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. 


Atelier Bargue Drawing   with Steve Linberg

Figure 1  with Kathryn Engberg

Portrait Drawing   with Kathryn Engberg

Cast Drawing and Painting   with Kathryn Engberg

Youth Program

Youth Drawing and Painting  with Nick Frasco

Cartooning and Animation  with Nick Frasco

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.

The Wethersfield Academy of Art is sponsored in part by




Saturday, June 3, 2017    10am - 4pm

Come see original paintings, drawings, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, etc. The Academy will have a white elephant tent of art books, supplies, easels, etc.    Refreshments available.
Also:  OPEN HOUSE for the Summer Youth Program; register on this day and get one year free membership. 
Spaces are still available for Artists to sell your artwork.
Registration Form for ARTMarket

The ACADEMY is looking for donations of art supplies/art books for our white elephant table


Click here for Program and Registration Form

Register at Open House June 3, 10am-4pm for a free one year student membership

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

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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109



Open Sketch

Saturday June 10, 1:30 - 5:30

(Please Rsvp; minimum of 6)

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Watercolor Painting 

 with Bivenne Staiger

Three-Day Workshop

June 8-10, 2017

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

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