Events and Workshops from ArtsWayland

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Arts Wayland is open to all artists in all media and art supporters of all towns and locations, not just Wayland. We welcome new members to join and make new friends who love the arts and art making

New Beginnings Exhibit

NEW BEGINNINGS Exhibit – Jan-Feb 2024 – Arts Wayland

A new year is beginning which inspires us to think about our hopes and dreams for the future, the personal and societal changes we want to experience, and the goals we want to achieve.  At the same time, we might be grappling with feelings of fear, sadness, or despair as we experience or witness aging, sickness, hatred, and injustice.  Come see how Arts Wayland member artists creatively interpreted this theme in a one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Natick Morse Library through the end of February.

Berklee School of Music Jazz Series Continues With Mix Up Mix Up


Pianist/keyboardist, singer, composer, arranger Matt Jenson lights up the connection between roots-reggae and soul-jazz with his Mix Up Mix Up band. The group presents original compositions and creative re-workings of pop, jazz and reggae anthems by Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Marvin Gaye, George Gershwin, Chopin and more.  The pure joy communicated between band members combined with their love of and deep experience with these styles results in a unique stylistic mash-up that immediately delights audiences of all ages. Imagine the creative interplay between musicians along with soul-jazz improvisation embedded in the intoxicating riddims of Jamaican reggae in an acoustic/electric jazz setting! It is indeed a groundbreaking format, sophisticated and soulful, with both instrumental and vocal repertoire, that gives nourishment to the mind, body and soul. Nathan Sabanayagam – drums, Nate Edgar – bass, Van Martin – guitar and Matt Jenson – piano/vocals.

Weave A Tote Bag Workshop

Weave a Tote Bag Workshop – February 2024 – Arts Wayland

Learn to weave your own tote bag on a pre set rigid heddle loom using repurposed cotton strips of fabric, along with a wide selection of quality yarns. You will weave and create your own individual design which will be customized to your aesthetic. Once the fabric has been woven, Dahlia will assemble the tote bag at her studio (apply the handles and shape the bag), and ship it to you within a week. No previous experience is needed.

Watercolor and Oil Pastel Workshop

Painting with Watercolor and Oil Pastel – Winter 2024 – Arts Wayland

Develop or refine your skill in painting with watercolor and oil pastels with Rahul Ray, beginning on Monday, October 9th. The class will be in a studio setting and focus on fundamental skills, such as observation, perspective, scale, and techniques. Sketching will be an integral part of the exercise. Various subjects, including still-life, floral, and portrait will be included in the exercises.This will be an eight-week session, and success with watercolor considered a difficult medium, will be all but guaranteed. Oil pastels provide a versatile medium for painting with bright colors. They also allow ‘scratching’ with a sharp object to provide interesting effects. Subjects may include still-life, floral, and portrait.

Mosaic Mirror Half-Day Workshop

Mosaic Mirror Half Day Workshop- Feb 2024 – Arts Wayland

Join us for a fun afternoon making decorative mosaic mirrors.  In this one day workshop, you will learn how to design a beautiful round mosaic mirror (7″ in diameter). You’ll create intricate and simple patterns using the richness of millefiori, beads, recycled jewelry and glass. The possibilities are endless.  You’ll also learn about the benefits of using apoxie sculpt as an adhesive (no grouting!) as well as the some of the basics of color and design theory.

The Roadworn Ramblers

American Roots Music Series: The Roadworn Ramblers – Arts Wayland

The American Roots Music Series brings the finest in local and regional Americana/Roots musical talent to Wayland. On Saturday, Feb 10th at 8 pm at the Vokes Theater, The Roadworn Ramblers, a band of seasoned musicians from the mid-section of Massachusetts, brought together by their love of the great American songs of the last 50 years. This is music you can sit back and enjoy, with a good melody and a universal human story to tell. These are the songs that last. Visit for more information.


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