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Continuing Education

Studio Classes at the Lyme Academy offer students of all levels an opportunity to receive the highest caliber of one-on-one professional art instruction, with the freedom to design their own schedules. Classes are offered weekdays, nights, and on weekends during ten-week trimesters, with additional classes and workshops offered in the summer.

During their studio training, students are guided through historically-based academic exercises with clear explanations, individual guidance, and demonstrations by acclaimed professional artists. Students advance in their learning through this sequential, skills-based process, moving at their own pace through each class.

The Academy focuses on strengthening critical observational skills and technical facility in each of its studio classes. This is accomplished through a program of individual exercises designed to introduce new concepts and complexities, allowing a strategic and progressive learning experience. Instructors introduce foundational to advanced concepts supportive of this process. These include: achieving accurate proportions, understanding the interaction between light and form, value relationships, structure, color theory, and color mixing.

What are Class benefits?

  • Create your own schedule
  • Receive instruction from acclaimed professional working artists and educators
  • Work in a professional studio environment
  • Enjoy a 10% student discount at Lyme Academy’s new art store, de Gerenday’s Fine Art Materials and Curiosities (located on campus)
  • Attend guest lectures with working artists, critics, and art world professionals
  • Pay a student rate for Public Open Studio Drawing Sessions and Core Student Figure Drawing Sessions ($10/session)

Interested in our Classes?

Please complete and submit our Program Inquiry Form and we’ll be in touch.

To Enroll

Click on the Enroll button on any course page to create an account in our student portal. Once your account information has been submitted, you will receive an email with a link and credentials to log in to our student portal and complete your registration. Questions? Please contact our Admissions Office at 860-434-5232, 202 or

Academic Calendar

Classes run on a trimester schedule. Trimesters are separated into Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. Each trimester lasts ten weeks, and the Summer session lasts eight weeks.

For details on the course offerings, contact Edmond Rochat, Continuing Education Program Director, at

Classes Begin: April 1, 2024
Classes End: June 8, 2024
*We will have a make-up session for classes on Memorial Day Weekend.

Classes Begin: July 8, 2024
Classes End: August 31, 2024


Morning Session
9 am-12 pm
Drawing Course

Painting Course
Drawing Course

Painting Course
Portrait Sculpture
Afternoon Session
1-4 pm
Anatomical Drawing
Evening Session
5-8 pm
Drawing Course

Painting Course
Figure Drawing

Figure Painting

Class Descriptions & Registration

Pricing and Registration are for 10-week periods and run on a trimester basis (Fall, Winter, Spring). Don’t hesitate to contact the Director of Academic Affairs at for registration after a class has begun.

Fees for individual classes can be found on the class description pages below.

Currently enrolled students can go directly to the student portal for registration, and payments.


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