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.

We encourage all artists to hone their drawing abilities with practice in graphite and charcoal. Thus, our Charles Bargue inspired classical drawing classes are a way to develop your sight-size understanding. The process requires patience but is rewarding. Join our studio community in developing this knowledge. 

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Fall 2019 Art Talks

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2019 Workshops

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts gives you the tools to create your vision.

The Art of Learning is the Art of Discovery


3 July
Aug. 30

Member Show
July 3 - Aug. 30

Keeney Memorial Cultural Center’s Watson Gallery
17 Aug 2019

Gallery Talk

10:30am The Member Show, Watson Gallery.

The public is invited.
20 Sept 2019

Art Lecture:

7:00pm The Life and Work of Al Hirschfeld

Download the 2019 Fall Lecture Series flyer. (PDF 2019 Fall Lecture Series)

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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 2019. We are thankful for all donations and invite you to visit us.
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