Happy Wednesday! Spring classes have begun and we're having a grand ol' time over here. Here's a look at Daytime Beginning Wheel with Adam McVicker!
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Happy Wednesday! Spring classes have begun and we're having a grand ol' time over here. Here's a look at Daytime Beginning Wheel with Adam McVicker!
Check it out! There is a Fundraising Music Concert called "The Power of Democracy" at the College of Wooster this Thursday, March 30th, at Gault Recital Hall at 7:30pm. The mission of the concert is to help support the Ukrainian democratic values as the nation fights for their independence. The performers at the concert will be the Shawshank Big Band with their jazz music from the Swing era and the Ukrainian pianist is going to play Ukrainians songs. The concert is free and open to the public!
Let's make music together! Did you know music classes for young children help them increase vocabulary, stretch their creative skills, and learn about social boundaries? Kathy Odenkirk's classes and You Can Sing! with Mia Smith have all returned for Spring Session! Head to the link in our bio to register and join us for Spring!
Baby Bop (9 mos-1.5 yr): Tuesdays, April 11-May 16
Toddlers Makin Music (Ages 2-3): Thursdays, April 13-May 18
Preschool Rock (Ages 3-5) Morning: Thursdays, April 13-May 18
Preschool Rock (Ages 3-5) Afternoon: Tuesdays, April 11-May 16
You Can Sing (Ages 8-12): April 13-May 4
Happy with Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)!
"Catlett was known largely for her sculpture, especially for works such as Homage to My Young Black Sisters (1968) and various mother-child pairings, the latter of which became one of her central themes. She was also an accomplished printmaker who valued prints for their affordability and hence their accessibility to many people. Catlett alternately chose to illustrate famous subjects, such as Harriet Tubman and Malcolm X, and anonymous workers—notably, strong solitary Black women—as depicted in the terra-cotta sculpture Tired (1946). Other notable works include the linocuts Sharecropper (1968) and Survivor (1983) and the lithograph Negro es bello (1968; “Black Is Beautiful”). She remained a working artist into her 90s."
Only a few more days to vote for People's Choice Award for TAABWoo's "Almost Dark" Exhibit! (The voting box will be to the right, once you enter the gallery.) We will announce the winner here and on our Instagram page! Be sure to give us a follow on Instagram, !
Congratulations to all the winners! So much talent!
Hey there! Have any lunch or dinners plans for today, from 11am-10pm? Look no further! Support our WCA's Dance Department AND grab some delicious food at PENN STATION East Coast Subs (Burbank Rd. location)! BE SURE TO MENTION YOU ARE THERE FOR THE FUNDRAISER and 15% of sales today will be donated to support our dance program here at WCA! Race you there!
Have lunch or dinners plans for this Saturday, March 25th, from 11am-10pm? Look no further! Support our WCA's Dance Department AND grab some delicious food at PENN STATION East Coast Subs (Burbank Rd. location)! 15% of all sales on March 25 will be donated to support our dance program here at WCA! Race you there!
! We're happy to hear you're enjoying these trips down memory lane with us and we look forward to celebrating 50 years with you this year. Do you happen to see anyone you know in these photos? If so, please tag them in a comment below!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening reception for TAABWoo's "Almost Dark" Exhibit! The Best in Show award went to Erica Dutter for “Brightest Bulb in the Bunch”. Runner-up went to Dawn Blattel for “Florescent Fantasy”. Congratulations, artists! If you haven't had the opportunity to check it out, the exhibit will be on display until April 1st.
TAABWoo would also like to thank our adjudicator, Nic Rothgery, owner of Embellish Tattoo Company in downtown Wooster. We recognize Nic for being a successful art entrepreneur in our community. Nic has been a tattoo artist for over 16 years. He is a Northwestern High School Graduate. “Art has always been a big part of my life, and the reason why I became dedicated to making a career out of it.”
