Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Watercolor Classes for Beginners and Advanced Beginners

Beginners Watercolor Classes

Wednesdays, September 6 – October 4 and October 18-25, 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Instructor: Peggy Call-Conley
Fee: $125 Members, $160 Non-Members

Advanced Beginners Watercolor Classes

Thursdays, September 7 – October 5 and October 19-26, 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Instructor: Peggy Call-Conley
Fee: $125 Members, $160 Non-Members

To register, download the registration form:  Registration Form

Two-Day Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop

Looking Toward Boston by Brett Gamache

Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10, 9 am to 4 pm

Instructor: Brett X. Gamache
Fee: $100 members, $135 non-members
Medium: oil/acrylic 

To register, download the registration form:  Registration Form

The Yellow Dory by Brett Gamache

Experience the joy of painting on site with a small group of fellow artists in a two-day Plein Air Landscape Painting workshop on Saturday, September 9th from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday, September 10th from 9 am to 4 pm in Westport.

One-on-one instruction will be provided by instructor Brett X. Gamache, a seasoned plein air landscape painter and art instructor from the Cambridge Studio School & Montserrat College of Art.

Topics covered include setting up, beginning a painting, mixing color, creating space, and capturing light. A brief critique will be held at the end of each day and one hour lunch breaks will be held from 12:30-1:30pm each day. You may view more of Gamache’s work online at www.brettgamache.com.

Weekly Classes

Essential Drawing Skills – Graphite Group

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9 AM–12 PM
Instructor: Robert Abele

Focus on basic drawing elements of line, texture, shading, and composition. Learn a variety of techniques while exploring different media including leads, kneaded erasers, conté crayons, and colored pencils.

All skill levels are welcome. Fee: $15 per class, $40 for a 4-week month, $50 for a 5-week month. WAG Membership required. Contact info@westportartgroup.com to register.

Printmaking Lab

printing_labWednesdays, Ongoing
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. Bring your own inks and paper. Please use soy-based, water washable inks known by their brand name of Akua Inks.  These inks are kind to the environment, and are easily cleaned up with water, not solvents. Plexiglas plates are supplied along with brayers, rollers and other printmaking essentials. Lab Monitor: Mary Benefiel.

Please contact info@westportartgroup.com for information.

Thursday Morning Painting

Thursdays, 9 am–12 noonthursday_pleinair_christine_belanger
$15 per class
$40 per month
Instructor: Robert Abele

Thursday class meets at various locations throughout the summer. This year, we will be returning to some of our great past locations, including many special private places we get invited to, and some new places. When the weather is bad, an announcement will be made on WAG’s Facebook page, and the class will be held at the WAG building.

The class locations for 2017 are listed here.

Contact Barbara Healy with questions, or to be added to the email list at edlundhealy@comcast.net or call 508-636-6773.

Life Drawing Open Studio

Fridays, Beginning April 7, 20172degas2
9 am -12 pm
$15 per class, $40 for a 4-week month, $50 for a 5-week month
Studio Monitor: Barbara Diane Barry

PLEASE NOTE: No class will be held July 14 and August 18, due to Art Camp using the space.

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.

Photography Group

Co-directed by Linda Rogers and Richard Perry. Starting soon. Date: TBA. Please contact info@westportartgroup.com for more information.