Workshops

Our Atelier workshops provide the artist in training an opportunity to engage in an intensive multi-day workshop with personal interaction with a distinguished professional artist.

Registrations can be accomplished online or you can send in a check with the registration form here (PDF Registration Form). We also have a new Venmo account: @Wethersfield_Academy_Arts.

Deposit/Cancellation Policy at bottom.

1-Day Workshop March 14th, 2024

Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop

with  Maggie Downie

New! 1-Day Workshop

Thursday, March 14th, 2024 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Workshop limited to 15 people

$27 per person

   

Learn to make Pysanky (Ukrainian) eggs with instructor Maggie Downie. 

Pysanky is the decorative art of creating beautifully colored and intricately detailed eggs and is steeped in Ukrainian folklore and tradition. In this workshop, you’ll learn the process of dyeing eggs, and creating designs using melted beeswax. No previous experience is needed. Participants will work with several patterns, making lovely eggs that can last a lifetime.

The Wethersfield Academy for the Arts will provide all materials needed and light refreshments.

Come join us for an evening of creativity and tradition! 

Materials List

    Fee : $27

    13th & 14th April 2024

    In Depth: Portrait Drawing (Part 1) - Portrait Drawing Essentials & Working in Graphite

    with  Chelsea Bard

    PART 1

    Saturday & Sunday, April 13th & 14th, 2024

    9:00am - 4:00pm

       

    In this exciting two-part workshop series: In Depth: Portrait Drawing From Life, acclaimed portrait artist Chelsea Bard offers an immersive exploration of the use of dry media to convey character and energy. Working with a live model, students will learn structural anatomy, achieving naturalistic likeness by observing light and form. Along with demonstrating her process, Chelsea will offer individual instruction and critiques. This workshop is open to all skill levels! Please see the attached materials list below.

    An evening reception and exhibition of Chelsea's work will be included in this workshop!

    Students are welcome to enroll in Part 1 or Part 2 of this series. Get a $75 discount ($800 total) if you enroll in both parts!

    Materials List

    Fee : $350

    15th - 17th April 2024

    In Depth: Portrait Drawing (Part 2) - Working with Dry Media Palette & Reductive Portrait Drawing

    with  Chelsea Bard

    PART 2

    Monday - Wednesday, April 15th - 17th, 2024

    9:00am - 4:00pm

       

    In this exciting two-part workshop series: In Depth: Portrait Drawing From Life, acclaimed portrait artist Chelsea Bard offers an immersive exploration of the use of dry media to convey character and energy. Working with a live model, students will learn structural anatomy, achieving naturalistic likeness by observing light and form. Along with demonstrating her process, Chelsea will offer individual instruction and critiques. This workshop is open to all skill levels! Please see the attached materials list below.

    An evening reception and exhibition of Chelsea's work will be included in this workshop!

    Students are welcome to enroll in Part 1 or Part 2 of this series. Get a $75 discount ($800 total) if you enroll in both parts!

    Materials List

    Fee : $525

    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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