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 summer, along with the Summer Youth Program, we are offering several adult learning opportunities in the form of workshops.

Please see the Workshop page. 

Bargue Drawing  with Steve Linberg

Landscape Drawing  with Paul Batch

Still Life Drawing  with Eliza Moser

Youth Drawing and Painting  with Nick Frasco

Cartooning and Animation  with Nick Frasco


Summer 2018 Youth Art Program

6 Weeks of Exciting Programs in Morning and Afternoon Options

June 25 to Aug. 3:  Mornings 9-12 and Afternoon 1-4pm sessions

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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.

The Wethersfield Academy of Art is sponsored in part by



Open Studio
Friday, July 6, 6 - 9pm
Practice your figure drawing with a model. Non-instructional session is monitored. Bring your own supplies, we have easels. $12 fee

Open Sketch
Saturday, July 14, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Practice your portrait drawing with a model. Non-instructional session is monitored. Bring your own supplies, we have easels. $10 fee

Spread the Word!

6 weeks starting June 25, 2018 

For ages 7 and up

Sign-up soon for limited spaces

Summer Youth Program Registration Form


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.

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.

Please send checks to address below or click the Donate button or support us through your Amazon purchases.

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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




Zorn Color Mixing

 with Eliza Moser

One Day, July 7, 2018

The Business of Art

 with Christina Mastrangelo

Three Days, June 29-July 1

10-Day Still Life Workshop

 with Christina Mastrangelo

July 9-13, 15-19


Portrait Sketch

 with Kathryn Engberg

July 23-27

Finishing that Paintint & Portfolio Review

 with Christina Mastrangelo

Aug. 23-25

The Portrait in Costume

 with Kathryn Engberg

Sept. 3-7

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

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