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. 


Classes run in 6-week sessions

Atelier Bargue Drawing

with Steve Linberg

Watercolor - Nature Journaling with Leslie Watkins

Wildlife Portraits in Colored Pencils -  with Nick Frasco

Color Theory with the Munsell System with Steve Linberg


Youth Program

Youth Drawing and Painting with Nick Frasco

Nature Journaling for Youth with Leslie Watkins

2016 Summer Youth Art Program

Six Weeks of Exciting Art Themes for Ages 6 to Teens in Half Day Options

June 20 - July 29

Open House on May 7 

Free One-Year Youth Membership for registrations between 10am - 2pm

Registration form in middle column

For Information:

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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.

Sponsor of Summer Youth Art Program



Art Lectures

Tuesday, May 17 & 24

Two-Part Lecture: How Printed Pictures Changed the World

with Professor Alexandra Onuf

As we grapple with our changing world in the Age of the Internet, it seems the perfect time to reflect back on an earlier moment in history when another major technological advance – the invention of printing - fundamentally reshaped our world.  Over two lectures focused specifically on the early history of printed images, we will consider how prints reshaped art, faith and knowledge in the West.  Highlights will include prints by Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden, and Andrea Mantegna, as well as prints after famous compositions by the likes of Raphael and Michelangelo. 

Lectures 6:30-8pm     Reception     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



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. 

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109


Sponsor of Lecture Series


Saturday, One-Day 

June 18  Plein Air Garden Painting

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Three-Day Workshops

Leslie Watkins

The Landscape in Watercolor

June 23-25, 2016

9:30am to 4:30pm

Truman Hosner
Concepts for Painting the Figure in Outdoor Settings

Sept. 15-17, 2016

9:30am to 4:30pm

More Workshops

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