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Every Sunday, 1pm-4pm


Every Tuesday, 5pm-8pm

Which Stitch? A Circle of Needles!

Every Sunday, 1pm-4pm

Zen Meditation

Every Wednesday, 6pm-7pm

Figure Drawing

Every Thursday, 12pm-3pm

No Instructor, Live Model!

Open Studio for Members!

Every Sunday, 1pm-4pm


Every Tuesday, 


Community Peace Flags

Third Sunday of Each Month with Children, Families, and Communities 501 (c)(3)

April 16th


Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Upcoming events

    • 11 Jan 2023
    • 1 Nov 2023
    • 43 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 41

    Zen Meditation: Drop-In Group 2023

    Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm 

    Registration is not required. Please arrive a few minutes early to park and settle in.

    The way of Zen is very simple: how one keeps one's mind, moment after moment after moment. It is not "tuning out" or creating a “blissed out” state. Instead Zen encourages us to "tune in" and realize the miracle of being alive right in this moment, whatever it holds.

    Our weekly sessions are Zen practice stripped down to the basics. There is no chanting or ritual, just seated and walking meditation, followed by a short teaching sharing the wisdom of ancient and contemporary Zen Masters (including the Buddha himself).

    All levels of experience, including none, are welcome, and instruction is enthusiastically offered to beginners. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided. (If you are new, please come a few minutes early so we can help you get set up).


    Sessions are offered in accordance with the Buddha’s practice of dana (generosity). Donations of any amount are received with gratitude and help support the teaching and our practice space at ArtWaves.


    Laura Bonyon Neal is an ordained Zen Buddhist priest, authorized  Zen teacher, and  Dharma heir of the late Most Venerable Wonji Dharma. Whether teaching, meditating, cooking, gardening, or drawing at ArtWaves, Laura holds Zen’s great question “What Is This?” at the forefront in order to keep her mind moment after moment after moment. And she really likes cats.

    • 1 Jun 2023
    • 29 Jun 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • ArtWaves

    Thursday Figure Drawing

    Thursdays in June

    12:00pm -3:00pm 

    Where the model is the star, no instruction, but plenty of easels, horses, paper, charcoal and fellow friendly artists. 

    18 and over, under 18 allowed with parental attendance!

    $15 per week or members can register with $25 per month at a significant discount! 

    • 3 Jun 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • ArtWaves Kaleidoscope Studio

    Ribbed Basket Workshop 

    This workshop with Bob Sattler will focus on making a ribbed basket in the Appalachian tradition. Melon, egg, and options for other gathering baskets will be offered. An assortment of colored reed and dyeing processes will be available. No previous experience is necessary. All will be encouraged! ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED. Bring your lunch and get ready to have a great day!

    About the Instructor: Bob Sattler has been making baskets for about 40 years. He has taught art in the public schools and community programs for more than that. Growing up in the Midwest, he was able to learn the craft from a few great mentors. 

    • 4 Jun 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Kaleidoscope Studio

    Making a stained glass mosaic mirror is an opportunity to create with a unique hands-on medium. It’s like coloring with stained glass!

     Participants will learn how to cut, grind and arrange ArtWaves extensive supply of glass, tiles, natural materials, and colorful pottery bits to create whatever mosaic pattern or image they like surrounding a round or rectangular mirror with a wood backing.

    Liz gives step by step instructions, demonstrations, suggestions and guides you to complete your mosaic mirror ready to hang. No prior experience is necessary and ArtWaves provides it all -from aprons to zinc white. Students will leave with the understanding of  studio set-up and techniques to stay on or return for open studio time and other projects.  Ages under 10 need a double digit partner.


    • 5 Jun 2023
    • 26 Jun 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 13

    “The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.”

    Join Aquene Diedricksen for This four week series will enhance body awareness and appreciation, build lean muscle, and improve flexibility and balance. Barre combines dynamic ballet exercises and techniques with elements of Pilates, yoga, and functional training. This class is safe and effective for all fitness levels! 

    As a certified health coach, holistic esthetician, and mindful movement facilitator, Aquene uses a multi dimensional approach to wellness. 

    Aquene is an MDI native and has been a lifelong dancer and athlete. Her classes are designed to be empowering and transformative for the mind, body, and spirit. She teaches various movement styles including Barre, Buti Yoga, Soul Sculpt, Heels, and Dance Cardio to name a few. Her background is rooted in ballet/pilates techniques, yoga, functional fitness, and strength training.

    • 6 Jun 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • ArtWaves MDI
    • 7

    Join our Artist in Residence for June, Christine Medley, to learn and create a carved relief stamp out of erasers and print on paper to form an instant book, or zine, made from a single sheet of paper.

    Then we would do the same process with cloth and make a instant cloth book. We will use found objects, stitching and eraser stamps, to create this artists book!