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.

Our Summer 2021 Youth Art Program is Here!

All of our June 21 - July 23 exciting weekly offerings are listed on the Youth Arts Program page. The 5 week program includes returning favorites and some new themes. There is something here for every creative young person aged 7 - 16. 

All day sign-ups include free supervision during the lunch hour plus outdoor time. The morning and afternoon sessions include outdoor supervised break time with games as well. All materials used are included. 

Please sign-up early as limited spaces are still in place due to COVID spacing. Also, the early pricing will go up on June 1.  





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2021 Workshops

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19 May

FREE Paper Toning Session

12pm - 1pm
FREE Workshop Join Veronique as she demonstrates how to tone your paper with various mediums for Figure Drawing.
Bring heavier weights of paper or 140# watercolor paper and a wide brush.
We will supply the medium.
Bring your own lunch.

18-21 August
Pastel Live Poster

Virtual Conference

Pastel Live
The World's First Online Virtual Pastel Conference

Pastel Live Event Link

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Vincent Bike on Main Street

Our Vincent@ Bikes on Main in Old Wethersfield!

Sunday May 16, 2021 at 3pm

Free to the public, we will show the feature film Loving Vincent

This collaborative effort with the Wethersfield Historical Society will be held at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. This is the first animated feature film with paintings created by over 120 artists painting 65,000 paintings. Our own Tyler Berry traveled to Poland to paint several hundred of these paintings.
Refreshments (French?) for donation and fun silent auction.
This movie is not advisable for young children.