To see is the student's first and last concern. Without a well-trained eye a student can never rise above mediocritiy. 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. 


Anatomy Drawing  with Steve Linberg

Bargue Drawing  with Steve Linberg

Cast Drawing & Painting  with Tsultrim Tenzin

Figure Painting Long Pose  with Katie Engberg

Introduction to Oil Painting  with Tsultrim Tenzin

Landscape Drawing  with Paul Batch

Portrait Drawing in 3 Colors  with Katie Engberg


Youth Drawing and Painting  with Nick Frasco

Cartooning and Animation  with Nick Frasco

Spring Break Week  

April 9-13,  Mornings 9-12

Illustration Workshop with Christine Kornacki   

For ages 7 and up


Summer Youth Art Program 

6 weeks starting June 25, 2018 

To Be Announced soon.

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   

Fridays, March 2, April 6:   6 - 9:30pm

Full figure model, Non-instructional, monitored

$12 per session

Open Sketch   

Saturdays, March 10, April 14:  

1:30 - 5pm   Portrait model, Non-instructional, monitored

$10 per session

Bring your own supplies, we have easels

Both sessions are open to the public

RSVP:  we need 6 to run each session

The Academy Art Books Library

 We welcome donations of your Art Books for student reference material.

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Class / Workshop / Membership REGISTRATION

Please register for classes 2 weeks ahead. Do not show up the day of the start of a class/workshop as they are cancelled if the minimum is not met a week before the class/workshop start.  A deposit of 50% fee will hold a spot for you. 

A Yearly Membership is required to take any class or workshop at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts.

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.

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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109



Portrait Mastercopy in Oils 

 with Christina Mastrangelo

Three-Day Workshop

March 9-11, 2018

Color Theory for Oil Painters 

 with Steve Linberg

Five-Day Workshop

March 14-18, 2018

Perspective Drawing in Graphite 

 with Douglas Gillette

Two-Day Workshop

April 28-29, 2018


The Trompe L'oeil Painting

in Oils

 with Justin Wood

Five-Day Workshop

May 7-11, 2018

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

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