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 as this is the beginning of your skill set as an artist. Thus, our Charles Bargue inspired classical drawing classes are a way to develop drawing exactly what you see; your sight-size understanding. The process requires patience but is rewarding. Join our studio community in developing this knowledge.

Five Weeks of Creativity and Fun

Summer 2020 Youth Art Program

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Art Show

Youth Program Art Show
Wethersfield Public Library
22 Feb 2020

Art Lecture

"Why the Still Life Painting" by Todd Casey
Free: There will be a drawing at the end for a free book. Suggested donation. Reception included.
Todd Casey Flyer (PDF)
13 March 2020

Art Lecture

Julie Beck will explain what Sight-Size is and why it is such a remarkable method to drawing and painting.
Suggested Donation. Reception included.
20 March 2020
J.M.W Turner watercolor


LeaAnn Lovelace & David Stolz
This fav duo is back!

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