Glastonbury Arts

 ADULT ART CLASSES, Starts the Week of March 26th

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




Jackie Jones, Down at Sawyers

Jacqueline Jones, Down at Sawyers, oil

OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE PAINTERS-This class is designed for Beginner & Intermediate oil and acrylic painters. Students will learn the fundamental principles of painting methods and techniques with special lessons each week that will help students make good decisions and become better painters. From a value sketch to canvas, color mixing and brushwork we will work from still life and photographic reference. This class is not only designed for those new to oil painting but for those that want a more thorough ‘hands on’ knowledge of color. Beginner painters will make their own value scales (black and white) as well as a color wheel. Participants will create a basic still life in black and white, learn how to apply paint to canvas and create a pleasing design. Next students will focus on color mixing and then on to paint a simple landscape from a photograph. I will work with intermediate students to address individual needs

Mondays, 9:00 – noon. Mar 26 – May 21, no class Apr 9 & May 14 (7 weeks)
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $220 ($210 for GA members)
Materials List for Class

LEARN TO DRAW- .Learn to draw what you see. This class stresses the use of proportion,perspective,values,texture, contrast, and line quality to produce strong drawings. Lessons will be supplemented with instructor demonstrations and individual coaching. Subject matter will be provided in the form of still life or printed material. Bring a 2B pencil,kneaded eraser,and a 11×14 inch drawing pad to the first class.
Mondays, 10:00 to 12:30 pm, Mar 26 – May 21, no class Apr 9 & May 14 (7 weeks)
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee:$220($210 for GA members)
Materials List for Class



Shauna Shane, Pansies

Still life is not only beautiful, it is an important building block to all other subject matter. Shauna will help you see the world in a way that allows translating what you see into a successful painting.  Emphasis will be  geared to the student’s level.on design,negative shapes,seeing shadow,light,value;giving you the ability you need to reach the next level in your artistic achievement. During the first class Shauna presents an informative demonstration, discussing her thought process and techniques while she develops a painting from life. Subsequent classes will begin with a short demo to explain the concepts presented.  Shauna will provide each student with a specific and  meaningful instruction.
Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Mar 26   – May 21 , no class April 9   (8 weeks)
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee:$240($230 for GA members)
Materials list for class


Shauna Shane, Cow, oil

Shauna Shane, Cow, oil

Learn  drawing skills applied to people and animals.  Each class will begin with a demonstration and instruction that includes anatomy, light and shadow and seeing negative shapes.  Shauna Shane welcomes beginning artists as well as more advanced students.
Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Mar 26 – May 21, no class April 9
(8 weeks)
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $240 ($230 for Ga members)
Material list for class


BRILLIANT  WATERCOLORS- Take the mystery out of this naturally expressive medium.  Learn to design and  plan your layout . Watch a demonstration and then practice brush techniques, “floating” color, and creating vibrant color with intense effects. Discover how to control this magical medium without stress. Some drawing experience is suggested.
Mondays, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Mar 26 – May 21, no class April 9 (8 weeks)
Instructor  Shauna Shane
Fee: $240 ($230 for GA members)
 Materials List for Class

TECHNIQUES WITH ACRYLICS – Explore media options to use with acrylics: watercolor, collage, and using medium to add bold texture. Learn color mixing with helpful 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 emphasize strong design and how to evaluate your composition.
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, April 3 – May 29  (8 weeks)
Instructor: Ramona Agro
Fee: $240 ($230 for GA Members)
Materials List for Class

Dianne Gorrick, Birches, oil

Dianne Gorrick, Birches, oil

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.
Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm,
Mar 27 – May 29, no class April 10 & May 15 (8 weeks)
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $250 ($240 for Glastonbury Arts Members)
Materials List for Class

