All of the beautiful art featured in this story was provided by the Wayne Art Center

“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 these 4 exciting Art Workshops being offered this month at the Wayne Art Center.

FIRST: 
4 Fridays Workshop: Focus on Facial Features
February 1, 8, 15, 22 -- 1pm to 4pm

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!
Learn more about the course and your teacher on their website below.


SECOND:
4 Fri Workshop: Painting Architecture in Landscape
February 8, 15, 22, and first Friday in March - from 10am - 3pm
$300 members, $325 non-members

Learn how to approach architecture in simple terms without the use of difficult perspective techniques. Paint buildings within a landscape or a variety of city-scapes by measuring and sighting proportions, a common and simple traditional painting tool. Learn how to paint edges-sharp or soft-to accurately capture the appearance of buildings. Working from your own photographs or the instructor's photographs, you will do guided painting exercises enabling you to see the main shapes in your photograph and create a successful painting.

THIRD:
Family Painting Night - Valentine Dreams
BRING THE FAMILY FOR A NIGHT OF PAINTING!
February 8th · 6 to 7:30pm 
Ages 8 to 16 ---  $25 


FOURTH:
Three Fridays Workshop: Clay Textures
February 22 - 3/1 - 3/8,  10am to 4pm
$275 Members, $295 Non Members

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.

LOCATION: Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 688-3553
Wayne Art Center Website