Get Artful at the Wayne Art Center!

February 2019

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” Let these words by Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881 – 1973) inspire you to let your inner artist come out to play this month at the Wayne Art Center.  

Everyone has thoughts, feelings, hopes, dreams, questions and opinions.  Some of us never share them.  Some jot them down in a journal.  Others expose them in photographs. But if you’ve ever felt the urge to paint, design, or sculpt…share your insights on paper, canvas or in clay.  Take one of 3 exciting Art Workshops – or sign up for the VERY VALENTINE’S WORTHY Family Art Night – being offered this month at the Wayne Art Center.


4 Fridays Workshop: Focus on Facial Features, February 1, 8, 15, 22 — 1pm to 4pm. Members $165, Non-members $175

Are you drawn to portrait art, but find there is never enough workshop time to go in-depth with the facial features? This workshop is specifically designed for the closer study of the features-eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Discover what makes a “likeness” and how to build the form of the facial features as defined by color shifts, planes of light and shadow and detail. Students will paint from a live model. Drawing experience and us of oils is recommended, though other mediums are welcome. Workshop includes demos, handouts, discussions and a lot of one-on-one feedback at your easel!


4 Fri Workshop: Painting Architecture in Landscape, February 8, 15, 22, 3/11 – from 10am – 3pm. $300 members, $325 non-members

Learn how to approach architecture in simple terms without the use of difficult perspective techniques. Learn how to paint edges-sharp or soft-to accurately capture the appearance of buildings. Work from your own photographs or instructor’s photographs.


Family Painting Night – Valentine Dreams, February 8th from 6 to 7pm, this is the perfect family night for ages 8 to 16. Cost: $25

Get creative together by painting together! Learn how to use colors and brushes to create a fun, whimsical, heart-themed painting.  All supplies are provided. And a good time will be had by all!


A Three Fridays Workshop: Clay Textures, February 22 – March 1 – March 8th, from 10am to 4pm
$275 Members, $295 Non Members

Texture can create a mood, feeling or tell a story about your ceramic work. This 3-day workshop explores a multitude of textural techniques, including the process of using found objects and unique “clay in clay” surface treatment.  Tuition includes clay and firing fees.

Read more about these and other Wayne Art Center events here