Art Classes with Josa Weatherwax

The Marlborough Art Center welcomes Josa Weatherwax to its group of art instructors.  She will be offering the following classes, one and two day events as initial offerings.  People may contact her at to find out more information and to sign up for classes.

Josa has taught art classes for the Middletown Art Guild, East Hampton Middle School,  Cromwell Middle and High School, Renbrook School, the Farmington Valley Art Center and the West Hartford Art League.  She has exhibited her artwork at numerous galleries and is a member of numerous art organizations.

Fabulous Fun with Paint

In this class we will pour, splatter, dab, drag, blend and get crazy with paint. Come and share in the joy of pushing paint around. The results of your experimentation will likely surprise you with their beauty.  June 11, 3-5pm

Sketch Like You Mean It!

Mark making is a wonderful skill. Learn tips and techniques for making preliminary sketches for paintings or for creating finished drawings.  June 5 and June 12, 10-noon, two Wednesdays, 

En Plein Air

See how painting with the wind blowing through your hair effects the way you paint.

Topics covered; How to set up to paint outside, materials and how to choose a paint location. Demonstrations will guide you so you can create beautiful landscapes.  June 8, 9-noon, 1/2 day workshop

No skill or previous experience required. All paints will be washable and water based. You are welcome to bring materials that you would like to use to any of the classes. You can also just show up and use the materials provided for a materials fee.

Fabulous Fun with Paint

Painting party – a fun for all event.  June 4, 2:30-4:30

May’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Café

The next Marlborough Arts Center 4th Friday at the Café event will be May 24, 2019 where The Whispering Tree will present a very interesting, exciting performance. The Franco-American duo, which includes singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour, craft richly immersive folk-rock brimming with evocative lyrics, nature imagery, perspectives from travel, and a panoramic musicality that encompasses traditional folk, indie rock, classic rock, and 1960s pop and rock n’ roll.

The twosome met at music school in London.  At the time, Eleanor was a singer-songwriter seeking to collaborate, and Elie had a reputation of being one of the institution’s most gifted musicians.  At first, the pair had a band mindset, but slowly found freedom in creating as a duo, working together to blossom Eleanor’s song seedlings with a full range of harmonic, instrumental, and arrangement possibilities.

The name The Whispering Tree is full of imagery and symbolism, the subtle call of natural forces, as if listening to the noise trees make as wind passes through them may mystically reveal answers or profound truths.

The duo performs nationally and has recorded a number of albums.