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. 


We are offering a One Year FREE Membership for new registrations by Dec. 30 for classes and workshops in 2017

Classes run in 6-week sessions

Atelier Bargue Drawing
   with Steve Linberg

Anatomy Drawing   with Steve Linberg

Figure 1  with Kathryn Engberg

Color Theory/Munsell   with Steve Linberg

Cast Drawing   with Kathryn Engberg


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.


End of Year Support

Consider a donation to the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, a 501c3 non-profit at this time. We strive to provide artists and those interested in persuing artistic abilities, unique art education experiences.

Below is a DONATE button for your online contributions. Thank you for your kindness from the Board of the Academy. 

Member Show

Current adult members are welcomed to submit one piece of artwork for a Member Show in December. We encourage work produced at the Academy but not mandatory. Artwork may be for sale and will be accepted Dec. 7., 4-5:30pm

Opening on Dec. 10 during our Members Holiday Party, 5:30pm. Opening for the public 6:30 - 8:30pm

Volunteers needed to show sit on Saturdays 10am -3pm   Other viewing times by appointment to the public. Show open until Jan. 7, artwork may be picked up from 3-5pm


The Youth Program will have a show in January at the Wethersfield Public Library.

Art Greeting Cards

by the Instructors and Students of Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

Holiday SPECIAL!

4 Boxes  - $20.  Originally $15/box

Each pack has 10 variety of cards, Blank Inside

Available Sat. mornings 9:30am - 12pm

Give an Art Gift Certificate

to be used in any class or workshop


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


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Open Sketch, Sat. Dec. 31

A great way to spend the last day of the year!

Three-Day Workshops 2017

Save the Date!

Member Holiday Party

with Member Show


Bring an art ornament for the tree/take an ornament

Kindly Rsvp:

Opening Reception Saturday, December 10, 2016.  6:30-8pm  

Open to the Public

Viewings on Saturdays until Jan. 7, 2017

10am - 3pm or by appointment

Bill Hoffman Drawing Boards SaleAd Space Available

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

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