Deposit / Cancellation Policy

Deposits are required for all classes and workshops in the amount of half the tuition to secure limited spots. Full payment is due two weeks before the start of the session. All cancellations must be made 2 weeks before the start of a class or workshop. We cannot be responsible for issuing refunds, credits or transfers for classes missed due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled by us, all money will be promptly refunded.

 

 

Please contact Academy for space availabilities after class begins

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109

info@wethersfieldarts.org

860-436-9857

 

 

Classes

 

Connecticut’s Classical Atelier Program

 

The Atelier program at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts provides the serious artist-in-training an opportunity to be coached and mentored by a distinguished faculty member. Atelier students work side-by-side with their instructors in the beautiful north light studio. Students are provided with individual space within the studio to complete projects independently or with the guidance of their instructor. It is advisable to meet with an Atelier instructor before the beginning of each session. For more information, please contact the Academy at 860-436-9857.

 

Atelier Bargue Drawing    Jump-in Possible

Instructor: Steve Linberg

These drawing courses are based upon the 19th C. French Academic drawing course designed by Charles Bargue. Students will start with graphite pencil on paper, receiving demonstrations on materials, how to approach a drawing, sight-size and comparative measurement drawing, and tricks to aid in the making of more representational drawings. Students will be given a group demonstration on technique, and then work individually on practicing this technique for understanding. The curriculum starts with simple projects and moves progressively onto harder more complex work, each one incorporating more techniques to build upon previous lessons.  

Students will be working on more complex Bargue drawings, incorporating the fundamentals learned and adding new challenges of value, intricacy, and size. Development of your skills depends on focus in conjunction with demonstrations, practice, and continual guidance. Emphasis is on accuracy and training your eye so as not to be dependent on grids or tracing, thus making it possible to pursue drawing actively and freely in other areas like portraiture from life and landscape sketching. There is also a some homework that is recommended but not mandatory. 

This is an ongoing class that students go at their own pace once they get started. Bargue #1 continues onto #2 all the way up to #4. The weeks are split into 6 week sessions. The principals taught are progressive and presented for the duration of the session.   Email us for jump-in registration.

 

Monday, May 21, 2018: Afternoon: 1:30 - 4:30pm or Evening: 5:30 - 8:30pm   6 weeks

Fee per Session: $270. members; $30. yearly membership

 

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Landscape Drawing - Jump in possible

Instructor: Paul Batch

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For centuries many of the greatest landscapes ever created began with drawing. Field sketches were an integral part to composing the masterpieces that came out of the Hudson River School. This course will provide the fundamentals needed by students seeking to further their understanding of both nature and how a landscape is constructed. There will be an emphasis on identifying shapes and executing details with accuracy. Demonstrations will be provided offering different approaches on how to achieve this. Classes will be held both outside and in the studio.

New Dates Soon

Fee: $270 for members;   $30 yearly membership 

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Still Life Drawing - Jump in possible

Instructor: Eliza Moser

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Learn the basics of still life in this drawing course, suitable for beginners and any level of artistic training.  Beginner students will leave this course with a solid understanding of the basics of drawing, while advanced students will learn how to push the boundaries of their skills.  Over the course students will learn how to take their drawing from a simple block-in, to a finished drawing with a full value-scheme and realistic sense of form. Each day will begin with a short exercise, designed to introduce students to all the essential drawing concepts in a memorable way in charcoal. 

Monday, starting May 21,  5pm - 8pm   6-weeks

Fee: $260 for members;   $30 yearly membership 

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Youth Arts Program

Youth Program - Drawing
Ages 6 and Up     6-week session 

Instructor: Nick Frasco

This course will teach the basic fundamentals of drawing, composition and painting, how to mix and apply paint, and use of a variety of art materials. Students may bring a project of their own to work on. The ultimate goal of the Youth Program is for the student to enjoy a rewarding experience and to create a work of art that is satisfying. Now extended to 2 hours per week for 6 weeks. 

Saturdays –  Two hours within 9:30-12:00pm; 6-week sessions ongoing (sign up for any Saturday)
Fee: $195. member; $25 yearly youth membership

Cartooning and Animation
Ages 6 and Up     6-week session 

Instructor: Nick Frasco

Learn to create your very own original Cartoon Character. Instructor Nick Frasco, will go over the different characteristics of drawing a dynamic character of your own. Starting by drawing their faces in a "cartoon style ", simplifying them into shapes and paying attention to depth while giving them a three dimensional look and drawing them from every imaginable angle. Once you have mastered these techniques, you will be well on your way to creating your own dynamic cartoon character.

Mondays  4-6pm; 6-week session
Fee: $170. member;  $25 yearly youth membership

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts continually adds new courses to its curriculum.

Please check back with us!