Glastonbury Arts

Master the medium of your choice in one of our workshops.

These workshops are taught by professional artists who are eager to share their knowledge and techniques. These workshops are designed for painters who want to “up their game” in a particular medium, or who want to experiment with a new medium. All levels are welcome.

Jane Zisk

NATURE INSPIRED ACRYLIC ABSTRACT PAINTING– In this workshop, the instructor will teach her students to see and discern patterns from landscape photographs. The instructor will explore ways of looking at nature and using this information for her students to create their artwork. Short bag lunch break.
Instructor: Jane Zisk
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 – 3:00 pm
Fee:$85  ($75   for GA Members)

Materials list for workshop

JANE ZISK has been a landscape painter for over 30 years.  In 1995, she established the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society which currently enjoys national status as of one the finest plein air groups according to American Artist and Plein Air magazines. Jane has developed a way of seeing and using nature as inspiration for her abstract painting.

Melissa Meredith- Duc

THE WATERBASED MONOPRINT. This workshop will focus on the creation of monoprints using water based supplies (i.e., watercolors, gouache, water crayons, pastels, and watercolor pencils). This makes the plate/printmaking possibilities perfect for plein air and travel applications. Plates that can be used are plastic, metal, prepared paper, and board. The instructor will supply plates, printing papers and various mediums to facilitate printing.  Short bag lunch break.
Instructor: Melissa Meredith
Saturday, May 5,  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $115 ($105 for GA members)

Materials list for workshop

MELISSA MEREDITH is a printmaker in the classic tradition. Her subject matter ranges from meticulous  botanicals to the compelling portrayal of animals. The artist is affliated with galleries throughout the U.S and has exhibited extensively in both group and solo shows.  Her work is in both private and corporate collections, including Aetna, Hartford, Duracell in Bethany, Kaiser Foundation in Farmington, Burroughs Paper Corporation, Shanghai.  Her work is in the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, The Burpee Museum in Rockland, Il. and the UCONN Medical Center, in Farmington.  She is a member of the CT Academy, New Haven Paint & Clay, Kent Elected Artists and LAPS, Los Angeles, CA.  Meredith received a BFA from the College of New Rochelle, New York, and a MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.  Her studio is in 7B Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING – We will head down to Ferry Landing in South Glastonbury to learn the basics of painting in the open air. Starting with thumbnail sketches, we will zero in on a desirable composition and create a small painting. In case of inclement weather, we will paint indoors in the spirit of plein air, working rapidly from provided photos at Glastonbury Arts. The instructor will do a demonstration the first day. Although the instructor, Jackie Jones, paints primarily in oils, all mediums (acrylic, charcoal, pen & ink, gouache, oils, pencil, pastels, watercolor) are welcome. Bag lunch break. Beginner to Intermediate.  Basic drawing and painting recommended.
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th, 2018,  9:00 -3:00 pm both days with bag lunch break
Students may register for one day (Saturday only) or both days. Non-Members Fee: $160 both days ($100 Saturday only), Members Fee: $150 both days ($90 Saturday only).

Material list for workshop

JACQUELINE JONES  earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art as well as an Associates Degree in Graphics from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is the recipient of numerous awards including “1st Prize for Outstanding Work” at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in NYC. New Britain Hospital recently acquired a number of her works for their permanent collection.   Her professional memberships include Allied Artists of America, American Artist Professional League, American Society of Marine Artists, Oil Painters of America, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts, The New Haven Paint and Clay Club as well as the Salmagundi Club in NYC. She is also a member of Glastonbury Arts, Essex Art Association, Lyme Art Association, and the Mystic Art Center.