Glastonbury Arts

Adult Classes for Serious Teens

We 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. For a complete listing of all adult art classes, click HERE.

Jump Ring Weaving Workshop




JUMP RING WEAVING – Chain Maille Jewelry is all the rage and it starts with weaving your first jump ring chain. Since sterling silver is so expensive, gold-colored copper wire will be used to make your jump ring chain. By the end of the workshop, students will have gained the skill to finish a bracelet or necklace at home. Students should bring these items to the workshop: 1 chain nose plier, 1 flat nose plier (the pliers can be purchased at Michaels or AC Moore) and a dark-colored terry cloth towel. Please bring $14 for other class materials (e.g., jump rings, findings and other tools).

Half-day workshop
Thursday, July 16, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.
Fee: $45 ($35 for Glastonbury Arts members).
Instructor: Sue Hollister.

WATERCOLOR ESSENTIALS – Lose your fear of watercolor and learn the essentials of painting step-by-step in this informative, fun class. Every week a different motif: landscapes, animals/birds, barns, or flowers. The instructor will demonstrate each painting step with individual attention given between steps, including tips for controlling water, value & design, glazing, texture, negative space painting, and using tools from brushes to sandpaper. Good drawing skills recommended.

Mondays, 9:30-Noon, July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 24
No class on Aug. 17
Instructor: Bivenne Staiger
Fee: $170 ($160 for Glastonbury Arts Members)
Materials List for Class

SKILL BUILDING IN WATERCOLOR – Shauna Shane dispels the myths and mysteries of watercolor. She will teach you how to design and plan your painting, visualizing shapes of light and shadow. Learn how to load the brush, dropping one color into another for the most intense effect, and how to maintain freshness and vibrancy throughout the painting. All levels welcome.

Mondays, 1:30-3:30 pm, July 6-27 (4 weeks)
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $115 ($105 for Glastonbury Arts Members)
Materials List for Class


Skill Building in Watercolor

Shauna Shane, Red and Blue, Watercolor



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.

Mondays, 4:00-6:00 p.m, July 6-27 (4 weeks)
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $115 ($105 for Glastonbury Arts Members)
Materials List for Class

INTRO TO ILLUSTRATION – illustration offers the opportunity to describe and tell a story using the power of visual information. You will learn the fundamentals of good illustration – drawing, rendering and composing the elements in a way that moves the story forward.

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, July 8-29 (4 weeks)
Instructor: Iris Van Rynbach
Fee: $115 ($105 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.

Wednesdays, 6:30 am -9:00 pm, June 24, July 8-22 (4 weeks – No class July 1)
Instructor: Ramona Agro
Fee: $120 ($110 for Glastonbury Arts Members)
Materials List for Class