Mondays 9 AM–12 PM 

Drop-in Fee: $20
Location: Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport

New students welcome.

The current session sign-up is now closed but you may still attend a class. If you would like to attend a class, please just show up and bring your drop-in fee. (No class held on Memorial Day.)

June Drawing Session
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New Mini-Sessions for June and July

Pay ahead and save for June and July.

July Drawing Session
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June: Classes for June will be on the following dates: June 10, 17, and 24. Fee: $40 for all when you pay ahead, or $20 per drop-in.
Instructor: Catherine Carter, MFA. For more information on Catherine Carter, please see her website at CatherineCarterPainting.com.

July: Classes for July will be held July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Fee: $70 for all when you sign up online, or $20 per drop-in. Instructor: Christine Belanger.

About the Class

Please bring your favorite drawing supplies, or 11 x 14 white paper, HB drawing pencil, ebony pencil and eraser. All skill levels welcome. Send an email to: info@westportartgroup.com for more information.

If you would prefer to sign up via a mail-in Registration Form, please download it and return it with your check: Registration Form.

“Ernesto”, carbon pencil on paper, by Tiago Finato.

“Ernesto”, carbon pencil on paper, by Tiago Finato.

Workshop: Drawing from the Figure - Foundation for A Personal Interpretive Approach

Friday, June 28th 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM with Tiago Finato

The human body is a complex and expressive subject to capture. This workshop is directed towards giving a structured approach to drawing that is modeled after the 19th century French academic style of work.

In this context, students will gain a more comprehensive understanding of the processes of structuring a drawing, both technically and mechanically. We will be working from a nude model.

Life Drawing Workshop
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Participants provide their own supplies. Please note the suggested material list:

  • One pad 18" x 24" Strathmore drawing paper, white or gray

  • Vine charcoal pack

  • Graphite pencils – 2H, HB, 2B, 4B

  • Charcoal Pencil kit

  • One 5” x 7” chamoise cloth

  • Prismacolor 1-1/4” × 3/4” × 1/4” Kneaded eraser

  • Stadler white eraser

  • Masking tape

  • Pencil sharpener or sharp blade/knife

Tiago Finato moved to the United States from Brazil in the year 2000 to further his research in the field of painting. First trained in the 19th century French academic style, Tiago went on to earn a BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an MFA from New Mexico State University. Finato has exhibited his work throughout the United States, Spain and Brazil.

$40 for WAG members. $50 for non-members. workshop minimum 6; maximum 12. Please check back soon for online registration and payment.


Weekly Life Drawing Open Studio

Fridays, 9:15 am -12:15 pm
$15 per class drop-in; $10 per class if paid monthly. Please pay at class.
Studio Monitor: Barbara Diane Barry

Please note: Friday, June 28 life drawing will be the workshop described above. Additionally, there will be no life drawing session on July 12 and July 16 as kids’ camp will be in session.

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 bdbarry6@yahoo.com.

New students welcome. First class free to try, then membership is required.


For Youth Education and Outreach, including scholarships, please see Youth.

Cancellation Policy: 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.