Spring session is underway, but we still have several classes that don't start until next week. Consider this your sign to check out a few... full catalog on our website!
The word for Saturday's Wayne Center Presents concert was "WOW!" The Theron Brown Music Trio had us all grooving in our seats and blown away by their talent. Special thank you to concert presenters: The Commercial & Savings Bank, and Mohican Gardens & Conservatory and series supporters National Endowment for the Arts , Dr. Ken Shafer, and Lincoln Way Vineyards. And very special thanks to our series partner, ESQYRE.
Happy with Georgia O' Keeffe (1887-1986)!
"Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, renowned for her contribution to modern art...She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York, where she learned the techniques of traditional painting. The direction of her artistic practice shifted dramatically four years later when she studied the revolutionary ideas of Arthur Wesley Dow. Dow offered O’Keeffe an alternative to established ways of thinking about art...Through a series of abstract charcoal drawings, she developed a personal language to better express her feelings and ideas."
Happy first day of Spring! It's also the first week of Spring classes here at WCA, so we're pretty excited...some of us more so than others😬. Zara is quite the busy bee, spreading her enthusiasm that Spring has finally arrived!
We have so many exciting things going on here at WCA, including the Functional Ceramics Exhibit in the Looney Gallery. The exhibit will be on display until April 15th, so be sure to stop by to check out these incredible pieces that will take your breath away!
Have you ever seen a clay extruder? Clay extruders are used to make forms and coils for hand-building and decorating pottery pieces. Here we have Carli Moorefield using the extruder in a Mudlarks class. Pretty neat! Have a great weekend!
"Wooster's Third Annual Jane Austen Ball presented by Wooster Dance will be held on Saturday, March 25, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster. Costumes or dressy attire are encouraged. Live music by Fourpence with prompting by Susan English. Light refreshments provided; no partner necessary, as we will change partners. Inexperienced dancers should attend the lesson 6:00-6:30 before the Ball.
Tickets (adults $15, students $10) can be purchased at https://www.woosterdance.com/classes or 330-347-8155."
We found a fancy photo for today's to celebrate the center turning 50 this year! (From L to Right) Trish Van Tol, Linda Detzler, Stephanie Pevec, Bill Buckingham, Andrea Clements, Richard Swartz, Kay Harris Warton, and Jennifer Persinger. If you know any of these individuals, please feel free to tag them in the comment section below!
Reminder: The opening reception for TAABWOO's "Almost Dark"-A Supernatural Black Light Exhibit (Gault Gallery) is this Saturday, March 18th, 12:30-3:00 PM! Come join us for an out of this world experience! See you soon!
Our Spring classes start next week! We have a great selection of
Adult Visual Arts. Art is a great stress reliever and a way to boost your creativity! Also, all Adult Visual Arts classes come with the free open studio time too. Don't miss out, join us for Spring. Head to the link in our bio to register!
Our features Build-A-Guitar (Ages 12-Adult)! In this exciting and rewarding class, students will work with instructor Barry Jenkins to build, assemble, and decorate their own electric guitar from the ground up! Class begins next week, so don't wait! Head to the link in our bio to register today!
Happy with Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)!
"Dorothea Lange is one of the nation's greatest documentary photographers. Her respectful empathy for people and her keen ability to communicate the essential elements of the situations she photographed endow her work with unforgettable power. Although best known for her FSA (Farm Security Administration) photographs, she produced other work, including the images of home and family life published in American Country Woman (1964)."
Tickets are on sale now for "Artrageous!" Wayne Center for the Arts' gala and fundraiser. Last held in 2019, we are pleased to bring back this annual event which highlights the work of WCA, and supports arts access in our community. Enjoy live music and art demonstrations as you peruse our galleries, feast on local faire, and enjoy delicious drinks. Visit the link in our bio for more information and to purchase tickets.
We'd like to thank Brittany and these tap dancers for this delightful snippet for today! Please enjoy the rest of your weekend.
