Activities at Arts Wayland

Mixed Media Collage on canvas

Brigitte Desautels mixed media collage

Brigitte Desautels mixed media collage

Learn to create mixed media collage on canvas using color, texture and a variety of materials - Develop and work on your art in a mixed media workshop. - Get in touch with your inner artist. - Develop your own unique style. - Express yourself with the guidance of instructor Brigitte Desautels.

Fee: $185 includes materials
Date: Thursdays,  March 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Minimum participants : 3
Student level: Adult, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
To register, contact: Brigitte 978-697-3100 or
Learn more about Brigitte at her website:

Art Drop In

Bring your materials for a small-scale project. Any media welcome. Thursdays, ongoing, 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Members - free, Non-members - $5 cash or check

This is a relaxed, social time to work on your art. Bring a snack. Hot water for tea available.

RSVP to or phone: (774) 421-9211

Watercolor Techniques with Marla Greenfield

Watercolor, Marla Greenfield, AWS

Watercolor, Marla Greenfield, AWS

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.

Date/Time: Thursday and Friday, March 29th and 30th, 10am - 3pm
Fee: $225.00
Minimum: 8, Maximum: 10
Student level: Intermediate, Advanced
Register with the teacher: Marla Greenfield, AWS, phone: 508-259-9986, email:

Watercolor Evening Painting Studio

Bill Chignola, president of the Framingham Artist Guild, hosts an ongoing Tuesday night watercolor group at Arts Wayland. Attendees will not receive formal instruction, but will have the benefit of mentoring by Bill and fellow participants. This is a friendly group and will welcome the beginner as well as the intermediate artist.

Dates: Tuesdays, 10 week series ongoing. Current session started 1/9. All levels
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Fee: for 10 sessions is $50. Will be pro-rated based on start date (make checks out to Arts Wayland)
Location: Arts Wayland studio at Community Arts
RSVP required to Bill Chignola - or by phone 508-733-5185

Oil Painting on Tuesday Afternoons

Pearl McCarthy painting.jpg

SCHEDULE Tuesdays, Ongoing from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Please note that some dates are skipped so please contact the teacher)

FEE: $25. per session. Pay as you go.

Contact: Pearl McCarthy. Call 508-650-9172 or email: 

Visit website for Pearl:

Free off street parking at Community Arts

Painting Practicum with Joanne Tarlin

Painting by Pam Grimes, student

Painting by Pam Grimes, student

Painting Practicum is a self-directed small class/ semi-private lesson. The instructor, Joanne Tarlin, works with each student on an individual basis as they develop their own project. Beginners welcome. Work in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Limited to 4 students.

Date/Time: Monday 2pm to 4pm, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Fee: Six lessons $240.
Level: Adult, all levels
Register: contact Joanne Tarlin, ph: 508-542-2115; email:
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Introduction to Zentangle Workshop

Zentangle is an easy way of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called tangles. It is a proven method to promote mindfulness and fosters self-esteem, focus, relaxation, creativity, and stress relief. People of all ages and skill levels can create Zentangle art and have fun in the process!

This class introduces you to the Zentangle method of creating art using repetitive patterns. Even if you think you cannot draw a stick figure, you can learn Zentangle and create stunning original art. No previous art experience is required.

Date/Time: Sunday, Feb 18, 1pm to 4pm
Fee: $45, includes materials
Minimum: 5, Student level: Beginner, Intermediate
Register: contact Ruth Johndrow email: phone (508) 397-6857
Instructor: Ruth Johndrow, website:, Ruth is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT).

Judith Schneider painting demo at annual meeting

Judith Schneider painting demo at annual meeting

Past Activities and Events

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.

View past events

Opportunity for a Wayland Cultural Center

If a new library is built then the current historic library may be used as a new cultural center. Arts Wayland supports this idea. Read the blog post

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