“From my near decade at the Wayne Art Center, I can say the music program is incredible. The teachers are very talented, dedicated, and passionate about teaching lifelong musicians. “ – Winston
“As a parent, I found the WAC music program welcoming and challenging. I enjoyed hearing the laughter and music coming from the music rooms over the years, and I found it encouraging to know my children were enjoying their lessons while learning.” – Janet Chung
To: Doug Tweddale about his Online Classic Drawing Class.
“I just wanted to let you know how very much I enjoyed your classes. I took the class twice because, as a basic beginner, I thought I had probably missed a few details the first time around and I was right. I learned almost as much the second time around and felt that I had the chance to settle my new knowledge a little deeper in my “old brain”. It was such a pleasure to have a basic level course for the adults that actually stayed at the beginners level though out. I have tried other courses that started beginner for the first couple of steps and then suddenly they had a finished picture with no bridge between – very frustrating.
I especially like the online nature as we were able to “sit over your shoulder” for the entire class without getting in any other students view. In a larger studio, it is easy to “miss the details” that are so important. The timing of the Wednesday class and Monday critic was also very useful as it gave us time to try the techniques that you showed us on our own and then get a few hints and tricks to “finish the job” on Monday. Without this combination of class and critic it would be very easy to fall into the pattern of quitting just before we were really finished. I know several other classmates would agree with me on this as I watched how, with a few minor adjustments, you helped turn a picture that was ready for the trash into a picture they could be proud of. I am now better able to feel confident as a begin my own drawings that I hope will lead to better patterns for my own stained glass work. I also suspect that I will continue drawing pictures just for the pleasure of watching them “develop”. When I am ready for the next stop of adding color, I’ll join your next class.”
Connie Cooper – ONLINE / Classic Drawing with Doug Tweddale
To: Doug Tweddale about his NEW Wayne Art Center Online Painting Class. “Thanks so much for your email and for the class. It was exactly what I was looking for, and far exceeded my expectations. Your combination of showing us how you develop a painting, all your tips along the way, and your “compassionate” critiques provided a great learning environment. I look forward to taking more classes in the fall.”
Trip O’Donnell – ONLINE / Exploring Color & Composition for Landscape with Doug Tweddale
“This workshop with Shailu at the Wayne Art Center was so delightful! The food was amazing! Shailu was excellent at going over all of the steps clearly and selecting very approachable recipes for the class. She was excellent about inviting us to stir and get close to her cooking so we were as hands on as we wanted and we could learn by doint. The food was fantastic!!! I cannot wait to try making this heart healthy Indian cuisine at home. Even though I’m not the most experienced chef, because Shailu made everything crystal clear and easy I am confident I will be able to recreate these dishes. The Wayne Art Center was a wonderful venue, very clean and comfortable and the way it is laid out it is easy to see what is happening during the class. I can’t wait to attend another workshop there. Thanks so much for offering this class. Five Stars!!!”
Traci Orimenko, Heart healthy Indian Cooking Class
“Thank you for an informative evening. Great entertainment, instruction , food and wine. A+ rating. Excellent teaching.”
John Donahue – The Kitchen , Wayne Art Center, February 2020
“ I am a huge fan of Indian food, but nothing compares to the food made in this class! It’s both beautiful and delicious! I can’t wait to make it at home for friends and family”
Nikki – The Kitchen Wayne Art Center, February 2020.
“Cooking was amazing! I loved learning about all the spices, I like chopping the vegetables and making mixtures! It was FUN! Great FOOD!”
“We loved how the children were involved in cooking. The recipe booklet is a wonderful take home party favor. Chef Birgit and her helpers were great with the kids.”
Nikolas Alvarez and Laura Hribar, culinary birthday party
“Hello Wayne Art Center staff and volunteers,
I just want to thank you for the efforts put into the CraftForms 2019 exhibition. From the organization of delivery details, installation specifics to graphics/promotion, funding pursuits, and opening celebrations, etc.. It has all been top notch! I think I mentioned that I was formerly employed at Ohio Designer Craftsmen Enterprises (aka the Ohio Craft Museum) for 11 years in an arts management capacity, so I know first hand what is involved in assembling a show and making an organization such the Wayne Art Center ‘tick’. It’s a lot of work and you’ve made it look truly seamless. I am thrilled to have my work included in such a prestigious show within a fabulous organization. Thank you! Happy Holidays!!!
Sincerely, Michelle Stitzlein”
“Everyone LOVED It and your staff was incredible, their professionalism left everyone wanting to do it again next year, Thank you so much for everything.”
Team Building Class
“Dear Georganna, Thank you for devoting so much time to your students. Your sensitivity and honesty to our work this weekend was inspiring. Thank you also for admitting that you struggled to learn how to paint and that you also do mess ups! Thank you for sharing what you have learned over the years. Happy painting, Judy”
Judy, Art Student
“I loved making the ricotta, because we didn’t all crowd around the same thing. Cooking here was very, very, fun!
“It was so much fun. I would definitely recommend to a friend. Hope to join another class in the future.”
“We enjoyed class so much. Birgit is the best. We highly recommend this class.”
“I had a wonderful time. I would 100% tell friends how much fun I had.”
“I absolutely loved this class and I would definitely recommend this to my friends. It was DELICIOUS!!!”
“I think it was fun and I liked peeling the apples. Also I loved the apple pie.”
“I loved this class so much. It was very fun working with you. I love you.”
Students of Thanksgiving Pies & Desserts with Chef Birgit Eichinger
“There is never an end to what you can learn at WAC”
Parent, 2019 Summer Camp
“The Registrar at the front desk has been very helpful to me registering me for two Fall Adult classes. The service has been very efficient and pleasant.”
