Basket weaving


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Everyone had a great time at our recent basket weaving workshop.

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Participants were led by Linda Kirgis in creating a bread basket.

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Everyone was challenged and inspired in the creative process of making a basket.

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The baskets were very impressive.

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The process was simple yet required focus to detail as everyone worked at their own pace to create the bread basket.

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Maybe you can join us for our summer courses beginning in July.

Lettering


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Students at the Willard Hope Center were exploring adding lettering to their images recently.

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Students used stencils to transfer the letters to their canvases.

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Focus and concentration were a large part of our painting session at the Hope Center.

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The students’ work is slowly taking shape as they add more layers to their images based on the idea of love.

Spring Family Art Day


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We had a great time at our spring Family Art Day.

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There was a very large attendance to our annual spring event.

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Everyone enjoyed creating butterflies while exploring new art materials.

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There were many wonderful butterfly creations by every participant.

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Everyone loves to build and create with their hands.

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The Art Junction is a wonderful place to allow your creative energy loose.

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Maybe you can join us for one of our summer courses or camps coming in July.

 

Stencil hearts


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Students at the Willard Hope Center began adding hearts to their paintings recently.

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Everyone worked on adding various colors of hearts to their images.

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The theme of the paintings this year is love, and we began with some symbols of the word.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of adding this third layer to their canvases.

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This session found all of the students very active and engaged in the art-making process.

Color


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Our final Wednesday Afternoon Art Class for the winter was full of color.

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Students began with their prints made in the previous class.

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Everyone chose colors to create a pattern of color on their prints.

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This required focus and concentration as every student created their own combinations of colors.

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Students enjoyed the process of creating a monoprint full of color with watercolor paint.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Layers


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Students at the Willard Hope Center added a second layer of paint to their paintings.

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Everyone learned how to use masking tape to add dimension to their images.

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Students added another layer of color to the images.

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Everyone was excited to see their results with using the masking tape.

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It was great fun to see the students become involved in the creative process as the painting process moved forward.

 

Completion


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Wednesday afternoon students worked hard to complete their monoprints.

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Everyone added details with lines, shapes and various mediums to complete their images.

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Students incorporated colored pencil, acrylic paint, and marker to create wonderful mixed media monoprints.

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Here are examples of the students’ work as they used pop art imagery for their ideas.

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Maybe you can join us for our fall sessions of Wednesday afternoon art classes.

Non-traditional printmaking


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Wednesday afternoon art students explored printmaking recently.

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Students made a series of circle prints using cups and ink.

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Everyone created a different pattern of circles.

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Many repeated the shape and allowed it to overlap other circles.

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After creating many variations of circle prints we left them to dry.

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Next we explored thumb printing with ink.

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Everyone explored various shapes with the thumb.

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Next we added marker to complete our thumb images.

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Here are some examples of our thumb printing.

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Fused glass workshop


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Everyone had a great experience at our recent fused-glass jewelry workshop.

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Participants were introduced to fused-glass and learned the basic concepts of the process of creating it.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating their own jewelry.

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There were many tools to learn to use in the process.

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Many different ages worked together creating their own fused-glass.

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Participants learned to cut glass for their creation.

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Here are examples of their work after the firing process.

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The final step was to put the fittings on their fused-glass.

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Here are some examples of the jewelry.

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Maybe you can join us for our next fused-glass workshop in the autumn of 2015.

Print making


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring printmaking.

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Students were using their Keith Haring-like shapes to create their prints.

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It was a fun yet challenging experience for everyone.

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The mono-prints will be used to create a bigger image from the beginning prints made at this session.

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It will be fun to see what the prints emerge into as the process continues.