Adult Classes

Contact us at 860.276.1581 for more information or to register for sessions. Please Note: All classes run for 7-weeks, and start dates may vary for each class.

Please await a "Welcome Email" with a start date, tentative end date, and a registration form before arriving for class. Thank you!


 
Mondays
MoMyra peony web copy.jpegBeginner/Intermediate Watercolor Painting 6-8:00pm
Instructor: Mo Myra
January 9 - February 20  Release your inner artist and create beautiful watercolor still-life and landscape paintings. Mo Myra is an absolute gem of an instructor and teaches beginners foundational basics, “wet on wet” and “dry brush” techniques. Intermediates will continue building their skills and develop more advanced techniques. All students will complete work they can proudly display at home.   Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10   REGISTER HERE: or call 860-276-1581 to register 
 
Tuesdays
FreeVeteransClasses Socca SocialMediaGraphic2022 1080x1080[7630].jpgVeteran’s Drawing, Painting & Collage 10-12noon
Instructor: Susan Brereton
Ongoing  This unique class gives veterans their own unique space to explore artistic interests in three different mediums—drawing, painting & collage. Susan will guide beginners and intermediates as they complete drawing exercises in both graphite and charcoal; learn how to create compositions and paint with acrylics; and finally, complete a mixed media collage from start to finish. Truly one of a kind experience. All materials included.
FREE to Southington Veterans! Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee.  $0  REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 
Inrto to Drawing.jpegDrawing 10 am-12noon
Instructor: Cindy Parsons
January 10 - February 21  Bring pencil drawings to life! This beginner to intermediate level class will show you how. Working primarily from subject matter that interests you, Cindy will teach you everything from basic compositional techniques to value. From contour lines and perspective to negative and positive space. She will also teach you a wide variety of pencil techniques to help you develop your drawing skills further.  Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $0. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 
Acrylic-Painting-Class.jpegAcrylic Painting 1-3:00pm
Instructor: Abbe Wade
January 10 - February 21  If you’ve never taken a class with Abbe, you’re in for a real treat. Sign up for this beginner and intermediate class and you will learn her step-by-step process to make beautiful art. Using a favorite photograph or print you will learn how to paint what you see. Not what you think you see. Learn how to mix custom colors that are just right for your work. Bring your own image or choose from one of ours.  Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 
image_6487327.JPGLandscape Painting Using Mixed Media Materials  6-8:00pm
Instructor: Matthew Pelletier
January 24 - March 7 Demystify your painting ability by creating the landscape.  Work step by step with guided instruction to break down all elements of a composition.  Demonstrations with a variety of media and techniques will offer insights into how the painting takes shape.  Participants will work with acrylic and mixed media materials to develop confidence and communication with their inner creative voice.  
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 

Photoshop.pngPhotoshop for Beginners  6-8:00pm
Instructor: Cindy Parsons
January 10 - February 21   This introductory course provides opportunities to learn digital design and photo manipulation using the Adobe Photoshop platform.  Participants will learn to use Photoshop tools and functions to create original works of art in a digital format.  Instruction will include importing images from smartphones to enhance, creating high resolution images for printing, and using layers to add text or combine images.  Participants will be required to bring PC or MAC laptop equipped with Adobe Photoshop (version CS6 or higher). n Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

Wednesdays

zGrzyb still life.pngDrawing from Still Life 1:00 - 3:00pm
Instructor: Zbigniew Grzyb

January 11 - February 22  Sessions are for beginner artists as well as those looking to get back to basics having all levels of experience. Participants will gain a firm foundation to begin creating their own drawings from objects. Work from the still life and learn how to observe an object so it can be transferred to the paper, focusing on basics; composition, structure, and proportion. The instructor will work with each student individually and demonstrate techniques on a weekly basis.  Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10 ea project. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

zGrzyb landscape.pngPainting with Oil Pastels 1:00 - 3:00pm
Instructor: Zbigniew Grzyb

March 1 - April 12  Students will experiment and discover the flexibility of this intriguing medium, creating varied effects with oil pastels. Drawing from imagination or still life, students will create artwork on paper by layering and blending color. The use of palette knives will be demonstrated for different effects. All levels of interest are welcome.  Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10 ea project. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

