Testimonials-  See what people are saying!

"My daughter has taken several classes with Mary. The classes are always age appropriate and fun. Can't wait for the next one for her age group."

~ Janet H. , Denville, NJ

"Every single week my son creates something during his art class. Sometimes a few things. His art skills and confidence in himself are greatly becoming stronger. He looks forward to his class every week! Mary is amazing with him. I am so thankful to have her as my sons Art teacher!"


~Nicole M. , Morristown, NJ

"A+ !! First time experience and I learned a lot! The teacher was awesome and patient!"

~Gary G., Denville, NJ

"Just the classes we were looking for! My daughter looked forward to these classes every week. She learns so much and has so much fun doing it! Looking forward to taking more classes!"                   ~Lindsay N., Denville, NJ

"My daughter has completed 2 sessions and absolutely loves this class. She's taken several other art classes and this is by far her favorite. The studio is so nice too. So warm and inviting."

                             ~Beth A., Rockaway, NJ

"Mary has been wonderful in helping to plan a very special party in honor of my parent's 50th Anniversary. She is very thoughtful of her student's abilities. Mary guides her lessons in order to allow her students to be successful in their projects".


~Lisa M., Roxbury, NJ

Why Art Education Classes?


It’s been proven that exposure and experience in visual art promotes critical thinking, problem solving, strength in self and confidence.  Through art we learn and explore culture, current events, history and community.   We also learn there is more than one solution to a problem! Not to mention garnering experience in sharing and time management.  

A+ Schoolwork

Art helps children understand other school subjects much more clearly—from math and science, to language arts and geography.

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Critical Skills

Art nurtures inventiveness and aids in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation.

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Emotional Growth

Art helps us understand one another, adapt to and respect others’ ways of working/thinking, & develop problem-solving & communication skills.

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Welcome to Art Classes with Mary Shadbolt's Art School in downtown Denville, NJ!

Art Classes with Mary Shadbolt LLC

Art  School

5 East Main Street

Suite #28B (upstairs)

Denville, NJ 07834 


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    Here at the studio where ALL are welcome, we are building an art community that fosters and

 advocates the importance of art education.  We discuss the history of art and contemporary artists alike.

 As well as art techniques, theories and job skills all while developing critical thinking and building confidence. 

     Sounds like a lot right? Our art classes encompass all that & more, with a big dose of fun

  What makes art classes here different?

  • You'll be learning from a professional BFA artist and public school art teacher!  

  • Each 6-week course ends with an art show, building our skills of critiquing, discussing our work and accepting compliments!

  Also offered:

  • Art kits

  • Black light workshops

  • Art birthday parties

  • Scout workshops

  • Fundraising

  • Corporate events

  • Paint and sip

  • Virtual parties 

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Mary Shadbolt's Credentials:

K12 Art Certification, valid in 48 states

BFA in Illustration, triple minor in Art History, Drawing and Photography

Over 15 years of teaching experience 

Over 25 years experience as a professional artist & photographer

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