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 one month show in October at the Watson Gallery. A total of $7,000 in prizes will be awarded. Membership is required with an early entry fee by June 30. A Gala Private Opening will be held Sept. 30 followed by a public opening Oct. 1. 


Sundays in the Summer are for Art
We have put together fun, short, low-cost Sunday Art events for those looking for something interesting to do. Best with family and friends. Print out the list and email us to sign up. Hope you can join us!   

Sunday July 3 Pop-up Art Show cancelled








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10 July
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

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Register by August 12th
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Biennial Fine Art Competition Show
October 2022
Realism (all mediums)