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


Atelier Figure Drawing

with Christina Mastrangelo

 

Atelier Bargue Drawing

with Eliza Moser

 

Atelier Introduction to Oils 

with Drew Lantrip

 

Watercolors for Nature Lovers

with Kathie Miranda 

 

Egg Tempera for Nature Lovers

with Kathie Miranda

 

Sculpting the Portfolio in Clay

with Deidre Sassano

  

Atelier Drawing

with Jack Montmeat

 

Youth Program

Drawing Animation

with Jenn Maynard

 

Atelier Portfolio Development

with Jack Montmeat

 

Youth Drawing and Painting 

with Nick Frasco 

 


 

Drop-In Live Studio Figure & Portrait Sessions 

Tues., Sept. 9 & 23 from 6:30 - 9pm

$10/session 

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

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

Classes begin September 7

News   

Fall Program Open House

Saturday, August 23, 3-5pm

Visit the relaxed atmosphere of our arts facilities and register early for youth classes, adult classes & workshops, Irish Music Academy and Wethersfield Ballet Academy. Meet instructors. Demonstrations. Refreshments. Sign up early for limited spaces.
  

 

2014 Fall Lecture Series

All Lectures on Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Open to the Public, Suggested Donation, Refreshments

 

September 30  

Music in the Glen: The Music of Ireland with Jeanne Freeman

What is the national symbol of Ireland?  Many might suppose it’s a shamrock – but it is actually a musical symbol, the harp – an ancient instrument representing a powerful musical legacy.  Join fiddler Jeanne Freeman, Director of the CT Academy of Irish Music, for an informal discussion and conversation exploring some fascinating historical aspects of Irish music, with perhaps a few tunes along the way. 

 

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

Mr. Czarnecki, who is a reknown icon painter, will discuss the very deep history of these paintings and the spiritual process that artists commit to in painting these images. 

 

 


  Donor's Choice

Donations of Your Choice

are Welcomed to Support

this unique Non-profit Arts Academy

 


 

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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Upcoming Workshops 

  

 

Jeremiah Patterson

Renaissance Drawing Materials

September 26-27, 2014 

9:30am - 4:30pm


  

 Ron Boehmer

Plein Air Workshop

October 23-25, 2014

10am to 4pm

 


 

Amy Xie

Two-Day Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2014

9:30am to 4:30pm

 


 

 

Karen Kluglein

Edible Botanicals

November 6-8, 2014

9am to 4pm

 


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