Drawing Symposium

join us for an afternoon devoted to the art of the pencil

Brutes by Steve Wilda

Brutes by Steve Wilda


1-4 PM | Free Sketch | Schoolhouse Studio

Draw from a live model with no instruction. Free and open to all.

1:30 PM | Talk and Critique with Steve Wilda | Clubhouse Gallery

Join us for a short talk about drawing and his work by Juror Steve Wilda, followed by a critique session. Interested artists are eligible to bring one piece of work. Please have work at the Clubhouse Gallery by 1:15. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible so critiques will be timed accordingly.

2:45 PM | Portrait Drawing Demo with Paul Batch | Clubhouse Gallery

Join one of our instructors, Paul Batch, for a portrait drawing demo. Paul received his BFA and MFA from the Hartford Art School, where he studied under the late great Stephen Brown. 

3:30 PM | Large Scale Drawing Demo with Bill Simpson | Clubhouse Classroom

With a BFA and MFA in Oainting, Bill has been represented by galleries in Maine, Connecticut, and Cape Cod, and has won numerous awards in juried shows across Connecticut. Bill is an Elected Artist at the West Hartford Art League and CT Academy of Fine Arts, and has placed large scale corporate commissions through Connecticut, New York, and Washington DC.

This event and exhibit is made possible through a sponsorship from the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation.