MEETINGS 2021 - 2022

We meet on the third THURSDAY of the month, September through May. Temporarily, monthly meetings will be held online, via Zoom. Please check the home page for notice of any cancellation. 

Live, in-person meetings will begin in December 2021 at our new location: Manchester Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 595 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT.

Art of the Month will be virtual until our December 2021 in-person meeting. For more information, click here.

September 15

Janet Schwartz


Our guest artist,  Janet Schwartz, will demonstrate pastel. Trained as an art teacher, Janet currently divides her time teaching art, exhibiting her work throughout New England and working part-time in corporate training. Her work includes a cross-section of subjects that use pastels to explore the variation of light in nature and architecture.

She is particularly drawn to the chaos and unexpected beauty of urban landscapes, traffic and seascapes. 


THURSDAY, November 18

Sandra Wakeen



Sandra Wakeen, nationally and internationally renowned painter and teacher, has pursued a life-long devotion to her art. Following a family tradition of three generations of artists, Sandra began her studies at Paier School of Art, graduating with honors in 1978. Beginning as an illustrator and portrait artist, she continued her studies with Tony Ryder in a month-long residency at Studio Escalier in France and with Betty Pat Gatliff studying Forensic Facial Reconstruction at Scottsdale Artists School. 



October 21

Yuemei Zhang 

Ink and Color Brush art

Our guest artist, Yuemei Zhang, will demonstrate brush art using ink and color. Having completed her graduate studies at Central Fine Art Academy, Bejing China, moved to the US and taught fine art and printmaking at the university level for twenty years. She is the Creative Art director of Eastern Arts Connection and shares her expertise in Chinese Brush painting, silk screen and print making- woodcut and etching. She has had many solo exhibitions and awards to her credit including the Asian Design Excellence Award.  



December 16


Meet & Greet

At our NEW Location

The meeting will featuring SUPER Art of the Month and Be Inspired! with photographs by Laura Kinlock. Laura attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, where she double majored in photography and art history. After graduating she pursued a career in counseling, including some work for social services. Her artistic pursuits include photography, oils, and watercolor, but pastel is her “first love”. Laura attributes her compositional ability to her studies at SUNY Oswego. “Photography taught me to compose,” she said, “and now I work from my own photos.”


January 20



Keeping in mind the safety and health of our members, the MAA Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming January Members Meeting originally scheduled to be held on Thursday, January 20 at the Church of Christ, Manchester, Fellowship Hall. Our demo artist, Zbigniew Grzyb, does not have Zoom capabilities so we will reschedule him for sometime during our 2022 - 2023 year.  

February 17

Jeff Blazejovsky

Watercolor, historical scene

More information will be posted when available.

March 17


April 21

Eric Urquhart

Visual creator

More information will be posted when available.

May 19