Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Drawing, Six-Week Session

Drawing by Barbara Chadwick

August 13 – September 17, 9 AM–12 PM
Instructor: TBA


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.

New Dates and Fees for the Drawing Class: $80 per six-week session, or $15 per class. Send an email to for more information.


Weekly Classes

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.

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Starting back up on September 7 with a new time! 9:15 am – 12:15 pm!

Fridays, 9:15 am -12:15 pm
$15 per class, $40 for a 4-week month, $50 for a 5-week month
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

WAG Poetry Group – Monthly

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

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.