About

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Westport Art Group was formed in 1955 by a small group of local, art-minded women. Since then, we have grown into a robust and colorful community organization with over 300 members from all over South Coast, Massachusetts, southern Rhode Island, and beyond. At our newly-renovated Main Road, Westport building, we offer both adult and youth art classes and show events throughout the year,  many of which are open to the public. Please join us!

New!  WAG Photography Show: Treasure

photographyThe Westport Art Group launches a new initiative: WAG PHOTOGRAPHY with a juried exhibition accepting all mediums of photography running June 16 to July 2.

THEME: TREASURE: a place, an object, a person, a time, your own idea of “treasure” be it noun or verb. We invite you to the opening reception on Friday, June 16 from 6 to 8 pm, and to view the show, open June 17 through July 2, 10 am to 4 pm. See Events & Shows for details!

New Watercolor Workshop!

Alice_Shire_Ribbons-jpgMixing just the right color can be a frustrating process for beginners in watercolor.  This 3-hour workshop will begin with a discussion of the properties of various pigments that influence the color mixing process. Understanding these properties will help beginning artists make informed choices in purchasing and mixing colors. See Classes and Workshops for details.

 New at WAG! Life Drawing Open Studio

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9 am -12 pm
$15 per class
Studio Monitor: Barbara Diane Barry

Every week a live model, nude and clothed, will be available for members to sketch, draw or paint.  Each session is three hours in length; beginning with quick 3-minute sketches to longer 20-minute poses, ending with a one-hour study. For questions, contact Barbara Diane Barry at (201) 675-0256, or email bdbarry6@yahoo.com.

New at WAG! Open Hours & The Periwinkle Shop

Wednesdays 9 AM – 3 PM
Stop by to see us during our open hours. Browse and buy artwork and handcrafted items in the newly reopened Periwinkle Shop. For details, go to Events & Shows. WAG is also open during classes and events and by appointment.

leaves_printPrintmaking Lab

Wednesdays 9 AM – 3 PM

If you are a printmaker and would like to use our wonderful printing press for independent work, the studio is available to you on Wednesdays, $10 a day.

For details, go to Classes & Workshops.

Summer Art Camps! 2017 session dates have been announced and registration is open

Let your child’s creative energy flow at Westport Art Group’s summer camp series. Two sessions every summer. Scholarships are available! Check the details at Youth Education.

Save Your Lee’s Receipts!

Please save your receipts from Lee’s, circle the totals and drop them in the box on the desk at the WAG building. Lee’s will donate 1% of the total. Thank you to our members who donate their slips to us.