The West Hartford Art League holds year round art instruction for adults and youths in the form of weekly daytime and evening classes Monday - Saturday in the fall, winter and spring, and a daytime camp for youths during the summer. Special weekend and one time workshops are held throughout the year taught by a varied group of instructors. The West Hartford Art League activel seeks to attract qualified persons to join its faculty and staff, and encourages diversity in its student body. The workshops offer all the benefits of our classes in more condensed timeframe. They're a perfect introduction to a new subject, and a great way to refresh an old skill. 

Christine Mastrangelo Portrait Drawing Workshop

Realistic Portrait Drawing From Photos
Christina Mastrangelo

July 27, 28, + 29, 9:30-4:30pm

Learn how to draw portraits realistically.  Concepts covered will be how to start a drawing sight-size, create an accurate foundational construct, and how to achieve value accuracy, as well as aspects for capturing realism, anatomy of the head/face, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and finishing techniques. Read more here...

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Plein Air Painting
Bill Simpson

August 1, 8 + 15, 9:30-12:30pm

Humidity is the stuff of Summer. It makes air visible – affirms it’s identity as a shape – the stuff in between you and the tree line you’re painting. Let’s learn how to paint it together. This workshop series will focus on air, distance, humidity and the effect light has on it. We will be outside as much as weather permits. Find more information here. 

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Watercolor Flower Painting
Carol Ganick

July 31, August 1 + 2, 5:45-8:45pm

This workshop will explore various aspects of flower painting including watercolor techniques, composition and color. A wet in wet technique will be introduced. Read more here...

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Watercolor Techniques
Carol Ganick
July 23 - 27, 9:30-12:30pm

Each morning you will be introduced to a different watercolor technique or way of applying watercolor which may be used in still life, florals, landscape or abstract paintings. Read more here...

Please note: Material lists for each class are listed at the bottom of the class description, when you hit the Register For Classes and Workshops button.

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