Glastonbury Arts


Well-known book and magazine illustrator and author, Iris Van Rynbach, will help you to develop your own characters and story ideas using the anime style of drawing. You will learn inking skills, clear design principles, character development, and how to create and illustrate a story line. Art supplies are included in the class fee. REGISTER FOR CLASS

Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm, (6 weeks, no class April 13) April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18
Instructor:  Iris Van Rynbach | Fee:  $185 ($175 for Glastonbury Arts Members)

Adult Classes for Serious Teens

We also have adult art classes that may appeal to teens inclined toward the arts. Please note that those who enroll in adult art classes must provide their own art supplies.

SKILL BUILDING IN WATERCOLOR – Shauna Shane dispels the myths and mysteries of watercolor. She emphasizes how to see shapes of light and shadow, how to design and plan the painting, how to load the brush “dropping” one color into another for the most intense effect, and how to keep freshness and vibrancy through the entire painting.  All levels welcome.

Mondays, 6:00-8:30 pm, April 6-June 1 (8 weeks, no class May 25)
Instructor:  Shauna Shane
Fee:  $250 ($240 for Glastonbury Arts Members)
Materials List for Class

ACRYLICS AND MIXED MEDIA – Learn to mix and apply acrylic paints and combine painting with collage, stenciling and drawing techniques to create unique works of art. Apply the principles of strong design, achieving a balance between simplicity and complexity, evaluating your composition while you are create. Master the art of collage and mark-making to enhance your art, using charcoal, graphite, markers, and colorful acrylic on multi-media paper, etc. Several acrylic and mixed media art pieces will be completed in this eight week course. Bring 3 or more photo references that you would like to use in class.

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, April 8-May 27 (8 weeks)
Instructor:  Ramona Agro
Fee:  $205 ($195 for Glastonbury Arts Members)

DRAWING, THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT – Geared for adults and serious teens, this class builds the best possible foundation for their personal artistic journey. Whether beginner or experience, each student will expand their ability to see the essential – the dramatic “light and dark” of the subject. The first session begins with a narrated demonstration giving the how’s and why’s of the drawing process. Emphasis is placed on negative and positive shapes, contour line, gesture, value development, plus the design that brings all elements together into a successful drawing.

Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
April 9-May 28 (8 weeks)
Instructor:  Shauna Shane
Fee:  $240 ($230 for Glastonbury Arts Members)
Materials List for Class

GUIDED ART STUDIO – Choose the medium and subject you wish to explore while working under the encouraging guidance and instruction of a prize-winning artist.  Students may work from still-life or other references.  The first class involves goal-setting discussions with each student so bring 2 or 3 examples of your work.  Subsequent classes will be devoted to individual coaching and recommended techniques.  Gain expertise while you work on what you enjoy.

Saturdays, 11:30 am -1:30 pm, April 11 – May 30 (8 weeks)
Instructor:  Ramona Agro
Fee: $205 ($195 for Glastonbury Arts Members)
Materials List for Class