To see is the student's first and last concern. Without a well-trained eye a student can never rise above mediocrity. If there ever was a secret of the old masters, it surely was their extraordinary ability to see. 
                                       - Richard F. Lack

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

The Academy embraces several art disciplines where students, working directly with professional artists, are guided and encouraged to develop their unique gifts and talents. We provide opportunities in art classes, workshops, and art lectures for the novice through the professional to benefit from study, apprenticeship, exhibition and performance, and to promote the arts in the best classical tradition for enjoyment and inspiration. 


Bargue Drawing  with Steve Linberg

Cast Drawing & Painting  with Tsultrim Tenzin

Figure Painting Long Pose  with Katie Engberg

Introduction to Oil Painting  with Tsultrim Tenzin

Landscape Drawing  with Paul Batch

Portrait Drawing in 3 Colors  with Katie Engberg

Still Life Drawing  with Elisa Moser

Youth Drawing and Painting  with Nick Frasco

Cartooning and Animation  with Nick Frasco


May 12, 1-3pm

Meet the instructors and see the projects to be completed. Register at this event for a FREE one year membership. Refreshments. 


Summer 2018 Youth Art Program

6 Weeks of Exciting Programs in Morning and Afternoon Options

June 25 to Aug. 3:  Mornings 9-12 and Afternoon 1-4pm sessions

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Connecticut Academy of Irish Music

Featuring Irish music lessons in fiddle, tin whistle, flute, mandolin, banjo, guitar, concertina, button accordion and new offerings in bodran (Irish frame drum), and singing.

The Wethersfield Academy of Art is sponsored in part by



Spread the Word!

6 weeks starting June 25, 2018 

For ages 7 and up

Sign-up soon for limited spaces

Summer Youth Program Registration Form

OPEN HOUSE MAY 12, 1-3pm

Meet the instructors and see the fun projects planned for the Summer Youth Program.

Register for the Summer Program during this Open House to receive a FREE one year membership.

This applies to adult classes & workshops.

The Academy Art Books Library

 We welcome donations of your Art Books for student reference material.

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Adult Class and Workshop Registrations can be done online on those pages 

A Yearly Membership is required to register for any class or workshop at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts. Please sign up for membership first to see all the classes and workshops for registration.

Adult Membership - $30

Student/Senior Membership - $25

Family Membership - $60.

Academy Needs Support 

Please consider a tax deductible donation to this 501c3 Arts non-profit as we continue to deliver excellent programming for artists of all levels and the community at large into 2018.  We are thankful for all donations and invite you to visit us.

Please send checks to address below or click the Donate button or support us through your Amazon purchases.

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NEW for Spring 2018!

Volunteers Wanted

If you have a few hours to do some gardening for us, please call or email us. 

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Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT  06109



Perspective Drawing in Graphite 

 with Douglas Gillette

Two Days, April 28-29, 2018

The Plein Air Watercolor 

 with Frank Costantino

See his demo March 2018

Three Days, May 3-5, 2018

The Trompe L'oeil in Oils 

 with Justin Wood

Five-Days, May 7-11, 2018

Zorn Color Mixing

 with Eliza Moser

One Day, May 19, 2018

Sight-Size Portrait Drawing 

 with Christina Mastrangelo

Three Days, June 4-8

Frame Painting and Guilding

 with Christina Mastrangelo

Three Days, June 15-18 

The Business of Art

 with Christina Mastrangelo

Three Days, June 29-July 1

10-Day Still Life Workshop

 with Christina Mastrangelo

July 9-13, 15-19


Portrait Sketch

 with Kathryn Engberg

July 23-17

The Wethersfield Academy for the Arts is a 501(c)3 American tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

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