Activities at Arts Wayland

Art Classes with Pearl McCarthy

 Peonies, oil on linen by Pearl McCarthy

Peonies, oil on linen by Pearl McCarthy

Date/Time: Open enrollment. Tuesdays, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fee: $25. per session. Registration required.
Register: Call Pearl -  or email: 
Artist website:
Instagram: @pearlmccarthy

Everyone works on individual art projects.  In this class students always have the choice to work with real flowers and fruit to paint a dynamic still life. Students of all levels will improve their understanding of color temperature, value, drawing, edges and composition. If you have always wanted to try oil paint this is a great place to begin. Pearl McCarthy will do a demonstration for beginners and give each student the individual attention they need. Students will learn to paint peonies, sunflowers, roses, and hydrangeas, Chinese lanterns, or work on the subject of their choice. Pearl McCarthy creates a fun and supportive learning environment for all her students. 

"Thank you so much for making me a better artist!!" - Mark Jacobs, Bedford MA

"Pearl McCarthy is a passionate artist and teacher. It matters so much to her that her students gain mastery in oil painting. She has expert knowledge of her craft and her intention is that students improve and advance their work." - Nancy Boyle, Wayland MA

Art Camp - Picture the Fantastic!

joanne tarlin class.jpg

Students age 5-11

Date/Time: July 9 to 13, Mon to Fri, 9:30am to 12:30 OR Drop off early 8:30am-9:30
Fee: $245 per week, materials included. Early drop off an additional $50

Enjoy your summer vacation making fantasy pictures. Each morning students will make pictures with a different technique: pouring and dripping, string painting, mixed media, printing, and drawing. We’ll explore making other-worldly landscapes, creatures, botanicals, or anything you can imagine.
Register: contact Joanne Tarlin Phone: 508-542-2115 or email:

Artist website:

Free off street parking at Community Arts

Intro to Block Printing Workshop

Date: September 30, 2018
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $70. All class materials will be provided.

Learn to block print in this fun workshop with artist and surface pattern designer Sarah Bertochi. This 3-hour class will equip students with all the skills needed to create and enjoy making their own set of hand printed kitchen towels.

You will create your own design (or use one that is provided) carve your block, and print using water based inks. Each student will receive (2) 100% cotton kitchen towel "blanks" on which to print their design. Towels include a convenient hanging loop.

No experience in art or printmaking is necessary! This class is great for those who have never tried printmaking and want to learn a new craft. Class size is limited to 8 students, minimum of 5 students required to hold class. You will be notified if class minimum is not met and will receive a full refund.

Register online:

Questions? Contact Sarah:, phone: (508) 303-8824

Marla Greenfield/Watercolor Techniques

Dates: October 18 and 19, 2018
Time: Thursday and Friday, 10am - 3pm with lunch break
Fee: $225.00
Number of participants : 10
Student level: Intermediate, Advanced

In this workshop, we will explore the wonderful and unique qualities of watercolor, reinforcing techniques that let the paint do what it does best. We will experiment with allowing the paints to blend on the paper. We will use underpainting and subsequent glazing/layering to achieve luminous results. We will also examine the importance of value and learn how to generate rich darks that make a painting pop. In addition, we will examine Issues including composition and breaking down the process into manageable steps. A photographic reference will be used and sent out ahead of time along with a supply list.

Register: contact Marla Greenfield, AWS, phone: 508-259-9986, email:

Artist website:

Past Activities and Events

 Zentangle Workshop with Ruth Johndrow

Zentangle Workshop with Ruth Johndrow

Arts Wayland has brought art and creativity into the community in many ways over the years. From the community wide Art Fair in 2015 to the Art in Rotation program, exhibits and programs at the Trinitarian Church, Wayland Library, Traditions of Wayland, Carriage House, the many volunteers and art lovers have used their time and creativity to enrich our community.

Click here to view past activities

Members Apply for Exhibit Opportunity in Wayland Town Building

There is a small exhibit space in a wide hallway near the main entrance of the Wayland Town Building. If you are a member, please contact us if you would like to apply to have a small show and we will help facilitate it and help you to hang it. A flyer with your contact info can be posted there so for any inquiries. 

Contact: or call (774) 421-9211