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. 

Painting Essentials–Plein Air –This workshop will help you develop some of the essential foundation skills and techniques for painting the landscape in the field and the studio. Explore color theory, composition, perspective and other elements of landscape painting. Emphasis will be on oil painting, but acrylics may also be used. Some painting experience required, not suitable for a first-time ever pinter. Meet up place: The Glastonbury Ferry parking lot on Ferry Lane, South Glastonbury. Bring a bag lunch.

Sat., Sept. 21, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, one day. Rain date: Sat., Oct 5, 9:00 am–4:00 pm.
Instructor: Ken Dorros
Fee: $95 ($85 for GA members)
Materials list for workshop


Quilling for the Beginner – Quilling is the art of forming thin strips of paper into works of art. Students will learn several techniques that can be used in many ways for making holiday ornaments, jewelry and pictures to hang. A gift card and a greeting card will be made in this workshop. Students should bring a pencil, an old washcloth and sewing pins. A $30 fee payable to instructor for all supplies needed for the class. Bring a bag lunch.

Sat., Oct 12, 10:00 am–3:00 pm, one day.
Instructor: Sue Hollister
Fee: $65 ($55 for GA members), $30 fee payable to the instructor.



Zentangle for Beginners . – In this beginners workshop you will learn the basics of Zentangle, including the history, philosophy, and terminology.  You will learn 5 to 8 foundational zentagles creating two unique tiles.  Everything you need will be provided for you in your own Zentangle mini kit. Once class is complete, you can take home your mini kit and continue your Zentangle journey.

Mon., Oct. 21, 9:30 am–Noon, one day.
Instructor: Prathima Bhargav
Fee: $40 ($35 for GA members), $5 material fee payable to instructor



Felt a Snowman Ornament for adults and children 12 years and up– Using  needle felting techniques, students will learn how to make a snowman ornament,  Each snowman will have its own personality as students add felted touches including a hat, a scarf, stick arms, Make one for yourself and then make one at home for a gift.

Sat., 9:00 am–Noon, Nov. 16.
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee: $45 ($40 for GA members), $5 material fee payable to instructor




Felt a “Tomte” Swedish Santa – Using  needle felting techniques, students will learn how to sculpt wool making a 4 to 5 inch Swedish Tomte. By rolling, twisting and poking wool with a special barbed needle, students will see first hand the magic of turning fluffy wool into one of a kind treasure.  Students will use natural wool locks to make the beard and merino wool for the body(choice of red or gray).  If desired,a ribbon may be added for hanging.

Thurs., 6:30–9:30 pm, Dec. 5.
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee: $45 ($40 for GA members), plus a $5 material fee payable to instructor