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.

Dianne Gorrick
grisaille painting on aluminum

PAINTING ON ALUMINUM WITH OILS OR ACRYLICS –  Beginning with a demonstration, the instructor will discuss painting techniques and the use of grisaille( shades of gray) that can be applied to aluminum painting. Students can use oil or acrylics and will experiment with 9 x 12 aluminum panels.Subject matter will be primarily the landscape. The afternoon will include a demo using color application.
Saturday, November 17th, 9:30 – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $90($80 for GA members), plus material fee of $18 payable to the instructor
Bring a bag lunch
Material List for workshop


Dianne Gorrick – painting on aluminum

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.






FELT A SNOWMAN ORNAMENT  – Using needle felting techniques, participants will learn how to sculpt wool making a snowman ornament. Each 3” to 4” snowman will have it’s own personality as students add little felted touches…a hat, a scarf, stick arms… Make one for yourself and then make more at home for gifts.

Tuesday, November 27th, 6 to 9 pm
Fee: $45($40 for GA Members)
Materials fee $5


Kristen Walsh

Spring Lambs, A Felting Frolic – Using wool and a special barbed needle, students will make their very own lamb! Needle felting is a method for turning soft, fluffy wool into sculpture.  You will make a wire armature and then roll, fold, twist wool , poking it with the needle. Before you know it, you will have your very own lamb. Material fee payable to the instructor.
Saturday, March 2 (March 9 snowdate), 9:00 – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee:$59 ($54 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 New York Sheep and Wool festival – one of the largest in the country.