Registrations for workshops requires a yearly membership which covers administration costs. You will receive email updates on our latest offerings. General membership is $30. Student and senior memberships are $25. Family memberships are $60. Registrations can be accomplished online with payment button under each class or you can mail in a check with the registration form here (PDF Registration Form). Deposit/Cancellation Policy at bottom.

In reopening from the COVID 19, we are following CT State guidelines and are maintaining our own guidelines. 


2 Jan 2021

Figure Drawing

with  Tyler Berry

4-Day Workshop  9:30 am-4:30 pm

Jan. 2-5, 2021

Start the year off right!


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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8 Jan 2021

Color Bootcamp - A Practical Guide to Dynamic Color

with  Julie Beck

3-Day Workshop  Online

9:30 am-4:30 pm

Jan. 8-10, 2021


Tired of creating piles of mud? Are you looking for a reliable consistent paint mixing approach? Do you want to spend 3 days with fabulous people learning things that will make your oil paintings better? Of course you do!

In this three day workshop, (great for absolute beginners or veteran painters) we will dive into the complex world of color mixing, perception and relationships. Day 1 we ensure that we fully understand our tools and use that to develop a color mixing strategy that is repeatable and consistent so we can learn how to make subtle and accurate adjustments to our paint mixes. While color mixing can seem overwhelming or complicated, this approach is all about being logical, and easy to understand. Day 2 we will learn about and understand the process of making a color study. We will put our mixing and matching strategies to the test with a color study from the flat (you can choose something to work from or choose from some existing options). Day 3 we will either continue the color study from the previous day or start a new one.

2 weeks before class, we will reach out to you to see which images you would like to work from (we will give you options) and we can either mail you those print outs, or we can give you the digital file for you to print on your own.

Fee : $395 with membership
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5 March 2021

Plein Air: Bringing the Outside In

with  Paul Batch

3-Day Workshop  9:30 am-4:30 pm

March 5-7, 2021


In this workshop, you will be given the power to move mountains and trees -- on your canvas. We will paint plein air one day producing multiple grisailles and color studies in oils. On the second and third day, we will compose a new oil painting each day, applying what we learned outside and allowing ourselves the freedom of self expression in the studio.

Each morning will begin with a demonstration, followed by independent painting time with Paul providing personal help at the easel, and ending with a group critique. A strong emphasis will be placed on composition and drawing. All levels of students are welcome. The intent of this workshop is not to walk away with a nice picture of your afternoon but, to discover the value of painting outside and the power of creation in the studio.


Fee : $295 with membership
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Paint Beautiful Flowers With Luminescent Color

with  Diana Reeves

5-Day Workshop  9:30 am-4:30 pm

Please note this workshop is being moved to June 2021


Paint gorgeous flowers with confidence and joy! Learn to paint roses and other fresh flowers, as well as how to mix accurate, luminescent color during this five-day workshop.  

Fee : with membership
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Still Life Workshop in Oils

with  Carlo Russo

4-Day Workshop  9:30 am-4:30 pm

Please note this workshop is being moved to September 2021


This 4 day workshop will focus on still life painting fundamentals. The students will first make a fairly simple line drawing of their set up, and when finished will transfer the drawing onto a pre-primed panel. Over the course of the next several days the painting will be developed in a multi-step process which will give the objects a strong sense of form, color and depth. The instructor will offer daily demonstrations to help reinforce the technique and will offer plenty of individual help and critique to the students.


Fee : $455. 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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