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.

Landscape in a Day- Using a base of wool felt students will learn how to manipulate wool using needle felting techniques in such a way that tree bark has a rought texture and rocks look real. Students can add water and flowers if desired as well. This landscape will be what YOU want it to be.  Material fee of $10 payable to instructor on first day of class.All material will be supplied by the instructor including wool in appropriate colors and armature wire if required. Students may borrow foam pads and felting needles from the instructor.
Saturday, May 18th, 9:00 am – 1:00pm
Instructor:Kristen Walsh
Fee:$45($40 for GA members)

Kristen Walsh

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 Landscape in a Day York Sheep and Wool festival – one of the largest in the country.


What’s My Design Floral Workshop – Participants will learn about the guiding principles of flower design including proportion, scale and balance as well as how to select appropriate containers, best choices of plants, and how to evaluate a good design. They will view a power point lesson with handouts and become acquainted with ways to preserve live materials using the necessary tools. Each participant will create their own design to carry home with materials provided including a choice of flowers in many colors. (Each person needs to bring their own garden clippers).
Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:30 am, April 10th
Instructor: Alice Luster
Fee: $30($25 for GA members), plus $14 material fee payable to the instructor

Alice Luster is a retired Glastonbury Schools teacher with a second career as a master gardener and teacher of floral design. She has won awards for her work at the annual Connecticut Flower Show. Alice has displayed her designs at the Wadsworth Atheneum “Arts and Flowers” exhibits and at the Florence Griswold Museum. She is well-know for her workshops at garden clubs around Connecticut and as a judge for many flower events. She is a member of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut and the Country Gardeners of Glastonbury.