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 September 2021

For in person classes we will require instructors and students to be vaccinated and follow current CDC guidelines for wearing masks indoors. In the interest of safety, all classes and workshops will be small groups

Students will be required to sign a Declaration of adherence to our Covid policy at their first class. Click HERE if you would like to preview the Declaration. Please email a photo or scan of your vaccination card to, subject line: Covid Vaccination Card.

Water Lily Painting Workshop in Oils and Acrylics – Come paint waterlilies with Jacqueline Jones! Working from a provided photograph, Jackie will demonstrate as students paint along with her in a step-by-step process. On day one, we will cover composition, value, color mixing and paint application creating the initial “block-in”, then on day two, apply thicker paint and individual mark making will be applied. Lastly, on day three, we’ll apply detail and those final touches that will bring your painting to life. Oils, acrylics or water soluble oils. Beginner to Intermediate levels. Bring whatever size canvas you are comfortable with 12 x 16 – 18 x 24.  

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.Sept 13, 14,15,  9 am – noon
Instructor:Jackie Jones
Fee: $150($140 for GA members)
Materials list for class



Soft Pastels and Re-discovering COLOR – Do you feel that your colors look harsh, muddy, or too chalky? Do you feel that you can’t seem to find the right stick to solve an issue with value, perspective or edges? Are you having trouble mixing and identifying the pastel sticks you need to make your painting succeed? Do you have difficulty understanding which approach to take, or which is the best surface for your subject? The  morning will include a thorough discussion with a demo.   You will experiment with color through exercises as you move through the ways in which to solve choosing colors as they relate to photographs and to life.  In the afternoon you will work from a photograph of your choice, creating a unique color palette for your pastel study and instructor will help each student with applying these principles to your specific photograph.  Subject matter of photographs limited to still life, landscape or groupings of animals applicable.    No portraits please.  All levels welcome.

Friday, September 17th, 9:00 -2:30
Instructor: Karen Israel
Fee: $110  ($100 for GA members)
Materials list for class



Portrait Workshop – Love the challenge of capturing a likeness? This class will be hands-on with plenty of one-on-one working with students. We will have a model for each class. Students may opt to work in drawing or painting mediums per their choice. Those newer to portraiture may prefer drawing over painting.  Oils, soft pastels, charcoal, graphite, you name it. Bring your own easel or use one of our easels.  A basic knowledge of the head and figure is recommended. Model fee included in student fee. 

Saturdays,10 -1:00 pm, Nov 6, 13 and 27 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Sam D’Ambruoso
Fee: $220($210 for GA members)includes model fee
Materials list for class