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 January 2022

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.  It 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 Jan 17 – Feb 21, 2022(6 weeks)
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $190 ($180 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Advanced Drawing –This class is meant for the artist or student with some experience in drawing. Drawing is an art. Understanding the importance of drawing is the sometimes undervalued path to artistic excellence. In fact, without a foundation in the craft of drawing, artistic results are inferior in quality and limited in scope. Paraphrasing Deane Keller from Lyme Academy, Drawing gives form to ideas and feelings, with the substance of graphic form. Anatomy, variety of edges, and drawing from life will be explored with a foundation of values and shapes— negative, positive; light and shadow. Beginning with an informative demo, instruction is individual, positive, and geared to each student’s level.
Instructor: Shauna Shane

Mondays, 1:00-4:00pm  Jan 17 – Feb 21, 2022 (6 weeks)
$190($180 for GA Members)



Susan Boswoth – Lemons and Plaid

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 have learned enough about the necessary materials 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, 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 there will be a critique of each student’s work.

Wednesdays, 9:30 am – noon Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2(4 weeks)
Instructor: Susan Bosworth
Fee:$125($115 for GA members)
Materials list for class   


Online classes are on  ZOOM platform:

Janet Schwartz – Green Thumb

Pastel Painting Cozy Interiors – This 4-week class series will bring it indoors for those frigid days when you feel inspired.  We will focus on painting still life and interiors using the principles of value and composition and how to simplify and not get stuck on the details. You will learn: the importance of value and composition in your paintings,how to set up a still life, how to take great reference photos, how to crop photos for the best composition and how to get the most out of your photo reference. 
 Wednesdays,  2:00 – 4:00 pm, Feb 2 – 23 (4 weeks)ONLINE
Instructor: Janet Schwartz
Fee: $120 ($115 for GA members)
Material list for class