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Visual Art

Wayne Center for the Arts is dedicated to visual arts programming that offers artistic opportunity and support to artists and aspiring artists in a variety of media, age ranges, and skill groups. Our united philosophy is to provide classes designed for creative exploration through an ongoing educational framework of fine arts language, imagery, and materials. This framework provides cross-disciplinary classes with content informed by the Ohio Department of Education Visual Arts Standards and the National Standards for Arts Education.


  • Register for two class sessions and get 5% off the second class.  Register for 3 sessions and get 10% off the third class.
  • Register and prepay by December 31 and receive 10% off total tuition.  Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities may be available for dance classes.
  • Payment plans: If you wish to make monthly payments and additional 10% will be added to the total tuition amount.  Payments are due by the 15th of February, March, April and May.  All accounts that are not paid in full by February 15 will be charged the monthly payment rate.
  • Some classes may require students to purchase supplies. If so, a list will be provided upon registration.

DISCOVERY STUDIO AGES 2-5


ART ADVENTURES TOGETHER Enroll Now!

Wednesday 3:30pm-4:15pm

6 weeks:

Session I: January 18 – February 22

Session II: March 1 – April 5

Session III: April 19 – May 24

Cost: Nonmember $50, Member $45

Refreshed from their afternoon nap, our youngest artists and

their caregivers are invited into the art studio to explore

many different ways to create with their small hands and

curious minds. Each week’s developmentally appropriate

theme is rich in language, motor skills, problem solving, and

self-expression. Instructor: Miriam Daniels

A MOUSE IN THE CORNER Enroll Now!

Ages 5-6

Saturday 9:30am – 10:30am

6 weeks: January 21 – February 25

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

What if you were there when the masters were creating?

Picasso, Mattise, Michelangelo…take a look at the lives of the

masters and experiment with artful creations reminiscent of

their work. Instructor: Sharon Tomassetti

THINKING SPRING Enroll Now!

Ages 5-6

Saturday 9:30am – 10:30am

6 weeks: March 4 – April 8

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Baby, it’s cold outside, but spring is just around the corner.

Create some art that will be ready for your spring/summer

garden. The time to get ready is now!

Instructor: Sharon Tomassetti

ROAD TRIP TO ART Enroll Now!

Ages 5-6

Saturday 9:30am – 10:30am

6 weeks: April 22 – June 3

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Art is everywhere! Let’s travel the USA and discover the

fabulous art of our great land! We will learn about artists,

techniques and create some great American art of our own!

Road Trip! Instructor: Sharon Tomassetti


EXPLORATION STUDIO AGES 6-9


A MOUSE IN THE CORNER Enroll Now!

Ages 7-9

Saturday 10:30am – 11:30am

6 weeks: January 21 – February 25

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

What if you were there when the masters were creating?

Picasso, Mattise, Michelangelo…take a look at the lives of the

masters and experiment with artful creations reminiscent of

their work. Instructor: Sharon Tomassetti

THINKING SPRING Enroll Now!

Ages 7-9

Saturday 10:30am – 11:30am

6 weeks: March 4 – April 8

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Baby, it’s cold outside, but spring is just around the corner.

Create some art that will be ready for your spring/summer

garden. The time to get ready is now! Instructor: Sharon

Tomassetti

ROAD TRIP TO ART   Enroll Now!

Ages 7-9

Saturday 10:30am – 11:30am

6 weeks: April 22 – June 3

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Art is everywhere! Let’s travel the USA and discover the

fabulous art of our great land! We will learn about artists,

techniques and create some great American art of our own!

Road Trip! Instructor: Sharon Tomassetti

DRAWING COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS  Enroll Now!

Monday 4:00pm-5:15pm

6 weeks: January 23 – March 6

(No class February 20)

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Learn to draw your favorite comic book heroes and villains!

This class will cover Marvel, D.C., and some of the lesser

known comic characters. Instructor: Jacob Nelson

FANTASY DRAWING  Enroll Now!

Monday 4:00pm-5:15pm

6 weeks: March 13 – April 17

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Learn to draw fantasy characters and

creatures from epic tales of high

adventure or your own imagination.

