Lectures, Films, Workshops
& Off-Site Events

Throughout the year, the Washington Art Association & Gallery hosts lectures by noted artists, curators and creative thinkers. We also host a variety of special events, including film screenings, benefit performances, parties, and fundraisers. Please check this page regularly to find out about ongoing opportunities to explore your artistic interests and interact with other members of Litchfield County's creative community.

Speaker Series

  • Speaker Series


    Hugh O'Donnell

    Acclaimed artist and WAA Exhibition Chair will give an Artist Talk this winter. Please check back for event details. 


    Date TBD

Workshops & Demos

  • Workshops & Demos

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    Winter Workshop to be scheduled

    Stay tuned for an announcement of the next workshop at WAA. 

    Date TBD
  • Workshops & Demos

    Ira Barkoff

    Big Sky

    with Ira Barkoff

    Landscape painting has always focused on the sky and for good reason. We have always looked up at the sky. The sky creates the atmosphere  Is the sun shinning ,is it cloudy ,what kind of clouds, is it going to rain. The sky sets the tone for any landscape. In this workshop we will be focused on how to reproduce the sky of your choice. What are the principles you can  work with. Individual instruction will be used help you achieve your goals. 

    Please bring a 30x40 or larger canvas.

    Some kind of reference, a photo or a painting will be helpful.

    Sunday February 24
    10 am - 4 pm


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    Off-Site Event to be Announced

    Date TBD

Film Series

  • Film Series

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    Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock

    This film has been rescheduled for a later date TBD. Screening will take place in early 2018.  In this documentary, veteran filmmaker Harry Moses exposes the controversy and culture in the world of high priced artwork. When a 73-year-old former truck driver with an eighth grade education buys a thrift shop painting for five dollars, she has no idea that it would pit her against the highest and mightiest denizens of the art world. But when the painting in question might possibly be the work of American art icon Jackson Pollock and worth over $50 million, she's off on a rollicking adventure and a 15 year fight with the art world that paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America.  Meet the filmmaker! WAA is honored that Harry Moses will join us to talk about the film and answer questions from the audience.  

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    Date TBD
    1 hour, 14 minutes
    Individual Film, $8

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at washingtonart@snet.net.

Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

Please note: Occasionally, WAA documents classes and other educational events using photography and video. This is for publicity purposes and these images may be used in our promotional and informational materials as well as on our website.

Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395