Please wear a mask.
The event is free but RSVP is required. Link in bio or go to
Please do not attend if you are feeling sick.
What to expect:
Viewing in the gallery will be done in 15min appointments of up to two people only.
Once we receive your RSVP, we will send you a list of available times to choose from.
Some day we hope to do art shows the way we used to again. In the meantime, we greatly appreciate your support, understanding and cooperation.
Thank you ❤️
W/FRIENDS featuring photography by Abraham Menor
May 24th, Saturday
We launched our online shop for art supplies: http://www.thearsenalsj.com/art-supplies
Purchase online and pick up curbside.
We also created a page to put in a special order for art supplies if we don't have what you're looking for
March 25th, Wednesday
You may now sign up your child for our online video conferencing art classes through Zoom. $45/session more info>>
March 21st, Saturday
We launched our first online open session figure drawing. Click here to register for open session figure drawing
March 20th, Friday
We had our video conferencing art class with our high school students
March 19th, Thursday
We had our video conferencing art class with our middle school students
March 17th, Tuesday
We had our first online video conferencing art class with our elementary school students
March 15th, Sunday
We setup online video conferencing with ZOOM for our Youth Art classes. Click here to browse our youth art class schedule
March 14th, Saturday
We released the following statement on social media: In support of current efforts to mitigate the effects of COVID 19 in our community, The Arsenal will be closed starting Saturday, March 14 until further notice. All scheduled events have been postponed and our weekly classes are suspended. The health and safety of our loved ones, our neighborhood and our community and beyond is our priority. We are looking into other ways to earn income for the shop and support our fellow artists who rely on such events, art shows and workshops to make their living. Please be safe and stay healthy. We urge you to be mindful and vigilant and compassionate ❤️ Each one of us are all affected in different ways. We thank you for your support and we look forward to better days ahead. In the meantime, we hope you let art-making and art appreciation be some of the ways to pass this time. Please stay tuned.