Pet Portraiture: Drawing Pet Portraits is one of Wilton Continuing Education’s new arts programs being offered this fall.

The program will consist of six Wednesday sessions, beginning Sept. 14, from 1 to 3 in the Comstock Community Center's art room. The last session will take place Oct. 26.

Wilton resident, artist and pet owner Cindy Sinor will guide participants through a step-by-step process for creating portraits of their pets, with a primary focus on colored pencil techniques.

Sinor studied marketing and fine arts at the University at Albany, SUNY. After spending 10 years in corporate publications, marketing and public relations, she left the business world to raise her family.

Sinor was later inspired to pursue art as a second career. She now draws commissioned portraits and has donated her work in support of local charitable causes.

The prerequisite for the Pet Portraiture course is Basic Drawing or equivalent experience.

A set of 72 Prismacolor Premier colored pencils are suggested, and students should bring a graphite pencil and sketch pad to the first session. A supply list will be discussed on the first day.

There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor, and the course fee is $115 for residents and $130 for non-residents.

For more information on any of Wilton Continuing Education classes or to register, visit wiltoncontinuinged.org.

To see more of Sinor's work, visit cindysinor.blogspot.com.