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. 


Please call for information, classes and workshops



Our foundational drawing classes encourages drawing practice, a skill that is to be continuously honed.

This Fall, we welcome Eliza Moser as she continues our core Bargue and Cast Drawing classes. Katie Engberg will continue her Portrait and Figure Drawing clases.

Bargue /Cast Drawing
 with Eliza Moser

Figure Drawing
 with Kathryn Engberg

Intro to Oil Painting
with Tsultrim Tenzin

Landscape Drawing
with Paul Batch

Portrait Drawing
  with Kathryn Engberg

The Master Copy in Oils
  with Tsultrim Tenzin

Portrait from a Photo
with Eliza Moser

Drawing at the Wadsworth 
with Eliza Moser

Painting Birds in Oils 
with Nick Frasco

Youth Drawing and Painting
  with Nick Frasco

Cartooning and Animation
  with Nick Frasco

Oil Painting for Youth
with Eliza Moser


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



Call to Artists for Special

End-of -Year Small Pieces Art Show

Entry form due Nov. 9
Nov. 24 - Dec. 22, 2018 at the Watson Gallery in Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. All artists are welcomed to submit 3 pieces with membership to the Academy. See Prospectus for medium, size limit: no larger than 15" x 15". The artwork must be for sale. Opening reception is on Dec. 1


Concert I Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7pm
A Joyous Evening with Flutes

Featuring Charter Oak Flutes, Directed by Virginia Church
Music includes works by G. Faure, Debussy, Lombardo, and a Premier Performance by Nicole Chamberlain.

All Lecture/ Music Events are suggested donation of $12; includes a reception

REGISTRATION FORMAdult Class and Workshop Registrations can be done online on those pages.

A Yearly Membership is required to register for any class or workshop at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts. Please sign up for membership first to see all the classes and workshops for registration. Memberships:   Adult  - $30      Student/Senior - $25     Family - $60.


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. Please send checks to address below or click the Donate button or support us through your Amazon purchases.

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Volunteers Wanted

If you have an interest in helping with this Arts Org., please call or email us with your interest.

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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109



Understanding the Sky for Artists

 with Lauren Sansarciq

Nov.  15 -17

The Narrative Portrait

 with Richard Scott

Dec.  26 - 30

The Figure in Watercolor

 with Jeremiah Patterson

Jan. 25-27, 2019

The Landscape Painting in Oils

 with John MacDonald

May 20-24, 2019

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