There's something for everyone here at the Arts Center this Spring! Check out a few of our course offerings or head to our website to view the entire catalog!
Here are some photos of a Raku' Firing with Nancy Webb, Jamie Lenhart, Pat Thomson, and Linda Pattin! We look forward to celebrating with the community this year as the center turns 50; be sure to stay tuned, we'll announce events and plans throughout the year! Do you happen to see anyone you know in these photos? If so, please tag them in a comment below!
It's International Women's Day! Here are just a few of the talented women behind the scenes at Wayne Center for the Arts. Back Row (L to R): Sara Starr Brink, Executive Director; Tiffany Leeper, Development Manager; Darcy Haynes, Visual Arts & Outreach Coordinator. Front Row: Beth Negro, Education Coordinator and Lynn Davis, General Manager. Let's celebrate !
We have a great selection of classes available for the upcoming Spring Session! Classes begin March 20, so don't wait to sign up. Can't decide what class is right for you? Check out our suggestions! Links for all are in our bio!
Take a look Tuesday features two additional Visual Arts classes for Spring Session! Art of Printmaking (Ages 12-17) and No Press Printmaking (Ages 18-Adult).
Whether the term “printmaking” has ever crossed your path or you’re a self-proclaimed printmaking enthusiast, these classes are great opportunities for all artists who want to explore the glorious world of printmaking without a press. Participants will get to learn about printmaking methods, such as relief printing, monotypes, and how to edition their very own series of prints! Head to the link in our bio to register today!
Let's make music together! Join us for another Behind The Art clip featuring the Music Department. WCA offers music classes for all ages. Be sure to head to the link in our bio to register for Spring! See you soon!
Oh, this is such a treat, how exciting! Our features Lynn Davis, our amazing General Manager here at WCA. Lynn Jones has 20 years experience in customer service and sales. She has held multiple managerial positions as well as other leadership roles. She enjoys painting, photography, and spending time with her loved ones. Lynn is excited to be able to work closer with the community and share her love of art with others. Thank you, Lynn!
Our Behind The Art clip features Visual Arts instructor, Jennifer Kelly-Masloski. Jennifer will be teaching four classes this Spring! Take a look and head to the link in our bio to register! Come be creative with us.
Please join us for another round of Behind The Art featuring the Digital Arts Department. Don't miss out on these amazing classes, Spring Session is right around the corner. Head to the link in our bio to register!
Have you registered for Spring classes yet? We have a fantistic schedule lined up this Spring. Today, our second Behind The Art clip features our Dance Department. Dance is a wonderful way to build confidence, strength, and self-discipline. Ballet, tap, and jazz. Take a look! Register today, link is in our bio.
Functional Ceramics Exhibit will be on display March 14-April 14. To register for the Functional Ceramics Workshop that takes place here at WCA on April 14th and 15th, please click on the link in the comments below.
Join us as we go Behind The Art with the Clay Department for Spring 2023. We have a list of classes that have become fan favorites, along with some new additions. Head to the link in our bio to register! Let us inspire you this Spring!
Our selection for today reminds us how much we enjoy hearing the students hurried footsteps up the stairs for Dance class, eager to explore their range of movement as the sound of music echoes through the halls. The center comes to life when its filled with aspiring students. We are so glad you're enjoying these trips down memory lane with us and we look forward to celebrating 50 year with you this year. Do you happen to see anyone you know in these photos? If so, please tag them in a comment below!
Visual Arts Open Studio:
Offered with any adult enrollment in a Visual Arts class. Plenty of space and an opportunity to work on current projects or start a new project! Make art and build a community! (Please bring your own supplies) Register for Spring classes today, head to the link in our bio!
In honor of , this , we're exploring the contributions of influential Black artists. Today we highlight Gordon Parks(1912-2006):
"Known for photojournalism, Gordon Parks also directed major films that told the stories of slaves and mistreated Black Americans. He was born to a farming family in Kansas and his early life was deeply affected by segregation and limited opportunities. Still, he taught himself photography skills, and quickly caught the eye of photography clerks, who helped him find work.
