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. 


Classes run in 6-week sessions

Atelier Bargue Drawing
   with Steve Linberg

Anatomy Drawing   with Steve Linberg

Figure 1  with Kathryn Engberg

Color Theory/Munsell   with Steve Linberg

Cast Drawing   with Kathryn Engberg

Still LifeDrawing   with Sam Morrow

Perspective Drawing   with Sam Morrow 

Youth Program

Youth Drawing and Painting with Nick Frasco

Cartooning and Animation  with Nick Frasco

Classical Drawing for Teens  with Kathryn Engberg

A Four Day Workshop over Spring Break

Connecticut Academy of Irish Music

Featuring Irish music lessons in fiddle, tin whistle, flute, mandolin, banjo, guitar, concertina, button accordion and new offerings in bodran (Irish frame drum), and singing.


Extended Viewings on Saturdays until

Feb. 4, 2017    10am - 3pm or by appointment


At the Wethersfield Public Library

January - End of February



Poetry and Art Slam 

For PIECES Literary & Art Magazine of 

Wethersfield High School

Feb. 24, 2017

Door Open at 6pm, Slam starts at 6:30


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. 

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Membership (one year) is needed to take any class or workshop

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109


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Open Sketch

Saturday Feb. 4, 1:30 - 5:30

Egg Tempera Painting

with Jeremiah Patterson

Three-Day Workshop

January 12-14, 2017

Cast Drawing Boot Camp

with Kathryn Engberg

Four-Day Workshop

January 25-28, 2017


Figure Drawing Boot Camp

with Kathryn Engberg

Five-Day Workshop

February 13-17, 2017

Portrait Mastercopy Workshop

with Christina Mastrangelo

Five-Day Workshop

March 23-25, 2017

Painting Best Practices Workshop

 with George O'Hanlon

Three-Day Workshop

April 13-15, 2017

Bill Hoffman Drawing Boards SaleAd Space Available

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