This Summer 2015: Ed and his wife Ginny will offer a Yoga and Art Summer Camp for kids during June 22nd to 26th and June 29th to July 3rd. Individuals interested in private, group or Plein-Air lessons are always free to stop by the gallery, or visit www.EdWetzelStudios.com for more information on available classes and services.
An iconic and original player for
Rovers International Soccer, Ed Wetzel has been deeply involved in the Metuchen
town soccer program since the early 80's. His love of both art and soccer has
never wavered and through the years he has carved out the perfect career
balance between the two. In his studio, Ed teaches the fundamentals of art in a
fun-loving manner that only someone who has coached youth soccer for over 30
years could. He is a beloved founder of many local drawing groups for seniors
and adults alike. Classically
trained in portraiture, he studied under many of the greats in the field,
including; internationally celebrated portrait artist, Paul W. McCormack,
renowned portrait artist and muralist, Brian Townsend and WWII combat artist
and CBS courtroom artist-correspondent, Howard Brodie.
Ed's work is prominently and
permanently featured in The Metuchen Savings Bank, Metuchen Borough Hall,
Metuchen Library, Metuchen YMCA, Sakula Yoga Studio, and at Swain's Gallery.
These works include commissioned paintings of the Metuchen Post Office, the
Metuchen Borough Hall, the Metuchen Fire House, St. Luke's Church, and the
Metuchen Library. He has also been commissioned to paint private residence
portraits for several local residents. To commission a residential or
commercial property painting, contact him direct at his studio or via email. Ed
studied at the following institutions over the years:
• The duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ.
• Colorado Institute of Art in Denver, CO.
• The Academy of Arts in San Francisco, CA.
• The Art Students League of New York, NY.
• The Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in Newark,
Ed can be found working on portraits or residential
commissions at his studio gallery The
Drawing Room, which is located on Main Street in Metuchen's historic
district. This year he opened his studio to offer drawing and painting lessons
in charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil and mixed media. Children
to senior citizens can now learn to draw and paint alongside of the artist, in