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. 


1 Oct.

The Flower Piece

with  Carlo Russo

Oct. 1 for a 3 day virtual workshop

11am until approx. 2-3pm 


This workshop is NOT structured as a paint-along class. It is structured around lectures and daily demonstrations, so any work you complete should be done on your own after class. If you work on your own painting after class, you may submit photos to me via email that evening and Carlo will select a few students for a group critique the following morning. 

Please plan your day accordingly in order to get the most of the workshop. The class sessions will be recorded so you can download them to your device and watch them as much as you like. 

Day 1:

Dutch floral painting history with accompanying images

Materials review

Flower piece construction methods:

-Direct Painting

-Dead Painting



Daily Recap


Day 2: 

Group critique of student works

Continue Demonstration

Dead Painting demonstration 


Day 3:

Group critique of student work

Final demonstration

Recap and extended Q & A with students. 


Register for this workshop with inquiry to: for discount.  

Fee : $375. with membership
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3 Nov.

Still Life Workshop in Oils

with  Carlo Russo

Nov. 3-6, 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.

Carlo graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2004 where he focused his studies in the  methods and practices of traditional realism.  Since his graduation, he has been a full-time artist and has exhibited his works in numerous galleries across the United States. While known primarily for his mastery in still life painting, he is accomplished in figurative and landscape painting as well. Carlo works in the natural northern light that fills his studio. He is intent on creating beautiful works which capture the myriad textures, colors and forms we find all around us.

Fee : $455. with membership
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17 Oct.

Pumpkin Arrangement Workshop

with  Staff

Sunday, Oct. 17;  1-3pm



Please bring your own pumpkin (we realize everyone's favorite pumpkin makes a difference). All other materials included.  Limited spaces.  Membership optional.  Fee: mail in check for $25.

Fee : $25. with membership
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28 Nov.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

with  Staff

Sunday, Nov. 28;  1-3pm

Details to come.



All materials included.  Limited spaces, please reserve.  Membership optional.  Fee: mail in check for $40.

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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