To see is the student's first and last concern. Without a well-trained eye a student can never rise above mediocritiy. If there ever was a secret of the old masters, it surely was their extraordinary ability to see. 
                                       - Richard F. Lack

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

The Academy embraces several art disciplines where students, working directly with professional artists, are guided and encouraged to develop their unique gifts and talents. We provide opportunities in art classes, workshops, and art lectures for the novice through the professional to benefit from study, apprenticeship, exhibition and performance, and to promote the arts in the best classical tradition for enjoyment and inspiration. 


Small Pieces Show


Now until Dec. 22. See smaller artworks by members in various mediums

Open 1-3pm Sunday Dec. 10 and 17. Other times, give us an ETA email:

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield

End of Year Special 

Register for any class in the winter session starting January 2018 by Dec. 31, 2017 and get one year Free Membership.

Open Sketch

Next Open Sketch:  Jan. 13, 2018, 1:30 - 5:30pm

Live model, $10 per session

Need 6 to run the session


End of Year Donations

Please consider a tax deductible donation to this 501c3 Arts non-profit as we continue to deliver excellent programming for artists of all levels and the community at large into 2018. 

Email for our list of thank you gifts.

We are thankful for all donations and invite you to visit us.

Please send checks to address below or click the Donate button.

The Academy Art Books Library

 We welcome donations of your Art Books for student reference material.

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Please register early. Classes and workshops have limited spaces. A deposit of 50% fee will hold a spot for you. Please do not show up the day of the class or workshop with a check. If there are not minimum numbers to run a class or workshop 5 days before the first day of the class or workshop, we need to cancel it. 
A Yearly Membership is required to take any class or workshop at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts.

Adult Membership - $30

Student/Senior Membership - $25

Family Membership - $60.


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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109



Alla Prima in Oils

 with Justin Wood

Three-Day Workshop

Dec. 27-29, 2017


Winter Landscape in Pastel

 with Elizabeth Rhoades

Three-Day Workshop

Feb. 22-24, 2018


Photographing Your Artwork

with John Marinelli

One-Day Workshop

Jan. 27, 2018

Portrait Mastercopy in Oils

 with Christina Mastrangelo

Three-Day Workshop

March 9-11, 2018

The Trompe L'oeil Painting

in Oils

 with Justin Wood

Five-Day Workshop

May 7-11, 2018

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