Jerseyfest Academy Hobby Classes & Workshops

Jerseyfest Academy will be taking place on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at the Marriott Hanover  Hotel in New Jersey.  Attendees must register and pay for this event in advance.  There is no vendor show on this day.  Below are descriptions of the various class options, costs and instructions for how to register.

You may register for only one of the classes listed below since they will be occurring simultaneously in different classrooms, with the exception of the Stan Winston Webinar that is occurring on Friday night, which does not conflict with any of the day time classes.  So, to get the most out of the experience, you can attend one of the day time classes, then relax and have dinner,  and then attend the Stan Winston Webinar at 7:00pm.

Check out a short video highlighting one of our past classes by clicking here.


  1. Stan Winston School of Arts – Painting a Creature (not hands on)
  2. Figure Artist Airbrush Asylum – Painting a Life-Sized Monster Bust
  3. Garage Kits US Paintfest
  4. Sculpting a Batman – Instructed by Gabe Perna
  5. Scratch Building Vehicle Models – Instructed by Michael Salzo
  6. Advanced Painting and Weathering of Vehicle Models – Instructed by Kevin Derken


The classes are designed to accommodate students of all levels and will teach advanced and basic techniques.  Students will advance their skills while having a fun-filled day with fellow hobbyists.

Students will also have the opportunity to buy top quality airbrushes, compressors, kits and paints from reputable companies at significant discounts.

We received rave reviews from attendees who participated in our previous classes, which included amateur and experienced hobbyists from all over the USA and even abroad.  Our 2014 classes will maintain our high standards.

Age Restriction: Students must be 12 years old or over.  If students are 12 or 13, they must be accompanied and supervised by an adult who is 18 or over.


Marriott Hanover Hotel
1401 Route 10 East
Whippany, NJ 07981

More details about the classes will be be announced in the near future, so stay tuned.

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