Glastonbury Arts

Even though Covid 19  has caused us to reduce office hours, please be assured that Rob Glidden, Office Administrator is usually in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and looks forward to answering questions you many have or help you with your class registration. If needed, please leave a voice message or send an email and he will respond to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

 ADULT ART CLASSES, starting in September 2021

Serious teens are welcome to enroll in our adult art classes.

For in person classes we will require instructors and students to be vaccinated and follow current CDC guidelines for wearing masks indoors. In the interest of safety, all classes and workshops will be small groups.

Students will be required to sign a Declaration of adherence to our Covid policy at their first class. Click HERE if you would like to preview the Declaration. Please email a photo or scan of your vaccination card to, subject line: Covid Vaccination Card.

Drawing Basics -learn to be the best you can be in any medium.  iI all starts with the ability to see the world correctly and to translate that vision into black and white. In this class you will learn to see the visual world in terms of shapes, value, shadow and light, giving you the tools you need to reach the next level in your artistic achievement. Known as a positive and inspirational teacher, Shauna begins each class with an informative demonstration, describing the steps and thought process as she develops a drawing from concept, placement, development, to the final resolution. Through the course, each student is given individual, meaningful instruction geared to their level of achievement. You won’t need any supplies for the first class.
Mondays, 9:30 – 12:30 pm Sept 20 – October 25(6 weeks)
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $190 ($180 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Courageous Watercolor – Known as a positive and inspirational teacher, Shauna begins each session with a discussion of materials and goals, then gives an informative demonstration, describing the steps and thought process as she develops a painting  from placement to finish. describing the “why” of each decision along the way, including the most effective way to load the brush, dropping one color into another, allowing the watercolor to achieve it’s potential of fresh vibrant color. With specific, individual instruction you will learn the steps necessary to be able to express yourself artistically, see the world in a new way, and even more, how to give yourself the gift of confidence. Bring your paints and brushes to the first class. Shauna will discuss what is necessary materials and some additions. You won’t need to use your supplies for the first class.

Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Sept 20 – Oct 25 (6 weeks)
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $190($180 for GA members)
Materials list for class 



Pastels for Beginners and Intermediates -this class is for both new and intermediate pastel painters. For beginners, the focus will be on starting your journey into the wonderful medium of pastels. You will learn about the materials, including hard and soft pastels, the wide array of papers from low to highly sanded, and time permitting, we will make handmade boards. Also covered will be underpainting, safety, gridding techniques and framing. The importance of building a solid foundation in pastel or any medium cannot be overstated. At the end of this class you will have mastered the key elements of creating a strong pastel painting and be ready to take the next step forward in your journey. For those students who are already familiar with pastels, the focus will be on revisiting the process of planning your painting from start to finish, hopefully learning some new techniques and completing a painting (or paintings) with as much help as you would like from the instructor. At each session the instructor will do a short painting demonstration using a variety of substrates and pastels using both still life and reference photos. At the end of each class the instructor will review each student’s work.
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm, Sept 22 – Oct 13(4 weeks)
Instructor: Susan Bosworth
Fee:$125($115 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Online classes are on  ZOOM platform

Alan James – A Rainy Night in Manhattan

Exploring Watercolor  is a class for students with some prior drawing and painting experience. This class will focus on three types of paintings: landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes. Provided with a photo to start, you will be guided from an initial sketch to washes of lightest value, then medium value and finally the “jewelry” of details.  Use the basic concepts of design and composition while expanding to more advanced understanding of perspective, light and color. Students will have sufficient time to paint following each of several short demonstrations during a class with a goal of finishing several paintings within the 6 lessons. With the help of Zoom, students will be free to ask questions and receive individual guidance.

Thursdays, 10:00 – 12:30 pm, Sept 23 – Oct 28,(6 weeks)
Instructor: Alan James
Fee: $190($180 for GA members)
Materials list for class

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