Compass art


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring the compass as an art tool.

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Students have been learning how basic math concepts of division and geometry are also art terms and concepts used in creating designs.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring the possibilities of the compass and how all of the circles work together to create an image.

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This is a great project for students to see the link between art and math skills.

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Students used lots of concentration as they explored creating various sizes of repeating circles.

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This project really stretched the students to see a new way of creating art through the use of tools from the math world as well as the art world.

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Everyone was thrilled with their accomplishments in exploring compass art.

Spring family art day


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We had a wonderful family art day this year.

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Everyone had the opportunity to create a butterfly out of various materials.

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We had air dry clay, clothes pins, craft wire and paint available to use.

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We had some wonderful creations.

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It was great to see families creatively working together.

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Everyone enjoyed the creative process.

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It was fun to see all of the decisions everyone made in the process of creating their butterflies.

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There were many unique butterfly designs.

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The final step was to add paint to the butterfly.

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Everyone had their own idea on what their creation needed for a finishing touch.

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Everyone enjoyed creating a 3D butterfly.

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Join us for our winter family art day in December!

 

Circular design


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Wednesday afternoon art students recently explored the circle as they created circles with stencils.

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Students used a variety of stencils and circular objects to create their composition.

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Students picked their favorite colors to trace and fill in the shapes.

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This step required much concentration as students worked hard to fill in their circles with various colors.

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The next step was to add a wash of color over their circle design.

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Here are a few examples of their work.

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The final step after their image dried was to outline their circles with marker.

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This was an enjoyable yet challenging project for the students as they learned new concepts and developed their skills.

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Family Art Day


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On Saturday, April 12, 2014 drop by the Art Junction between the hours of 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 noon and create

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a 3D Butterfly out of air-dry clay or non-traditional materials together as a family.

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In one Saturday morning using a few hand-building skills families can create their own butterflies together to celebrate renewal.

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Cost is $5.00 per family (this helps to cover the cost of the materials) and a canned food donation for the Willard Food Bank!

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Enjoy a free snack lunch next door at the New Haven United Methodist Church along with other fun activities!

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For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

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Please sign up by 4/11/14.

 

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The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

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The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog http://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

A lucky project


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Students in the Wednesday afternoon art class recently explored the shamrock shape as a design project.

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After cutting out their shamrock template, students traced the shape in a repeated pattern.

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This required much focus and concentration from the students.

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Students outlined their shapes with crayon.

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The next step was to add texture to their shapes with a repeated pattern.

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Everyone explored different types of textures on their shamrock shapes.

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The next step was to add a wash of green watercolor paint over their design.

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Finally students added a second wash of black watercolor paint to their images.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of working with mixed media on this project.

 

 

Wednesday Afternoon Spring Art Classes


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Wednesday AfterNoon

Spring Art Classes

at the Art Junction

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Classes will cover art history, visual & motor skills, principals of art & design, creative thinking, basic drawing, painting

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and 3D art concepts as well as integrate with basic educational concepts of math, science, language and history.

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Cost: $10.00 a student for 6 sessions Students are responsible for all their art materials!

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Or

 Cost $25 a student for 6 sessions Instructor supplies all materials!

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Date: Beginning Wednesday, April 2, – May 14, 2014

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There will be no class on April 16

4:00-4:40 pm 1st-4th grade students

4:45-5:30 pm 5th -12th grade students

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For more information contact Kevin Casto at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

 

The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog http://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

Digital Photography Club


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The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 7-8 pm

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at the Art Junction in New Haven, Ohio.

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We will discuss composition and explore how to compose a pleasing photographic image.

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Bring your camera, photographs/prints and join in some creative fun!

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For more information contact Kevin at 419-935-3404 or email: theartjunction@yahoo.com

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The Art Junction is located at 2634 Prairie Street New Haven, OH. Next to the New Haven United Methodist Church.

 

The Art Junction is a community-based art education program designed to bring gallery space, local art exhibitions, lessons and creative opportunities to the Willard area for adults, teens, seniors, and children to learn to create together a better community! For more information on this or future programs at The Art Junction contact Kevin Casto M.A., Director, at 419-935-3404, email theartjuction@yahoo.com or visit our blog http://theartjunctionwillardohio.wordpress.com

Exploring clay


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The Wednesday afternoon art class recently explored the medium of oil-based clay.

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Students explored many different building techniques as they learned how to work with this type of clay.

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Students created clay coils and ropes and learned how to build with rope coils.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring and learning new building techniques with oil-based clay.

Basket weaving workshop


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Linda Kirgis led the beginning basket weaving workshop at the Art Junction recently.

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This workshop had participants of all ages from first graders to adults.

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There were many steps in learning the process of creating a basket.

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This was a fun, challenging and enjoyable Saturday morning as everyone learned something new.

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This was a very hands-on project as everyone learned the true meaning of creating a craft.

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A craft is a pastime or a profession that requires some particular kind of skilled work. In a historical sense, particularly as pertinent to the Middle Ages and earlier, the term is usually applied to people occupied in small-scale production of goods, or their maintenance, for example by tinkers. The traditional terms craftsman and craftswoman are nowadays often replaced by artisan and rarely by craftsperson (craftspeople).

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I was impressed by everyone’s dedication, attention and skill as every participant finished a wonderful, unique basket.

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We had a wonderful instructor and a great time of fellowship in the studio of the Art Junction.

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If this workshop interests you, join us for our next basket workshop at the Art Junction later this year!

Picasso portriats


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Wednesday afternoon art students recently learned about the artist Pablo Picasso.

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Students explored the ideas of figures and shapes and how Picasso placed facial features in non-traditional places to show the human form in new ways.

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Students began by cutting out the outline of a figure.

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Students had to imagine looking at the side view of themselves as they cut out the figure.

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This required a lot of concentration as students thought through all of the shapes needed for their portrait.

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Students used a wide variety of colors, shapes and papers to create their Picasso portrait.

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Students evoked similar ideas of shape and color as they had fun with changing the location of facial features on their portraits.

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Everyone enjoyed stretching their creative ideas while learning about Pablo Picasso and creating a non-traditional collage portrait.