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.

Payments can be made now on VENMO:  WethersfieldAcademyfortheArts      

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


14 May

The Chromatic Still Life in Oils Virtual Workshop

with  Samuel Hung

4-Day Workshop  9:30 am-4:30 pm

May 14-17, 2021

Virtual Workshop



In this 4-day virtual workshop, students will be focusing on the fundamentals of still life painting in oils with chromatic objects. 

Emphasis will be given on composition, drawing accurately, concepts of modeling light on form and color theory. Participants will be guided through the process of completing a still-life painting from start to finish and you will achieve a better understanding of judging value relationships and mixing color accurately for chromatic objects in a painting. There will be daily demos and individual guidance. A list of suggested items students can paint will be supplied. 


Fee : $355. with membership
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One-Day Figure Drawing Workshops

with  Kathryn Engberg

1-Day Workshops  9:00 am-3:30 pm

Sunday, June 27, July 25, August 22 

In-Studio with male and female models

COVID Protocoled including HEPA Air Filtration



In this monthly 6 hr workshop, we will work with a live model holding a single pose. Kathryn will demo and lecture on starting a figure drawing block-in, anatomy and structure, light and form, thus modeling believable three dimension forms. Artists can use the time with the model to pursue their individual goals, whether that is practicing block ins, studying anatomy, or creating an figure drawing with abbreviated modeling. All skill levels are welcome.  Fee includes model cost.

Fee : $120 per date with membership
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26 August

Figure Drawing Workshop

with  Tyler Berry

4-day Workshop with one model pose

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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9 Sept

Still Life Workshop in Oils

with  Carlo Russo

September 9 - 12, 2021

4-Day Workshop  9:30 am-4:30 pm



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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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 October 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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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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