Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Exploring Watercolor

Six Week Course: Tuesdays, May 22– June 26, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. 
All Skill Levels.
Fee: $125 Members, $160 Non Members

CLASS IS FULL. No more registrations being accepted at this time. 


This is a hands on class where returning students will be helped and encouraged to work towards their own goals, and new students will receive a foundation to begin their own exploration of watercolors (i.e. this is not a follow the leader type course).

A full materials list will be available at the first meeting, but all are encouraged to bring a sheet of at least 140lb. weight WC paper, and any paints, brushes, and supplies you already own.

For questions, contact the instructor: Ron Lister, The class is limited to 12 participants.

Weekly Classes

The Graphite Group – Drawing

Six Weeks, April 9 – May 14
9 AM–12 PM

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. Send an email to for more information.

Plein Air Painting with Instructor

May – October, 9 am – 12 pm
$15 per class, $40 for a 4-week month, $50 for a 5-week month.


All skill levels. All media. Various locations in Westport, Little Compton, South Dartmouth, and occasionally Mattapoisett, Marion, and Bristol.

For questions, contact Barbara Healy at Barbara has an email list for sending directions and/or last minute information on the Thursday classes. Please send Barbara an email to sign up.

Download: Thursday Plein Air Class Locations 2018

If it is really bad weather the group will meet inside at WAG but they usually paint through fog and sprinkles. Sometimes there has to be a location change and Barbara will send an email. Please send Barbara an email to sign up.

WAG Poetry Group

Monthly meetings on Thursday afternoons, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Contact Peter Lenrow for upcoming dates at

Life Drawing Open Studio

Fridays, 9 am -12 pm2degas2
$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 13 and August 17, 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

WAG offers make up classes only when the cancellation is the fault of WAG or in the case of inclement weather caused by hazardous driving conditions. If the Westport schools are closed due to bad weather, WAG is closed.  Course fees cannot be pro rated for missed classes.