Many students come to the Art Junction to explore new, expressive painting techniques while creating their own paintings.
A painting by Lynda Stoneham who had a one-woman exhibit at the Art Junction in 2011 and has been involved in group exhibits with us as well. Lynda is an artist/teacher, the managing director of Artists’ Open Studio, Inc., and a member of the Firelands Area Art League. Her work is featured at Hidden Creek Pottery in Milan, Ohio and in many
private collections. Lynda’s art reveals an insatiable appetite for making visual narratives of life around her!
Wednesday afternoon art class for older students was spent creating a graphic lettering project for several weeks.
Students used marker to create the letters of their name in several different sizes and styles.
The next step was to cut apart their project into squares.
Next students arranged the pieces of their design that they wished to use on an 8″x10″ piece of cardboard.
The shapes were adhered to the cardboard with matte medium.
Finally students applied white acrylic and black marker to create an abstracted version of their name.
Everyone approached their project in a different way as they added more or less detail to their beginning ideas.
Here are some examples of the students work.
Wednesday afternoon art classes created a mixed media landscape recently.
After using watercolor paint for a background, students employed ink for trees and a landscape.
This required concentration and learning to control the brush.
The final step was to add bright leaf color with sponges.
Everyone enjoyed this project and the opportunity to use many types of media.
The final results were very nice as well! Maybe you can join us for Wednesday afternoon art classes this winter?
Alec Casto is the gallery & studio assistant at The Art Junction. Alec is an emerging young artist who is developing his painting and photography skills. Here is his artist statement: “I like viewing and exploring the area in which I live. My work attempts to allow the viewer to reexamine common vistas they tend to overlook or have become accustomed to in unique perspectives.” Thanks for all you do at the Art Junction Alec!
Visit Alec’s photo blog at- https://alecsimages.wordpress.com/