If you want to learn something, really learn it, go find the very best person in the world and copy what they do. If you copy it over and over again, you put your own spin on it and you're off in a new direction.
                                       - Ryan Parsons

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; to join any class, please email: info@wethersfieldarts.org

Atelier Figure & Bargue Drawing

with Christina Mastrangelo

Sculpting the Portrait in Clay

with Deidre Sassano

Youth Program

Drawing Animation

with Jenn Maynard 

Youth Drawing and Painting

with Nick Frasco


Drop-In Live Studio Figure & Portrait Sessions 

Tues., 6:30pm - 9pm: April 7, 21, 2015


Monitored, non-instructional sessions to give all artists the opportunity to draw or paint from a live model.

No need to register, but call us or email to express your interest. Bring own supplies. 



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.

Newington Youth Ballet

The School of Ballet & Performance Company
at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts




Summer 2015

Youth Art Program

6-Weeks of Fun, Exciting, Art Learning for Ages 6-15

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Our Animation Class with Jenn Maynard on Mondays 3:30-5:30pm is ongoing.

Joining the class at any time is possible. Call us for pricing.

2015  Lecture Series

Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 - 8pm

Looking at Nature: A Brief History of

Landscape Painting with Alexandra Onuf

2015 Academy Biennial Art Competition and Show

Call to artists for our Third Art Competition and Show in Wethersfield to take place October 5-21, 2015.

For New Work with the following Awards

Best of Show - $1,000

Other monetary awards:  Best Botanical, Best Drawing,

Best Landscape, Best Pastel,

Best Still Life, Best Youth Art (under 18)

Prospectus details here 

Online Gallery 

Artists may post their artwork for a year on our Online Gallery for a one year membership to the Academy ($30). The Academy will retain a small commision for artwork that is sold. Request the Submission Form for all details. 

Donor's Choice

Donations of Your Choice

are Welcomed to Support

this unique Non-profit Arts Academy



Membership to the Academy

$30 per year

$25 for seniors and students per year

A family membership of $60 allows parents and children to take classes and workshops at the member price for one year.

The non-member fee for new students allows classes and workshops at member price for one year.



Internship for Summer 2015 Youth Art Program

College Art Degree Student

Information: under News at Top

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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT  06109


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