Archive for March, 2014

World Water Day March 22


Middletown Art Academy childern & teen students very honored to be part of this important event in our community. Please come and support us at

Passionate Waters II

Saturday, March 22, 2014
5:00pm until 7:00pm

Passionate Waters is an art show in association with World Water Day that aims to celebrate, educate and inspire. In 1992, The UN General Assembly declared that World Water Day be held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

The night will feature:
– A water-themed visual art exhibit
– Presentations from state legislators and leaders of environmental organizations
– Water-themed performance art (music, dance, poetry)
– A water blessing ceremony

$10 suggested donation to benefit the Source to Sea Cleanup by CRWC

World Water Day Website:






Paint your Pet with artist Dina Marie Pratt


Workshop Price:

This workshop is the best combination of all your favorite things . Mingle, sip wine or your favorite beverage, socialize with new or old friends  and  Paint your beloved pet! Perfect gift for someone or just yourself!

$55.00 per person.


Friday April 4 , 2014

5:30 pm 


Sunday April 6,2014

3:00 pm

Here’s how it works:  

To complete your RSVP send in email to with the date you chosen and your favorite picture of your pet(s)










One of her  favorite quotes is:
Dogs are not our whole life…but they make our LIVES WHOLE!              by Roger Caras

Dina Marie Pratt is a pet portrait artist, residing in East Berlin, CT. Much of her work has been inspired by the animals she has rescued over the years. Dina is a self taught artist and her love of animals & art began when she was just 7 years old; drawing pictures of her Scottish Terrier who she adored! Dina has been a professional artist most of her adult life. After loosing some of her own pets she felt it was necessary to pay tribute to them and dedicated herself to painting their portraits which opened the door to custom portrait painting. Dina captures a pets true personality in her realistic portraits and attributes their likeness to the deep connection she has with animals. Painting animals is very rewarding and very spiritual to her. Her clients are amazed at how their portraits bear an uncanny resemblance to their pet. In addition to portraits Dina illustrated a children’s book about a homeless dog and is painting her second murals for a local Animal Sanctuary which she supports.

2012- Illustrated children’s book: ‘Roxy’s Forever Home’ for writer Teresa Pelham; a portion of the proceeds is donated to Animal Rescue.

2013 Animal Beach Mural: painted in the Rescue Cottage at ‘Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary’ in Ashford, CT. Our Companions is an animal welfare group she supports and donates a percentage of her portraits to also.

2014 – Raining Cats & Dogs; Windsor Education Foundation. Artistically Decorated Fiberglass Cats & Dogs will be displayed around town to promote Art & Creativity! Two painted Labrador designs by Dina were chosen








































To view Dina’s art work please visit her website: