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.


 2022 Biennial Fine Art Competition Show 

Calling all artists to submit entries to our Biennial Competition Fine Art Show this fall. The Prospectus is ready. The theme for this year is Realism in 3 categories:  Figure or Portrait, Nature or Landscape and Still Life. Our adjudicator is Peter Trippi, Senior Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, who will select the paintings for the show which will run Oct. 1 to Nov. 13 at the Watson Gallery.

A total of $7,000 in prizes will be awarded. Membership is required with entry fee by August 30. A Gala Dinner with talk by Peter Trippi, Special Show Preview Friday night Sept. 30. Details to come.


Webster Sponsorship of Art Competition


      Visit Webster Bank on Silas Deane Highway to see Picasso greeting patrons as part of Webster Banks support of the Arts and the 2022 Biennial Competition at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts. Sherly Correa, Consumer Banker at this Webster welcomes Picasso for his visit.

      Sponsorships are available for other businesses and companies who would like to support our Competition and be visited at their place of business by Picasso.


Sundays in the Summer are for Art

We have one more Plein Air session next Sunday. 8/21; 9am-12:30pm. Another Wethersfield location.  

Email us to sign up.

August 28 is our End of Summer Bash

For members and friends; Live Jazz, games, we will grill chicken and veggie kabobs - bring a creative appetizer, salad, dessert, drinks. Art Finds tables inside for suggested donations. 4-6pm

RSVP with food/drink contribution:   Email us




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11 Sept
Figure Drawing Session

Figure Drawing Session

10am - 2:30pm
Figure Drawing Session

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18-20 Aug
Pastel Live Workshop

Pastel Live Workshop

3 Day
Pastel Live Workshop

Spend 3 Days Learning From 30 Of The World's Best Pastel Artists

SAVE UP TO $600 OFF retail.
Register by August 12th
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Biennial Fine Art Competition Show
October 2022
Realism (all mediums)