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. 


2015 Biennial Fine Art Competition, Show

Call to artists to submit their new work for this exciting competition with a two week show at Comstock Ferre, Wethersfield

October 5-21, 2015

Registration Deadline September 15

 Best of Show - $1,000

William Holmes Memorial for Best Landscape - $400

Dick Blick Award for Best Drawing - $250

Dick Blick Award for Best Botanical - $250

Jerry's Artarama Award for Best Youth Art (under 18) - $150.

Other monetary awards:  

Best Portrait, Best Still Life

Prospectus details here 

What classes/workshops are you looking for? 

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Donor's Choice

We are especially seeking the donation of a non-wood picnic table for the Summer Youth Program



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. 


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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT  06109



One-Day Workshops

Aug. 6, 13; Sept. 3, Fearless Fluid and Quick Sketching with Bob Noreika

August 8 Bargue Drawing with Eliza Moser

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Kelly Radding

Birds and Botanicals 

September, 24-26, 2015

9:30am to 4:30pm

Christina Mastrangelo

Still Life Painting in Oils 

October 22-24, 2015

10am to 4:30pm

Qiang Huang

Still Life Painting in Oils 

October 14-16, 2015

9:30am to 4:30pm

Barbara Jaenicke

The Poetic Landscape in Pastel and Oil 

November 12-14, 2015

9:30am to 4:30pm

More Workshops 


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