Thompson Park Creative Arts Center

Thompson Park
805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ

Face coverings are required in all park buildings and outdoors when social distancing
cannot be reasonably maintained. Some buildings are closed to the general public when programs are in session. 
(updated 9/8/2020)

Please note that on or about September 8th, the Creative Arts Center parking lot will be partially closed due to an expansion project.  Overflow parking in the adjacent field will be provided as necessary.  Learn more about this project.      

Figurative Exhibit
October 23-November 13

This exhibit features work that portrays images of people in an array of mediums.
Admission and parking are free. Learn more about this exciting exhibit.

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The Thompson Park Creative Arts Center features pottery & ceramics studios, as well as classrooms for painting, drawing, and other craft activities - making it the perfect artistic outlet for county residents.  The Creative Arts Center was recently expanded to include The Gallery at Thompson Park, an additional studio, and outdoor patio.  The gallery hosts exhibits featuring local artists throughout the year.  

Pottery & Ceramics Classes

Adult Pottery at the Creative Arts Center

With about 2/3 of its space devoted to pottery and ceramics, the Center hosts several sessions of classes each year for all levels of students.  Instructors provide guidance according to each student’s ability.  Classes include Beginner’s Wheel Pottery, Open Pottery Workshop, Handbuilding, and Raku Pottery. Classes are also held in ceramics, with students choosing from an inventory of pre-cast items. Visit our programs & registration page for upcoming offerings


Children's Summer Art Camp Mural Project


Other Craft Classes
Reflecting the diverse interests of county residents, the Center also offers a rich array of craft classes for adults & children as well as drawing, painting, knitting, crocheting, origami, jewelry-making, basket-making, holiday crafts, and more. the Center also offers programs for children.  Youngsters can enjoy drawing, cartooning, painting, holiday-themed programs & summer camps. 

The Center also offers activities designed for home-schooled children, as well as birthday parties for youngsters. 

Did you know?  "Art and creativity teach problem-solving, which is a critical skill for success in life. By engaging in artistic activities and study, children develop confidence in their abilities, and they learn how to innovate." -  

Painting Workshop for Adults at the Creative Art Center


  • Garden  State Parkway to exit 109. Southbound, turn right onto Rt. 520 west (Newman Springs Rd.); Northbound, turn left onto Rt. 520 west 2.2 miles to Park (past M.T. Thompson park and Brookdale  College entrance ) on left.
  • State Hwy. 34 to Rt. 520 east. Southbound, turn left; northbound, turn right. Follow Rt. 520 east to Park entrance.