August- Digital Photography Club


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 Digital Photography Club

 

 The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 7-8 pm

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at the Art Junction in New Haven, Ohio.  

 

Emerging young photographer Alec Casto will be discussing his latest photographic work and his approach to photography.

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Bring your camera and photographs/prints to share for discussion and join in some creative fun!

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If you have an interest in digital photography, wish to meet others with the same interest, wish to share your images, learn more about photography, or just want to improve your skills…

…this may be the place for you to explore and grow your interest in photography!

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The Digital Photography Club is free and open to all with an interest in sharing and learning more about photography. 

Meetings will be the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. 

April through October.

For more information contact Kevin 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

Art Camp -day 2


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Day 2 of Art Camp focused on color, shape and line….basic art elements used in fun, creative ways.

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Campers added color to their shape drawings.

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Lots of focus went into this process.

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Next we added color to our ink line studies.

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There were many color decisions to make as campers worked on adding watercolor to their images.

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Everyone loved adding color with spray paint to their 3D sculptural projects.

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There were many color decisions to make in using this new medium.

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We used the spray paint on top of our circle painting board to add another layer of color and shape to that image in an indirect manner.

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Everyone loved using the spray medium!

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It was fun day for everyone to explore many new ways of using color, shape and line together!

Expressive Painting -week 4


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Week four and participants are pushing their art into new areas of discovery.

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It’s exciting to see everyone explore new possibilities with their canvases.

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Many participants are trying new materials and mediums they have used or explored before…

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…while others are developing new ideas.

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Here are a few examples of the work in progress.

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I’m looking forward to week 5 to see where the creative journey leads our participants!

Art Camp -day1


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Art Camp began with a focus on shapes.

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Campers chose many shapes to create a three-dimensional design with layer shapes.

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Lots of focus and concentration went into the design and creation of their art.

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Next students began to glue down their shapes.

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Next step was to add a coat of white paint to their creation.

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The white paint added a unifying factor to their work.

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After the painting of the projects we moved outdoors for more painting.

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We did some rock painting.

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Adding lots of painted texture to the rocks.

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Campers worked on a circle mural begun by Art Camp Jr. campers.

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Campers added detail to the circles.

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We ended the first day by working on the outdoor mural.

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Campers created some wonderful art and memories.

Expressive painting -week 3


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Week 3 and everyone seemed to have a sense of direction to their painting.

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Others went outside to explore painting with spray paint.

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The studio was busy with activity.

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Everyone pushing their skills, ideas and abilities to new levels of understanding.

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The creative process often leads to an undiscovered country that at first seems unfamiliar, yet leads us to a greater understanding of who we are as artistic participants.

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I’m really looking forward to seeing what this group discovers next week.

Art Camp Jr. -Day 2


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Day 2 of Art Camp Jr. found everyone busily completing their bug sculptures.

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Everyone had a unique vision for their bug sculpture.

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We also explored creating our own color wheels.

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Everyone had the opportunity to create a pattern of color using liquid watercolors.

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Much thought and cooperation went into the creative process.

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An example of a color explosion color wheel.

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Everyone had the chance to add to our outdoor murals.

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It was fun to let color, imagination and paint run wild.

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We also had the chance to paint some rocks.

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It was a great two days of exploring art and allowing our imaginations to run free in the creative process!

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Maybe you can join us next year for Art Camp Jr. or one of our upcoming classes or workshops!

Expressive Painting -Week 2


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We started this painting session by working outdoors on our ever-changing mural.

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The idea was to loosen everyone up to the painting process to free their creative ideas.

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Everyone jumped into the painting process after our little outdoor exercise.

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Participants concentrated on their canvases.

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There was a lot of great energy in the studio this evening.

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It was great to see everyone jump into the painting process after loosening up outdoors.  I’m excited to see what the following week’s progress will produce with everyone’s excitement.

Art Camp Jr. -Day1


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Art Camp Jr. was full of fun and activity as everyone explored many traditional and new art mediums and techniques.

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Students began the day with a lettering project based on their name that explored size, color and brush work.

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Learning to use ink with a brush was a new experience for the students.

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Everyone enjoyed learning how to use spray paint as they had the opportunity to work on our outdoor mural.

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We also painted some rocks.

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We also explored bag painting.

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Campers used plastic bags as a tool for applying paint to a large board.

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Everyone had the opportunity to add their favorite color to a base of white paint to create a wonderful tinted color.

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Finally the campers began creating bugs out of found materials.

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We worked on a lot of projects and began many ideas that will be completed in one form or another on day 2 of Art Camp Jr.

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Everyone had fun and enjoyed their creative experience with anticipation of day 2 and the completion of their art work!

 

Expressive painting -week1


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We began our summer painting class with a blank canvas last week.

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The beginning is always the hardest part of starting the creative process.

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Participants really jumped into the process of covering the canvas with their ideas in paint.

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Starting with an idea and allowing it to flow over the canvas is the beginning concept for the first session of the expressive painting class.

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Studio time flew by as everyone enjoyed the initial experience in the studio.  I’m looking forward to seeing their work develop over the next several weeks.

Paint explosion!


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Our last Wednesday Afternoon Art Class was filled with painting.

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Students had the opportunity to paint our outdoor mural in front of the Art Junction.

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Students used various types of materials including spray paint.

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It was a lot of fun to add paint in many different ways to a large surface outdoors!

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The final step was to remove tape that covered a previous layer of paint.

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It was fun to see the students become engrossed in the painting process.

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Here is a detail of their mural.  Maybe you can join us in the fall for Wednesday afternoon art classes.