Instructor: Jacob Nelson

DRAWING CARTOON CHARACTERS  Enroll Now!

Monday 4:00pm-5:15pm

6 weeks: April 24 – June 5

(No class May 29)

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Learn to draw your favorite cartoon characters from Bugs

Bunny to Mickey Mouse, Adventure Time to The Simpsons!

If you love cartoons this ones for you. Instructor: Jacob Nelson

ARTIST’S PLAYGROUND  Enroll Now!

Tuesday 4:45pm-6pm

6 weeks:

Session I: January 17 – February 21

Session II: February 28 – April 4

Session III: April 18 –May 23

Cost: Nonmember $50, Member $45

In this class students will explore drawing, painting,

sculpting, printmaking, and other mixed mediums to create

works of art based on themes such as animals, dinosaurs or

insects. Instructor: Emily Negro

OPEN ART STUDIO JUST FOR KIDS  Enroll Now!

Wednesday 4:30m-6pm

6 weeks

Session I: January 18 – February 22

Session II: March 1 – April 5

Session III: April 12 – May 17

Cost: Nonmember $120, Member $110

This is the perfect class for kids who like to make their own

projects. Each session begins with a mini-lesson to expand

creative thinking and explore different ways to use the

materials. The rest of the class time students will draw, paint,

collage, sculpt and create their own projects under the

guidance of a teaching artist. Instructor: Miriam Daniels


INSPIRATION STUDIO AGES 10-13


 

DRAWING COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS  Enroll Now!

Monday 5:30pm-6:45pm

6 weeks: January 23 – March 6

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Learn to draw your favorite comic book heroes and villains!

This class will cover Marvel, D.C., and some of the lesser

known comic characters. Instructor: Jacob Nelson

FANTASY DRAWING  Enroll Now!

Monday 5:30pm-6:45pm

6 weeks: March 13 – April 17

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Learn to draw fantasy characters and creatures from epic

tales of high adventure or your own imagination.

Instructor: Jacob Nelson

DRAWING CARTOON CHARACTERS  Enroll Now!

Monday 5:30pm-6:45pm

6 weeks: April 24 – June 5

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Learn to draw your favorite cartoon characters from Bugs

Bunny to Mickey Mouse, Adventure Time to The Simpsons!

If you love cartoons, this one’s for you.

Instructor: Jacob Nelson

THE ARTIST’S TOOLBOX  Enroll Now!

Thursday 4:30pm-6pm

6 weeks

Session I: January 19 – February 23

Session II: March 2 – April 6

Session III: April 20 – May 25

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

This course is meant to farmiliarize the growing artist with

the various tools used by the great artists of the world. In this

class we will explore the various types of art, from painting to

sculpture. This class is a little bit of everything! Instructor:

Jacob Nelson


ARTIST STUDIO TEEN & ADULT


DRAWING CARTOON CHARACTERS  Enroll Now!

Ages 14-17

Monday 7:00pm-8:30pm

6 weeks: April 18 – May 23

Cost: Nonmember $60, Member $50

Learn to draw your favorite cartoon characters from Bugs

Bunny to Mickey Mouse, Adventure Time to The Simpsons!

If you love cartoons, this one’s for you! Instructor: Jacob

Nelson

DRAWING I  Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

Monday 6:30pm-8:30pm

6 weeks: January 23 – March 6

Cost: Nonmember $70, Member $60

This class serves as an introduction to drawing. It will focus

on the various qualities of lines and observation. Instructor:

Emily Negro

DRAWING II  Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

Monday 6:30pm-8:30pm

6 weeks: March 13 – April 17

Cost: Nonmember $70, Member $60

Expanding upon the techniques of Drawing I, this class

focuses on building good compositions and honing the

observational eye. Instructor: Emily Negro

FIGURE DRAWING  Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

Monday 6:30pm-8:30pm

6 weeks: April 24 – June 5

Cost: Nonmember $70, Member $60

This class is intended to teach students the proper ways to

render the human form, drawing from real life models.

Instructor: Emily Negro

COLORED PENCIL DRAWING  Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm

6 weeks:

Have you caught the coloring book bug? Why limit yourself

to someone else’s imagination? This class is for those who

want to learn about pencil technique and color theory, while

developing their own designs. Instructor: Julie Fisher

SCULPTURE  Enroll Now!

