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. 


Classes run in 6-week sessions

Atelier Bargue Drawing
   with Steve Linberg

Anatomy Drawing   with Steve Linberg

Figure 1  with Kathryn Engberg

Portrait Drawing  with Kathryn Engberg

Color Theory/Munsell   with Steve Linberg

Watercolor Painting   with Bivenne Staiger

Wildlife Portraits in Colored Pencils  with Nick Frasco

The Art of the Print: Monotype  with Trudy Mitchell


Youth Program

Youth Drawing and Painting 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.

Sponsors of Summer Youth Art Program



Edgar Degas:

A Strange New Beauty

In the mid-1870s, Degas was introduced to the monotype process - drawing in ink on a metal plate that was then run through a press, typically resulting in a single print. See this delightful show of what Degas created, now at the MOMA, through July 24, 2016.

The Wethersfield Academy will be offering a class in printmaking this fall. See Classes. 

2016 Summer Youth Art Program

Six Weeks of Exciting Art Themes for Ages 6 to Teens in Half Day Options

June 20 - July 29



For Information:

Click Here for Program 

Registration Form Below

Attention Parents:  The fees for the Summer Youth Art Program may be deductible if you work full time. Please ask your tax advisor. The Academy is a 501c3 non-profit. The Fed. tax number is:  05-0633432

Membership to the Academy

Yearly membership reguired to take any

Class or Workshop. 

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



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. 

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109



Three-Day Workshops

Truman Hosner
Concepts for Painting the Figure in Outdoor Settings

Sept. 15-17, 2016

9:30am to 4:30pm

More Workshops


Bivenne Staiger
Painting Nature in Watercolor

Wed., Sept. 7, 2016,  7pm


Japan, Edo period, late 17th century, “Deep Bowl with Lid” Arita ware, Kakiemon type, porcelain with overglaze enamels, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alice Hyland
Exotic and Erotic: Flowers and Fruit in Chinese and Japanese Art

Particular flowers and fruits have special symbolism in China and Japan. We will see examples of the lotus, peony, grape, melon, iris, peach as well as plants associated with the four seasons. The works of art will range in date from the fifth to twenty-first centuries. Representations in the following media will be included: Buddhist sculpture, painting, ceramics, lacquer, textiles and woodblock prints. We will also explore the distinctions between Chinese and Japanese art.

Tuesday., Sept. 27, 2016,  7pm

Steven Law
Decouvert Fine Art
On Collecting Drawings

Tuesday., November 15, 2016,  7pm

Bill Hoffman Drawing Boards SaleAd Space Available

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