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

    S boski

    The Deep Dive: Painting a Series - A Virtual Workshop

    with Souby Boski

    "Art is never finished only abandoned" ~ Leonardi Da Vinci

    Let’s really explore a subject and think deeply about it. Go in-depth on a subject. Develop your ideas fully and see just how far you can push those ideas. The closer you look the more fascinating your explorations will become.

    Choose a theme that inspires and interests you. Try to find something that has a personal emotional connection. Have several canvases and a selection of reference photos of the same subject. Suggested materials list provide upon registration.

    Why paint a series?

    • It gives you a plan, a direction, a goal and the confidence to explore different angles, perspectives, contexts, etc.
    • It helps you understand your subject. By studying your subject and painting it more than once you are better able to interpret it on a higher level. You move beyond copying what you see as you become more familiar with the subject.
    • It pushes you out of your comfort zone! When you paint a subject many times you have to work hard at making each new painting unique yet still retain the connection to the series. You have to try new ideas, techniques, colors, etc. You have already figured out the issues with the subject now you are free to play!


    Saturdays, June 13 - June 20
    10 am - 1 pm
    2 Saturdays
    Register

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