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. 



Saturday, August 29

10am - 12pm

See our facilities and register for Fall classes/workshops 

Back to Art Special of 10% off all Classes until Aug. 30

2015 Biennial Fine Art Competition, Show

Call to artists to submit their new work for this exciting competition with a two week show at the Academy in Wethersfield

October 5-21, 2015

Registration Deadline September 15

 Best of Show - $1,000

Webster Bank Award for Best Portrait - $500.

William Holmes Memorial for Best Landscape - $400

Dick Blick Award for Best Drawing - $250

Dick Blick Award for Best Botanical - $250

Jerry's Artarama Award for Best Youth Art (under 18) - $150.

Other monetary award:  

Best Still Life

Prospectus details here 

Looking at Nature: A Brief History of Landscape Art,

Part II

Prof. Alexandra Onuf

15 September 2015, Tuesday, 6:30 pm


(Prof. Onuf will continue her wonderful lecture on Landscapes in Art.)

Pictures of the natural world are immensely popular in our contemporary world. What spurs our fascination with landscapes? In this second lecture on the topic, we will trace the development of landscape art from the late 19th century and the rise of Impressionism through the multimedia representations of landscape and nature in the early 21st century. Though this visual virtual tour, we will be able to more fully ponder the many meanings we imbue within the landscapes we see and create all around us. 

Above: Paul Cezanne, Mont St. Victoire, c. 1902-4

Below: Robert Smithson, The Spiral Jetty, 1970

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Membership to the Academy

$30 per year

$25 for seniors and students per year

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


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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT  06109


One & Two-Day Workshops

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Kelly Radding

Birds and Botanicals 

September, 24-26, 2015

9:30am to 4:30pm

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 in Pastel and Oil 

November 12-14, 2015

9:30am to 4:30pm

1 space opened up

More Workshops 


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