Schedule of Upcoming Workshops

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Workshops and Classes

AugustIntroduction to Pastels Workshop - with Karen Bahrenburg will run from, August 29-31 from 10-4. The fee is $150.00 for the 3-day workshop. Pre-Registration is required. Call the KAA office at 860 927-3989 or email the office at: to pre-register by August 20th.

Karen Bahrenburg is primarily a landscape pastel painter, inspired by her parents appreciation of Mother Nature and her many travel experiences.

She has been pasteling for over 20 years and has taken numerous workshops with renowned pastelists including Albert Handel, Frank Federico, Richard McKinley, Christine Debrosky, Tony Allain, and Lynn Asselta.

Karen’s work has been juried into shows of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) and she has won numerous awards from the Connecticut Pastel Society.

SeptemberFun with Found and Repurposed Materials with Katushka Millones. Thursday, September 29th from 10-4.

Come experiment with a variety of mediums and surfaces. Students of all levels are welcome! We will be using graphite, gouache, watercolors, acrylics, oils and colored pencils as well as different surfaces which directly influence the style of the art. The combinations are endless, but the basic idea is to combine and layer materials to create unique works. Students will be encouraged to work with their choice of subjects such as still life, figure designs and their own sketches.

The point of this workshop is to inspire students to develop their own unique vision with the help of inventive techniques. Students are encouraged to bring their own images, prints, found objects, and mementos to enhance their work. Bringing in hard surfaces such as wood, stretched canvas and cardboard is also required. Individual guidance will be offered to help cultivate a personal creative process. Working with personal collections can help make art-making more enjoyable, and the artwork more meaningful and genuine.

A detailed list of materials will be provided ahead of the class date to registered students. Register by emailing Cost is $100.00.

OctoberPaint and Sip – November 2nd from 5-7 pm with Sue Lopardo. Come enjoy the company while we turn empty wine bottles into works of art! Cost is $40.00. For details and to register, contact the KAA office at

NovemberThe Art of the Pen - Doodle Art for Artists with Trudy Walters. November 9th from 10-4. For details and to register, contact the KAA office at Cost is $65.00.

Coffee Talks and Demos

2nd Saturday Coffee Talks!

Join us each month on the 2nd Saturday from 10-12 pm for exciting, informative and informal talks by area artists and experts. Do you have an area of expertise or interest? Let us know and come join us!

September — TBA
October — Watercolors
November — Artwork in Porcelain with Paola Bari
December — Looking towards KAA’s 100th anniversary – a history of KAA