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Welcome! We are celebrating 62 Years of Serving the Arts Community

The Washington Art Association--a not-for-profit organization run principally by volunteers-- was established in 1952 by a group of local artists who were seeking ways to nurture creative life in and around Litchfield County. Their goals were to promote greater understanding and appreciation of art, and to encourage and facilitate the study, creation, and exhibition of art.

The high caliber of exhibitions for which the Washington Art Association is known was established early on, with celebrated artists such as Alexander Calder, Andre Masson and Yves Tanguy participating in early shows.

Since its founding, the Washington Art Association has staged more than 450 exhibitions, which have showcased the work of both emerging and established artists from all over the world. Our exhibits attract more than 10,000 visitors per year, drawing people from both near and far.


Sculpture in Landscape Tour
Sculpture in Landscape Tour
We are pleased to offer a tour of two exceptional and exquisite sculpture garden collections on September 6, 2014 (rain date September 7th). Raven Rock is located on the Wiener Estate, 300+ pastoral acres in Roxbury, CT... click for more

Education
Education
Now Open: Registration for Fall 2014 Classes!

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Art Ass
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New! Draw What You See with Clare Chapman
New! Draw What You See with Clare Chapman
Drawing is the foundation for all art forms, but seeing is the first step.

This class considers the formal essentials of perspective, line, tone, and composition through the diverse still-life tradition. However, bec
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New! Ceramic Techniques with Clare Lewis
New! Ceramic Techniques with Clare Lewis
This course is designed for all levels of experience--students brand new to ceramics as well as those who already have an obsession for clay but are still in need of a mentor to answer questions, help evaluate their work... click for more

Now:  Faculty Show
Now: Faculty Show
We're proud to spotlight the works of our talented faculty. Each of our instructors is a renowned professional artist. This exhibition is an excellent representation of each instructor's unique expression and artistic vision. Each instructor fervently encourages student's personal expression. Friendly and accessible, our faculty brings to their classes a love of art and a passion for teaching. Featured will be selected works from the portfolios of Mary Adams, Ira Barkoff, Souby Boski, Marc Chabot, Pam Church, Edward Spaulding DeVoe, Patty Fogle, Glenn Kessler, Anthony Kirk, Bob Lenz, Clare Lewis, Meg Marden, Jack Rosenberg, and Linda West.Please join us at the opening reception on Saturday, August 2, from 4 - 6 pm. The faculty will... click for more

New! A New Approach to Monotype Printmaking with Tony Kirk
New! A New Approach to Monotype Printmaking with Tony Kirk
Using water soluble caran d'ache crayons and Akua water soluble inks, participants will draw or paint on specially prepared paper mat board, which has the texture of mild sandpaper. This technique is similar to the proc... click for more

Workshop!  Watercolor with Alec Purves
Workshop! Watercolor with Alec Purves
This workshop will introduce and practice some of the basic skills involved in painting with watercolor.

We will focus on developing an image through the layering of transparent watercolor. We will compare materials and
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