He ended up in Chicago, photographing socialites, fashion, and portraits. He joined the FSA (Farm Security Administration) to document the lives of poor communities. One of his best-known photographs, American Gothic, shows a cleaner named Ella Watson standing in front of the American flag with a mop.
Later, he took photographs for Vogue and Life magazine and published books, before consulting on Hollywood films and moving into directing and producing."
"American Gothic" (1942), Gordon Parks
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We still have a few spots open for our Pro Pumpkin Sculpting Lab Workshop (Ages 10-Adult) on Saturday, October 29th, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. It's gonna be a blast, you should join us! Register today! https://www.hisawyer.com/wayne-center-for-the-arts/schedules/activity-set/360923?day=2022-10-29&view=cal&source=semesters
Using AI (Artificial Intelligence) To Create Art!: In this unique and exciting workshop, students will learn how to use AI to generate images that can be used as completed pieces of artwork, or, a foundation for a bigger piece of artwork. For an added twist… bring your own photo and let the AI transform it into your wildest imagination! This workshop is offered on Saturday morning, Sept.24th for Ages 9-12 at 9:00-10:00 AM and Ages 13-Adult at 10:30-11:30 AM! Head to wayneartscenter.org and register today!
Enjoy this video clip from our Dance Open House a few days ago! Parents were able to stay and watch a free session of dance class with Brittany Eckstrom, our Community Dance Program Coordinator, alongside the WCB Company dancers!
💻NEW WORKSHOP ALERT💻: Using AI (Artificial Intelligence) To Create Art! In this unique and exciting workshop, students will learn how to use AI to generate images that can be used as completed pieces of artwork, or, a foundation for a bigger piece of artwork. For an added twist… bring your own photo and let the AI transform it into your wildest imagination! This workshop is offered on Saturday morning, Sept.24th for Ages 9-12 and Ages 13-Adult! Head to wayneartscenter.org and register today!
Wow! We ended our WCA Summer Camps on a high note with Hip Hop and it was delightful to move and groove with all the campers! Thank you to Samuel McIntosh for such an awesome camp!
Hello Fall! Our Summer classes are finishing up end of the week and we are revving up for Fall classes. Our full catalog is available online and open for registration! Adult Pottery classes start at the end of August: Potter's Medley, Beginning Wheel, and Intermediate Wheel. Kid's pottery classes start in October! Be sure to sign up at wayneartscenter.org Come be creative with us!
Thank you campers, for joining us for Arts Sampler Camp and trying out everything the Art Center has to offer! Enjoy the remainder of your Summer, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Don't forget to sign up for Hip Hop Camp! Registration deadline is tomorrow! Camp runs August 8-10th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Hip Hop Camp (Ages 7-18) is designed to give everyone an engaging, fun, and educational introduction to various street styles and Hip Hop Dance culture. Students will have proper direction and access to the authentic Street and Hip Hop dance world. https://www.hisawyer.com/wayne-center-for-the-arts/schedules/activity-set/348106
Thank you to all the Cool Creature campers for a fun week of dancing, music, and creating art! Many thanks to Carrie from The Wilderness Center as well--we loved meeting Barnaby! Here's a recap of our wild adventure this week at camp!
Hip Hop Camp (Ages 7-18) is designed to give everyone an engaging, fun, and educational introduction to various street styles and Hip Hop Dance culture. Students will have proper direction and access to the authentic Street and Hip Hop dance world. Camp runs August 8-10th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Registration deadline is August 3rd. Sign up at wayneartscenter.org
INTRO TO FILM CAMP (Ages 12-18): Use your own video camera or cell phone to create a short film from start to finish in this fun, hands-on filmmaking camp! Learn the basics of Filmmaking including: Storytelling for Video, Basic Camera Angles, Basic Cinematography, Lighting Basics, Storyboarding and Basic Editing. In partnership with the Downtown Arts Theater. We welcome and encourage all those with an interest in filmmaking to attend. Full fee scholarships are available upon request. Please email [email protected] to inquire about scholarships.
