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. 

 WORKSHOPS starting in April 2021


Jane Zisk

Abstract Painting Outdoors -Abstraction is a way of seeing the landscape differently. Jane Zisk, an award winning artist, will teach how to access this view.  There tends to be two types of abstraction, process driven and visually derived.  Jane will use visually driven inspiration from nature and will explain her thought process and emotional response to the landscape.

On the first day, Jane will demo her process while working in acrylics.  Students will be able to begin their paintings. On Day 2 students will work while Jane provides individual attention and direction.  All experience levels welcome. Students may work in acrylics, watercolors, or oils.  If you already paint, please bring what you currently work with. If this is your first ever plein air workshop, please contact Jane at 860-965-5203 and she will be able to help you with materials for a small fee. We will meet at the Rocky Hill/Glastonbury Ferry landing located in South Glastonbury. Pack a sack lunch and drink.

Saturday & Sunday, May 15th & 16th, 9 am – 1 PM (raindate May 22 and 23rd)
Instructor: Jane Zisk,
Fee: $130($120 for GA members)

Materials list for class




Sam D’Ambruoso – Connecticut Landscape

The Landscape en plein air –The instructor will have an oil painting demonstration on the grounds of Wickham Park each morning, Saturday, May 22 as well as Sunday, May 23rd.  Our objective is to have each student understand the 6 steps to a better landscape painting. Students will set up their own easels and start painting during or after the demo. Throughout the day, there will be plenty of one-on-one drawing and painting instruction.  We will be concentrating on composition in art, what makes a compelling painting, color theory and color mixing, and understanding how to develop better values in your painting, how to handle the all-important shadow edges, how to develop textures in oil paintings, and why scale of the object or landscape really tells the story of the painting.  In addition to your painting gear, please bring your facemask and personal hand sanitizer. We will be working outdoors and practicing social distancing. The park has restroom facilities that are maintained hourly. Also, bring a sack lunch and drink.  We will break for a short lunch period each day. Wickham Park is a privately operated park and requires a parking fee of $9 on weekends.

Saturday & Sunday, May 22 & 23rd,10:30 – 3:30 pm (raindateJune 5th & 6th)
Instructor: Sam D’Ambruoso
Fee: $155($145 for GA members)

Materials list for class