Classes at The Baird

The Baird
Classes at The Baird include arts, dance and other activities.  Register early to ensure your place. 
For information or registration, call (973) 378-7754 or visit :

The Baird is located at 5 Mead St, South Orange, surrounded by the park and fields.

* There is a $10 discount on most classes for South Orange residents with a current Recreation & Cultural Affairs ID badge.


New Winter Class Schedule:

Life Drawing
Wednesdays 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Teacher - Larry McKim
$220.00 + model fee
Life drawing is a study of the human form in its various shapes and postures. Students will draw from live models each week and do both gesture and longer-term drawings.

Simple Ways to Improve Your Digital Photography
Saturdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Teacher: Luciano Fileti
Take your photography obsession to the next level. Experiment with the tools of the trade- light, contrast, point of view, scale, cropping, portraiture, landscape and objects in motion. Requirement: Participants must bring their own cameras and have a basic understanding about how to use them.

Adult Beginner Ballet

Thursdays, 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
Teacher Shona Roebuck
This class is for adults who are either new to Ballet or have some basic understanding and knowledge of Ballet and would like to re-explore the world of Ballet. Ballet shoes and form-fitting attire or leotard recommended.

Arts Unbound Portrait Painting for Seniors
Tuesdays, 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Age 60 and up
To register: Armisey Smith, Director of Arts Education - Arts Unbound. (973) 675-2787, 

Learn acrylic portrait painting techniques from Arts Unbound instructor, Lorena. For beginner and advanced students.

Art with Denise
January 4, Feb 5, March 5, 2018
11:15am to 1:15pm
Teacher: Denise Hayden
$16.00, $12.00 (Senior, 62 and over) per day
Spend the morning with friends in a fun, social, group setting. Denise Hayden will guide you step by step in creating with a variety of mediums. Perfect for beginners!

Basic Copperplate Calligraphy
Thursdays, 6:15 PM-7:15 PM
Ages 13 Adult
Teacher: Ann Vollum
$110.00 + materials fee
Learn how to write in the Copperplate style and how to construct the different letters of the alphabet in a beautiful calligraphic hand. Tips on how to make a grid, envelope addressing and more. No experience needed.

Tuesdays, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Ages 13 -Adult
Teacher: Ann Vollum
$66.00 + materials fee
Learn basic papercutting techniques: how to use an X-acto knife and other tips and techniques. No experience needed, just patience!

Video Shorts: Creating Multi-Media Self-Portraits
Wednesdays, 1/10/2018-3/14/2018
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Grades 6 – Adult
Teacher: Barbara Bickart
$165.00 + materials fee
Make 1 minute video shorts using your smartphone to create a self-portrait video story that explores who you really are!

Basics of Stage Combat for ages 16+
Registration this class is on the interACT website at 
Thursdays, 1/11/2018-2/15/2018
Age 16 – Adult
Teacher: Erik Gaden
Learn the basics of stage combat and fight choreography with local and national fight choreographer, Erik Gaden culminating in the opportunity to choreograph your own full fight.