To see is the student's first and last concern. Without a well-trained eye a student can never rise above mediocrity. 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. 


It all begins with drawing, continues with drawing practice, as drawing reveals insights in how to paint.

This Fall, we welcome Eliza Moser as she continues our core Bargue and Cast Drawing classes. Her well-qualified background is on our Instructor page.  Steve Linberg is taking a break and will return in 2019 to do an Anatomy Workshop and a Munsell Color Theory Workshop.

Bargue /Cast Drawing  with Eliza Moser

Figure Drawing  with Kathryn Engberg

Intro to Oil Painting  with Tsultrim Tenzin

Landscape Drawing with Paul Batch

Portrait Drawing  with Kathryn Engberg

The Master Copy in Oils  with Tsultrim Tenzin

Portrait from a Photo with Eliza Moser

Drawing at the Wadsworth  with Eliza Moser

Youth Drawing and Painting  with Nick Frasco

Cartooning and Animation  with Nick Frasco

Oil Painting for Youth  with Eliza Moser


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



Fall Events for Artists
Old Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair

Sept. 29, 2018 at Cove Park in Wethersfield. Artists are welcomed to apply for a booth. Exhibitor Booth. Wethersfield Academy for the Arts will have a booth for our programs. Sudents are invited to have a drawing hanging at our booth free of charge. The drawings can be NFS or for sale. Please contact us with interest:

End-of -Year Small Pieces Art Show
Plan Ahead!

Nov. 21 - Dec. 21, 2018 at the Watson Gallery in Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. All artists are welcomed to submit a piece with membership to the Academy. Any medium, size limit: no larger than 15" x 15". They must be for sale.


Next Open Studio / Open Sketch
Open to the public, these are non-instructional sessions, monitored, with a model. Bring your own supplies. 

Friday, Sept. 7, 6-9pm Full Figure Sketching. $12/evening

Saturday, Sept. 8, 1:30-4:30pm Portrait Sketching. $10/afternoon


The Academy Art Books Library

 We welcome donations of your Art Books for student reference material.

Contact us at:


Adult Class and Workshop Registrations can be done online on those pages 

A Yearly Membership is required to register for any class or workshop at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts. Please sign up for membership first to see all the classes and workshops for registration.

Adult Membership - $30

Student/Senior Membership - $25

Family Membership - $60.

Membership Sign-Up

Academy Needs Support 

Please consider a tax deductible donation to this 501c3 Arts non-profit as we continue to deliver excellent programming for artists of all levels and the community at large into 2018.  We are thankful for all donations and invite you to visit us.

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Volunteers Wanted

If you have a few hours to do some gardening for us, please call or email us. 

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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109




Finishing that Painting & Portfolio Review

 with Christina Mastrangelo

Aug. 23-25

The Portrait in Costume

 with Kathryn Engberg

Sept. 4-8

17th C Dutch Breakfast Still Life

 with Justin Wood

Oct. 4 - 7

Understanding the Sky for Artists

 with Lauren Sansarciq

Nov.  15 -17

The Narrative Portrait

 with Richard Scott

Dec.  26 - 30

The Landscape Painting in Oils

 with John MacDonald

May 20-24, 2019

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