Registrations for workshops requires a yearly membership which covers administration costs. You will receive email updates on our latest offerings. General membership is $40. Student and senior memberships are $25. Family memberships are $60. Registrations can be accomplished online or you can mail in a check with the registration form here (PDF Registration Form). VENMO payments @ wethersfieldacademyforthearts  

Deposit/Cancellation Policy at bottom.

23 Sept

Painting the Organic Still Life in Oils

with  Grace DeVito

3-day Workshop

Sept. 23-25

10am - 4:00pm


Join nationally acclaimed artist Grace DeVito for a 3-day oil painting workshop “Painting the Organic Still Life”. Learn her process of multi layered still life painting by lecture, demonstration and critiques. Individual instruction will be given throughout the workshop. For Intermediate and advanced painters. There will be various curated set ups to work from over the 3 days.  

Workshop format: 

10:00-12:00 Demo and lecture

12:00–1:00 Lunch break

1:00-4:00 pm - Students paint as Grace gives individual critiques.

A $25 materials set-up fee will need to be paid in cash on the first day of the workshop.                                            


Fee : $480 with membership
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20 Oct

Figure Drawing

with  Tyler Berry

4-day workshop

Oct. 20 - 23

9:30am - 4:30pm



Over the four days, students will strengthen their drawing skills and anatomical knowledge through drawing the figure from life. The class will begin with a series of short poses leading to one long pose for the four-day workshop. The instructor will guide the participants through the drawing process with demonstrations and individual critiques. 

The process begins with the block-in stage, which aims to capture the dynamic gesture through accurate proportion, shape design and structural anatomy. After the block-in, students will move into modeling form through an understanding of the light source.   Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Model fee included.

Fee : $345. with membership
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4 Nov

Paint the Night in Pastels

with  Christine Ivers

3 Day Workshop

Nov. 4-6

10am - 4:30pm


After an evening out photographing nocturnal scenes the night before the workshop begins, we will then make the boards/surface that Chris paints on. With tricks of the trade from photography to making glows in the night, you will experience the exhilarating feeling of immediate light in the night with reflections, metal, and indigo skies! This is a relaxing and encouraging workshop for all levels of pastel artists. Includes Demos and Critiques. Supply charge of $15 per board not included in tuition.

Fee : $325. with membership
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24 July

Photographing Your Artwork

with  Peter Glass

2-Day Workshop: Sundays July 24, 31

12:30 - 3:30pm


Peter will cover the falling items the first Sunday:  

  • Basic camera theory and operation of both digital 35mm cameras and smartphone cameras (iPhones and Android) in the Manual mode
  • Best material to use for the background
  • Hanging the artwork
  • Lens and focal length selection
  • Basic lighting theory
  • The use of polarizing filters (for lights and lens)
  • Placing the lights and making the illumination even
  • Types of tripods and heads
  • Using the tripod and cable release
  • Taking the picture
  • Using an image calibration tool

On the July 31, editing images will be covered in Adobe Camera Raw editing software 

Fee : $150 with membership
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Deposit / Cancellation Policy

Deposits are required for all classes and workshops in the amount of half the tuition to secure limited spots. Full payment is due two weeks before the start of the session. All cancellations must be made 2 weeks before the start of a class or workshop. We are not responsible for issuing refunds, credits or transfers for classes/workshops missed due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control.  If a workshop is cancelled by us, you will receive a refund.

All requested refunds (within 2 weeks of the start of the class or workshop) from online payments will be returned via check. A 5% refund fee will be subtracted from the amount paid through online payments. 

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