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. 


2015 Biennial Fine Art Competition Show

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave. Wethersfield

The public is invited to view this special show

October 9-21, 2015, 12-4pm every day except Sun., Oct. 18

Best of Show Award:  Lemon Drops - Steve Wilda

Best Still Life:  Silver Pitcher - Virginia Buck

Best Portrait:  Old Man - Alex Anismov

Best Landscape:  Sebethe Dam - Justine Grandpre

Best Botanical:  Pyrus Communis - Kelly Radding

Best Drawing:  Saturday Morning Portrait - Jim Smola

Best Youth Artwork:  On the Farm - Jamie Condon

We want to thank the generous support of TD Bank, Webster Bank, Dick Blick Art Supplies, Jerry's Art Supplies and the many private donors who have contributed to the prize awards

CPAPS presents a landscape painting demonstration by award winning artist, Stephanie Marzella, on Wednesday, November 18, at 6:30 pm.

Stephanie was awarded Judge's Choice by Peter Trippi in the 2014 Plein Air Easton Competition. She works in tonal sepia, and fills her paintings with emotion and atmosphere. Her work is fluid, and delicate. A very unique approach to landscape painting, you will see the importance of understanding value in constructing a painting in only one color. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. A $20.00 donation is suggested.

Donor's Choice 


Membership to the Academy

Yearly membership reguired to take any Class or Workshop. 

$30 adults, $25 for seniors and school/college students


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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT  06109


One Day Workshops

Nov. 14 Color Mixing Harmony Limited Palate

Dec. 5 Flower Painting

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Christina Mastrangelo

Portrait 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 - Pastel & Oil

November 12-14, 2015

Workshop Filled - Waiting List


Stephanie Marzella

The Tonal Sepia Landscape in Oils 

November 19-21, 2015

9:30am to 4:30pm

Bivenne Staiger

The Floral Interpretation in Watercolor

January 14-16, 2016

9:30am to 4:30pm

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