Michael Pelzig, Art Student
“My visits to WAC during the Summer Art Program left a firm impression. My history includes 30 years in business and 14 years teaching inner city high school mathematics. I can recognize efficiency, and I know the energy required for working with youth. WAC is full of energy, purpose, discovery, and enthusiasm. There are lots of supplies, plenty of space, and room for students to be creative. What a fun environment! The organization behind this maelstrom of activity is obvious. Everyone knows where they should be, where each student resides, and the schedule. The staff is calm! There is control without stifling the flow of exuberant youth. Your hard work and attention to detail pays off with the children. My congratulations!”
WAC affiliation: Friend of student family
“My children loved touring the art galleries and had so much fun they want to come back the end of the summer I can’t believe how much work they did had such a fun time. It was a great week This is like deja vue – my daughter came here when she was young and now my granddaughter is coming here.”
Parent, 2019 Summer Camp
“First, I must tell you how honored I was to be part of Wayne Plein Air. Your event is just top notch! Your team works so hard to ensure a wonderful show for all, for artists, collectors and the community. Wayne is so lucky to have such a wonderful art center. Doing 15+ national competitions a year, Wayne rates as one of the best of the best in my opinion. Probably the best hung show and facility I have ever shown in. And, to sell 11 of my 13 paintings on opening night! Whew!!! I was so so pleased.”
Beth Bathe, Plein Air Artist
“We wanted a venue that was different for our team building event. Wayne Art Center was an excellent choice ― elegant, yet fun and interesting. The kitchen is absolutely beautiful, and the caterer said it was the best kitchen she ever catered in. All my dealings with the Wayne Art Center staff were excellent ― good communication, follow-through and service. It couldn’t have gone better. Our group was stimulated in the art environment and it allowed us to achieve our goals and objectives.”
Susan N., Team Building Client
“What a great night we shared at Wayne Art Center! The kitchen space was beautiful and easy to work in. Our culinary class was a huge hit, allowing co-workers to work side by side to create a scrumptious meal to share at the culmination of our event. Many thanks to the talented and spirited chef and her team!”
Maria M., Event Planner
“Wayne Art Center is a great place to have birthday parties, business events and fundraisers. We held our company’s Christmas Party there, and the employees said it was the best party we had ever given! They loved the spacious galleries filled with art as an exciting backdrop and the welcoming ambiance. Later, we celebrated my husband’s retirement party with gallery doors wide open to the Center’s terrace and absolutely gorgeous gardens. The best location we could have chosen!”
Ann M., Local Resident
“The Wayne Art Center exhibitions, from Craft Forms to their smaller Nature in Craft and Living with Craft are something my mother and I make sure we see every year. The work is always high quality and inspiring to other artists. I find myself saying words like creative, whimsical, amazing, how they created that.”
Cathy L., Craft Forms
My wife and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Wayne Art Center on October 11, 2015. The ceremony took place outside and was absolutely beautiful. The reception took place in one of the galleries and was perfect. The guests loved the art work and that the gardens and galleries were opened to them during the entire event and took the opportunity to wonder around the entire center. Our coordinator, Kim was amazing to work with. We planned the wedding from Connecticut and Kim was able to work with our limited schedule to setup tours and coordinate with the other vendors. I would highly recommend having any event at the Wayne Art Center.
Leonid S., Wedding Groom
I have been taking painting classes at the Wayne art Center for over 10 years. During that period I have watched the Center not only grow in the range of programs it offers, but each year it has brought new and more challenging professional teachers and more inspiring exhibits by nationally recognized artists. In short the very significant growth in programs has been matched by a parallel increase in recognizable quality.
Jackie B., Painting Student
My experience at Wayne Art Center this summer was singularly the most exciting and instructional I have ever had. I enrolled in Karen Fogarty’s class and was taught the “how to’s” of painting: composition, use of space, size, color, paint mixing, values and more! In addition, Karen guided us through studies to cement our learning; she did this in a tireless manner with personal attention, enthusiasm and great humor!
How exciting I can now face a canvas with confidence instead of doubt. How wonderful is that!! Thank you Wayne Art Center and Karen Fogarty. I look forward to returning as soon as possible.
Marian M., Art Student
“Thank you for all you did to make the day a success. I’ve been hearing nothing but good comments from everyone. It was nice to get out of the office, but more importantly it was both fun and productive to actually *create* something together and work together to do it. I loved the art piece in the beginning too.”
Peggy B., Team Building
“It’s so nice to be together without the phones ringing. We are doing things we don’t normally do outside of our skill levels. I’ve never seen a zestier before and I did not know what endive was.”
The Wharton MBA Program, Team Building
Deciding on the Wayne Arts Center for our Social Gathering on a Sunday afternoon was a wonderful choice. Our 40 attendees were able to peruse ambitious art, tour an amazing kitchen, which inspired dreams for our own homes, savor delicious hors d’oeuvres and engage in hands-on preparation of the same under expert guidance, as well as browse the gift shop for unique finds. The events coordinators made sure everyone had a wonderful time by guiding our preparation for the event as well as attention to detail during the festivities, from background music, to space planning, to support with our bar’s set-up, and choice of food items, which were of the best quality. Their professional guidance and kind and warm support made the experience at the Wayne Arts Center most delightful. We would love to return for another event, and the space is definitely suitable for small as well as larger functions.
Cornelia V., Team Building
“I’ve hosted team building cooking events at the Wayne Art Center over the past four years. I love it! It’s a fun, relaxed way to get people communicating and working together to accomplish something important: dinner!”
Laura M., Vanguard Culinary Team Building Event
“This was an amazing workshop! It was so well organized and presented in a way no other workshop has grabbed my interest. Thoroughly enjoyed it!”
Joan F., Two Day Master Class with Stuart Shils