Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. 
- Edgar Degas

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:

Atelier Figure & Bargue Drawing

with Christina Mastrangelo


Sculpting the Portfolio in Clay

with Deidre Sassano


Youth Program

Drawing Animation with Jenn Maynard  

Atelier Portfolio Development   

Drawing for Teens - Learning to See with Eliza Moser  

Youth Drawing and Painting with Nick Frasco   


Drop-In Live Studio Figure & Portrait Sessions 

Tues., 6:30pm - 9pm:  Oct. 14, 21


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




2014 Fall Lecture Series

All Lectures on Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Open to the Public, Suggested Donation, Refreshments 

October 28

Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond with Erin Monroe

Explore the poignant imagery and masterful technique one of the twentieth century’s most popular artists. Inspired by three Andrew Wyeth egg tempera paintings in the Wadsworth’s collection–Northern Point (1950), April Wind (1952), and Chambered Nautilus (1956)–this lecture will look at his use of windows and doors as symbolic passages. The close examination of numerous preparatory studies for these paintings, in a variety of media, will also demonstrate Wyeth’s ability to build an evocative image from an initial, cursory sketch or drawing.

Erin Monroe is the Robert H. Schutz, Jr., Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. 


November 18

The Icon Painting with Marek Czarnecki

Traditional Orthodox icons contain many paradoxes; its primary goal is not to be a self-conscious work of art, but a tool used in prayer.  Icons have created a very specific language of signs, symbols and technique which are inseparable from its overall vision. This lecture will talk about how the icon uses the language of representational painting; but at the point it intersects with spiritual realities, it finds a new way to articulate a unity of visible and invisible worlds. We will looking at each layer of the process of "writing" an icon while simultaneously pointing out the larger spiritual ideals which each step manifests. 


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Membership to the Academy

$30 per year

Classes and Workshops at member price

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

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



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