May 31 2016

Lyme Academy College Offers Summer Courses for Adults

Drawing by Michael DiGiorioOLD LYME, CONN. - Adult learners have an opportunity this summer to work in a studio setting with skilled artists at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts who can provide expert instruction.

The courses will provide adults at all levels an opportunity to work with professional artists, build portfolios, advance their skills in various mediums and techniques or just for enjoyment.

The courses are one way Lyme Academy College is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The year will be marked with a series of classes, lectures, exhibitions and residencies that will feature Lyme alumni and faculty as well as other nationally and internationally recognized artists. 

Summer classes offered for adults include: 

Lyme Academy College will host open critiques on Wednesday, June 22, Wednesday, July 20, and Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each month the critique will be led by a different critic, including a teaching artist, gallery owner and a curator. Artists at all levels are invited to bring their work, but pre-registration is required.

For questions and more information about the courses and programs, including fees and supplies needed, contact Marguerite d’Aprile Quigley, director of the Center for Arts Programming at or register online at

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is a college of the University of New Haven. Its mission is to educate aspiring artists through a rigorous studio curriculum rooted in figurative and representational art. The college offers a comprehensive liberal arts education essential for advanced critical and creative thought. For more information, visit

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920, the university enrolls approximately 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates. 

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