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.

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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!

 

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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.

 

Digital Photography Club -July


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The Digital Photography Club

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 The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 7-8 pm at the Huron County Community Library in Willard, Ohio.

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Local photographer Matthew Ramsey will discuss basic matting and framing for photography and share some of his work.

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We will have a brief update on the photography contest the Huron County Community Library is sponsoring: Believe @ the Library Photography Contest.

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This contest is FREE and open to everyone ages 12 years and older. Photographs can be from one of three categories: Mysteries of Life, Outdoors, or Photo Investigation.Photographs must be at least 5”x7” and be mounted, matted or framed. (Frames must be wired & ready to hang!)

For more information call the library at 419-933-8564.

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Entries must be submitted at any of the four Huron County Community Library locations (Willard. Greenwich, North Fairfield, Wakeman) by Thursday, July 31, 2014. The exhibition will take place August 8 – August 30, 2014. Winners and prizes will be announced and awarded at the opening on Friday, August 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

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Bring your camera and photographs/prints 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!

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

 

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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

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Wednesday Afternoon Art Class students recently explored sculptural techniques as they created butterflies from non-traditional materials.

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Beginning with craft wire (and the photographer’s finger in the way) students began to form the various shapes for the butterfly.

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Students used a clothes pin as a base for the body as they employed flexi-sticks and wire together.

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There was a lot hand manipulating involved as students built their butterflies.

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Focus and concentration were employed in the development of the small sculptures.

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Everyone was excited with the outcome of their first sculptural experience!

Recycled Flowers


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The Wednesday Afternoon Art Class created flowers this spring out of new materials.

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Students began with cardboard egg cartons that were cut apart and fashioned into flower shapes.

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This required some focus and skill to fashion into the flower design desired by the students.

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The next step was to add color.

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Everyone chose bright colors to highlight the shape, and most everyone decided to combine colors on their flowers together.

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Everyone enjoyed the painting process.

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The final step was to add flexi-sticks to the flower as a stem.  Everyone had a choice of colors to use and combine together.

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Many new, wonderful combinations of flowers were created.

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This is a project that can be taken in many different directions depending on the skill and desire of the participant.

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Maybe you can join us for a future class to have some creative fun at the Art Junction!

Believe @ the Library Photography Contest


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Invites all photographers ages 12 to 120 to participate in the Believe @ the Library Photography Contest.

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If photography is a hobby, passion or passing interest this is a great way to use your talent and creative interest to share your images with our community at the local gallery in New Haven -The Art Junction.

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This contest is FREE and open to everyone ages 12 years and older.

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Photographs can be from one of three categories: Mysteries of Life, Outdoors, or Photo Investigation.

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Photographs must be at least 5”x7” and be mounted, matted or framed.

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(Frames must be wired & ready to hang!) For more information call the library at 419-933-8564.

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Entries must be submitted at any of the four Huron County Community Library locations (Willard. Greenwich, North Fairfield, Wakeman) by Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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The exhibition will take place August 8 – August 30, 2014. Winners and prizes will be announced and awarded at the opening on Friday, August 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

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Disclaimer: The Art Junction and Huron County Community Librarywill exercise every caution in the handling of your entries but cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss or theft to them! For more information on this program call the library at 419-933-8564 or Kevin Casto, director of the Art Junction, at 419-935-3404.

 

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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

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Finishing touches


 

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Students at the Willard Hope Center were busily completing their symbol paintings the month of April.

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Our last three sessions consisted of stencil painting, adding one last layer of color and a final coat of gloss.

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Students placed their stencils on the paintings and taped them down.

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After some brief instruction students set about spray painting the images on their canvases.

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We were blessed with a very windy day that challenged our painting session.

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Everyone was excited about their results from the painting session.

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The second session in April students added more color to their images after the outdoor spray painting session.

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Everyone had their own thoughts on how to complete their images.

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The final session was to add gloss to their paintings.

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Everyone worked hard to complete these wonderful symbol paintings.

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Here are examples of the students’ paintings that were sold at the auction in May.

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