Activities at Arts Wayland

Intro to Block Printing Art Workshop

This 3 hour class will equip students with all the skills needed to create and enjoy making their own hand printed linen napkins.

Students will create their own design (or use one that is provided) carve their block, and print using water based inks. Each student will receive (4) linen napkin "blank" on which to print their design.

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.

Date/Time: Sunday, April 8, 1pm to 4pm
Fee: $80.00 includes all materials
Instructor: Sarah Bertochi

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. Next session starts May 1
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 to Bill Chignola - or by phone 508-733-5185

Oil Painting on Tuesday Afternoons

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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: 

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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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 Judith Schneider painting demo at annual meeting

Judith Schneider painting demo at annual meeting

 Zentangle Workshop with Ruth Johndrow

Zentangle Workshop with Ruth Johndrow

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.

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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

MetroFest - Special Offer for friends of Arts Wayland

he MetroWest Visitors Bureau invites Arts Wayland members and community (newsletter subscribers) to participate in the 5th annual MetroFest, the regional arts, music and food truck festival to be held on June 16, 2018 at Bowditch Complex in Framingham.  Artisans and crafters who are members of or affiliated with Arts Wayland can sign up as a vendor/exhibitor at the discounted rate of $75.  In addition, crafters are welcome to share a booth space (10 x 10) and split the $75 fee, as long as one person is designated as the contact.

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