Amazingly Immersive Offerings at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Enroll Now!

  • OLD LYME, Connecticut
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  • February 22, 2020

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Sculptor Brian Booth Craig launches the spring with Sculpting the Figure.

The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is offering a wide variety of workshops, weekly classes, day and night open studios, as well as a three-part First Thursdays Lecture Series. We also have an entirely new and innovative Landscape Program in store. Spring kicks off in early April, but registration starts right now!

Kick off a fresh season with our first Spring Workshop offering, Sculpting the Figure with Brian Booth Craig from April 3-5. Minimalist Still Life Painting with Samuel Hung is next on the calendar (May 1-3), followed by Video for Social Media (May 9&16), and Intermediate Painting En Plein Air and In-Studio with Zufar Bikbov (May 28-30).

We also have an array of weekly classes all lined up providing more concentrated study: from Fundamentals of Oil Painting for those to explore and refresh and Instructed Studio for customized instruction in drawing, sculpture and painting. Foundational weeklong workshops round out the core offerings with Elements of Form, Color for Landscape and Still Life, and Topography of the Human Figure.

Want to pop in on a more flexible schedule? Come to Saturday Open Figure Drawing and/or Wednesday Evening Open Figure Drawing on a pay-as-you-go basis.

For artists and art lovers alike, there’s the new Spring Lecture Series, Face to Face: The Art of the Portrait. From Thomas Gainsborough to Andy Warhol, the portrait has remained one of the most compelling and revealing of artistic expressions. This three-part art lecture series, brought to life by art lecturer Bob Potter, will include iconic works of great artists, historic background on their lives and times, and revealing videos on the artists. Mark your planner for April 2, May 7 and June 4.

And stay tuned as we launch an entirely new and innovative painting program; the American Academy of Landscape Painting in May of 2020!

“We are maintaining our roots of being the home of American Impressionism by providing a fine art foundation and working from life. Art is an investment in oneself and we are proud to offer these skills to both seasoned and aspiring artists,” notes Kimberly Monson, a long time Lyme Academy instructor and Alumna.

For more information about the Lyme Academy and to register, please visit us at or call 860.434.5232.

About the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts: Founded in 1976 by esteemed sculptor Elisabeth Gordon Chandler, the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located in historic Old Lyme, CT which has been a vibrant center for the arts and artists in Southeastern, CT for more than 100 years. The Academy offers a variety of programs in art education under the guidance of master artists who share a deep respect for both traditional and innovative forms of teaching that provide students with the necessary foundation and skills to develop their own unique visual expression.

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