FullSizeRender.jpgIntroduction to Weaving 6-8 pm, or Saturday 10am-12noon
Instructor: Ulla Budde
January 11 - February 22 If you enjoy the feel and color of textiles, this is a great class for you. Come and join Ulla in this introductory class to learn how to weave on one-harness and two-harness table looms. Weave a custom table runner or a personal scarf. Create works of art you’re proud to keep or to give as a gift. You’ll be inspired to create as you explore yarns, color theory, and weaving techniques.  
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10 ea project. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

Bethlehem, Litchfield county lorez.jpgDeveloping Painting Skills from Beginner to Advanced Levels 7-9:00pm
Instructor: Mike Berlinski
January 18 - March 22 (No class 3/1 & 3/8.  Aiming to learn and develop new painting skills while working in Acrylics or Oils?  These sessions begin with demonstrations of painting with Acrylics or Oils followed by a discussion of each individual's basic art concept with pursuing their work. Discussions on design and composition begin the process with a variety of techniques students can apply to their paintings.  Participants are suggested to supply a visual or photograph of the projects they have in mind to launch new applications in the painting process. Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $0 REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 

Fridays
Pastel-Painting.jpegPastel Painting 10:30am - 12:30pm
Instructor: Susan Brereton
January 13 - February 24 Open the door and embrace the artistic possibilities of pastel painting. Join Susan as she skillfully guides you through learning multiple pastel techniques. You will study design and layout, and how to create and use both light and shadow. By the end of this course, you will have created your very own pastel painting masterpiece ready to exhibit. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 
Oil Painting.jpgBeginner/Intermediate Oil Painting 1-3:00pm
Instructor: Susan Brereton
January 13 - February 24 This is the perfect class for anyone new to the arts or intimidated by painting. Considered the easiest medium to learn, oils are flexible, forgiving, and easy to manipulate. And oils are fun to work with because they have a beautiful sheen that’s unique to oil paint. Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate, come discover the basics of oil painting with Susan. When you’re done you’ll have a gorgeous painting to display. 
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 

Printmaking Techniques Into CollagePrintmaking Techniques Into Collage 1-3:00pm
Instructor: James Brunelle
January 13 - February 24 Discover endless possibilities and inspiration with James as he takes you on an artistic journey. Students explore printmaking methods with a variety of papers and printmaking techniques. You will learn traditional block-printing, monotype, and mono-printing techniques from demonstrations. Creating your own stunning prints is the first step to producing a series of prints. Then participants will use sketching exercises and multi-layered printing to develop mixed media collage works. All in a supportive environment.  Because some sessions involve cutting linoleum and rubber with gouges and knives, special care and attention to the proper use of tools are required. Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $20. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 
Saturdays
FullSizeRender.jpgIntroduction to Weaving  10am-12noon
Instructor: Ulla Budde
January 7 - February 18 If you enjoy the feel and color of textiles, this is a great class for you. Come and join Ulla in this introductory class to learn how to weave on one-harness and two-harness table looms. Weave a custom table runner or a personal scarf. Create works of art you’re proud to keep or to give as a gift. You’ll be inspired to create as you explore yarns, color theory, and weaving techniques.  
Members: $160, Non-Members: $175, Material Fee: $10 ea project. REGISTER HERE: or call us at 860-276-1581 to register 
 

MONDAY

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Mondays 6-8pm

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Watercolor Painting
Mondays 6-8pm
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TUESDAY

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Art Classes for Veterans
Tuesdays 10am-Noon

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Tuesdays 10-12:00pm

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Acrylic Painting
Tuesdays 1-3:00pm

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Teen Intro Drawing & Painting Tuesday 5-6:30pm
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Photoshop for Beginners Tuesday 6-8pm
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WEDNESDAY

SAT Introduction to Weaving  10am-12noon
Weaving on Looms
Wednesdays 6-8pm,
or Saturday 10am-12noon
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Bethlehem, Litchfield county lorez.jpgDeveloping Painting Skills from Beginner to Advanced Levels
Wednesdays 7-9pm
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FRIDAY

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Pastel Painting
Fridays 10-12noon

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Beg/Intermediate Oil Painting
Fridays 1-3:00pm 

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Printmaking Techniques Into CollagePrintmaking Techniques Into Collage, Friday: 1-3:00pm
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SATURDAY

SAT Introduction to Weaving  10am-12noon
Weaving on Looms
 Saturday 10am-12noon

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Landscape Painting Using Mixed Media Materials
Tuesdays 6-8pm
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