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. 


Bargue Drawing   with Steve Linberg

Color Theory   with Steve Linberg

Cast Drawing & Painting  with Katie Engberg

Figure Drawing  with Katie Engberg

Portrait Drawing  with Katie Engberg

Perspective Drawing  with Steve Linberg

Anatomy Drawing  with Steve Linberg

Still Life Drawing   with Eliza Moser

Drapery Drawing   with Eliza Moser

Ecorche of Human Face    with Eliza Moser

Ecorche of Human Form    with Eliza Moser

Youth Program

Youth Drawing and Painting  with Nick Frasco

Cartooning and Animation  with Nick Frasco

Embroidery  with Lynn Payette

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



2017 Biennial Fine Art

Competition and Show

October 7-21

New Location, Deadline and Digital Files Accepted (but not mandatory), See Prospectus

Adjudicator:  Douglas Hyland

Open to All Artists     Prospectus

Fall Art Lectures and Offerings

Sept. 12     Richard Scott,  Post-Contemporary Realism*

Oct. 7- 21    Biennial Art Show;  at the Kenney Memorial Cultural Center, Opening Oct. 7, 5:30-7:30

Nov. 14    Charter Oak Flutes Concert *  7pm

Nov. 18    Writing Workshop  From Memory to Memoir: Writing and Preserving Your Life Story taught by Susan Omilian

* These events suggested donation $10.

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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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 

The second Saturday each month;

Oct. 14, Nov. 11

Live model, $10 per session

Need 6 to run the session


Finishing that Painting 

 with Jeremiah Patterson

Two-Day Workshop

September 22-23, 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. 23-27, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

Winter Landscape in Pastel

 with Elizabeth Rhoades

Three-Day Workshop

Feb. 22-24, 2018

The Wethersfield Academy for the Arts is a 501(c)3 American tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

The Wethersfield Academy for the Arts will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to the Academy for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
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