Ages 18+

Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm

6 weeks

Session I: January 19 – February 23

Session II: March 2 – April 6

Session III: April 20 – May 25

Cost: Nonmember $115, Member $100

Learn to approach your work from both realistic and

imaginary angles as you gain sculptural skills that can be

applied in many different ways. Focusing studies on human

and animal forms, students will learn the foundations of

technical skill needed to interject personality in their work.

Instructors: Adam McVicker and Jake Nelson

ARTIST’S PROCESS  Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm

6 weeks: January 17 – February 21

Cost: Nonmember $70, Member $60

This class will guide students to make the type of art they are

most interested in creating: be it drawing, painting, sculpting,

or any other medium. This course will function as a survey of

those fields and give students a chance to dabble in a variety

of media. Be the artist you wish to be in this content-driven

studio art class Instructor: Jacob Nelson

PRINTMAKING  Enroll Now!

Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm

6 weeks: February 28 – April 4

Cost: Nonmember $70, Member $60

Ages 14+

Printmaking is one of the most rewarding art fields, allowing

you to make perfect copies of your masterpiece! Together we

will explore the various types of printmaking and apply our

skills from simple one color prints, up to multi-color wood

block prints! Instructor: Jacob Nelson

PORTRAITS: FROM PENCILS TO PALETTES  Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm

6 weeks: April 18 – May 23

Cost: Nonmember $70, Member $60

In this class we will explore the realm of portraits, from

drawings to paintings. Immortalize yourself or an

acquaintance in a piece of your own art.

Instructor: Jacob Nelson

CREATIVE MINDFULNESS  Enroll Now!

Ages 18+

Wednesday 12:30pm-1:45pm

6 weeks: March 1 – April 5

Cost: Nonmember $70, Member $60

This class combines the deep relaxation of a gentle hatha

yoga practice with mindful art practices such as drawing

mandalas, adult coloring, zen doodling, and intuitive

painting. No experience is necessary. All levels are welcome.

Bring your own mat. Wear comfortable clothing. Hot teas

offered. Instructor: Miriam Daniels

PAINTING  Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

Wednesday 6:30pm-8:30pm

6 weeks: January 18 – February 22

Cost: Nonmember $70, Member $60

This course is an introduction to the world of painting. Grab

a brush and learn the basics! Instructor: Emily Negro

PAINTING II  Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

Wednesday 6:30pm-8:30pm

Session II: March 1 – April 5

Cost: Nonmember $70, Member $60

Expanding upon the knowledge from Painting I, this course

takes you further into the realm of painting and composition

Instructor: Emily Negro

FREEFORM PAINTING  Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm

6 weeks:

Session I: January 19 – February 23

Session II: March 2 – April 6

Session III: April 20 – May 25

Cost: Nonmember $70, Member $60

Create and explore your own painted masterpieces utilizing

our studios as your own workshop. Utilize the knowledge of

our resident painting instructor to develop an individual

approach to improving your technique. Instructor: Shane

Clutter

KNITTING  Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm

Session I – Introduction to Knitting:

January 17 – February 21

Session II – Hats and Mittens:

February 28 – April 4

Session III – Socks on Circular Needles:

April 18 –May 23

Cost: Nonmember $70, Members $60

Knitting is a great skill that will allow you to make any

number of fun and useful items (and keep your hands busy

during boring meetings!). In addition, it can be a relaxing,

meditative activity. Have you always wanted to learn to knit

but never gotten around to it? Well, here’s your chance to

learn the basics from a pro in the first session, then go on to

make different items of clothing in subsequent classes. Instructor: Donna Nye

WATERCOLOR PAINTING Enroll Now!

Ages 14+

6 weeks: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost: Nonmember $70, member $60

This popular and seemingly simple medium can be difficult

to master. Whether you are a beginner or are wanting to

refine your technique, this class has something to offer. This

class is designed to develop your skills and increase your

appreciation of the art of watercolor. Every time you pick up

your brush you’ll learn something new!

Instructor: Robert VanNatta