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. 





Due to the covid-19 virus our workshops are being rescheduled for the Fall.


Teacup Village Pincushion-
Kristen Walsh

Teacup Village Pincushion – In this fun, fast paced yet beginner friendly class you’ll learn foundational needle felting techniques that will open the door of this amazing art/craft form! Wool can be twisted, rolled and folded in specific ways (and then needled, of course) to create every shape imaginable. Come with ideas for your little teacup town (is it rural or urban or something else entirely?) and you’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation to use decoratively or as a pincushion. Equipment/supplies students may borrow:  foam pads, extra needles, Materials provided: Teacup, core wool, assorted colors merino bat, needle feltines. Materials fee: $15 payable to the instructor.

Saturday ,9:00 – 1:00 pm, November 14
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee: $60($55 for GA members), $15 material fee payable to the instructor




Sam D’Ambruoso- The Preacher

Two Day Charcoal Portrait workshop –This 2-day workshop will enable the artist to understand how to develop a portrait in charcoal.  We will cover the basic shapes, planes, and values, as well as compositional elements, all this from drawing a live model.  All demos will be completed in graphite or charcoal.  For those new to portraiture, we recommend some basic drawing instruction before attempting to draw the portrait.

Rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, 9:00- 4:00 pm, October  3rd  and 4th
Instructor: Sam D’Ambruoso
Fee: $235($225 for GA members), includes registration and  model  fee for both days.
Material list for class





Polly Castor-Between Mother and Child

Pastel Adventures in Abstraction Workshop– This is an exercise driven workshop covering the essential elements of effective design and the different types of abstraction in the full range from representational to non-objective art. Abstract painting in pastel is a completely different experience than with other media. This class will challenge you to understand and progress in making good abstract art, setting you free to enjoy the process.

Saturday,  9:30 to 4 pm TO BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL
Instructor: Polly Castor
Fee: $110($100 for GA members)
Bring a bag lunch
Material list for class