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.


Jackie Jones- Color Wheel

Color Workshop for Oils and Acrylics – This workshop will show you the basics of color mixing,whether you are new to painting or someone with experience. Create a basic color wheel and paint color mixture recipes together on canvas pad.  Then paint a simple skyscape, paying attention to subtle color and value shifts.
Saturday, 10:00 – 3:00 pm,. You will have these samples to refer to for future painting.
Saturday, 10:00 – 3:00 pm,
September 15th
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $90($80 for GA members)
Bring a bag lunch
Materials 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.




Shauna Shane

Portrait in Charcoal Workshop -Drawing is the foundation for everything we do in art. The ability to see the world and put it down in a beautiful way is an indispensable skill. Beginning with a short demonstration, Shauna will discuss each step necessary for a successful portrait, the joy found in the search for excellence, and why each decision is made, including concept, composition, value development, and finally, the emotion that brings it all together into a successful drawing. Posing, lighting, and photographing the model will also be covered. Shauna will help bring this challenge down to size, making your drawing experience easier, faster, much more successful, and, most important, fun!
Saturday, October 6th, 10:00 -2:00 pm Bring a bag lunch.
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $60 ($55 for GA members), plus $12  model fee
Material list for workshop



Shauna Shane has been painting professionally for 30 years and she is skilled in a variety of mediums, including oil, pastel, and watercolor. Shauna is an Elected Artist Member of Lyme Art Association and CT Plein Air Painters Society, and is a signature member of CT Pastel Society. Shauna’s works is saturated with light and color formed by many years of painting from life. Her paintings of still lifes and the figure reflect a solid academic training as well as the ability to communicate the energy, color, light, and unique atmosphere of a scene.


Kristen Wlash

Felt a Santa Ornament Face – Using needle felting techniques, participants will learn how to sculpt wool making a Santa (head only) ornament. By rolling, twisting and poking wool with a special barbed needle, surprisingly life-like features can be created. Students will use natural wool locks to make the beard and heard of this jolly elf. Make it for yourself and then make more for gifts.
Saturday, 9:00 -12:00 pm, November 10th
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee: $65($60 for GA members), plus a $10
material fee










Kristen Walsh- Snowmen

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 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.