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. 


Annual Appeal

Dear Friends of the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts,

    We are pleased to report that the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts has flourished this year. Gifted instructors offer classes in drawing, painting and sculpture. Our workshops feature nationally recognized artists/instructors.
The summer youth program served over eighty children from area communities. The lecture series brought speakers of art history, music, poetry and demonstrations of various art forms to the community. One of the years’ highlights was the third Biennial Fine Arts Competition and Art Show.
    We look ahead to the upcoming year with hopes to expand the curriculum and lecture series, build up the summer youth scholarship program, and restore a small area of the next barn for much-needed storage.
    We thank you all for your support. We encourage you all to check out all of our offerings here, and to participate in the activities being offered.  We also hope you will consider making a tax deductible donation to the Academy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, to help foster and support the Arts in our community, or participating as a volunteer. We offer you all our best wishes for the upcoming Holidays and New Year!

Very Truly Yours,
Betty Standish, Chair
and The Board of Directors, Wethersfield Academy for the Arts 

Art Cards  by Wethersfield Academy for the Arts instructors and students. 10 designs, blank inside, with envelopes. $15/pack.  

Special Pricing until end of year.

2 packs for $25.; 3 packs for $30.  Available on Saturday mornings from 9am - 12pm at the Academy.

 Art Lecture Series 

January 13 

Demo: The Floral Interpretation in Watercolor 

with Bivenne Staiger 

February 16 

Lecture: Blade Smithing 

with Bill Hoffman 

March 15 

Lecture: Antique Gem Appraisals 

with John Codianni

All Lectures 6:30-8pm


Suggested Donation $10.

Membership to the Academy

Yearly membership reguired to take any Class or Workshop. 

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



Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109


One Day Workshops


Dec. 5 Flower Painting

More in 2016 below

Click Here for All One Day Workshops 

Bivenne Staiger

The Floral Interpretation in Watercolor

January 21-23, 2016

9:30am to 4:30pm 

Christina Mastrangelo

Portrait Drawing

(from photograph)

February 18-20, 2016

10am to 4:30pm

Christina Mastrangelo

Painting the Portrait in Oils 

March 10-12, 2016

10am to 4:30pm

More Workshops


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

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