art education

Connecticut youth share their portraits and stories of healing from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic in this collection from two workshops led by an award-winning New England portrait artist.
"Pandemic Portraiture: Reflections of Healing" is a CT FY22 grant-supported program taught by portraitist ShawnaLee Waterbury-Kwashnak to a select group of Connecticut youth artists who created portraits inspired by their witness of healing during the pandemic. The project culminated in a virtual art show and this book, which captures experiences during the midst of turmoil and will be of interest for historians for generations to come. It includes a section for readers to record their own reflections of healing.
  This program was produced with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Young artists will learn fine arts skills while exploring varied approaches to art! Winter session may include papier mache snowman lantern, winter scene in pastels, pen & ink Valentine, watercolor painting on a cookie! Linited seats.

In the Fused Glass Holiday Ornament Workshop, students will assemble and create 3 of their own one of a kind, fused glass ornaments.

In the Fused Glass Holiday Ornament Workshop, students will assemble and create 3 of their own one of a kind, fused glass ornaments.

In the Fused Glass Snowflake Workshops, students will assemble and create 3 of their own one of a kind, fused glass snowflakes.

In the Fused Glass Holiday Ornament Workshop, students will assemble and create 3 of their own one of a kind, fused glass ornaments.

In the Fused Glass Coaster Workshops, students will assemble and create a set of lovely holiday coasters.

Medieval Inspired Watercolor Class with ShawnaLee! Learn drawing & painting skills to re-create a treasured illumination from the past!