Lectures, Films, Workshops
& Off-Site Events

Throughout the year, the Washington Art Association & Gallery hosts lectures by noted artists, curators and creative thinkers. We also host a variety of special events, including film screenings, benefit performances, parties, and fundraisers. Please check this page regularly to find out about ongoing opportunities to explore your artistic interests and interact with other members of Litchfield County's creative community.

Workshops & Demos

  • Workshops & Demos

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    Winter Workshop to be scheduled

    Stay tuned for an announcement of the next workshop at WAA. 

    Date TBD
  • Workshops & Demos


    Throw / Sculpt Workshop POSTPONED 2020 DATE TBA

    with Ann Mallory

    Who = All  wheel throwers who want to challenge + systematically expand their forming skills for the satisfaction of creating more compelling vessels or unique sculptures. Please be able to center, open and pull up 1 - 2 lbs of clay. This is not a speed or size contest, but participants will  benefit more if they are not overly struggling with the most basic throwing steps. We’ll be working about the size of a large coffee mug or cereal bowl.

    Ceramic artist Ann Mallory* is offering a skills focused weekend workshop. She has spent over 40 years forming clay on and off the potters wheel to create her large and small, indoor and outdoor, functional and non-functional pieces. Each student will have a potters wheel and will throw a series of forms to master architecturally important shapes for creating any vessel or sculpture. Shapes will be saved from each exercise for further assembly. Throwing shapes in a series of increasingly more complicated forms gives the artist a vocabulary of choices for how to execute any idea. These progressive throwing steps were the basis of the original Bauhaus ceramics program leading to a Masters in Ceramics.  A lot of technical demonstrations throughout as well as hands-on help.  

    Saturday is focused on wheel forming skills, Sunday is assembly, alteration and expansion of thrown forms using handbuilding techniques in the main art studio. Each participant will have a dedicated  wheel + 6’ table, 50 lbs of clay included …we’ll be making LOTS of work!

    Date TBD
    $250 mbr $280 non-mbr
    Class limit: 6


  • Off-Site


    Bus Trip to New York City

    with Thursday May 16, 2019

    Explore NYC museums on your own. The bus will drop you off at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue. You are on your own to discover any museum you wish. The Guggenheim Museum, NEuE Gallery,the Frick Collection are all open.

    Dining options: All of the museums have cafes, a hot dog on the steps of the MET, food vendors in Central Park or any restaurant.

    Departure time from Washington Art Association is 8:30am

    Departure time from Bridgewater Senior Center is


    Arrival at the MET approx. 11am

    Return trip departure time 3:30pm

    Cost $50pp for the bus. Admission to the museum is separate.

    Thursday May 16
    8:30 am - 5:45 pm
    $50 per person Admissions to museums are seperate

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at washingtonart@snet.net.

Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

Please note: Occasionally, WAA documents classes and other educational events using photography and video. This is for publicity purposes and these images may be used in our promotional and informational materials as well as on our website.

Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

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 Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395