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.

Landscape in a Day- Using a base of wool felt students will learn how to manipulate wool using needle felting techniques in such a way that tree bark has a rought texture and rocks look real. Students can add water and flowers if desired as well. This landscape will be what YOU want it to be.  Material fee of $10 payable to instructor on first day of class.All material will be supplied by the instructor including wool in appropriate colors and armature wire if required. Students may borrow foam pads and felting needles from the instructor.
Saturday, May 18th, 9:00 am – 1:00pm
Instructor:Kristen Walsh
Fee:$45($40 for GA members)

Kristen Walsh

Kristen Walsh has been involved in creative things her whole life. She has been exploring fiber for many years – first knitting, then spinning and finally felting. Kristen has been earning attention for her felting, winning prizes at the Old Saybrook Arts Show, Marlborough Arts Center and Glastonbury Arts Show in Connecticut, selected as a Best in Show finalist at the Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia and having work selected for publication in Fiber Arts magazine and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. Kristen also enjoys teaching and finds great satisfaction in helping people who might not think they are creative find the creative spark that she believes lives in all of us. She has taught out of her home, at art centers and galleries, schools, senior centers, fiber festivals and shops. Most recently she was selected to teach at the Landscape in a Day York Sheep and Wool festival – one of the largest in the country.


Dianne Gorrick -Painting on Aluminum

PAINTING ON ALUMINUM WITH OILS OR ACRYLICS – Techniques of working on aluminum panels will be the focus of this workshop.  All levels are welcome.The workshop will start with an instructor demonstration and discussion about the pros and cons of working on archival aluminum panels.  Subject matter will be landscapes, including seascapes.  Good composition will be emphasized.  The importance of drawing as it relates to painting will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity, working at their own skill level, to explore and experiment in oils or acrylics.  Examples of both mediums will be illustrated in brief demonstrations. Bring a bag lunch
Saturday, Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:30 – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee:$85($75 for GA members)
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Dianne Gorrick has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Purdue University, and a Master of Studio Arts degree from Wesleyan University. An instructor with over 30 years of experience, she exhibits her work extensively in New England. Ms Gorrick is an Elected Artist at the Mystic Art Center and the Essex Art Association. She is a member of the CT Plein Air Painters Society and Lyme Art Association.