Youth Art Classes Ongoing

Registrations can be accomplished online or you can send in a check with the registration form here (PDF Registration Form). You will receive email updates on our latest offerings. We also have a new Venmo account: @Wethersfield_Academy_Arts. Classes must be paid in full before student begins the first day. 


Saturdays

Youth Drawing & Painting

with  Nick Frasco

Saturdays – 2 hour sessions: 9am - 11am or 11am - 1pm
Start anytime • 6-week session ongoing
Ages 7 & up

*THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON SATURDAY 12/30 AND NO CLASS ON 1/13.

For more information, please contact The Academy
phone: (860) 994-8304
   

This ongoing and very popular course will teach young people the fundamentals of drawing, composition and painting, how to mix and apply paint, and the use of a variety of art materials. Students may bring a project of their own on which to work. The ultimate goal of the Youth Program is to create a work of art that is gratifying. 
Class fee does not include materials.

A materials list will be sent after registration.  

Materials List

    Fee : $195
    Youth Painting and Drawing<br>

    6-Week Session Begins March 4th

    Bargue Drawing for Youth

    with  Pete Anderson
    New! 6-week session starting
    Monday, March 4th, 2024
    Session dates:
    March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
    April 1st, 8th
    *Previous Session Dates Remaining (with Veronique Fournier-Wynne):
    February 5th & 12th

    Choose any 2 hours between 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Notice of selected hours not required in advance

    Online registration deadline is 12:01 AM the day before the first class begins. To register for the Bargue Drawing for Youth Class after this time, please call the Academy at 860-994-8304 or email us at info@wethersfieldarts.org.
       

    This classical drawing course was designed for young people in grades 9 to 12 (12 to 19 years old).

    They will increase their visual literacy by applying a drawing process, learning new techniques for identifying and correcting drawing errors, and practicing their hand-eye coordination. Students will learn these drawing skills by re-creating a Bargue plate as carefully as possible as they learn proportion, values, and other essential drawing skills. These are time-honored methods of learning to draw what you see in training for future art endeavors. Many famous artists such as Picasso, NC Wyeth, G. Parrish trained in Bargue Drawing.

    **Please see the attached document below for a list of needed materials!

    Materials List

    Fee : $190

    6-Week Session Begins March 6th

    Oil Painting for Youth

    with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne
    New! 6-week session starting
    Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
    Session dates:
    March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
    April 3rd, 10th
     
    *Previous Session Dates Remaining: 
    January 31st
    February 7th & 14th
     
    Choose any 2 hours between 4pm and 8pm
     
    Notice of selected hours not required in advance
     
    Online registration deadline is 12:01 AM the day before the first class begins. To register for the Oil Painting for Youth Class after this time, please call the Academy at 860-994-8304 or email us at info@wethersfieldarts.org.
       

    Learn to paint realistically with the oil paint medium. Everyone will work at their own learning pace. You can paint a still life arrangement or paint a mastercopy portrait. We will look at different techniques from the Renaissance to the 19th Century, including the Flemish technique and the technique of Bouguereau. Working in sight-size and from life, we will examine the process beginning with the preliminary composition on paper in graphite then the transfer to canvas. Discover or review the underpainting by first blocking in the background and working on big shapes. Students will learn how to mix accurate values and colors and how to create a realistic sense of dimensional form. This class is appropriate for 10 years old through teens.

    **Please see the attached document below for a list of needed materials!

    Materials List

    Fee : $190

    Wethersfield Academy for the Arts gives you the tools to create your vision.

    The Art of Learning is the Art of Discovery