This class will focus on basic and intermediate watercolor techniques using a limited palette of earthy colors (see materials list) .Good design, including the use of value and textures will be explored. Subject matter will be landscape oriented.  Weekly instructor demonstrations will be given. This course will allow students to proceed at their own pace with individual instruction during the class.
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm, Mar 27 – May 29, no class April 10 & May 15 (8 weeks)
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee:$250 ($240 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Jacqueline Jones, Waterfall, oil

Jacqueline Jones, Waterfall, oil

PAINTING THE LANDSCAPE IN ALL MEDIA – In this class students will paint a landscape using  a photographic reference. The goal will be to create simple designs that have a strong foundation derived from a value sketch. Jackie will discuss the basics in values, composition and edges while painting out from your focal point. Students will learn to create a feeling of the landscape by expressing individual mark making, instead of just copying a photograph. This course will include an instructor demonstration and plenty of individual attention. All levels and mediums welcome.
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Mar 27 – May 29, no class April 10 & May 15 (8 weeks)
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $250 ($240 for GA members)
Materials List for class

PAINTING YOUR FAVORITE PLACES IN OIL – Do you have a favorite location that you have always wanted to paint, in your home town, at the Connecticut shore, or from your vacation travels? Students are invited to bring their photo references to this class where the instructor will provide guidance on composition, color mixing, and using the full range of values to render elements of a landscape, seascape, or views of town life. Some previous painting and drawing experience is recommended.
Wednesdays, 9:00 to Noon, Mar 28 – May 9, no class April 11 (6 weeks)
Instructor: Katherine Simmons
Fee:$190 ($180 for GA members)

Materials list for class

Kristen Walsh- Mermaid Tea

SHE DREAMS OF OCEANS-FELTED MERMAID- On day 1, students will make the body, arms and hands of their mermaid using a wire armature.  The wire will allow you to pose your mermaid any way you wish, even allowing her to hold a shell or other ocean treasure!  On day 2 you will learn to sculpt wool to form a whimsical face topped off with wool locks for hair that give it a “flowing in the water” feel.  Then you’ll put your one-of-a-kind work of art all together.  To finish off the 3rd day we’ll embellish, embellish, embellish!
Thursdays, 9:00 – noon, March 29, April 5, & April 19  3 weeks)
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee: $100($90 for GA members)
$15 material fee to teacher





Barbara Jenkins, Blue Sanctuary, mixed media

Barbara Jenkins, Blue Sanctuary, mixed media

Picasso said  ” all painting is abstract”. In this class discover, or continue on, the fun adventure of thinking and working in the abstract and explore some of the many variations it offers. Early sessions will compare some of the approaches of the “masters” of individual expression.  Class emphasis will be on structure  and color with lots of individual guidance.  Each session will end with a group critique of work completed during the class.  All media and levels of experience welcomed.
First class Thursday April 26 ,noon-3:00pm,
next 5 classes Thursdays, May 3 – 31, 9am – noon(6 weeks)
Instructor: Barbara Jenkins
Fee: $190($180 for GA members)
Materials list for class




Cheryl Tuttle -Renoir

Chillin’ with the Masters for Adults and Teens

Each week we will be inspired by a master artist in this mixed media collage acrylic painting class. Together we will explore an artist and create our own creations based on the style of that artist. Mediums will include a combination of pastel, watercolor, fiber, collage, and acrylic paint.
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. March 29 – May 24, no class April 12 (8 weeks)
Instructor: Cheryl Tuttle
Fee:$240 ($230 for GA members)
$5 materials fee paid to instructor
Materials list for class






Mother(grandma)/Daughter jewelry night for 5th grade and older girls and their moms and grandmoms –     

What a great way to celebrate this Mother’s Day by spending time together making art. We will create a one of a kind pendant using mixed media collage. The use of words, color, gel pens, and paint while designing your pendant will be explored. Students will learn to use different acrylic mediums that are readily available. Your pendant will be made into a necklace for you and your grownup to remember the evening.
Monday, May 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm(one night)
Instructor: Cheryl Tuttle
Fee:$45 per mother/daughter($40 for GA members)
$5 material fee paid to the instructor