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 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. 


11-13 Nov.

Realism Live


3-day Annual Realism Live Workshop


We're maintaining the ticket price for Realism Live to $347 / $497 / $1097 for General / Premier / VIP ticket levels.
To reward early registrants, we're going to offer bonuses for those who sign up before certain date milestones (the next deadline being October 15th).  This should help keep the event affordable
  1. Josh LaRock - Realism Live 2020
  2. Juliette Aristides - RL 2000
  3. Gregory Mortenson - Critique
  4. Dan Sprick Studio Tour
  5. 1x Exclusive Zoom meeting with Artist TBD - Thursday, October 21st - 8PM EST

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Fee : with membership
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21 Nov.

Portrait Sketch in Oils Workshop

with  Tyler Berry


4 day workshop; Nov. 21 - 14

9:30am - 4pm 

Flex 2, 3 day possibilities


In this four day workshop students will learn to paint a full-color portrait from the live model. The first day of class will begin with the portrait block-in process, with an emphasis on the simple light and shadow arrangement, proportion and likeness. Students will use this knowledge over the next three days as they execute one finished portrait painting. We will discuss the essentials of structure and anatomy, how to capture a likeness, and a logical approach to color theory that will allow you to mix flesh tones reliably and quickly. An emphasis will be placed on good drawing and convincing light effect. The instructor will paint alongside students creating a demo portrait as reference. This workshop is open to students of all levels, but experience with drawing and oil painting is recommended. 

Email us if you can only do 2 or 3 days for different pricing. 

Also: Drawing the portrait is possible.




Fee : $360. with membership
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28 Nov.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

with  Staff

Sunday, Nov. 28;  1-3pm

Details to come.



This is our popular Holiday Wreath Workshop using fresh winter greens on a square or rectangular picture frame. Frame, green, decorations supplied. Instructed demonstration. Limited spaces but can be outdoors if weather permits.  

Membership is optional. Fee for workshop without membership: mail in check for $40. 

This is a fun workshop to do with friends/family. 


Fee : with membership
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27 Oct.

The Art of Autumn Leaves

with  Grace Scharr McEnaney

3 day workshop, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10

Wed., 1-3 pm


This 3 session watercolor workshop is being offered during the height of our fleeting Autumn season. You will gather leaves and other fall offerings to create a single botanical, a grouping or be inspired to create an abstract. Technique, demonstrations, and design ideas will abound as you design something beautiful and unique, something to remember Autumn 2021. All levels welcome. 


Fee : $110. with membership
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27 Dec.

Figure Drawing Workshop

with  Tyler Berry

4-Day Figure Drawing Workshop

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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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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