Glastonbury Arts

Due to the covid-19 virus our Spring Session Classes are cancelled

ADULT ART CLASSES, starting in June 2020

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

Class schedules may be subject to change for the Summer classes.


Pastel and the Landscape –  Learn to create dramatic landscape paintings that communicate our own unique response to the shapes and atmosphere around us. Painting landscapes in pastel can be a daunting task, especially when working from photographs. In this class, you will learn how to interpret your photograph, simplify your design and layer color that will give structure and harmony to your work. Learn how to describe convincing depth in your skies, reflections in your water and atmospheric perspective to your land. Each class will begin with an instructive demo to include land, water and sky., and we will finish with an instructive critique. All levels welcomed.

Mondays, 9:30 – 12:30 pm, June 1 – June 29 (no class June 15), 4 weeks
Instructor: Karen Israel
Fee: $125($120 for GA members
Materials list for class




Ramona Agro

Techniques with Acrylics – Explore the options for working with acrylics:watercolor, collage, and using medium to add bold texture. Learn color mixing and how to use drying time extenders. Try underpainting techniques to build your painting and the technique of “pointillism”- applying paint in a mix of dots and brush strokes to capture the fleeting effects of light. Instructor will emphasis strong design and how to evaluate your composition.

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 1: June 2 – June 23 (4 weeks)
Session 2: July 7 – July 28 (4weeks)
Instructor: Ramona Agro
Fee: $120($115 for GA members)
Material list for class





All Media Landscape Painting – Learn to render key elements of the landscape: water, reflections, sky, trees, and rock formations. Each of these elements can be mastered by stressing basic shapes, highlight and shadow, value, and texture. Instructor demonstrations and individual critiques help each student to progress at his/her own pace. Students may work from their own subject matter or from samples provided from the instructor.

Tues., 9:30 am–12:30 pm, June 2 – June 30 (5 weeks)
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $155 ($150 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Watercolor: Studio and Plein Air – This class will start indoors with “direct observation” still life subjects. Good drawing will be emphasized, a major component of successful watercolor. Weather permitting, class will be held outside.  The “Plein Air”, painting the landscape portion of the class will be held on the grounds outside the  Glastonbury Arts building. Weekly watercolor demonstrations by the instructor will include basic techniques using this medium. Individual attention will allow each participant to work at their own pace. All levels welcome.

Tues., 1:00–3:30 pm,June 2 – June 30(5 weeks)
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $155 ($150 for GA members)
Materials list for class