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.

Thank you to all who participated in our First Art Auction!  Support for our programming came from donations of artwork by artists, instructors, local sponsors such as The Charles, Grange Fresh, CWB Wines and others.  We appreciate all those who bid and extra thanks to those who won the bids!  It was tremendous fun at a time when we needed the brevity. 




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2021 Workshops

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Feb 25  
Peter Trippi Virtual Lecture on J. W. Waterhouse


Peter Trippi Virtual Lecture on
J. W. Waterhouse (1849–1917) the British artist who drew inspiration from classical mythology, Romantic literature, and medieval legend

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The Story Behind Art Commissions
A Virtual Conversation led by Richard Scott with Mario Robinson, Patricia Wattwood and Martin Wittfooth
Join us for a conversation between four realist portrait artists with strong stylistic foundations.

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April 1  
Miss Maybell and the
Jazz Age Artistes


Miss Maybell and the Jazz Age Artistes’
A Virtual Concert with Lauren Sansaricq on vocals, washboard, guitar and banjo; Charlie Judkins on Piano; Brian Nalepka on Bass & Tuba.

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