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. 


Click here for the Children's Summer Program and Registration Form

Program starts next week!  Spaces in many themes still open. The first week will run 4 days, June 20-23.

Plein Air Paint Out @ at the Hill-Stead


Sunday, June 25, 1-4pm

Students at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts has been invited to do a Plein Air Paint Out at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington as part of the CT Historic Gardens Day celebration on June 25.  Paint the lovely gardens, buildings, sheep, landscape. The Museum requires payment to use the grounds for upkeep and maintenance. They are waiving the fee for 10 artists. If you are interested in this exciting event, please contact us.

Thank you to Ruth George, Board Member, for cataloging the Academy Art Books Library.

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

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2017 Biennial Fine Art

Competition and Show

October 7-21

Adjudicator:  Douglas Hyland

Open to All Artists     Prospectus


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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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109



Open Sketch 

 The second Saturday of every month this summer;

July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9;  1:30 - 5:30pm

Live model, $10 per session

We need 6 Rsvps to hold these sessions.

Please check here on Fridays to see whether it is going forward. 

Finishing that Painting 

 with Jeremiah Patterson

Three-Day Workshop

July, 20-22, 2017

Portrait Painting in Oils 

 with Kathryn Engberg

Four-Day Workshop

July 24-27, 2017

The Narrative Portrait Painting in Oils 

 with Richard Scott

Five-Day Workshop

Sept. 12-16, 2017

Still Life Painting in Oils 

 with Christina Mastrangelo

Ten-Day Workshop

Oct. 30- Nov. 10, 2017


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