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Magical Theatre Co. partners with Wayne Center for the Arts

WOOSTER  The new year brings new classes and exhibits to Wayne Center for the Arts. 

“The Golden Ratio: Celebrating 50 Years of Creativity” opened earlier this month, showcasing 23 artists whose works span a variety of different mediums from ceramics, digital art, quilts, and more. The exhibit is part of WCA’s year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration, according to a news release.

Dr. Janice Gallagher is one of the artists featured in the exhibit.

“My family and I have been involved with Wayne Center for the Arts since we moved to Wooster in 1973,” she said in the news release. “My participation in the Golden Ratio show pushed me to think about how to meet the criteria of the show using my style of creating art. The challenge was inspiring and I burned many hours in thought and in completion of the art.”

Gallagher’s work along with many others’ is on view in the Gault Gallery at Wayne Center for the Arts until Feb. 3.

WCA begins its winter session of arts classes. Catering to students of all ages, the diverse range of classes includes both traditional offerings and innovative workshops. To explore the full list of classes, individuals can visit WayneArtsCenter.org, where detailed information and registration options are available.

For preschoolers, WCA offers music classes designed to promote and enhance various aspects of toddlers’ development, including language, cognitive abilities, emotional and social responses, learning habits, and dispositions. The opportunities for preschoolers include “Baby Bop” for ages 10-23 months on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. starting Feb. 6, “Toddlers Makin’ Music” for ages 24-35 months on Thursdays at 11 a.m. starting Feb. 8, and “Preschool Rock” for ages 3-5 years on either Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. (starting Feb. 6) or Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. (starting Feb. 8).

Youngsters with a flair for imagination can enroll in acting classes on Saturday mornings at WCA. In collaboration with the Magical Theater Company from Barberton, these classes aim to promote live performances by children, nurturing young minds, fostering empathy through character identification, and instilling a love for storytelling. The offerings include “Magic of Acting” for ages 7-9 on Saturdays at 9 a.m. starting Feb. 3 and “Magical Toolkit” for ages 10-13 on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. starting Feb. 3.

WCA also provides a plethora of classes tailored for adults and teens, featuring enticing one-day workshops for those looking to explore new skills. Some upcoming workshops include “Intro to Film Production” on Feb. 3 and March 9, “Functional Resin Art” on Feb. 3 and March 25, “Introduction to Mold-Making” on Feb. 3 and March 25, “Marketing for Artists” on Feb. 17, “Nature Necklaces Workshop” on Feb. 24 and March 16, and “Clay Butter Dish” on March 2.

Additionally, WCA invites couples to join the “Couples Sip and Paint” event on Friday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. This experience is perfect for making memories and having fun, with no prior painting experience required. Attendees are encouraged to bring a friend or partner for an engaging evening of painting, and a cold beverage will be provided, though participants are welcome to bring their own.

To explore the full range of class offerings and to secure a spot, interested individuals can visit WayneArtsCenter.org.

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