The Silvermine School of Art (203-966-6668) in New Canaan offers courses for all ages and levels of expertise. The Ridgefield Guild of Artists (203-438-8863) in Ridgefield offers instruction for beginners and advanced students, as well as many children’s programs. There’s also the Wooster Community Art Center (203-743-6311) in Danbury.

In summer, Weir Farm offers art classes for children. Call 203-761-9945 or visit the national park’s website at The Parks and Recreation Department also offers art classes. Call 203-834-6234 or visit