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.

We encourage all artists to hone their drawing abilities with practice in graphite and charcoal. Thus, our Charles Bargue inspired classical drawing classes are a way to develop your sight-size understanding. The process requires patience but is rewarding. Join our studio community in developing this knowledge. 

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2019 Summer Arts Youth Program

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2019 Workshops

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

The Art of Learning is the Art of Discovery


3 July
Aug. 30

Member Show
July 3 - Aug. 30

Keeney Memorial Cultural Center’s Watson Gallery
13 July 2019

Open Sketch

1:30pm - 4:30pm Public invited to drop in and draw. Non-instructional, model for short and longer poses. Coffee/Tea.
Suggested donation $10

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Summer Youth Program

Summer Youth Program

24 Jun, 2019
Program descriptions online.
Download Summer Youth Programs brochure and Registration. (PDF Summer Youth Programs)