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 January 2022

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.  

 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,  Jan 12, 13, 14,  9 am – noon(3 hours)
Instructor:Jackie Jones
Fee: $150($140 for GA members)
Materials list for class






Describing the Weather in Pastels -in this 2 day zoom workshop, the students will learn how to paint specific weather conditions in the landscape. There will be individual attention and group critique both days. Day one, using soft pastel, Karen will demo a foggy/rainy scene, talking about the principles of design, color palette, edges and mark making. Students will learn how to interpret their photographs for composition, color, edges and value. Students will then paint a foggy/rainy scene from their own references or can use one of Karen’s photographs. Day two: Karen will demo a snow/winter scene speaking about the elements above. Students may use their own references or borrow from Karen.
Saturday & Sunday, Feb 5 and 6, 9:30 – 3:30pm (lunch break 12:30- 1:30 pm)
Instructor: Karen Israel
Fee: $160 ($150 for GA members)
Materials list for class



Portrait Drawing and Painting 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, April 2, 9 and 23, 10:00 – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Sam D’Ambruoso
Fee: $220($210 for GA members)includes model fee
Materials list for class