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 as this is the beginning of your skill set as an artist. Thus, our Charles Bargue inspired classical drawing classes are a way to develop drawing exactly what you see; your sight-size understanding. The process requires patience but is rewarding. Join our studio community in developing this knowledge.

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

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22 Feb 2020

Art Lecture

"Why the Still Life Painting" by Todd Casey
This art lecture by Todd Casey will make the case on the history and genres of why artists have painted the still life tableau as subject matter for so long. He is a NYC-based, well-known artist and instructor. His position is that every artist needs to learn and master the still life. In his recently published book, The Art of Still Life, he showcases over 50 past and present masters with some of the finest still life paintings in history and still being painted today. These are instructional for all artists on the foundational basic and advanced techniques of successful drawing and painting approaches.
Free: There will be a drawing at the end for a free book. Suggested donation. Reception included.

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