Fine Arts & Crafts

Fine Arts & Crafts

Acrylic Painting Techniques and More

13 Thursdays, March 2 – May 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $104
12 Thursdays, June 1 – August 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $96
This is a fun course for beginners and those who want to improve their painting techniques. Althea Ericsson will guide you through the fundamentals of composition, color values, and perspective while you discuss other artists and how they achieve their style.

Portrait Class

13 Thursdays, March 2 – May 25, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., $104

Artist Althea Ericsson will teach the fundamentals of painting or drawing the human face. Composition, perspective, proportions, and the effect of light and dark will be explored.
You can use acrylics, pastels or pencil to create your portraits.

Portrait class will resume in the fall.

NEW: Drawing + Painting Class

6 Mondays, June 19 – July 31, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $48 (no class Monday, July 3)

Awaken your creative instincts while working with a group of kindred spirits. In this class, students improve their drawing and paint-ing skills while exploring paint application meth-ods and drawing techniques working from personal imagery.

Instructor Eddie Nino guides budding or experienced artists toward unblocking creativity. Bring charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, graphite pencils, acrylics, or watercolors and paper or canvas.

Beyond Watercolor Technique

8 Fridays, March 10 – May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $64
6 Fridays, June 23 – July 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $48

Improve your watercolor skills while polishing your drawing and artistic abilities. This class will focus on teaching every student how to refine artwork using watercolor as a vehicle. Frequent lectures, demonstrations, and one-on-one critiques will help the student create more personal and unique artworks whether painting a landscape, still life, or portrait.

Eddie Nimo is the instructor.

Knitting and Crochet

Most Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Free

Bring your knitting or crocheting projects or learn how to knit or crochet with many talented stitchers on Thursdays. We have needles, hooks and yarn if you want to learn and a nice group of women to have coffee and chat.

Crafty Tuesdays

most Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Free

This group works on a variety of crafts, all of which are sold to benefit local charities.


Mondays, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. March 13 – May 22, Free

Bring your work in progress to either get help from Aggie Aspinwall, who teaches at The Enriched Stitch in Wilton, or to simply work with other needlepointers.  Each week Aggie will teach one new technique, such as layered stitching, applique and stumpwork.  People who are brand new to needlepoint should call ahead to arrange for a beginner’s kit.