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. 


Atelier Still Life Drawing   with Eliza Moster

Portrait Drawing   with Eliza Moser

Bargue Drawing   with Steve Linberg

Color Theory   with Steve Linberg

 Cast Drawing & Painting  with Katie Engberg

Figure Drawing  with Katie Engberg

Anatomy Drawing   with Steve Linberg

Coming Soon:  Perspectives

Youth Program

Youth Drawing and Painting  with Nick Frasco

Cartooning and Animation  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.

The Wethersfield Academy of Art is sponsored in part by



Click here for the Children's Summer Program and Registration Form

Spaces in many themes still open. 

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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2017 Biennial Fine Art

Competition and Show

October 7-21

Adjudicator:  Douglas Hyland

Open to All Artists     Prospectus


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 of every month;

 Aug. 12, Sept. 9;  1:30 - 5:30pm

Live model, $10 per session

We need 6 Rsvps to hold these sessions.

Please check here on Fridays to see whether it is going forward. 

Finishing that Painting 

 with Jeremiah Patterson

Two-Day Workshop

September 22-23, 2017

Portrait Painting in Oils 

 with Kathryn Engberg

Four-Day Workshop

July 24-27, 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. 30- Nov. 10, 2017


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

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