Thank you for another fantastic week of Summer camp! "So, You Wanna Be an Actor" campers performed their scenes onstage this afternoon for parents! Here's a quick look at their progress earlier in the week! Bravo, actors! Also, many thanks to Magical Theatre Company!
Just a reminder that WCA will be taking a Summer Break next week, Saturday, July 2nd - Friday, July 8th. Our staff will enjoy some relaxing time and also planning for Fall schedule. Normal hours will resume on July 9th. See you then!
Wow! What an amazing week at Listen to your Art Summer Camp! So many neat projects created! Campers, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and had fun this week. Thank you for making memories with us!
Another successful camp in the books for Summer 2022. Take a look! Dino Skeleton STEAM Camp was a blast! Thank you to instructor, Rhett Martin, and to all the campers who participated!
Our first week of Summer Camps here at WCA has been a success! Clay Daze was a blast! Each day had a new theme and campers created amazing pieces every day! Thank you to all the campers and also, thank you to the volunteers who helped out this week!
Check out this final film project the students made in Intro to Filmmaking class! This movie is called "Reverse Heist" and is about a person who is trying to sneak a painting BACK into a museum. Remember, we have an Intro to Filmmaking Summer Camp this Summer! In partnership with the Downtown Arts Theater, we welcome and encourage all those with an interest in filmmaking to attend. Full fee scholarships are available upon request. Please email [email protected] to inquire about scholarships.
Can you smell it? Do you feel it? SPRING IS HERE! And it's time to unleash your inner rockstar at POUND class (Ages 18+)! Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, the workout is easily modifiable with a welcoming philosophy for all! Head to www.wayneartscenter.org to sign up today!
First day of Spring is March 20th! Don't miss out; Spring classes start next week and we have a little bit of everything for kids and adults! Pottery, visual arts, theatre, dance, music, and so much more! Head to www.wayneartscenter.org for a full list of our Spring classes. Grab your spot today!
Here at WCA, the Community School of Dance is a recreational program designed for ages 3 to adult: Toddler & Me, Pre-Ballet/Creative movement, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. And yes, we have Ballet and Hip Hop for adults! Our vision is to inspire dancers of all ages because dance is for everyone! For more information on classes, head to www.wayneartscenter.org and register today!
First week of winter classes has been great. So wonderful to have students back in the building, we've missed them! Some of our classes start up next week, so there's still time to register! Also, our adult dance and fitness classes have drop-in options if you can't commit to an entire session. Head to www.wayneartscenter.org or call 330.264.2787 to sign up over the phone. We look forward to seeing you next week. Have a great weekend and stay warm!
From all of us here at Wayne Center for the Arts, we'd like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
The Tri-County Project Partnership gathered for a drum circle. Enjoy this video and dance to the beat of your own drum!
Don't forget to stop by Grigio Wine & Cocktail Bar this Friday during Window Wonderland! We're teaming up and they will be donating 10% of their sales to our WCA Arts Scholarship Fund! Here's a look at our sit down interview with Natalie, owner of Grigio. So swing by Friday, grab a festive adult beverage or two for a great cause! Be merry and support the arts!
We are teaming up with Grigio Wine & Cocktail Bar for a fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 19th, the evening of Window Wonderland. Stay tuned!
Happy Halloween, all the cool ghouls enjoyed our fall festival yesterday. Thanks to all our artisans, artists, volunteers, staff and attendees. What a great community! Barefoot McCoy
James addresses the Wooster community ahead of The Wayfarers going on here at the 2021 WCA Fall Festival!
Olde Jaol Steakhouse and TavernN Walnut Street