Expressive painting -week 6


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Week 6 and our final painting class.

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Everyone was busy adding finishing touches to their paintings.

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Everyone was focused on the creative process.

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It was hard to find a point to end as we came to a close on this summer painting experience.

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Everyone finished with a sense of accomplishment and a desire for more…

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Some came to a completion on their work while others found a beginning and a desire to continue their artistic journey.  Maybe you can join us for our fall classes and workshops!

Art Camp -day 3


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Day 3 of Art Camp was tie-dye day!

 

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Everyone prepared their shirts by soaking them in soda ash and squeezing them dry.

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After the preparation steps and tying the shirts into designs, next we add the dye.

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After a brief discussion on color everyone had the chance to pick the colors they wanted on their shirts.

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Everyone enjoyed the process and wearing rubber gloves.

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There were many decisions to be made in picking and adding color to the shirt designs.

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There were many wonderful color combinations.

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Everyone had their own vision of what they wanted their shirts to look like.

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This was a fun project that everyone could take home and complete to have their own wearable art.

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We ended Art Camp with some final work on our mural wall at The Art Junction.

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Everyone enjoyed their creative 3 day adventure at Art Camp 2014!

 

Expressive painting -week 5


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Week 4 found participants moving towards resolution.

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Others found inspiration.

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Others were immersed in the process of creating.

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Everyone in the class is on their own personal artistic journey.

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It’s fun to walk this journey with others instead of being alone.

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It’s been a real joy to watch the creative journeys that the class members have undertaken these past few weeks.

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In the words of Edward Hopper, “If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint”, this class has begun to learn the language of paint.  I’m looking forward to our last class to see the resolution of their paintings.

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!